The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t
By Julia Galef
Recommended on: 15th December 2022
The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t, by Julia Galef.
Critical thinking has stood for decades near the top of the World Economic Forum’s “10 skills needed to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.” A real standout for us amongst the hundreds of books on this vitally-important topic is The Scout Mindset—a book about being able to see things as they are, not as you wish they were.
You can think about it this way. Some people are like soldiers. They are there to protect their own thoughts and the thoughts of their team. It really doesn’t matter if those thoughts are well-founded or not, their job is to fight off any evidence that might be threatening to their position. As Galef, co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, observes: “A scout is different. Scouts are sent out to find out what is really out there—not what we want to be there.”
If you are looking for a great holiday gift, we highly recommend The Scout Mindset—one of the best books on critical thinking we’ve encountered.MORE INFORMATION FROM AMAZON.COM >