In The Scout Mindset, Galef shows that what makes scouts better at getting things right isn’t that they’re smarter or more knowledgeable than everyone else. It’s a handful of emotional skills, habits, and ways of looking at the world–which anyone can learn. With fascinating examples ranging from how to survive being stranded in the middle of the ocean, to how Jeff Bezos avoids overconfidence, to how superforecasters outperform CIA operatives, to Reddit threads and modern partisan politics, Galef explores why our brains deceive us and what we can do to change the way we think.
Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be
Author: Julia Galef
Publishing Date: 2021-04-13