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The Truth Seeker’s Handbook

How do you know whether something is true? How do you convince others to believe the facts? Research shows that the human mind is prone to making thinking errors predictable mistakes that cause us to believe comfortable lies over inconvenient truths These errors leave us vulnerable to making decisions based o DNFThis book reads as if the author considers the reader stupid The biggest example is in the captions for each photo Picture of people looking at a map and the caption says people looking at a map I never would of known that without the caption to help

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Arch based tools for ensuring that our beliefs are aligned with reality With examples from daily life and an engaging style the book will provide you with the skills to avoid thinking errors and help others to do so preventing disasters and facilitating success for yourself those you care about and our societ Excellent for detailing personality types and specific ways to improve our effectiveness in achieving our life goals I'm only half way through and already looking forward to utilizing the suggestions in improving my life and achieving my goals Highly reccommended

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N false beliefs leading to disastrous conseuences for our personal lives relationships careers civic and political engagement and for our society as a wholeFortunately cognitive and behavioral scientists have uncovered many useful strategies for overcoming our mental flaws This book presents a variety of rese This is a remarkable book A few of the images in it give away some left leaning political bias but the chapters full of general principles and the specific debate tactics used successfully by the author are extraordinarily valuable to anyone with a point of view they want to verify and defend And there are ample portions devoted to difficulties and imperfections on both sides of the current divide You do not have to be a statistician or a psychologist to grasp the explanations of probabilistic thinking or lizard brain and elephant analogies I recommend it


About the Author: Gleb Tsipursky

An internationally recognized thought leader known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert Dr Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision making strategies He wrote several best selling books including Never Go With Your Gut How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disast.



10 thoughts on “The Truth Seeker’s Handbook

  1. says:

    I'll say this is a very American book at its core; the stock images that cover the top of every chapter repelled me as did the bad formatting of the book Reading it made me realise two main issues a it badly needed editing mainly due to its style and b it would benefit from a complete overhaul where it comes to language Where persons like Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein can navigate the oft muddled waters where they run the risk of losing a reader completely but somehow manage to stay steadfast through harsh waters the author—regardless of his best intentions—made me skip reading a lot of the timeAlso on the Kindle edition of this book the entire book contains a slew of hyperlinked sections of words As such the book is near impossible to check when using a Kindle reader partly because how bad the built in web browser is and partly because it's impossible to read the link sources when offline


  2. says:

    Basically a self help guide for people who are unlikely to benefit from it It encourages you to consider other people’s perspectives keep an open mind accept the fact that your beliefs could be mistaken If you’re willing to read this book then you probably don’t need to read it If you’re someone who needs to improve you’re probably too close minded to pay attention to anything these people say


  3. says:

    DNFThis book reads as if the author considers the reader stupid The biggest example is in the captions for each photo Picture of people looking at a map and the caption says people looking at a map I never would of known that without the caption to help


  4. says:

    We all imagine that our beliefs decisions and actions are based on a sound foundation Unfortunately that rosy opinion of ourselves is often false Our own brains have a tendency to take convenient shortcuts such as gut reactions and a reliance of cognitive biases that lead us astray Shortcuts save time and energy that's why we use them but occasionally they create personal or societal disasters If we could only remember to search for the truth before major decisions we'd all be better off Dr Gleb Tsipursky has written a wonderful book to help us cut through misinformation emotional traps and hone in on the truth I found lots of practical information stuff that we might or might not learn through the hard knocks of life The Individual Truth Seeking section was my favorite part of the book I've figured out some of this on my own but if such a clear presentation had been available a couple of decades ago the road would have been smoother and I'd be a happier person The second section Truth Seeking Other People is also useful I plan to study this material and try to use it habitually I am strongly drawn to Chapter 28 Collaborative Truth Seeking and Chapter 29 Having Trouble Resolving Disagreements? Here Are Some Effective Techniues I'm a bit burned out politically so the final section Truth Seeking Civic Life was less enjoyable for me But that says about me than Dr Tsipursky's writing It doesn't matter if we are Liberal or Independent or Conservative It's important that politicians base their policies on real facts and rational thinking We voters must recognize and resist when politicians are trying to manipulate us through our biases and emotions And above all we must recognize good journalism and avoid being fooled by fake news Again our political viewpoints aren't nearly as important as HOW we arrive there The third section of this book helps a lot Finally unlike a lot of non fiction books on the market this one is meticulously researched and referenced Buy the e book version and you will find links to every claim made Look up the hard facts and scientific research for yourself You should expect no less from book about Truth Gleb Tsipursky delivers his premise and backs it up


  5. says:

    This is a remarkable book A few of the images in it give away some left leaning political bias but the chapters full of general principles and the specific debate tactics used successfully by the author are extraordinarily valuable to anyone with a point of view they want to verify and defend And there are ample portions devoted to difficulties and imperfections on both sides of the current divide You do not have to be a statistician or a psychologist to grasp the explanations of probabilistic thinking or lizard brain and elephant analogies I recommend it


  6. says:

    This book helped me focus my thoughts and gave me confidence in convincing others It provide uick actionable suggestions on how to think and express myself clearly and get past bickering to real understanding I'll have to read it again in a few months to reinforce the tactics


  7. says:

    Excellent for detailing personality types and specific ways to improve our effectiveness in achieving our life goals I'm only half way through and already looking forward to utilizing the suggestions in improving my life and achieving my goals Highly reccommended


  8. says:

    Very Effective and Realistic book Thank you very much Dr Gleb Tsipursky for publishing “The Truth Seeker’s Handbook” book which will really help people to develop realistic expectations and accurate beliefs which are necessary for achieving goals I think this is a helpful book for me to lead an amazing lifeI feel very worried and tensed when I found a mistake that I have done I spent all day thinking about a mistake and I began to ask uestions to myself what I have done? What will happen next? These uestions ruin my day If I got this book in the past I could have known how to control my mind after getting involved with such problems and learned about the intentional strategy of thinking “bad news is good news” to face the problem properlyI found the most surprising part of this book is “Stop Live the Life You Want” By reading this book I have learned that money and security mattered less than a profession that would be genuinely satisfying and meaningful and I have also learned about the 3 steps to have a clear life goal I will take these 3 strategies included in this book with me to reach my goal successfullyI think the Attentional bias will be vulnerable for me because I usually get confused by taking an important decision in my life which will stay with me for a long time I have learned that emotional traps could cost us our long term happiness when they influence our big decisions such as getting a new home or a car Before taking an important decision in my life I will definitely use the strategy included in this book to defend myself from the Attentional bias in the future Thanks again for making my career path beautiful and I feel very grateful to read this book


  9. says:

    Dr Gleb Tsipursky has written a timely and essential book for all who are fed up with the current post truth times we live in and are looking for ways to put real verifiable truth back into public discourse Using easy to follow scientific methods and data Dr Tsipursky demonstrates how to make all our interactions meaningful when we rely on verifiable fact based truth rather than emotionally charged rhetoric ensuring that our beliefs are aligned with reality He gives examples of how to recognize false information and how to help others do the same in a non contentious rational manner Well worth your time to read and share with others Highly recommended


  10. says:

    I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Dr Tsipursky to launch such a thoughtful book as the book has been organized into three sections The first outlines truth seeking strategies pursued primarily for the sake of avoiding false beliefs within ourselves The second deals with truth seeking in relation to other people Finally the third describes two strategies for individuals teams and organizations to see the truth and thus make better decisions The effort I put into truth seeking will be very much worth it This book is uite helpful as this book includes resources on effective decision making This book provides the manual for truth seeking skillsThis book would have been helpful in the past as I just came to know about how our minds work we can be intentional about influencing our own thinking and feeling patterns We can evaluate reality clearly make better decisions and improve our ability to achieve goals Once I had to go through fundamental attribution error which is also called correspondence bias in my university life One of my best friend had a relationship with a bad guy I was trying to make her understand that she is going to wrong path but my other friends found me wrong as they didn’t even know about my that friend who was involved with a bad guy Without knowing the proper reason they all were misunderstanding me If I would get chance to read this book earlier I might solve this correspondence bias by applying different debiasing strategies as described in this book What I read proved surprising and unexpected to know about the Cognitive biases that lead us to make poor decisions such as overconfidence effect optimism bias and planning fallacy I agree with the author that our bad decision making comes from failing to understand the role of emotions in making decisions These bad decisions are costly In our everyday life bad decisions cause us to lose money time relationships health and happiness Making bad decisions in the workplace results in our organizations losing money time and reputation as well as undermining teamwork and employee morale Now which I will be taking forward with me is I can make the best decisions possible for myself my team and my organizationI think Mere exposure effect might be vulnerable It refers to our brain’s tendency to believe something is true and good just because we are familiar with it regardless of whether that something is actually true and good Often I have been criticized by few people because in spite of being a girl I have chosen Textile Engineering as they think men prefer this subject rather than women but I truly feel that I enjoyed 4 years of my academic life Also I did MBA in the same field Everything in our lives personal and professional results from our decisions Making good decisions depends on us having the right information Practicing the skills of truth seeking will help us develop realistic expectations and accurate beliefs which are necessary


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