This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman
150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

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Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter presents some of the best wisdom from today’s leading thinkers—to make better thinkers out of the leaders of tomorrow.
 

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The founder and publisher of the influential on-line science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of This Will Make You Smarter, This Will Change Everything, What Is Your Dangerous Idea?, What We Believe but Cannot Prove, and more. He is the CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by Harper Perennial. 451 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Edge.org founder and publisher Brockman (Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Civilizations, Art, Networks, Reputation, and the Online Revolution, 2011, etc.) asks a group of eminent scientists and writers their views on the question, "What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's Cognitive To...

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The words on the pages of "This Will Make You Smarter" carry much more authority than the words on this screen, but if you've gleaned anything from reading this, it's that this is a genuinely important book.

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Brain Pickings

Adding to his track record> of doing precisely that is The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves (public library), in which Ariely asks a seemingly simple question — “is dishonesty largely restricted to a few bad apples, or is it a more widespread problem?...

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