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  1. says:

    I was recommended this book by my friend who used to be a journalist at WSJ, I take his recommendations serious and buy anything he recommends right away.He told me this book has a lot of golden nuggets, while he was right about golden nugget, the issue with this book is that 90% of the book is really useless.Useless in a sense that you cannot possibly understand what the author is trying to convey.Some of the ideas shared cannot be dist

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    The book is a collection of 150 small essays from 150 different authors, with the most distinct backgrounds Each essay is about a concept, or shorthand abstraction, which the author thinks each person should have in his or her cogn

  3. says:

    The concept and the idea behind this book (and the other similar editions) is sound and interesting Get a large

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    Brockman's books extracted from Edge.org are really hubs, that through their spokes (the essays they group together under o

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    Some interesting and insightful information but I was surprised by some confusing data A few examples I remember 1)Holism the maximum possible connections between 10 people is 45 Hmm, IF this means the maximum number of ways of arranging 10 people in different order, this is 10! = 3628800 2)Powers of 10 the difference between an earthquake magnitude 6 and magnitude 8 (a thousand times energy)! There is no explanation o

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    I love this book Way too much I had to purchase it for a class, but I ended up purchasing additional books from the Edge.com’s question of the year because I thought it was a fantastic idea There are so many interesting topics and they have d

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    Composed of very short articles Very interesting

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    Definitely a great summary of important scientific, sociological and philosophical knowledge, condensed into very short summaries Highly recomm

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    Good

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    An enjoyable read!

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    Perf

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Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Brockman

Featuring a foreword by David BrooksThis Will Make You Smarterpresents brilliantbut accessibleideas to expand every mind What scientific concept would improve everybodys cognitive toolkitThis is the uestion John Brockman publisher of Edge posed to the worlds most influential thinkers Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology philosophy economics physics sociolog. The concept and the idea behind this book and the other similar editions is sound and interesting Get a large number of relevant thinkers to give a short taste from their field and some sort of predictionAnd as a site online where you might click on ten or so it is wonderful But in a book collecting all 150 No so muchFirst off a lot of the post don t really talk about concepts as such along the wow it would be kinda cool Lines of late night discussions Of those that do some just tease it in less than a page whilst others seem on a mini crusade and go on into minutiae of their pet projectSo a book bringing the 102550 best or most popular or most controversial might be a lot better Leaving the rest of the thanks for taking the time online Then I d have understood the edited by on the coverBut still four starsYes because here are a lot of nuggets here and a lot of books to look into and people to explore further I have a Feeling I might have crept close to the max numbers if highlights in a single kindle book And as a time capsule it will be fun to have a look at in 20 years time Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling publisher of Edge Cities of God posed to the worlds most influential thinkers Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of Gravitys Rainbow psychology Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone philosophy economics Pretend God Is Deaf physics sociolog. The concept and the idea behind this book and the other similar editions is sound and interesting Get a large number of relevant thinkers to give a short taste from their field and some sort of Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide predictionAnd as a site online where you might click on ten or so it is wonderful But in a book collecting all 150 No so muchFirst off a lot of the Las Puertas Del Amor post don t really talk about concepts as such along the wow it would be kinda cool Lines of late night discussions Of those that do some just tease it in less than a Discoveries page whilst others seem on a mini crusade and go on into minutiae of their A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 pet Idenics projectSo a book bringing the 102550 best or most Night Owl Loonette popular or most controversial might be a lot better Leaving the rest of the thanks for taking the time online Then I d have understood the edited by on the coverBut still four starsYes because here are a lot of nuggets here and a lot of books to look into and Deadshifted (Edie Spence, people to explore further I have a Feeling I might have crept close to the max numbers if highlights in a single kindle book And as a time capsule it will be fun to have a look at in 20 years time

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series)

Y andSurprising and enlightening these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the worldContributors include Daniel Kahneman on the focusing illusion Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention Richard Dawkins on experimentation Aubrey De Grey on conuering our fear of the unknown Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well beingNicholas Carr on managing cognitive. Some interesting and insightful information but I was surprised by some confusing data A few examples I remember 1Holism the maximum possible connections between 10 people is 45 Hmm IF this means the maximum number of ways of arranging 10 people in different order this is 10 3628800 2Powers of 10 the difference between an earthuake magnitude 6 and magnitude 8 a thousand times energy There is no explanation of why 100 times amplitude translates to 1000 times energy The author wonders why nonscientists are flummuxed by log scales 3Statistically Significant Difference simply whether a p value falls either side of a pre determined level of significance Why confuse this with interpretations of the result In general there is an apparent desire of some authors to use science in dealing with important societal issues Others opine that science is usually proven incorrect I find this ironic Maybe we should task science with reducing annual US traffic fatalities 35 000 by 25% Same for gun associated homicides 20 000 Good luck in getting politicians or anyone else to take on such specific goals Plenty of data here to explain why this won t happen Nonetheless an interesting read Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya possible connections between 10 Twisted people is 45 Hmm IF this means the maximum number of ways of arranging 10 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy people in different order this is 10 3628800 2Powers of 10 the difference between an earthuake magnitude 6 and magnitude 8 a thousand times energy There is no explanation of why 100 times amplitude translates to 1000 times energy The author wonders why nonscientists are flummuxed by log scales 3Statistically Significant Difference simply whether a Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals p value falls either side of a All Night Long (Nannies, pre determined level of significance Why confuse this with interpretations of the result In general there is an apparent desire of some authors to use science in dealing with important societal issues Others opine that science is usually The Freeze-Frame Revolution politicians or anyone else to take on such specific goals Plenty of data here to explain why this won t happen Nonetheless an interesting read

Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Brockman

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