Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think
"Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now?
You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book.
Principles of lim ...more
1. Those beliefs we use to navigate the world are essential for sense-making and terribly limiting if we take them as truths unexamined. They are what shape our worldview, what lead to action, can lead to failure, conflict, misunderstanding.
2. Our identities and shared experience are tied in with these beliefs, and so they are hard t ...more
A lot of the book is presented as being advice on ...more
Liminal thinking as a useful concept. Why not? Change, beliefs, concepts and preconceptions. Asking questions and listening to the answers. Liminality.
While it's greatly written, illustrated and constructed, I've felt quite disappointed when reading it. I think I was expecting a lot of new things, a new way of thinking, but the whole book proposes advices that are quite usual ...more
“Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs.”
Having read Liminal thinking (and having done all exercises in it) I really feel that I stepped up on a new level of understanding the world around. Really! ...more
In any case, the core is how we should be open to frequently testing our beliefs for less-biased methods of detecting truth. This is very difficult when we assume so many ...more
Are the ideas in the book novel and unique? A few are, most are not. However, the book excelled in the delivery. I think you'll come out at the end of the book hopeful and open-minded ...more
This book is excellent, will recommended it to all colleagues and teams at work.
I enjoyed this very much and would like to go back to it in written form sometime soon. I think I'd absorb more that way. ...more
Others have tried in the past to explain this kind of mindset, but Dave's effort does a good job of aggregating some of the thinking out there on working this way, bringing it together and making sense of something that's been inadequately described previously.
If you're one of those people for whom tangents, random ideas, j ...more
It’s hands-down one of the most interesting and introspective works I’ve read. It gave me new ways to think about my every day existence, as well as some key strategies to tackle problems in my very technical day job. I wish all my programmers would read it, and in fact, I’m hoping to pass along a few copies to them this holiday season.
Liminal Thinking is applicable to much more than just UX or programming ...more
Generally speaking this is a super-light intro into the general area of rationality/bias literature, but written without using most of the fields lingo and aim at the consulting & c-level management, but without being annoyingly "business-y".
The focus is on belief formation, naive realism, confirmation & social biases. The closest reference is Gilovithch's Wisest One in the Room, but Liminal thinking is much less technical.
As such it actually can be recommended to a ...more