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Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us
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Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us

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by Gordon Rugg
 

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The Voynich Manuscript has been considered to be the world's most mysterious book. Filled with strange illustrations and an unknown language, it challenged the world's top code-crackers for nearly a century.

But in just four-and-a-half months, Dr. Gordon Rugg, a renowned researcher, found evidence (which had been there all along) that the book could be a

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The Voynich Manuscript has been considered to be the world's most mysterious book. Filled with strange illustrations and an unknown language, it challenged the world's top code-crackers for nearly a century.

But in just four-and-a-half months, Dr. Gordon Rugg, a renowned researcher, found evidence (which had been there all along) that the book could be a giant, glittering hoax.

In Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us, Dr. Rugg shares his story and shows how his toolkit of problem-solving techniques—such as his Verifier Method—can save the day, particularly in those times when the experts on your team have all the data in front of them but are still unaccountably at an impasse.

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely, Dr. Rugg, a rising star in computer science, challenges us to re-examine the way we think, and provides new tools to solve problems and crack codes in our own lives.

Editorial Reviews

Wesley Vernon
“A wonderful work…Rugg has succeeded in pulling off the almost impossible task of presenting a highly complex subject area in a way that can be understood by all.”
David J. Parkes
Blind Spot provides a template for making sense of failure and divining a strategy for success. A unique and invigorating read; compelling and entertaining, informative and inspiring.”
Robert Matthews
“Rugg is at the cutting edge of research into one of the biggest questions of our time: when can the pronouncements of experts be trusted? This book applies Rugg’s groundbreaking methods to a fascinating range of issues, with sometimes shocking consequences.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062097903
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Gordon Rugg is a senior lecturer in computer science at Keele University and a visiting senior research fellow in computing at the Open University, Milton Keynes. Rugg's research has delved into everything from attitude theory and artificial intelligence to information retrieval and software engineering for safety-critical systems. Rugg lives in Shropshire, UK.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not deliver on any of it's 'promises' I am so disappointed I wish I could get my money back! The method to discovering the 'blind spot' is not a method, the author suggests using 9 steps to verify, check for bias', see if they are using a wide range of resources etc. double checking the experts your relying on in searching for finding an answer to your problem. I learned that in undergrad school. This book promised many things and delivered on none of it. SAVE YOUR MONEY!