Irrationality

Irrationality Author: Stuart Sutherland BOOK CONTENTS This book is a critical evaluation of why humans make frequent irrational decisions. It reviews the wide spectrum of settings where illogical thinking thrives; these are both mundane and professional with the author saying ‘…the decisions of doctors, generals, engineers, judges, businessmen and others are no more rational than those made by you or… Read More Irrationality

Curious

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it  Author: Ian Leslie BOOK CONTENTS Can curiosity be the most important factor in human progress? Are curious people mankind’s most valuable asset? These questions are at the core of this interestingly titled book. Placing curiosity right at the heart of human advancement, the… Read More Curious

Safety at the Sharp End

Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills Authors: Rhona Flin, Paul O’Connor, Margaret Chrichton BOOK CONTENTS This book addresses the non-technical skills that maintain safety in high-risk industries. The authors define these as the ‘cognitive, social and personal resource skills that complement technical skills, and contribute to safe and efficient task performance’ (page… Read More Safety at the Sharp End