THE SCOUT MINDSET: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t
by Julia Galef
All human beings suffer from mental biases and blind spots. When do we succumb to flawed thinking and when do we rise above them? What can we learn from our own successes and how can we multiply what works? In this book, Julia Galef explains why it’s so hard to overcome our cognitive biases, and why some people see the world clearly while others don’t.
In this summary, you’ll learn:
• The difference between the Soldier Mindset vs the Scout Mindset. Understand why we default to the soldier mindset and why it hurts us in the long term;
• The 4 key attitudes and toolsets to see the world with more openness, curiosity and accuracy. Specifically, you’ll find out how to develop personal awareness, thrive without self-deception, change your mind more flexibly, and rethink your identity.
Who should read this:
• Leaders, managers, educators and those in people-development roles;
• Anyone who wishes to see the world more clearly, improve your decision-making skills, problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills.