In Defense Of Troublemakers: The Power Of Dissent In Life And Business by Charlan NemethIn Defense Of Troublemakers: The Power Of Dissent In Life And Business by Charlan Nemeth

In Defense Of Troublemakers: The Power Of Dissent In Life And Business

byCharlan Nemeth

Hardcover | March 20, 2018

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An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not feared

We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making.

From Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden, lone objectors who make people question their assumptions bring groups far closer to truth--regardless of whether they are right or wrong. Essential reading for anyone who works in groups, In Defense of Troublemakers will radically change the way you think, listen, and make decisions.

Charlan Nemeth is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco.
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Title:In Defense Of Troublemakers: The Power Of Dissent In Life And BusinessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:March 20, 2018Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465096298

ISBN - 13:9780465096299

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"Insightful, easy to read and full of examples... In this illuminating book, Charlan Nemeth demonstrates how dissent improves decision-making. This is a book every manager and board member should read."-Professor Saadi Lahlou, Chair in Social Psychology, London School of Economics