Closing The Mind Gap Making Smarter Decisions in a Hypercomplex World

Closing the Mind Gap
Don Tapscott endorsement
“Cadsby’s ideas are vital for anyone seeking to understand and tackle the complex problems that confront all of us. Read them and prosper.”
Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, Chairman of Blockchain Research Institute and author
Roger Martin endorsement
“Ted Cadsby has done us all a favour with this lucid tour of humanity’s approach to thinking through the complexity of our world.”
Roger Martin, Author and former Dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Philip E. Tetlock endorsement
“William James said we are only half awake. Ted Cadsby shows there is a lot of scientific truth wrapped inside that metaphorical truth.”
Philip E. Tetlock, PhD, Annenberg University Professor, University of Pennsylvania Psychology Department and Wharton School of Business, and author of Expert Political Judgment
Phil Rosenzweig endorsement
“Brimming with insight, Ted Cadsby’s Closing the Mind Gap a book of ambitious scope, explaining why we so often make poor decisions — and how to do better. Professionals in all fields will find it highly valuable.”
Phil Rosenzweig, PhD, Professor of Strategy and International Business, IMD, and author of Left Brain, Right Stuff
Robin M. Hogarth endorsement
“Cadsby demonstrates his thesis by drawing masterfully on a wide range of scientific findings. His book is a remarkable wake-up call because thinking about important issues cannot be treated like ‘business as usual.’ We owe him thanks for making this point in such a comprehensive and illuminating manner.”
Robin M. Hogarth, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and author of Educating Intuition
Gary Klein endorsement
“A courageous synthesis of cognitive psychology, complexity theory and systems theory. Cadsby provides readers with practical implications for improving their decision-making process.”
Gary Klein, PhD, Senior Scientist at MacroCognition LLC and author of Seeing What Others Don’t
David Orrell endorsement
“This wide-ranging but accessible book distills the latest research in complexity theory and cognitive science, and shows how we can debug our ‘mental software’ to think and act more effectively in the modern world.”
David Orrell, PhD, mathematician and author of numerous books, including Truth or Beauty and Economyths


BPS Books

Publication Date

March 24, 2014


Paperback: 9781927483787 & 1927483786

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Invoking insights from numerous fields, Cadsby shows how we fail to recognize that we live in two different worlds simultaneously: one for which our intuitions are well-adapted and another for which we need more sophisticated ways of thinking—complex thinking for complex problems.

Organizations, governments, and even families and individuals all need better mental models to manage today’s complexity. Cadsby offers a toolkit of the very best thinking strategies available for tackling the twenty-first century challenges that every one of us faces.

A complex world demands complex thinking and complex leadership.

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