A short, surprising and indispensable toolkit for practical living, from the author of the Sunday Times and International Bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly, which has been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 2,5 million copies worldwide.
#1 European bestseller: the indispensable new work from the author of the international and Sunday Times bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly
Have you ever...
· Spent too long on a powerpoint presentation?
· Lost sight of what makes you happy?
· Failed to reach a long-term goal?
· Become infuriated by queuing, tax or parking tickets?
· Broken a promise you knew you'd keep?
Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? In the absence of a single simple answer, what we need is a toolkit of mental models, a guide to practical living.
In The Art of the Good Life, you'll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. They may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better chance.
Rolf Dobelli (born 1966) is a Swiss writer, novelist and entrepreneur. He has an MBA and a PhD in economic philosophy from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Dobelli is co-founder of getAbstract, the world's leading provider of book summaries. Dobelli has written six works of fiction. Most famously, he is author of THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY, which became an instant success and landed on the number 1 spot on Germany's official Bestseller list and has been translated in many languages. Dobelli is also founder and curator of ZURICH.MINDS, an invitation-only community of the most distinguished thinkers, scientists and artists.
Rolf Dobelli writes clearly, intelligently and convincingly — Gerhard Schroder
'Rolf Dobelli gives us as valuable advice about how to live as he did about how to think.' — James R. Flynn, Professor Emeritus, University of Otago, and discoverer of the Flynn Effect
"Rolf Dobelli has done it again! Not only does he open our eyes, now he wakes us up. Because of his rigorous scientific analysis combined with his shattering philosophical approach he is never satisfied with the superficial. So, grab Rolf's book and don't let it go!" — Tenley E. Albright, Director, MIT Collaborative Initiatives and Professor Emeritus, Harvard Medical School.
'Rolf Dobelli's works are informative, insightful, and accessible. In an age of celebrity ignoramuses, he is a true public intellectual.' — Lou Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York
'Rolf Dobelli possesses one of Europe's finest minds' — Matt Ridley, author of the Evolution of Everything
'Rolf Dobelli is a virtuosic synthesizer of ideas. With wit, grace, and precision he melds science and art in his joyful pursuit of wisdom.' — Joshua Greene, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Moral Tribes
"Rolf Dobelli has a gift for identifying the best ideas in the world and then putting them together in ways that make the whole even more valuable than the sum of the parts. He's done it for the art of thinking. Now he does it for the art of living." — Jonathan Haidt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind
'Rolf Dobelli is brilliant at converting evidence from scientific research into practical steps that improve personal outcomes.' — Robert Cialdini, author of the international bestseller INFLUENCE
Rolf Dobelli writes clearly, intelligently and convincingly
Praise for THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY:
Rolf Dobelli offers plenty of food for thought, and writes clearly - stimulating, amusing, brilliant
Do you have to read this book? Definitely. It's extremely entertaining and offers a fundamentally sound introduction to the nature of human thought.
Brimming with insights! Anybody who's sick of constantly stumbling into mental traps has got to read this book.
This book will change your thinking.
Three pages in, and you've already learned something else.