Books: How We Know What Isn’t So

Review of How We Know What Isn’t So by Thomas Gilovich

This is a book on bias and on prejudice and stereotyping.

Everyday we all make decisions by relying on our biases — it is human nature. We misinterpret data, assume they are better then everyone else, and we believe what we are told.

This is a masterful book that Gilovich put together and I highly recommend it. First, the book is short. Second, it is the perfect companion to Influence: The Power of Persuasion (which is one of my favorite books of all time).

To really understand humans I suggest you read Influence, the Tipping Point, How We Know What Isn’t So, and Why We Buy. I haven’t yet read Gladwell’s new book, Blink, but I suspect that one too (on whether you should trust your gut) might join these four important books as a must read.

1 thought on “Books: How We Know What Isn’t So

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s