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You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself Kindle Edition
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About the Author
He is now employed as director of new media for a broadcast television company where he also produced a television show focusing on the music of the Deep South.
He is married to Amanda McRaney and they live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
—Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit.com
—Jason Kottke, Kottke.org
—David Sirota, author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now—Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
—The Charlotte Observer
—The Wall Street Journal
- File size : 587 KB
- Publication date : October 27, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Publisher : Avery (October 27, 2011)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B0052RE5MU
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #154,356 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This "book" was supposed to be easy-reading explanation of key outcomes of extensive study made by Nobel prize winners on biases.
In fact the way this release is written is the AUTHOR BIAS.
Instead of providing scientific facts and bright examples he is trying to share personal interpretation - and results are not acceptable.
Key narrative is: "YOU are dellusional selfless immature "kid" who is easily manipulated and needs guidance".
And the last thing I want is somebody to devaluate personal developent in a toxic way.
AVOID this book at any cost. Wish I could get back my money spent on this.
i guess i needed the book after all.
Top reviews from other countries
In "You are Not So Smart", David McRaney has organised many of the biases and ideas that cause us to make incorrect assumptions into easily digestible chapters.
I would recommend everyone read this book and use it to review your assessments and decisions in light of the biases that you have.
On a more serious note, I was pleased to find a place referencing and explaining the various biases affecting our decision making process.
Talking about biases, I am curious to know the position of the author regarding concepts such as positive thinking and spirituality...
The book was certainly informative, I will definitively often get back to it.
A fascinating read. You are embarrassed thinking you stand out like a sore thumb and he reminds you that in fact hardly anyone even notices you are there.
Delivered promptly, new book still in plastic.
It draws you in in the first few pages by proving you are not so smart and then explains why and what we can do about it for the rest of the book.
What makes this interesting is that we think we are clever for reading this book and the rest of the world wouldn't be interested in it. They are too bust watching reality shows or reading glossy magazines. However, this has been a very popular book which means that we are the masses and, in fact, "are not so smart"!