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This Will Make You Smarter

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This Will Make You Smarter

New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

By John Brockman

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062109392, 415pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Description presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times columnist David Brooks and edited by John Brockman, This Will Make You Smarter presents some of the best wisdom from today's leading thinkers--to make better thinkers out of the leaders of tomorrow.

Praise For This Will Make You Smarter

This Will Make You Smarter gives us better tools to think about the world and is eminently practical for life day to day. The people in this book lead some of the hottest fields.”
-DAVID BROOKS, from the Foreword

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-The Guardian

“ has become an epicenter of bleeding-edge insight across science, technology and beyond, hosting conversations with some of our era’s greatest thinkers”
-Atlantic Monthly

“A winning combination of good writers, good science and serious broader concerns.”
-KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)