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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know (2021) 1,420 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things (2023) 237 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Power Moves: Lessons from Davos (2019) 42 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Gift Inside the Box (2019) 42 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser

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The book varies greately in quality of information and non-fiction writing approach. At times it is journalism with stories of individuals leading the “truth” of a psychological idea, at ofhers a process involving the author to discover answers, and other still studies which are presented in summary form as given ground truth.

The book reveals some interesting ideas, some more original than others. The book also gives direction for a more “scientific” apporach involving reviewing ideas all the time to establish what is good knowledge.

But there is a big problem which underlies the whole text that stopped me from taking it seriously which is that some fundamentals of scientific method are not applies in the actual knowledge presented by the book. The author says we should be ready to update our ideas based on evidence but then presents views dogmatically, without trying to illustrate counter examples, without looking at the statistics underlying this knowledge, without trying to explain to what extent these ideas are true…

Ultimately the author assumes the reader is in a fairly narrow socio-cultural-economic space. The author is talking to big companies, successful people, working on problems that are quite niche. How would this translate to a broader world population I cannot see, and if it doesn’t could it be the basic of knowledge here is not set up correctly?

I found the book very useful as an example of how well meaning scientific knowledge is presented devoid of the tools that give science the power to actually create consensus.

Very likely all these problems were part of the process of the author’s engagement with publishers and their concers of how accessible the text would be. The end chapters give a picture of how invasive publishers can be.

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yates9 | 25 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
Most of the book was good advice on thought processes for better knowledge and understanding psychologically. The end fizzled out for me. I will definitely copy the 30 action points for impact at the end to make notes.
Biggest takeaway was the section on persuasive listening. The learning organization had some good ideas, but didn't seem as well thought out and written.
wvlibrarydude | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jan 14, 2024 |
3.5 rounded up. This is quick and entertaining but nothing new or ground breaking. Just be curious, be willing to fail, and never stop learning. There are always others who will have a leg up on you, but that doesn't have to hold you back. That's the jist here.
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KallieGrace | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 3, 2024 |
Nonfiction bookworms who have read a dozen or more self-help/personal growth books will discover that some concepts in Grant’s latest work have been covered before. I fall into this group of readers and agree with reviewers who suggest that “Hidden Potential” revisits a lot of familiar territory. Nevertheless, this engaging work offers fresh spins on achieving goals and serves up many intriguing anecdotes I’ve never heard before. For me, the most valuable aspect of the book is that it effectively reinforces some important strategies for success (most of us benefit from occasional reminders as we trudge down the twist-filled path toward self-improvement). Among the helpful tidbits:
 Perfection is a liability. Accept – and even appreciate – inescapable flaws. Grant touches on the ancient philosophy of wabi sabi that celebrates the beauty of imperfection.
 Don’t aim to be perfect. Aim for a clear and attainable target.
 Get comfortable being uncomfortable. It can help unlock new learning.
 The true measure of our potential is not the height of the peak we reach, but how far we’ve climbed to get there.
 Making progress isn’t always about moving forward. Sometimes it’s about bouncing back. Resilience is a form of growth.
 People typically judge our skills based on our best moments, not our worst. Let’s give ourselves the same leeway. (Example: The Bard wrote “Hamlet,” but he also penned many less-than-stellar works.)
In summary, “Hidden Potential” was well worth with the investment of time.
In summary, “Hidden Potential” was well worth with the investment of time.
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brianinbuffalo | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 2, 2024 |



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