How to Think: Audio Book Review

Mindware: Tools for Smart ThinkingMindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard E. Nisbett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As the title implies, the author intends to provide the reader with tools for making smarter decisions. He outlines a number of scientific techniques and systems, including Cost Benefit analysis, Multiple Regression analysis, Logical thinking vs Holistic thinking, etc... The author is very thorough, the book is well organized, in fact text-book-like, including "summing up" sections for each chapter. Although there are many other volumes which discuss similar processes- like Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman- Mindware focuses more on the 'how', and on ways to modify our thought processes, instead of on just the 'why' we behave as we do. However, the writing is a bit stilted compared to other books in the same sub-genre.

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