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Seeing what others don't : the remarkable ways we gain insights

Author: Gary A Klein
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Insights can change the world. They help us solve problems and get things done. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed-- or what blocks them. Klein uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research into what insights are and how they happen.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Klein
ISBN: 9781610392518 1610392515
OCLC Number: 811598761
Description: vii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Entering through the gates of insight : how do insights get triggered? Hunting for insights ; The flash of illumination ; Connections ; Coincidences and curiosities ; Contradictions ; Creative desperation : trapped by assumptions ; Different ways to look at insight ; The logic of discovery --
Shutting the gates : what interferes with insights? Stupidity ; The study of contrasting twins ; Dumb by design ; How organizations obstruct insights ; How not to hunt for insights --
Opening the gates: how can we foster insights? Helping ourselves ; Helping others ; Helping our organizations ; Tips fir becoming an insight hunter ; The magic of insights.
Responsibility: Gary Klein.

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Insights can change the world. They help us solve problems and get things done. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed-- or what blocks them. Klein uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research into what insights are and how they happen.

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