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Holiday Reading List 2018 – The Rationalist Delusion

Finally, this last year, long overdue, I picked up Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow (2011). And what a book it is. If you still thought you were a rational human being, deliberately making judgements, weighing pros and cons for every decision you make, consider this quote from Thinking Fast and Slow: (..) emotion now […]

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The Anthropocene – 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Your Business

Introduction to the Anthropocene In a wonderful new book, professors Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin at London University College, make a convincing case that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene (combining the Greek words for ‘human’ and ‘recent’). Humans have literally become a force of nature. Meaning that human activity changes the Earth from one

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6 Tips to Foster Practical Wisdom in Decision Making

Aristotle might be best known for ‘inventing’ science (see my discussion of The Lagoon – how Aristotle invented science) and being a rather rational kind of chap. Although this is certainly true, and you can learn a lot from reading his treatises (his extant works read more like lecture notes than books) such as On

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Holiday Reading to Blow Your Mind (and expand your perspective)

If reading up on philosophy can make you a more creative and effective manager, why not start by reading some non-business books that focus on contemporary philosophy? Harvard Business Review argues that philosophy, through an increased ability for self-reflection, makes you a better leader. Reading philosophy: (…) can promote business success by helping leaders to

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Summer Reading

All my posts so far have introduced books that I think are well worth reading during your summer break. (See the full list of books referred to in previous posts at the end of this entry.) Why read? Nassim Taleb in Antifragile: . . .  the worst thing one can do to feel one knows

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