Summary of The End of Average
THE END OF AVERAGE: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose. Copyright © 2016 by L. Todd Rose. Published by arrangement with HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Behavioral psychologist Todd Rose takes issue with something so ingrained in society that people rarely give it a thought – comparing and ranking people against the average. He contends that “averagarian” thinking is wrong and misleading and that it damages people’s self-esteem and potential. Rose belongs to a group of progressive thinkers who embrace the “science of the individual” and reject characterizing people by type or category. He presents three principles of individuality that will help you recognize and use your uniqueness to excel in life. getAbstract recommends his clear presentation of a complex theory to thought leaders from every field.
In this summary, you will learn
- How average became the norm,
- How “averagarian” thinking influenced every aspect of society and
- How using the three principles of individuality can improve your life.
About the Author
Todd Rose is a developmental psychologist, a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School and co-founder of the Center for Individual Opportunity. He also wrote Square Peg.