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The Resource The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose

The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose

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The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness
Title
The End of Average
Title remainder
How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness
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Todd Rose
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eng
Summary
  • Are you above average? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we resemble it or how far we deviate from it. In The End of Average, Todd Rose shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees or students. This isn't hollow sloganeering- it's a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. Weaving science, history, and his experiences as a high school dropout, Rose brings to life the untold story of how we came to embrace the scientifically flawed idea that averages can be used to understand individuals and offers a powerful alternative: the three principles of individuality. The Jaggedness principle (talent is never one-dimensional), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness- that of others- and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life.--jacket cover
  • "The rising star and face of the new field "science of the individual" draws from the latest psychological and sociological research to show that success is found in individual strengths and weaknesses that don't fit along any average curve--a powerful manifesto for change in the ranks of Emotional Intelligence and The Power of Habit. Modern science has proven that people behave and learn in distinctive ways. And yet these individual patterns get lost in our institutions of opportunity--from education to the workforce--which remain rooted in the misguided belief that statistical averages are good enough to understand individuals and identify their unique talents. Standardized tests, grading systems, job applicant profiling, performance reviews--they invariably ignore our differences and ultimately fail at measuring our capacity for success. In this first popular book on the science of the individual, Todd Rose, a pioneer in the field draws on the latest research to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group findings or averages, we can rethink the world and everyone's potential in it. By understanding the three "principles of individuality"--The principle of the jagged profile, the principle of context, and the principle of pathways--we can avoid setting ourselves and those we are tasked with helping succeed (our children, students, employees) up for repeated failure and instead find the right path for success. The End of Average reminds us that we are not anything close to average--because the average is a statistical myth--and presents a new way of understanding and maximizing everyone's potential"--
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The co-founder of The Center for Individual Opportunity draws on current psychological and sociological research to demonstrate how better success and effective leadership can be enabled through the development of personal strengths that are not constrained by average curves
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10466632
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1974-
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Rose, Todd
Dewey number
155.2
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Individuality
  • Conformity
  • Average
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MATHEMATICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Average
  • Conformity
  • Individuality
Target audience
adult
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how we succeed in a world that values sameness
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The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-231) 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
Contents
Introduction: The look-alike competition -- Part I: The age of average -- 1. The invention of the average -- 2. How our world became standardized -- 3. Overthrowing the average -- Part II: The principles of individuality -- 4. Talent is always jagged -- 5. Traits are a myth -- 6. We all walk the road less traveled -- Part III: The age of individuals -- 7. When businesses commit to individuality -- 8. Replacing the average in higher education -- 9. Redefining opportunity
Control code
ocn926105728
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062358363
Lccn
2015031522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926105728
Label
The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-231) 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
Contents
Introduction: The look-alike competition -- Part I: The age of average -- 1. The invention of the average -- 2. How our world became standardized -- 3. Overthrowing the average -- Part II: The principles of individuality -- 4. Talent is always jagged -- 5. Traits are a myth -- 6. We all walk the road less traveled -- Part III: The age of individuals -- 7. When businesses commit to individuality -- 8. Replacing the average in higher education -- 9. Redefining opportunity
Control code
ocn926105728
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062358363
Lccn
2015031522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926105728

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