All of us want to see the world clearly. The problem is that we are never taught how.
And that’s where Shane Parrish, a former Canadian cybersecurity expert with a massive following in Wall Street, can help us do better. Drawing on examples ranging from the evolutionary origins of our ’emotion default’ to the secret history of the Challenger disaster, Parrish puts forth impressive mental models to make sense of any situation. And he backs it up with a simple, actionable method for smarter decision-making. The best thing about this model is that readers can put it into practice right away.
Along the way, Parrish shows that the secret to clear thinking lies not in how we approach the most high-stakes moments – but in our tiniest, everyday decisions. Clear Thinking is based on a simple idea with startling implications: if you clear your head today, your life will change for the better tomorrow.
Published: October 2023
Number of Pages: 288
Author: Shane Parrish
Publisher: Cornerstone Press