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Summary

You Don’t Ever Want To Lose Out On Achieving Super Success In Life On Account Of Cognitive Biases and Blind Spots of Critical Thinking Blighting Your Decision Making? Then Read On!

Are you one of those people who find it difficult to get along with people or read situations? Do you feel that your life would change considerably for the better if you could get rid of your cognitive biases and improve your critical thinking skills? Have you always been awed at the sight of some people being able to feel comfortable in whatever situation life puts them in? Would you like to be one of those people? Do you also worry about your irrational behavior becoming a stumbling block in your personal and professional growth? What if you were told that you could find a great way of getting rid of your biases, blind spots, and display of irrational behavior? Do you think that there is nothing on the face of this world that can help you overcome your predilection to make a hash of your social interactions? Then this book is what squarely addresses your concerns. 

By listening to this book, you get to:

  • Understand what cognitive biases and blind spots of critical thinking are.
  • Understand the Impact of critical thinking on decision-making.
  • Understand what critical thinking is and how it can stop you from following irrational mental models of thinking.
  • Learn to be great at critical thinking and optimal decision-making.

Listening to this book will bring about an epiphany of your mind and transform your life. But only if you act now.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Phillip T. Erickson (P)2019 Phillip T. Erickson

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  • Elizabeth R.
  • 04-01-21

Take this with a grain of salt

I appreciated the premise of the book and the points it made. I would have liked there to be more examples/applications of each argument. The narration was difficult to listen to (some sort of stuttering or broken sentence repetition). Overall, I liked the points made.

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  • Ron Void
  • 03-12-20

Listening to the narrator lessened my interest.

I think the paperback might be a better choice.
I really had a hard time listening to this one. No one is perfect but this is your product, and your narrator is a part of your marketing. Just being honest here. I couldn't tell if the chapters were being read by a computer or a really tired human.

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  • Kevin Koenitzer
  • 20-08-19

Really lacking

The work makes tons of statements without any data to corroborate it. A quick search of the author's name turns up no credentials or information of any kind.

The reader pronounced the word "cognitive" as "cawgnateev" and it drove me nuts, considering the word is used in every other line in the first 4 chapters of the book.

The insights are barely insights and more common sense than anything else.

For someone with no critical thinking experience whatsoever it might be helpful--for everyone else, don't waste your money: There is nothing in this book that you can't Google and answer for yourself within 5 minutes.

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  • Joao B
  • 29-04-22

not recommended

the text doesn't present any supportive científic evidences, and instead just basically inumerate common sense arguments. the narrator is worse than Microsoft's artificial voice.

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  • Robert
  • 29-03-22

author progressively erodes his credibility

The book starts out well with a somewhat scientific listing of cognitive biases. The author then quickly destroys his own credibility in 3 phases, 1) he makes a lot of anecdotal and culturally specific judgements about how these biases manifest and are experienced, 2) he says some ludicrously unfounded things about AI, 3) he makes claims about why some countries are more economically developed than others which are simply conjecture. Having heard him make these claims I had no further interest in what he had to say about the core topics .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-21

Not willing to listen.

Reading naration is not good for listening practice. It is as if reading for himself.

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  • Gladys
  • 13-01-21

narrator was a computer or a disinterested person.

narration was so boring that it made the content less interesting. I love the content but would've appreciated it more if the narration were better.

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  • Carole Kim
  • 01-08-19

Good one

If you are a human; you should listen to this course. If you are would like to learn more about humans and know English, this is a great choice for you as well

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  • Jessica Moore
  • 01-08-19

Amaazing

Easy to listen to, stories and examples are given to support understanding complex insights. The material is comprehensive and remarkably useful.

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  • Audra Lowe
  • 01-08-19

Lots of information

Scott Lovell is whip-smart and doesn't pander or cow toe from the truth. He discusses the realities of our brain's shortcomings in a way that I found extremely enlightening.