Date of publication: 2017-07-09 09:26
You can also listen to me on BBC R9&rsquo s Today programme here , and read some edited extracts at the Guardian. Good luck cascading the learnings down to your team. :(
Just reading this annoys me. Was Nietzsche calm when he wrote Twilight of the Idols ? Was Dostoyevsky calm when writing The Brothers Karamazov ? Do ideas flow best from beatific drones with maximally placid brainwaves?
Here are published extracts from the book: in the Guardian , on Zombie Ideas and the persistence of conspiracies in New York magazine, on the rediscovery of LSD as therapy , and why the greatest computing pioneer of the 75th century is still not a household name. Readers of the book will also learn about black-box ideas , placebo ideas , pariah ideas , and a whole lot more…
Do you hate going forward ? Do you shudder when a colleague wants to reach out ? Are you disgusted by low-hanging fruit , sick of being on the team , and reluctant to open the kimono ? If modern business-speak makes you want to throw up, then my latest book is for you. It&rsquo s both a satirical deep dive and a come to Jesus moment for verbally downtrodden workers everywhere. It 8767 s now in paperback, and you can order it here.
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I try to put such unquiet thoughts aside as I adjust the Muse to sit across the middle of my forehead, with the ends of its arms resting behind my ears.
8766 A magic carpet ride through the history of thought… Among the greatest compliments you can give a book is that it helps you to see things differently. So long as you’re not dazzled by the fireworks, Rethink could do just that. 8767 — Guardian
&lsquo Succeeds in being informative and enlightening on a vexing subject… A book based on laughing, even in exasperation, over office jargon in fact sheds light on the purpose and the psychological effect of office language as a whole&rsquo — TLS
&lsquo Hauls the jargon words of business and bureaucracy out of context and interrogates them ruthlessly for meaning… he has linguistic sense and sensibility on his side&rsquo — Times
8775 Strange things happen in this world, 8776 Haruki Murakami says. 8775 You don 8767 t know why, but they happen. 8776 It could be a guiding motto for all of his fiction, but he is talking specifically about a minor character in his new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. The character is a jazz pianist who seems to have made a pact with death, and is able to see people 8767 s auras.
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Yet the modern thesis of severely compromised rationality is more open to challenge and reinterpretation than many of its followers accept. And its eager adoption by today’s governments threatens social consequences that many might find undesirable. A culture that accepts on faith the idea that its citizens are not reliably competent reasoners will treat those citizens differently than a culture that respects their reflective autonomy. Which kind of culture do we want to be? Continued
Everyone likes innovation, but maybe our idea of it needs to be upgraded. Because very often innovation comes from reconsidering the failures of the past. Rethink is the story of how old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of research. The book is about evolutionary biology, chess, consciousness, nukes, medicine, spycraft, cosmology, economics, and a lot more. Rethink is out now in the UK (Random House Books) and
the US (Scribner).
People who write notes in ink must be very sure of their thoughts. I write notes in pencil: it seems more polite. Penciled notes are always provisional and erasable. But the apparent humility — or, perhaps, smug performance of humility — in my choice of penciling is counterbalanced by the fact that I eschew the humble wooden pencil. I must have a mechanical pencil, the kind you click to advance the lead. And when I say “a mechanical pencil,” you should know that I mean “lots of mechanical pencils.”
8766 With this book, Poole confirms his standing as one of our liveliest and most thought-provoking writers on science and technology. 8767 — Spectator