The Tell

The Tell

The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are

eBook - 2013
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Every day we make predictions based on limited information, in business and at home. Will this company's stock performance continue? Will the job candidate I just interviewed be a good employee? What kind of adult will my child grow up to be? We tend to dismiss our predictive minds as prone to bias and mistakes, but in The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details.Just as expert poker players use their opponents' tells to see through their bluffs, Hertenstein shows that we can likewise train ourselves to read physical cues to significantly increase our predictive acumen. By looking for certain clues, we can accurately call everything from election results to the likelihood of marital success, IQ scores to sexual orientation -- even from flimsy evidence, such as an old yearbook photo or a silent..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013
ISBN: 9780465069880
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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May 19, 2017

Deliberately written to be lighter reading, this is a great intro to human-to-human interfacing.
It has a great giggle/sneer provoking section on CEO's [they're like huge baby pacifiers for insecure investors, and have no special skills, just as you suspected] and the section on gaydar is fascinating [it's real- 80% accurate, but gays aren't better at it than straights].
The section on how we choose politicians is devastating, but unsurprising [look at Trump and Trudeau].
Read it- it's pleasantly breezy but is filled with solid research.


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