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The Art of Thinking Clearly

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11th April 2013

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444759556

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This book will change the way you think about decision-making.

If you want to lead a happier, more prosperous life, you don’t need shiny gadgets, complicated ideas or frantic activity.
You just need to make better choices.

From why you should not accept a free drink to why you should keep a diary, from dealing with a personal problem to negotiating at work, The Art of Thinking Clearly is a simple, straightforward and always surprising guide to a better, smarter you.

Making better choices will transform your life
at work,
at home,

‘A treat – highly relevant, scientifically grounded and beautifully written’
Claudio Feser, Senior Partner, McKinsey

‘Intelligent, informative and witty’
Christoph Franz, former Lufthansa CEO


‘Dobelli has a gift for identifying the best ideas in the world’
Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

‘One of Europe’s finest minds’
Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything

‘A virtuosic synthesizer of ideas’
Joshua Greene, author of Moral Tribes


Iris Bohnet, Harvard Kennedy School
A fireworks show of insights into how our minds work
Claudio Feser, Senior Partner, McKinsey
A treat - highly relevant, scientifically grounded and beautifully written
Dan Goldstein, London Business School
This book will change the way you think
Booklist, starred review
A serious examination of the faulty reasoning that leads to repeated mistakes by individuals, businesses, and nations . . . In this fascinating book, Dobelli does not offer a recipe for happiness but a well-considered treatise on avoiding 'self-induced unhappiness'
Marie Claire
A Swiss novelist and successful entrepreneur reveals the secrets of perfect decision making
Professor Dr (h.c.) Roland Berger, Founder and Honorary Chairman of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Do you have to read this book? Definitely. It's extremely entertaining and offers a fundamentally sound introduction to the nature of human thought
Financial Times
Dobelli pinpoints exactly the assumptions, bias and illusions that shape our thinking and decision-making processes in both business and personal relationships that can cost us dearly as individuals and as a society
Big Issue
It's one of the most readable, entertaining volumes on systematic cognitive errors you are ever likely to need. You don't know what a systematic cognitive error is? You should read this book
Robert Cialdini, author of the international bestseller INFLUENCE
No wonder this book has been a sensation in Europe. Dobelli examines our most common decision-making failings with engaging eloquence and describes how to counter them with instructive good sense
Evening Standard
This little gem . . . has already been a sell-out success in Europe and it's likely to be the same here
Christoph Franz, former CEO, Lufthansa Airlines
This book provides a truly fresh perspective. It is intelligent, informative and witty. Rolf Dobelli's clear prose illuminates how we think
Franz Himpsel, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Three pages in, and you've already learned something else
Nicholas Nassim Taleb, author of BLACK SWAN
Rolf Dobelli is endowed with both imagination and realism, a combination hard to find since the 16th-century Renaissance