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The Scout Mindset : See Things Clearly and Make Smarter Decisions, Paperback / softback Book

The Scout Mindset : See Things Clearly and Make Smarter Decisions Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Learn how to combat biases and make smarter decisions In The Scout Mindset, Julia Galef explores two different modes of thinking, the 'soldier' and the 'scout' mindset.

Unfortunately, most of us naturally have a 'soldier' mindset, were we protect our beliefs aggressively and ignore any evidence that we might be wrong.

But to be right more often, we need to approach ideas more like a scout.

A scout surveys the land, seeking accuracy and understanding to find all the available information - good and bad - to gain a more truthful picture.

To help you make better decisions, this book will show you how to: - gather information from multiple sources- weigh up short and long term gains- overcome inherent biases- transcend tribal thinking - avoid self-deceptionDrawing on fascinating stories from Warren Buffett's investing strategies to subreddit threads and modern partisan politics, Galef explores why our brains try to deceive us and reveals how we can overcome biases so that we make the right decision more often.

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