Closing the Mind Gap

Making Smarter Decisions in a Hypercomplex World

Hard to Be Human cover

Publisher  BPS Books

Publication Date  Marcj 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.


“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

“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

“William James said we are only half awake. Ted Cadsby shows there is a lot of scientific truth wrapped inside that metaphorical truth.”

Philip Tetlock, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Wharton School of Business

“Brimming with insight, professionals in all fields will find Cadsby’s book highly valuable.”

Phil Rosenzweig, PhD, Professor of strategy and international management, IMD

“Cadsby draws masterfully on a wide range of scientific findings. His book is a remarkable wake-up call. We owe him thanks.”

Robin Hogarth, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

“A courageous synthesis of psychology, complexity and systems theory. Cadsby provides practical implications for improving decision-making.”

Gary Klein, PhD, Senior Scientist MacroCognition LLC

“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

“Loved Cadsby’s Closing the Mind Gap which is a must-read for anyone wanting to tackle complexity!”

Amanda Lang, Anchor of BNN Bloomberg