Everything that Follows Is Different
The Disruptive Power of Insight
By Gary Klein
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781610392518, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 2013
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InsightsDarwin’s understanding of the way evolution actually works, Watson and Crick’s breakthrough about DNAcan change the world. But we also need insights into the things that frustrate and confuse us, so that we can become more effective at getting things done. Yet, we know very little about how insights are formed and what blocks them. Gary Klein, a leading psychologist and decision-making expert, unravels the mystery in a book that is at once sophisticated and fun to read.
Gary Klein is a keen observer of people in their natural settingsscientists, business-people, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, family members, friends, himselfand uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research. Readers will discover that insight is not just an a-ha” moment or flash of illumination, but a new way of understanding that occurs under certain psychological and environmental conditions.
Gary Klein, PhD is a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC, who was instrumental in founding the field naturalistic decision making. Dr. Klein received his PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969. He is the author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions; The Power of Intuition; Working Minds; and Streetlights and Shadows.