25 Jul '13, 1pm

The Art of Thinking Clearly: Book Review

The Art of Thinking Clearly: Book Review

You've heard the saying "to err is human and forgive divine". What you may not know, however, is that us Homo sapiens have been hardwired over the millenia to be illogical, distorted in our perception of reality, and inaccurate in our judgements. In other words, to err repeatedly is human. Also known as cognitive biases , these simple errors can occasionally be highly costly. Examples include purchasing a home which we eventually disdain, agreeing to a marriage which brings more pain than pleasure, and coughing up cash for a dream car which turns out to be a nightmare. How do we rid ourselves of these maladies of the mind? Enter Swiss author Rolf Dobelli's bestselling volume The Art of Thinking Clearly . Comprising 99 mini-chapters - each addressing a unique psychological/behavioural quirk - the highly readable volume uses layman language to explain how cognitive biases wh...

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