Think again: the power of knowing what you don't know

By: Grant, Adam
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London WH Allen 2021Description: 307 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780753553893Subject(s): Questioning | Thought and thinking | Belief and doubt | Critical thinkingDDC classification: 153.42 Summary: Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Discover the critical art of rethinking: how questioning your opinions 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, the most crucial skill may be the ability to rethink and unlearn. Recent global and political changes have forced many of us to re-evaluate our opinions and decisions. Yet we often still favour the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt, and prefer opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. Intelligence is no cure, and can even be a curse. The brighter we are, the blinder we can become to our own limitations. Adam Grant - Wharton's top-rated professor and #1 bestselling author - offers bold ideas and rigorous evidence to show how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, encourage others to rethink topics as wide-ranging as abortion and climate change, 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, and how a vaccine whisperer convinces anti-vaxxers to immunize their children. Think Again is an invitation to let go of stale opinions and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what you don't know is wisdom https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1117818/think-again/9780753553886.html
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Table of contents

Part I. Individual Rethinking: updating our own view
1. A preacher, a prosecutor, a politician, and a scientist walk into your mind
2. The armchair quarterback and the impostor : finding the sweet spot of confidence
3. The joy of being wrong : the thrill of not believing everything you think
4. The good fight club : the psychology of constructive conflict

Part II. Interpersonal Rethinking: opening other people's mind
5. Dances with foes : how to win debates and influence people
6. Bad blood on the diamond : diminishing prejudice by destabilizing stereotypes
7. Vaccine whisperers and mild-mannered interrogators : how the right kind of listening motivates people to change

Part III. Collective Thinking: creating communities of lifelong learner
8. Charged conversations : depolarizing our divided discussions
9. Rewriting the textbook : teaching students to question knowledge
10.That's not the way we've always done it : building cultures of learning at work

Part IV. Conclusion
11.Escaping tunnel vision : reconsidering our best-laid career and life plans
Epilogue
Action for impact

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Discover the critical art of rethinking: how questioning your opinions 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, the most crucial skill may be the ability to rethink and unlearn. Recent global and political changes have forced many of us to re-evaluate our opinions and decisions. Yet we often still favour the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt, and prefer opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. Intelligence is no cure, and can even be a curse. The brighter we are, the blinder we can become to our own limitations.
Adam Grant - Wharton's top-rated professor and #1 bestselling author - offers bold ideas and rigorous evidence to show how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, encourage others to rethink topics as wide-ranging as abortion and climate change, 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, and how a vaccine whisperer convinces anti-vaxxers to immunize their children. Think Again is an invitation to let go of stale opinions and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what you don't know is wisdom

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1117818/think-again/9780753553886.html

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