The Resource Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes, (electronic resource)

Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes, (electronic resource)

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Nonsense : the power of not knowing
Title
Nonsense
Title remainder
the power of not knowing
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Holmes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on research in social psychology and cognitive science to describe how to harness the power of life's ambiguity to one's advantage and use every uncertain situation as an opportunity to learn something new or see another perspective
  • "An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity--and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. We face constant political and economic upheaval, and we're bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. Managing uncertainty--in our jobs, our relationships, and our everyday lives--is fast becoming an essential skill. What should we do when we have no idea what to do? In Nonsense, Jamie Holmes shows how we react to ambiguous situations and how we can do it better. Being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We're hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. But in doing so, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Whether we're dealing with an unclear medical diagnosis or launching a risky new product, Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn't IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It's how we deal with what we don't understand"--
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Holmes, Jamie
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF463.U5
LC item number
H55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Uncertainty
  • Decision making
  • Creative ability
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
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Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-312) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780385348386
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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Label
Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385348386
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0016401734
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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