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The Scout Mindset

Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

Julia Galef

Gain a new perspective and make better decisions with Julia Galef's The Scout Mindset. Humans tend to defend their beliefs, even if they're wrong. But by adopting a scout mindset, we can learn to survey the terrain and seek the truth. Galef shows us that scouts aren't necessarily smarter or more knowledgeable, but have developed emotional skills and habits that anyone can learn. Using examples from survival stories to CIA operatives, The Scout Mindset explains how to overcome biases and see the world as it truly is.
Publish Date
First Published in 2019
Goodreads rating
Just finished this one by @juliagalef. Highly recommended. It's not easy to become (more of) a scout, but it's hard not to be inspired by this book.      source
We know a lot about how flawed human reasoning is, but surprisingly little about how to repair it in our daily lives. Thankfully, an expert on applied rationality is here to change that. With insights that are both sharp and actionable, this book will teach you to think more clearly, see yourself more accurately, and be wrong a little less often.      source
Also love this suggestion from The Scout Mindset by @juliagalef. Definitely going to make a conscious effort to do this. Highly recommend the book!      source
Note @davidshor has talked a lot about how education polarisation has realigned things in the States. Similar to here. And @juliagalef's "Scout Mindset" is an excellent book.      source