Hard to Be Human
Overcoming Our 5 Cognitive Design Flaws
Ted Cadsby’s revealing and engaging book demonstrates that we can harness the power in our heads. A hopeful manual for actually living a better life.
AMANDA LANG, Anchor of BNN Bloomberg and bestselling author
They don’t know it, but other animals have it easier.
Humans have a unique talent for inflicting misery on themselves in the form of self-righteous fury, self-pity and even self-loathing, to name just a few. We whine, complain, stew, replay past anguish, get anxious about the future, and generally overreact to our overactive imaginations.
Why? Is there a solution? These are the two questions that Hard to Be Human addresses.
Closing the Mind Gap
Making Smarter Decisions in a Hypercomplex World
Ted Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of thinking through complexity.
ROGER MARTIN, former Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Today’s challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced. But the way we interpret and respond to the world has not kept pace.
Closing this mind gap requires greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world: mental strategies that are crucial for leadership, at every level, in the twenty-first century.
The 10 Biggest Investment Mistakes Canadians Make and How to Avoid Them
With clarity and wisdom, Cadsby has established himself as an author who must be read.
ANDREW ALLENTUCK, Globe and Mail
The 10 Mistakes is the best-selling book that itemizes the biggest investment errors made by retail investors. Invoking human psychology and the science of behavioural finance, Cadsby provides practical solutions, detailed advice and specific tips on how to make money by outsmarting yourself.
The Power of Index Funds
Ted’s case would make any fair judge rule: “Case closed.”
JOHN BOGLE, Founder and Former Chairman of The Vanguard Group
This is the revised edition of the best-selling Canadian breakout book on index investing. Cadsby covers every angle of this proven investment strategy, demonstrates its merits, and addresses all conceivable objections to it.
- Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong
- Stop Trusting Your Instincts
- The Wickedness Behind Most 21st-Century Leadership Failures
- What the Best Leaders Know About Knowing
- The Danger of Reading Something into Nothing
- Five Must-Reads for Tackling Complex Problems
- The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations
- Humans vs. Other Animals: Why Are We Still Debating?
- The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?
- The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong
- Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice
- Does Meditation Really Work? Part II: The Evidence
- Defying Our Maker: What the New Atheists Miss
- Why Buddhist Meditation Can’t Solve All Our Problems
- Is Agnosticism Just Timid Atheism? A Dialogue
- Atheist vs. Agnostic: Why The Difference Matters. A 2nd Dialogue