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I don't know : in praise of admitting ignorance (except when you shouldn't)

Author: Leah Hager Cohen
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2013.
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In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah Hager Cohen
ISBN: 9781594632396 1594632391
OCLC Number: 850209580
Description: 116 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Leah Hager Cohen.

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In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it's more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance--Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt.

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