This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series) [ epub or Ebook ] ↠ John Brockman

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Featuring a foreword by David BrooksThis Will Make You Smarterpresents brilliantbut accessibleideas to expand every mind What scientific concept would improve everybodys cognitive toolkitThis is the uestion John Brockman publisher of Edge posed to the worlds most influential thinkers Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology philosophy economics physics sociolog I was recommended this book by my friend who used to be a journalist at WSJ I take his recommendations serious and buy anything he recommends right awayHe told me this book has a lot of golden nuggets while he was right about golden nugget the issue with this book is that 90% of the book is really uselessUseless in a sense that you cannot possibly understand what the author is trying to conveySome of the ideas shared cannot be distilled in one or three pagesAnother challenge with this book is that there are really no takeaways from 95% of the contentIf you are sharing some profound idea in such few short pages then you might as well add a conclusion at the end of each chapter so the reader can takeaway something

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)

Y andSurprising and enlightening these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the worldContributors include Daniel Kahneman on the focusing illusion Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention Richard Dawkins on experimentation Aubrey De Grey on conuering our fear of the unknown Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well beingNicholas Carr on managing cognitive I love this book Way too much I had to purchase it for a class but I ended up purchasing additional books from the Edgecom s uestion of the year because I thought it was a fantastic idea There are so many interesting topics and they have definitely changed my perspective of the world for the better

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Load Steven Pinker on win win negotiating Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural worldMatt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence Lisa Randall on effective theorizing Brian Eno on ecological vision J Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life Helen Fisher on temperament Sam Harris on the flow of thought Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty Good


11 thoughts on “This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)

  1. says:

    I was recommended this book by my friend who used to be a journalist at WSJ I take his recommendations serious and buy anything he recommends right awayHe told me this book has a lot of golden nuggets while he was right about golden nugget the

  2. says:

    The book is a collection of 150 small essays from 150 different authors with the most distinct backgrounds Each essay is about a concept or shorthand abstraction which the author thinks each person should have in

  3. says:

    The concept and the idea behind this book and the other similar editions is sound and interesting Get a large number of relevant thinkers to give a short taste from their field and some sort of predictionAnd as a site onli

  4. says:

    Brockman's books extracted from Edgeorg are really hubs that through their spokes the essays they group together under one uestion consent the r

  5. says:

    Some interesting and insightful information but I was surprised by some confusing data A few examples I remember 1Holism the maximu

  6. says:

    I love this book Way too much I had to purchase it for a class but I ended up purchasing additional books from the Edgecom’s uestion of the year because I thought it was a fantastic idea There are so many interesting topics and they have definitely changed my perspective of the world for the better

  7. says:

    Composed of very short articles Very interesting

  8. says:

    Definitely a great summary of important scientific sociological and philosophical knowledge condensed into very short summaries Highly recommended as an accessible book that you can just dip into

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    Good

  10. says:

    An enjoyable read

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    Perfect for within easy reach of the loo