Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us: How Finding a Solution to One of the World's Greatest Mysteries with the Verifier Method Changes

Blind Spot: Why We Fail to See the Solution Right in Front of Us: How Finding a Solution to One of the World's Greatest Mysteries with the Verifier Method Changes

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Hardcover, Harpercollins, 2012, ISBN13 9780062097903, ISBN10 0062097903
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BLIND SPOT [9780062097903]

What can chess masters teach us about how humans become experts?

Why can't race car drivers explain decisions they've made behind the wheel?

What does predicting the winner of a soccer match say about our ability to make the right choice?

When we talk about experts, we typically have bought into the idea that they have all the answers. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Gordon Rugg exposes the surprising ways in which all people tend to make the same sorts of mistakes, regardless of what field they are in, how smart they are, or even their level of expertise. Focusing on why and how we make decisions, Rugg offers insight into what motivates us, how we fail to find the answers we are looking for, how we can learn to ask the essential questions, and more.

Rugg has devoted his life to learning how experts solve problems. He gained international attention after arguing persuasively that the famous Voynich Manuscript is a hoax. Now, he demonstrates his techniques in the Verifier Method, which can be applied to any seemingly unsolvable problem.

Drawing on his personal odyssey in the field of human expertise, Rugg makes astute and entertaining conclusions about how and why we inevitably fail, and explains how to make better mistakes, work backward, and reengineer the ways we pursue success.

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Number of Pages: 297
Original Languages: English
Author: D'Agnese, Joseph ,  Rugg, Gordon
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780062097903
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0062097903
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