Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Addition to FYE Catalog: Rolf Dobelli's THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY

The Art of Thinking Clearly By Rolf DobelliFor the last couple of weeks, we’ve been selecting the best books of the past year to include in our new First-Year Student catalog. There are a number of wonderful new additions, the first of which is The Art of Thinking Clearly, by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli.

Have you ever invested time in something that, in 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. The Art of Thinking Clearly is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning—essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid these “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives. This indispensable book reveals the most common errors in judgment, and how to avoid them.

With short, punchy chapters such as "The Calamity of Conformity: Groupthink," "It's Not What You Say, but How You Say It: Framing," and "How Eye-Catching Details Render Us Blind: Salience Effect," The Art of Thinking Clearly will change the way your students think and transform their decision-making, enabling them to make better choices now and in the future.
“Rolf Dobelli is endowed with both imagination and realism, a combination hard to find since the 16th century Renaissance.”—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

"A serious examination of the faulty reasoning that leads to repeated mistakes by individuals, businesses, and nations…In this fascinating book, Dobelli does not offer a recipe for happiness but a well-considered treatise on avoiding ‘self-induced unhappiness.’”Booklist (starred review)

If you would like to read more about Dobelli’s book, please click here.

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