Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insightsby Gary Klein
InsightsDarwin’s understanding of the way evolution actually works, Watson and Crick’s breakthrough about DNAcan change the world. But we also need insights into the things that frustrate and confuse us, so that we can become more effective at getting things done. Yet, we know very little about how insights are formed and what blocks them.… See more details below
InsightsDarwin’s understanding of the way evolution actually works, Watson and Crick’s breakthrough about DNAcan change the world. But we also need insights into the things that frustrate and confuse us, so that we can become more effective at getting things done. Yet, we know very little about how insights are formed and what blocks them. Gary Klein, a leading psychologist and decision-making expert, unravels the mystery in a book that is at once sophisticated and fun to read.
Gary Klein is a keen observer of people in their natural settingsscientists, business-people, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, family members, friends, himselfand uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research. Readers will discover that insight is not just an “a-ha” moment or flash of illumination, but a new way of understanding that occurs under certain psychological and environmental conditions.
“His analysis of how Google searches and corporate culture inhibit insight is intriguing, while suggestions for improving the chances of having a breakthrough are practical and useful for many facets of life.” Publishers Weekly
“No one has taught me more about the complexities and mysteries of human decision-making than Gary Klein.” Malcolm Gladwell
"Intriguing findings that should play a transformative role, not only in the field of psychology, but also in corporate boardrooms."Kirkus Reviews
"A valuable resource for business professionals to return to over again.”Library Journal
“Written in a breezy yet informative conversational style, Seeing What Others Don’t is a good read and helps to stimulate our own thinking about how insights occur.”Strategy & Leadership
“Gary Klein pins down what until now has been the elusive topic of insight in his best and most personal work yet. The examples are memorable and Klein translates them into subtle and powerful lessons for practitioners and academics alike.” Karl Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus, University of Michigan
“Gary Klein’s brilliant book is a superb analysis of why and how some people are able to understand things others do not. As one of Gary’s students and disciples I can attest to the exceptional value his insights have added to my own leadership and decision making ability. This new book is a must read for all leaders and should be added to his other works as the definitive collection on how decisions are, and should be, made.” General Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Retired)
“Gary Klein has done it again in this brilliant and ‘insightful’ book about how our minds work and how we make sense out what is in front of us. Seeing What Others Don't is remarkable on many fronts, most notably in being a pleasure to read, easy to grasp and filled with practical advice. It is a must read for parents, executives, coaches, teachers, healthcare providers, military tacticians, security and intelligence agents and those in dangerous and stressful positions. Read, learn, perform and enjoy.” Eduardo Salas, Ph.D., president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
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Gary Klein, Ph.D., a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC, was instrumental in founding the field of naturalistic decision making. Dr. Klein received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969. He is the author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions, The Power of Intuition, Working Minds, and Streetlights and Shadows.
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