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Being Wrong

Author : Kathryn Schulz
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2010-06-08
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780061997938


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“Both wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.” —Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet In the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and Predictably Irrational comes Being Wrong, an illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error, and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about most everything. Kathryn Schulz, editor of Grist magazine, argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.

Being Wrong

Author : Kathryn Schulz
Publisher : Granta Books
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2011-06-02
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781846273704


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Being wrong is an inescapable part of being alive. And yet we go through life tacitly assuming (or loudly insisting) that we are right about nearly everything - from our political beliefs to our private memories, from our grasp of scientific fact to the merits of our favourite team. Being Wrong looks at why this conviction has such a powerful grip on us, what happens when this conviction is shaken, and how we interpret the moral, political and psychological significance of being wrong. Drawing on philosophies old and new and cutting-edge neuroscience, Schulz offers an exploration of the allure of certainty and the necessity of fallibility in four main areas: in religion (when the end of the world fails to be nigh); in politics (where were those WMD?); in memory (where are my keys?); and in love (when Mr or Ms Right becomes Mr or Ms Wrong).

Being Wrong

Author : Kathryn Schulz
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 418 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2011-01-04
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780061176050


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To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. In Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Darwin, Freud, Gertrude Stein, Alan Greenspan, and Groucho Marx, she shows that error is both a given and a gift—one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and ourselves.

Better By Mistake

Author : Alina Tugend
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2011-03-17
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781101486436


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New York Times columnist Alina Tugend delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us smarter, healthier, and happier in every facet of our lives. In this persuasive book, journalist Alina Tugend examines the delicate tension between what we’re told—we must make mistakes in order to learn—and the reality—we often get punished for them. She shows us that mistakes are everywhere, and when we acknowledge and identify them correctly, we can improve not only ourselves, but our families, our work, and the world around us as well. Bold and dynamic, insightful and provocative, Better by Mistake turns our cultural wisdom on its head to illustrate the downside of striving for perfection and the rewards of acknowledging and accepting mistakes and embracing the imperfection in all of us.

The Joy of Being Wrong

Author : James Alison
Publisher : Herder & Herder
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Religion
ISBN : UOM:39015047053148


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This original work of theological anthropology looks at original sin in the light of the Resurrection. It is based on the conviction that the doctrine of original sin is a vital perspective on what it is to be human when seen with Resurrection eyes. From this point of view, one is able to read all the major doctrines of Christianity from the order of discovery, and forgiveness becomes the way of transformation.

The Irrational Bundle

Author : Dr. Dan Ariely
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 798 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2013-03-12
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780062288745


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Dan Ariely's three New York Times bestselling books on his groundbreaking behavioral economics research, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, are now available for the first time in a single volume.

How Not to Be Wrong

Author : Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher : Penguin Press
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2014-05-29
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 9781594205224


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The columnist for Slate's popular "Do the Math" celebrates the logical, illuminating nature of math in today's world, sharing in accessible language mathematical approaches that demystify complex and everyday problems.

Maybe It's Me

Author : Eileen Pollack
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2022-01-25
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781504074568


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Scientist and author of The Only Woman in the Room explores her intelligence up against social inequality in this collection of personal essays. Eileen Pollack has always had a love-hate relationship with society’s rules for women and girls—especially as they were laid out for her while growing up in 1960s upstate New York. In Maybe It’s Me, she recounts her many trials, triumphs, and misadventures as a smart woman navigating a world that is only just learning to imagine equality between the sexes. With poignant humor and candid honesty, Pollack describes her journey from high school—where she wasn’t allowed to take advanced courses in science or math because she was female—to earning a physics degree at Yale; a post-graduate summer in which she was shot at and kidnapped; and a theoretically equal marriage in which she was nonetheless expected to do all the housework and child-rearing, pay the taxes, and make sure the Roto-Rooter guy arrived on time. “Maybe it’s me” is a thought all women have struggled with at one time or another. Pollack’s autobiographical essays take us from intimate, humorous stories of innocent curiosity to the calculated meanness of tween girls, from the defensive strategies of threatened men to incisive examinations of how society got here. In the end, Pollack’s message is one of human connection and tenacity along the unending search for love, acceptance, and equality.

Right and Wrong and Being Strong

Author : Lisa O Engelhardt
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2014-10-21
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781497693005


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Kids aren’t born knowing right from wrong. But, somehow, over the years, we hope to help them become caring, responsible, respectful adults. This practical how-to book for kids is an invaluable tool in guiding children on the journey of moral development. Through concrete language and interactive examples, it addresses such topics as honesty, peer pressure, and how to tell right from wrong. Even more, it shows kids how to go beyond doing right to doing good.

Summary of Kathryn Schulz's Being Wrong

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Page : 30 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2022-06-09T22:59:00Z
Category : History
ISBN : 9798822528710


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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Rightness is a second-order pleasure, meaning that it is not very enjoyable itself, but it is the basis for many other enjoyable experiences. It is essential for our survival, and it gives us a sense of being smart, competent, and in tune with our environment. #2 We as a culture tend to view error as rare and bizarre. We regard it as a sign of intellectual inferiority, and we feel idiotic and ashamed when we are wrong. But error is a crucial part of how we learn and change. #3 We live in a culture that despises error, but we don’t have any tools for dealing with it. We typically respond to mistakes by denying, defending, ignoring, downplaying, or blaming them on someone else. #4 We have mastered two ways to handle our mistakes: we can add a small but strategic addendum to our mistakes, saying we were wrong but. . , and we can point out other people's mistakes. We love to revel in other people's mistakes.

Myths of Management

Author : Stefan Stern,Cary Cooper
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Page : 249 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2017-10-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780749480240


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Is it really true that working longer hours makes you more successful? Do you really need to hide your emotions in order to gain respect as a manager? Does higher pay really always lead to higher performance? The world of management is blighted by fads, fiction and falsehoods. In Myths of Management, Cary Cooper and Stefan Stern take you on an entertaining journey through the most famous myths surrounding the much-written about topic of management. They debunk false assumptions, inject truth into over-simplifications and tackle damaging habits head-on. Fascinating insights from psychology, leadership theory and organizational behaviour provide you with a compelling and practical guide to avoid falling into the trap of cliché, misinformation and prejudice. This engaging read offers you authentic insights into the reality of work, drawn from extensive research and real-world business examples, to give you the essential knowledge you need to become a better manager. Whether cheesy, naïve or even destructive, management myths could be holding you back and stifling your team's potential. Myths of Management is the guide you need to become an enlightened manager.


Author : Luis Perez-Breva
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 424 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2018-08-28
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780262536127


Innovating Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Innovating is for doers: you don't need to wait for an earth-shattering idea, but can build one with a hunch and scale it up to impact. Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same, although aspiring innovators often think of them that way. They are told to get an idea and a team and to build a show-and-tell for potential investors. In Innovating, Luis Perez-Breva describes another approach—a doer's approach developed over a decade at MIT and internationally in workshops, classes, and companies. He shows that to start innovating it doesn't require an earth-shattering idea; all it takes is a hunch. Anyone can do it. By prototyping a problem and learning by being wrong, innovating can be scaled up to make an impact. As Perez-Breva demonstrates, "no thing is new" at the outset of what we only later celebrate as innovation. In Innovating, the process—illustrated by unique and dynamic artwork—is shown to be empirical, experimental, nonlinear, and incremental. You give your hunch the structure of a problem. Anything can be a part. Your innovating accrues other people's knowledge and skills. Perez-Breva describes how to create a kit for innovating, and outlines questions that will help you think in new ways. Finally, he shows how to systematize what you've learned: to advocate, communicate, scale up, manage innovating continuously, and document—“you need a notebook to converse with yourself,” he advises. Everyone interested in innovating also needs to read this book.

You Can Never Go Wrong By Being Kind

Author : Zeal Okogeri
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2020-02-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798570523319


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Exceptionally positive and encouraging, this book contains compelling true stories by authors from around the globe, who have united to share their personal experiences with the transformative potential of kindness. Each story has a gift for you. As you are transported around the world by these stories, you'll be gifted with wisdom, love, compassion, forgiveness, hope, laughter, gratitude, acceptance, and the awareness that life is not possible without kindness. As you read these stories, you will learn how to: - Be kind to yourself- Live a more rewarding life by practicing kindness - Recognize opportunities for giving and receiving kindness - Trust more and count your blessings- Set yourself free through forgiveness- Reap the many benefits of meditation - Recognize the role of animals in teaching us how to love - Multiply your favors through gratitude- Cultivate the courage to follow your heart and intuition - Find more reasons to continue having faith in humanity

White Fragility

Author : Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Publisher : Beacon Press
Page : 194 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2018-06-26
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780807047422


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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

What's So Wrong with Being Absolutely Right?

Author : Judy J. Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 734 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Psychology
ISBN : UCSC:32106019714002


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"In What's So Wrong with Being Absolutely Right, Judy J. Johnson presents a compelling argument for viewing dogmatism as a serious problem. She provides lively, illustrative case studies for the characteristics of this personality trait and draws from traditional and contemporary personality theories, biopsychology, social learning theory, Buddhism, and evolutionary psychology to explore the major influences that shape it. By focusing on how people believe, not what they believe, we can minimize dogmatism's harmful effects in our personal lives as well as our educational, political, and other social institutions."--BOOK JACKET.