Here are five ideas for my next book. Tell me which one you like best.
Thinking Without Bullshit: Embracing the Discipline of Analytical Thinking
Based on my 20 years as an analyst and my training in mathematics, I will describe the steps you need to take to think like an analyst. Will feature interviews and examples from analysts of all types, including industry analysts and financial analysts. Topics include how to fight bias, contrarian thinking, how to predict the future, simple mathematical analysis techniques that anyone can use, and business models for analysts.
Lies: A Brief History of Falsehood
What better way to fight bullshit than taking on the big lie? I begin with a detailed discussion of bias, half-truths, ignorant and knowing liars, and flat-out falsehood. Then I look at the most egregious historical lies and how they benefitted — or disadvantaged — the one who told them. Finally, I look at the way lies spread in the world of Facebook and fake news sites, and propose ways that each of us can prevent lies from taking over our world.
Hypocrisy: The Original Sin
“Do as I say, not as I do.” It’s the easiest way to take down a speaker: show that their conduct is the opposite of what they’re saying. That’s strange because hypocrisy is embedded into our souls — we are all hypocrites. I interview psychologists to identify the root causes of hypocrisy, then review the biggest historical hypocrites. Finally, I look at hypocrisy in the era of the big lie, using the 2016 presidential election as an example.
The Writing Without Bullshit Workbook
Practical examples and exercises for Writing Without Bullshit. Companion to the book. Ideal for college teaching and training classes.
Weight Loss and Wellness Without Bullshit: Establishing Habits That Create Permanent Change
There is only one way for an overweight person to create permanent, sustainable weight loss: through changing habits. This requires a holistic effort that goes way beyond food. In this book, I explain how people can change they way they eat, shop, cook, exercise, sleep, and interact with and get support from their loved ones. This is advice for the real world, including how to deal with restaurants, family holidays, and travel. Based on the principles developed by wellnesscampaign.org, with its impressive record of sustainable weight loss.
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