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Preview — Il metodo antierrore. Perché guardiamo senza vedere, osserviamo senza ricordare e ci facciamo convincere da discorsi privi di fondamento by Joseph T. Hallinan
Il metodo antierrore. Perché guardiamo senza vedere, osserviamo senza ricordare e ci facciamo convincere da discorsi privi di fondamento
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Have you gone upstairs to find something and forgotten what it was?
Have you been unable to find things in the stationary cupboard?
Do you recognise faces but cannot remember names?
Have you lost your Facebook password?
Are you allergic to instruction manuals or asking directions?
Then this is the book for you!
It's an absolutely fascinating and eye-opening account of what very inadequate creatures we are. Our fallibility and proneness to making mistakes i ...more
Why We Make Mistakes is an eye-opening shocker that may leave its most arrogant, self-assured readers a bit...traumatized. Actually, only the humblest of readers will close this book with their reality still intact. Journalist Joseph Hallinan asserts that we’re not nearly as perceptive, observant, unbiased, intelligent, and, well, a whole host of flattering things that we fancy ourselves to be--and he does so very convincingly.
This is one of those “you just have to read it” book ...more
I am against self-help books because so very often they just do not REALLY help. We continue doing the same things we have always done. It is hard to change patterns. It is hard to c ...more
If I read a book, as opposed to listen to an audio book, I tend to turn down the corners of pages that say something interesting – I decided early in this book to try not to over do this, as it became clear early on I would have to turn down virtually every page. This one ...more
with references and bibliography. The conclusions:
* Take notes on your mistakes, so you can learn from them.
* Get a Devil's Advocate, even if you have to do it yourself.
* No, you aren't that good at multitasking. You really aren't.
* The plural of "anecdote" is not "data". The singular of "anecdote" is "advertising".
* Have someone without your habits check for mistakes.
* Get some sleep, damn it!
* Happy people are smarter.
* Bri ...more
Quick, interesting examples of how we humans manage to goof up on everything from selecting credit cards (one can be swayed by a pretty face to take that high interest rate!) to cutting off the wrong leg in surgery. (Overconfidence is a bitch!)
The author explains mysteries of life, such as, "why did I give that stripper so much more for that lap dance this week?" answer: she's in that fertile cycle, where she appears more lovely (and maybe even smells better too!)
He also explains ...more
Hallinan begins his book with a chapter titled "We Look But We Don't Always See," addressing how limitati ...more
Movies make lots of mistakes that people rarely notice. That is because a movie is never shot in order. It is shot over weeks or ...more
Easy science read on why we make the kinds of mistakes we do. I thought it was excellently written, and the audiobook version was well done...though some of the 'try it yourself at home' quizzes don't translate as well ...more
1) Hallinan is familiar with many studies, which he describes in laymen’s terms and in a readable and concise manner. People need to know that we aren’t perfect: our memories are not r ...more
In a st ...more
Unlike most non-fiction book this one's language was easy and explains for people of all kinds not those specialized in the domain or something, besides it had some fun parts here and there,well and tragic ones too.
SO why we make mistakes: because we are dumb! ......kidding (that's the crude thought i had before reading this book)
We,humans are fallible creatures due to the presence of DIFFERENT hard-wired Biases and other reasons i was more than glad ...more
We all know we do dumb things, and that we persist in doing dumb things even when we have every reason to know better. This book explains why. We don't pay attention. We don't read directions. We make snap judgments based on scant data. We think we know more than we do. Our eyes fool us.
While it's tempting to think that reading this book might reduce one's tenden ...more
1) Why men don't ask for directions (totally agree with this)
2) Why gamblers are overconfident (agree. again)
3) Who makes the most mistakes
4) There is no such thing as human multi-tasking
A fun, easy and informative book. Joseph Hallinan has a good sense of humor while still keeping things tight and moving. Unusually arranged and presented (jumped around it ...more
So I stopped reading it.