I have great respect and admiration for authors who can present well research knowledge in an easy to understand format, thus making it more accessible for more readers. This section is devoted to such books.
Giants in the field of how to write well recommend brutal editing of ones own text; often said as: "murder your darlings". The advice is sound. A rule of thumb may be that one should have half the words left of the original draft. Some key points: Cut any parts that...read more
A book I am intending to read; Sensemaking in Organizations by Karl Weick. However, until I do, I came accross a nice summary of the concept here: https://www.epicpeople.org/sensemaking-in-organizations/ Sensemaking has seven properties (Weick, 1995): Identity and...read more
Reading about Diederik Stapel reminds me of the quote from Walter Scott: "Oh, What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive". To list the full extent of his fraud, (including advising 20 Phd's, many of whom used data he had faked), do visit the...read more
A great new book by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner, based on a long running experiment where masses of people have made predictions on a wide variety of topics. They have analyzed the data and found some traits common to those who consistently make good predictions,...read more
How we see time, the future, the past and present dictate how we live and see the world. In this book Philip Zimbardo puts it all in perspective. Do also see the books website at: http://www.thetimeparadox.com/ For a brief, but informative introduction, look at...read more