In Defense of Troublemakers by Charlan Nemeth audiobook

In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business

By Charlan Nemeth
Read by Joyce Bean

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6.04 Hours Unabridged
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An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not feared We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making. From Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden, lone objectors who make people question their assumptions bring groups far closer to truth--regardless of whether they are right or wrong. Essential reading for anyone who works in groups, In Defense of Troublemakers will radically change the way you think, listen, and make decisions.

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Summary

Summary

An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not feared

We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making.

From Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden, lone objectors who make people question their assumptions bring groups far closer to truth--regardless of whether they are right or wrong. Essential reading for anyone who works in groups, In Defense of Troublemakers will radically change the way you think, listen, and make decisions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A lucid, practical guide to fostering smarter teams, companies, and societies. Charlan Nemeth demonstrates the power of nonconformists in raising the quality of our group decisions.” William Poundstone, author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
“Good ammunition for contrarians and well-grounded in scholarly research.” Kirkus Reviews
“Nemeth makes her research accessible in a lucid and at times beautifully written form.” Success magazine
“There are many such useful ideas in Charlan Nemeth’s In Defense of Troublemakers, her study of dissent in life and the workplace. But if this one alone takes hold, it could transform millions of meetings, doing away with all those mushy, consensus-driven hours wasted by people too scared of disagreement or power to speak truth to gibberish.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Charlan Nemeth

Author Bio: Charlan Nemeth

Charlan Nemeth is an author and a professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English