Closing the Mind Gap: Making Smarter Decisions in a Hypercomplex World

Paperback | March 24, 2014

byTed CadsbyForeword byDon Tapscott

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We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace. We need to catch up. To make smarter decisions -- as governments, organizations, families and individuals -- we need more sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity.

Best-selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, physics and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually requires of us. In an accessible and engaging style, he outlines ways to close the gap -- the strategic mental shifts that increase decision-making effectiveness. The bottom line? We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world, and Cadsby shows us how.

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We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved ...

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"... Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of humanity's approach to thinking through the complexity of our world ... a helpful guide in how to think about our thinking." --ROGER MARTIN, Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and aut...

Ted Cadsby, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a corporate director, consultant, best-selling author and researcher, writer and speaker on complexity and decision making. As the former executive vice president of Retail Distribution at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, he led 18,000 employees in banking and wealth management services. He also s...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:March 24, 2014Publisher:BPS BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927483786

ISBN - 13:9781927483787

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