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Closing the Mind Gap What an amazing book This is the one I am recommending to all my friends this year The confident we are in our thinking the likely we are to be doing it wrong Our brains do not function optimally in the modern world they have problems with ambiguity probability filtering information and looking for missing data We tend to jump to conclusions and overrate intuition Here's a uick example of how our brains fail Are there words ending in “ing” like “running” or words whose second last letter is “n” as in “friend”? Our immediate reaction is that as we can think of lots of words ending in ing it must be the former But look again Give yourself an edge read this book than once An inspirational refreshing read “Closing the Mind Gap” addresses the issue of our approach to solving complex problems and how the cognitive shortcuts we tend to make are often ill suited to the types of problems we face in today’s world Ted Cadsby writes in a practical easy to understand style providing insights into the many cognitive traps to which we are all susceptible and how to avoid them His innovative refreshingly clear approach draws on insights from cognitive psychology anthropology biology neuroscience physics and philosophy“Closing the Mind Gap” shows us that change really is possible if we think about the world in a different way Ted Cadsby explains his concepts with clarity and philosophical depth providing a wealth of practical advice and anecdotes that take the reader on a very clear logical journey through the theory behind the gap that exists between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually reuires of usI have found that this concept can easily be applied to my own life and am still surprising myself with the new clarity of thought this book has afforded me “Closing the Mind Gap” is engaging and superbly written so much so that it is hard not to get excited about the possibility of change I strongly recommend this book to anyone keen to close their own mind gap in their everyday lives We have always struggled as human beings But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it Twenty first century challenges are ualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace We need to catch up To make smarter decisions as governments organizations families and individuals we need sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity Best selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology anthropology biology neuroscience physics and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually reuires of us In an accessible and engaging style he outlines ways to close the gap the strategic mental shifts that increase decision making effectiveness The bottom line We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world and Cadsby shows us how EDITORIAL REVIEWS Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of humanity's approach to thinking through the complexity of our world a helpful guide in how to think about our thinking ROGER MARTIN Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management University of Toronto and author of Playing to Win Brimming with insight a book of ambitious scope explaining why we so often make poor decisions and how to do better Professionals in all fields will find it highly valuable PHIL ROSENZWEIG PhD Professor of Strategy and International Business IMD and author of Left Brain Right Stuff draws masterfully on a wide range of scientific findings a remarkable wake up call ROBIN M HOGARTH PhD Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business Universitat Pompeu Fabra and author of Educating Intuition William James said we are only half awake Ted Cadsby shows there is a lot of scientific truth wrapped inside that metaphorical truth PHILIP E TETLOCK PhD Annenberg University Professor University of Pennsylvania Psychology Department and Wharton School of Business and author of Expert Political Judgment A courageous synthesis of cognitive psychology complexity theory and systems theory Cadsby provides readers with practical implications for improving their decision making process GARY KLEIN PhD Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC and author of Seeing What Others Don't distills the latest research in complexity theory and cognitive science and shows how we can debug our 'mental software' to think and act effectively DAVID ORRELL PhD mathematician and author of numerous books including Truth or Beauty and Economyths

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