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Think Again

the Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Paperback Engels 2021 9780593298749
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"Think Again is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, whether at home, at work, or at school... In an increasingly divided world, the lessons in this book are more important than ever."
--Bill and Melinda Gates
The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

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ISBN13:9780593298749
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:320
Uitgever:Penguin Books
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:2-2-2021
Hoofdrubriek:Psychologie

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Over Adam Grant

Adam Grant is psycholoog, tophoogleraar aan de Wharton School van de universiteit van Pennsylvania en auteur van de bestsellers Originals en Geven en nemen. Hij is een vooraanstaand deskundige op het terrein van motivatie en zingeving en het leiden van een vrijgeviger en creatiever leven. Adam is bekroond door de American Psychological Association en de National Science Foundation en schrijft regelmatig artikelen voor de opiniepagina van The New York Times. Hij woont met zijn vrouw en drie kinderen in Philadelphia.

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