The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Art of Thinking Clearly

Paperback | May 6, 2014

byRolf Dobelli

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The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.

Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for you? These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better decisions.

Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

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The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t ...

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We are all guilty of cognitive biases, simple errors we make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices. The Art of Thinking Clearly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more fra...

Rolf Dobelli is a bestselling writer and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Zurich.Minds, a community of some of the world's most famed and distinguished thinkers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs, and a cofounder of getAbstract, the world's largest publisher of compressed knowledge. He lives in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062219693

ISBN - 13:9780062219695

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book ! The author used a lot of stories and theories to support his insight and philosophy of things in life.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thinking Fast & Slow redux Recall Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahnemann and then pretend like you understood every word. This is Rolf Dobelli's The Art of Thinking Clearly. In short pieces collected from his newspaper columns he takes readers through ninety-nine cognitive biases and logical fallacies. It's an intellectual buffet. But without whatever the literary equivalent is of fries. Instead of feeling stuffed and drowsy, you'll walk away from this book with a better understanding of your thought processes and an appreciation for the art of decision-making.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear & understandable overview of logical fallacies The author discusses common mistakes in reasoning and provides illustrations of each. Each chapter covers one logical reasoning fallacy. The chapters are short - typically 3 pages, so this book is very accessible. In other words, one does not need to be a philosophy major to "get it". I found the book insightful and easy to read. I believe making a complicated subject matter sound simple is a real skill and the author succeeded in doing this. I carried this book with me: With each chapter being no more than 3 or 4 pages, I learned a logical reasoning fallacy while waiting in line at the grocery store, and another waiting for a friend at a restaurant and so on.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thinking Fast & Slow redux Recall Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahnemann and then pretend like you understood every word. This is Rolf Dobelli's The Art of Thinking Clearly. In short pieces collected from his newspaper columns he takes readers through ninety-nine cognitive biases and logical fallacies. It's an intellectual buffet. But without whatever the literary equivalent is of fries. Instead of feeling stuffed and drowsy, you'll walk away from this book with a better understanding of your thought processes and an appreciation for the art of decision-making.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Boring! I couldnt read this book for very long because I found it to be very boring and negative. The author didnt seem to have a point except to make me angry!.
Date published: 2014-02-01

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“…easy-going prose…what [Dobelli] does is pinpoint exactly the assumptions, bias and illusions that shape our thinking and decision-making processes in both business and personal relationships that can cost us dearly as individuals and as a society.”