Adam Grant

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This review was submitted by jmarkey77.

  • Premise: Critically evaluating the way we think, what we think, and how we think, will net huge gains and prevent us from falling into the same behavior patterns we have found ourselves stuck in before.
  • My thoughts: Fantastic! Other books have comprehensive lists of biases and thought fallacies, I've not found another that portrays them in a digestible, easy to consume and understand way as this book does. Highly recommend Think Again to anyone who thinks.
  • Some insights from the book:
    • The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don't know you're in the Dunning-Kruger club.
    • We learn more from people who challenge our thought process than those who affirm our conclusions. Strong leaders engage their critics and make themselves stronger. Weak leaders silence their critics and make themselves weaker.
    • We listen to views that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard.
    • The less intelligent we are in a particular domain, the more we seem to overestimate our actual intelligence in that domain.
    • We laugh at people who still use Windows 95, yet we still cling to opinions that we formed in 1995.