Anderson Willinger tips for reading on summer vacation

Anderson Willinger, executive search, recommends the following books for your summer vacation:

Superforcasting, Philip Tetlock

Everything we do includes predictions about how our future will develop. Whether we are buying a new house, changing jobs, designing a new product, or planning a wedding, we decide according to our personal estimates. The problem is, we’re not very good at it. In the study, Professor Wharton Philip Tetlock shows that experts are only slightly better than laymen in predicting the future.

Tetlock’s latest project – a government-funded forecasting marathon involving more than a million individual predictions since then has shown that some people have real demonstrable predictions. They are ordinary people, from former ballet dancers to retired computer programmers, who have an extraordinary ability to predict the future with an accuracy of 60% higher than average. These are so-called “superforecasters”.

The Creative Thinking Handbook, Griffiths Chris

More than 82% of companies believe that creativity has a direct impact on results, but few of us understand why. This book will allow you to develop your creative problem-solving skills and make better decisions using an individualized step-by-step strategy. Based on long-term research and testing of the creative thinking process, the Creative Thinking Guide helps you generate more ideas and find great solutions to any professional challenge.

The Wisdom of Crowds, James Surowiecki

Why is the majority smarter than just a few and how collective wisdom changes business, economy, society, and nation?

In this book, New York journalist James Surowiecki explores a seemingly simple idea: A large group of people is smarter than the elite, no matter how brilliant the elite may seem.

Surowiecki writes on various fields such as popular culture, psychology, behavioural economics, artificial intelligence, military history and politics to show us how this simple idea can teach us how we live our lives, select our leaders, manage our society or how we think about our world.

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Revealed emotions, Paul Ekman

If you’re in doubt as to whether others are being honest with you or what the reactions of others actually mean, the Revealed Emotions book will come in handy. Its author, Paul Ekman, is a professor of psychology at the University of California and a recognized expert in nonverbal communication. It’s hard for the world to find an expert more professional to talk about body language and expressing emotions. With the help of this book, you will be more aware of your feelings and more aware of what signals others send to you through facial expressions, voice, and body language.

How to peek at other people, Joe Navarro

Joe Navarro is a former FBI counterintelligence agent and a recognized nonverbal communication expert. In the book, he explains how to read in other people quickly, how to reveal their opinions and thoughts, decipher feelings and behaviours, avoid hidden traps, and recognize deceptive and deceptive behaviour. For example, you will learn why a face is the least reliable area for revealing another person’s feelings, what their thumbs, feet or eyelids reveal about our moods and motives, what behaviour reveals our self-confidence and feelings, or what nonverbal communication you use to promote mutual trust and authority. You will also find out how your body language can affect what your boss, family, friends, and complete strangers think of you. The book is supplemented by photographs and examples from the author’s professional practice.

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