Four ways of thinking

23.50

Beyond all the facts and figures, there is just one question at the heart of science: what is the best way to think about the world? Yet in our everyday lives, this is something we rarely consider. How often do we wonder about our own thinking and how it might impact the way we approach our daily decisions? How it might help or hinder our relationships, our careers, or even our health? Acclaimed mathematician David Sumpter has spent decades pondering what we could all learn from the attitudes and mindsets of scientists. ‘Four Ways of Thinking’ is the result. Combining engaging personal experience with insightful analyses of everyday conundrums and life choices – from how to bicker less with our partners to the best way to pitch to an unreceptive audience – Sumpter shows there are four easily applied approaches to our problems: statistical, interactive, chaotic, and complex.

Peek Inside

In stock

Check the box below to add a card to the basket. Please use ‘Notes’ to indicate occasion and your message

Do you feel this product is perfect for a friend or a loved one? You can buy a gift card for this item! Gift this product
SKU: 9780241624166 Category: Tag:

Description

‘Packed with practical examples and insightful wisdom. . . A highly enjoyable and effective guide to better thinking’ Sabine Hossenfelder

Acclaimed mathematician David Sumpter shows how we can deal with the chaos and complexity of our lives

What is the best way to think about the world? How often do we consider how our own thinking might impact the way we approach our daily decisions? Could it help or hinder our relationships, our careers, or even our health?

Thinking about thinking is something we rarely do, yet it is something science questions all the time. David Sumpter has spent decades studying what we could all learn from the mindsets of scientists, and Four Ways of Thinking is the result. Here he reveals the four easily applied approaches to our problems: statistical, interactive, chaotic and complex.

Combining engaging personal experience with practical advice and inspiring tales of ground-breaking scientific pioneers (with a tiny bit of number crunching along the way), Sumpter explains how these tried and tested methods can help us with every conundrum, from how to bicker less with our partners to pitching to a tough crowd – and in doing so change our lives.

Read a sample here

Additional information

Weight 391 g
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

153.42 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.

Description

This product has been automatically created by the plugin YITH Gift Cards.You must not edit it, or the plugin could not work properly. The main functionality of this product is to be used for the feature "Gift this product"