Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

By David Robson

A "startling, provocative and potently useful" (James McConnachie, Times UK ) examination of the stupid things intelligent people do.


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Book Information

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 9780393651423
ISBN-10: 0393651428
Language: English

Full Description

The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge ideas in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, including "motivated reasoning," "meta-forgetfulness," and "functional stupidity." David Robson reveals the surprising ways that even the brightest minds and most talented organizations can go wrong?from some of Thomas Edison's worst ideas to failures at NASA--while offering practical advice to avoid mistakes based on the timeless lessons of Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, and Daniel Kahneman.

About the Author

David Robson is a freelance science writer based in the United Kingdom. A graduate of Cambridge University, he previously worked as an editor at New Scientist and a senior journalist at the BBC.

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