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5.0 out of 5 stars How to expand your thinking
This is an extraordinary collection of essays and presentations form a diverse bunch of academics, which has all the opportunities to be a lot of waffle. However, it manages to be both rigorous and exciting at the same time. many of the contributors are at the front of their fields, and you can "hear" them talk about subjects and concepts that are still a long way...
Published 10 months ago by Charles MacKinnon

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, given Brockman's other work
This is all rambling gossip - full of anecdotes - and hardly anything new.

Very disappointing, given Brockman's other collections such as What are you optimistic about, This will make you smarter, etc
Published 5 months ago by Bob Bollen


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5.0 out of 5 stars How to expand your thinking, 2 Jan 2014
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This is an extraordinary collection of essays and presentations form a diverse bunch of academics, which has all the opportunities to be a lot of waffle. However, it manages to be both rigorous and exciting at the same time. many of the contributors are at the front of their fields, and you can "hear" them talk about subjects and concepts that are still a long way from mainstream thinking, but once considered, seem self evident.

Its not a quick read; I tend to only be able to read a chapter at a time as the concepts are complex, but well worth the effort.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, given Brockman's other work, 20 Jun 2014
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This is all rambling gossip - full of anecdotes - and hardly anything new.

Very disappointing, given Brockman's other collections such as What are you optimistic about, This will make you smarter, etc
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5.0 out of 5 stars very thoughtful read, 25 May 2014
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I have read other books in this series, enjoyed them all, very thought provoking, small self contained sections so I can dip in and out freely, and still take something away from the experience,
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5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of interesting ideas, 18 Sep 2014
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I love the way different people think about the same subject. It proves once more that great ideas are not owned by anyone (be it Einstein or any other much revered scientist). It proves that ideas are every-changing, from person to person, from scientist to scientist.
This is not a book in the classical sense where an author write about a subject. Where the author gets wrapped and slowly mummifies itself in layers of same ideas which he has to justify and defend and protect . Is rather a collection of free range ideas. This is why I like it so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Double mindedness is dangerous, 26 Sep 2014
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Indecision has been the enemy that mankind is facing today. Whether right or wrong a decision needs to be made
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 28 Aug 2014
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Thought provoking
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