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The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence Summary

The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence Summary

12 min read ⌚ How to Identify and Implement Applications for AI in Your Organization Sure you know what AI is, but do you know how to implement it in your organization? If not, let Andrew Burgess be your guide: The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Who Should Read “The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence”? And […]

Everything is Obvious Summary

Everything is Obvious Summary

17 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Everything is Obvious” by Duncan Watts is a thorough investigation into the nature of practical judgments and the shared mechanisms which usually help us make them, i.e., common sense. Drawing on the latest scientific research and numerous examples, the book reveals that we know far less about the world than […]

Smarter Summary

Smarter Summary

11 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Smarter” – subtitled “The New Science of Building Brain Power” – explores the obscure nature of human intelligence in view of a 2008 field-defining study which, for the first time in history, demonstrated that even fluid intelligence can be improved. Is it just a hype? Dan Hurley finds out by […]

Through the Language Glass Summary

Through the Language Glass Summary

15 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Through the Language Glass” by Guy Deutscher separates fact from fiction in a burgeoning, but rather controversial field: linguistic relativity. In addition to sketching out a brief history of the research done in the area, Deutscher’s book recalls hundreds of experiments which show why, how and to what extent language […]

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty Summary

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty Summary

12 min read ⌚ Quick Summary: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” explores whether Aldous Huxley’s fictional and dystopian vision of the future described in Brave New World hasn’t already turned into the reality of our TV-dominated and image-centered present. Spoiler alert: it has, and TV and reality shows are our pleasure drugs, our very own soma. Who […]

The Upside of Irrationality Summary

The Upside of Irrationality Summary

Quick Summary: The Upside of Irrationality is the second book by social scientist Dan Ariely, and it is a fitting follow-up to his first book, Predictably Irrational: if in his debut Ariely revealed the preprogrammed biases which instigate us to make unwise choices, here he shows the unexpected benefits (and, sometimes, downsides) of these decisions.

Enlightenment Now PDF Summary

Enlightenment Now PDF Summary

15 min read ⌚ The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Did you enjoy Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature? If so, then wait till you get to know with its follow-up: Enlightenment Now. Who Should Read “Enlightenment Now”? And Why? Let us answer these questions with a question: why wouldn’t you read […]

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