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The Optimism Bias

A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

Pantheon Books,

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Category: Career & Self-Development

The Optimism Bias
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In this summary, you will learn

  • Why your brain perceives reality in numerous different ways
  • How you benefit from being an optimist
  • How to encourage your employees to perform better

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Why you should read The Optimism Bias

Neuroscientist Tali Sharot shares a very engaging assortment of studies and observations that will help you understand how your brain perceives and interprets the world around you – in ways that often differ greatly from reality. Her book offers an illuminating look at how your mind works, how you respond to decisions and how you decide. Sharot suggests methods for motivating your staff to perform above expectations by tapping into their brains’ natural optimism. getAbstract recommends her insights into how your brain’s response to information and events can dramatically affect your business, health and relationship decisions.

About the Author

Dr. Tali Sharot’s research on optimism and the brain has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Time, New Scientist, Nature, Science and leading scholarly journals, as well as on the BBC.


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  1. July 31, 2013 Mildred Rivas
    Inspirational!
  2. February 22, 2012 Steve Moya
    Too superficial. Not even a little data to back anything up.
    1. September 17, 2012 Patrick Brigger
      This may be true, but still inspiring.

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