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    DescriptionThe author is a distinguished research psychologist and consultant who clarifies the conditions that help spark - or inhibit - insights: those startling new understandings that break through the minutiae, nonsense and fog that hold back personal and professional performance. It offers insights - like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, or Watson and Crick's breakthrough about DNA - can change the world. But we also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate and confuse us so that we can become more effective at getting things done. Yet, we know very little about how insights are formed and what blocks them. Gary Klein unravels the mystery in a book that is at once sophisticated as well as entertaining and fun to read. Gary Klein is a keen observer of people in their natural settings - scientists, businesspeople, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, family members, friends, himself - and uses a marvelous variety of stories to develop a new understanding of insight: not just an a-ha moment or flash of illumination, but a new way of understanding what sparks insights: What, for example, enabled Harry Markopolos to put the finger on Bernie Madoff; how did Dr. Michael Gottlieb, a physician and assistant professor at UCLA, make the connections between different patients and publish the first announcement of the AIDS epidemic; what did Admiral Yamamoto see (and what did the Americans miss) in a 1940 British attack on the Italian fleet that enabled him to develop the strategy of attack at Pearl Harbor? How did a `smoke-jumper` see that setting another fire would save him, while those who ignored his insight perished? How did Michael Chalfie come up with a million dollar idea (and a Nobel Prize) for a natural flashlight enabling researchers to look inside living organisms to watch their biological processes in action? Klein also dissects impediments to insight: How organizations claim they want creativity and breakthroughs but in reality block disruptive ideas, preferring instead to avoid mistakes. Why information technology systems are too often `dumb by design` and block insights. How plain old stupidity makes us fail to see connections and detect contradictions and inconsistencies.


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    Title
    Seeing What Others Don't
    Subtitle
    The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Klein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781610392518
    ISBN 10: 1610392515
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: KJMD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17810
    DC22: 153.4
    BISAC V2.8: BUS019000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY034000, PSY003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS107000, BUS046000, PSY008000, BUS098000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 658.403
    LC classification: BF449.5 .K58 2013
    Thema V1.0: KJMD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PublicAffairs,U.S.
    Publication date
    25 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gary Klein, Ph.D., a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC, was instrumental in founding the field of naturalistic decision making. Dr. Klein received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969. He is the author of Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions, The Power of Intuition, Working Minds, and Streetlights and Shadows.
    Review quote
    `Kirkus Reviews` `Intriguing findings that should play a transformative role, not only in the field of psychology, but also in corporate boardrooms.` `Library Journal` `A valuable resource for business professionals to return to over again.` `Strategy & Leadership` `Written in a breezy yet informative conversational style, `Seeing What Others Don't `is a good read and helps to stimulate our own thinking about how insights occur.`