"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

15 March 2011

Why We Make Mistakes

Hallinan, Joseph. Why We Make Mistakes. New York: Broadway Books, 2009.

This book is a fascinating dive into the world of the human brain.  Hallinan discusses how little we see of what is in front of us, how quickly we can forget details, and how we often believe that we are better than the average person.  He critiques the concept of multi-tasking and the differences between men and women all while providing a plethora of interesting illustrations and examples. 

This book was an excellent airplane read.  It was enjoyable, easily digestible, and fairly non-controversial.  It also meshes well with Gladwell's Outliers, which I read a few months ago.  This is a great "check it out of the library" book.

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