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What disappointed you about Why We Make Mistakes?
I was hoping to learn more than "Why", I was actually expecting to learn what can be done to mitigate the numerous ways we misunderstand, incorrectly perceive, and distort the information our senses bring to us. I admit I did not finish the entire book, but after about 3 hours of listening to "revelations" about human behavior (most of which I have heard before), with no mention or promise of anything coming later to help address those behaviors, I gave up.
What do you think your next listen will be?
The Toyota Way to Leadership
Which scene was your favorite?
The story that a famous actor told about punching a guy off his bar stool before noticing he didn't have legs.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Maybe for some people who have never heard about the behavior studies, they might find it interesting.
Any additional comments?
If there are solutions or suggestions offered at the end, they should really start earlier in the book letting the reader/listener know that there is a reason to continue.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Not a fabulous book. While it did list many examples of mistakes, only a handful of explanations for mistakes were supplied. The emphasis was clearly on displaying "here's another example of a mistake". When an explanation was offered it was obvious information, easily inferred by listening to the mistake description. On the few occasions a recommended solution was suggested it was very weak. The book seemed to be over stuffed with examples, many very obvious, burying the few good nuggets.
Overall, this title seems to only have enough information for a magazine article but was stretched to reach book length.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful