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The Resource Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes

Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes

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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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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity-and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy
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10450790
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Holmes, Jamie
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Uncertainty
  • Decision making
  • Creative ability
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability
  • Creative ability
  • Decision making
  • Uncertainty
Target audience
adult
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the power of not knowing
Label
Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn904012185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780385348379
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904012185
Label
Nonsense : the power of not knowing, Jamie Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904012185
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780385348379
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)904012185

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