Bestselling author William Poundstone conducts a hilarious and humbling investigation into the true worth of knowledge. What does it tell you, for example, when those who can pinpoint a country on a map are less likely to favour invading it? Underpinned by big data analysis and illustrated with eye-opening anecdotes, Poundstone's Head in the Cloud is an entertaining manifesto on the surprising benefits of broadening your horizons, as well as a warning of the dangers of an ill-informed electorate.
|Subject||Popular Psychology, Business|
‘Hilarious, humbling and brutally honest…This book is not merely a declaration of the woes of an ill-informed public, it also serves to highlight the benefits of broadening your horizons, offering insight and advice on how to best use today's media to stay informed.'
‘True fact: people who read Poundstone's extraordinary books are smarter (and happier) than people who don't.'
‘Poundstone is a smart thinker, a deft writer and a spinner of engaging tales.'