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Humans by Tom Phillips
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Extremely entertaining and deeply depressing in equal measure. Packed with eclectic examples from across human history and the planet of humanity's ongoing propensity to make seriously disastrous mistakes by getting sucked into a whole range of cognitive biases, it reads like a hybrid of Daniel Kahneman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond - but with jokes and pop-culture references galore.

The simple message? Don't be like the rest of humanity - learn from history. (Even if that's also incredibly difficult due to our tendency to spot patterns and assume similarities that may not be there, and our near-impossible-to-shake assumption that this time it's different, because - well - it's *us*...)
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August 4, 2018 – Started Reading
August 4, 2018 – Shelved
August 4, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 4, 2018 –
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August 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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