Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Kahneman’

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of … READ MORE

The Undoing Project: A book review by Bob Morris

undoing-projectThe Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis
W.W. Norton & Company (2016)

A brilliant analysis of how two world-famous psychologists could – and did — “undo” so many misconceptions about human error

I have read and reviewed most of Michael Lewis’ … READ MORE

Who was Amos Tversky and why is he significant?

kahneman-tverskyDaniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (above) are the focal point of Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, published by W.W. Norton & Company (December 2016).

Tversky was a … READ MORE

Kahneman and Klein on strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

Dan Kahneman

Dan Kahneman

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation during which Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the power and perils of intuition for senior executives. It … READ MORE

Deep Work: A book review by Bob Morris

Deep WorkDeep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport
Grand Central Publishing (2016)

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Those who aspire to “connect sacredness inherent in traditional craftsmanship to the world … READ MORE

The Uses (and Abuses) of Influence: An interview of Robert Cialdini

CialdiniHere is an excerpt from an interview of Robert Cialdini by Sarah Cliffe for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and … READ MORE

Superforecasting: A book review by Bob Morris

SuperforecastingSuperforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
Crown Publishers (2015)

How to blend computer-based forecasting and subjective judgment to gain a better sense of what will likely occur

Obviously, computers can process, … READ MORE

The Silo Effect : A book review by Bob Morris

Silo EffectThe Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers
Gillian Tett
Simon & Schuster (2015)

“Why are so many of us sometimes “blind to our own blindness?”
Daniel Kahneman

Two of the most valuable books I have read in recent … READ MORE

Alex Pentland on Great Teams

PentlandAlex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business Review and … READ MORE

Wiser: A book review by Bob Mofrris

WiserWiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter
Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie
Harvard Business Review Press 2014)

How to separate, implement, and optimize the divergent and convergent stages of every problem-solving process

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a passage … READ MORE