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  1. Niklas Pivic Niklas Pivic says:

    I'll say this is a very American book, at its core; the stock images that cover the top of every chapter repelled me, as did the bad formatting of the book. Reading it made me realise two main issues: a) it badly needed editing, mainly due to its style and b) it would benefit from a complete overhaul where it comes to language. Where persons like Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein can navigate the oft-muddled waters where they run the risk of losing a reader completely but somehow manage to stay steadfast through harsh waters, the author—regardless of his best intentions—made me skip reading a lot of the time.

    Also, on the Kindle edition of this book: the entire book contains a slew of hyperlinked sections of words. As such, the book is near-impossible to check when using a Kindle reader, partly because how bad the built-in web browser is, and partly because it's impossible to read the link sources when offline.

  2. Lucy Lucy says:

    Basically a self-help guide for people who are unlikely to benefit from it. It encourages you to consider other people’s perspectives, keep an open mind, accept the fact that your beliefs could be mistaken. If you’re willing to read this book then you probably don’t need to read it. If you’re someone who needs to improve, you’re probably too close-minded to pay attention to anything these people say.

  3. Melissa Melissa says:


    This book reads as if the author considers the reader stupid. The biggest example is in the captions for each photo. Picture of people looking at a map and the caption says people looking at a map. I never would of known that without the caption to help.

  4. L L says:

    We all imagine that our beliefs, decisions, and actions are based on a sound foundation. Unfortunately, that rosy opinion of ourselves is often false. Our own brains have a tendency to take convenient shortcuts, such as gut reactions and a reliance of cognitive biases that lead us astray.

    Shortcuts save time and energy - that's why we use them - but occasionally they create personal or societal disasters. If we could only remember to search for the truth before major decisions, we'd all be better off. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has written a wonderful book to help us cut through misinformation, emotional traps, and hone in on the truth.

    I found lots of practical information, stuff that we might (or might not) learn through the hard knocks of life. The Individual Truth-Seeking section was my favorite part of the book. I've figured out some of this on my own, but if such a clear presentation had been available a couple of decades ago, the road would have been smoother and I'd be a happier person.

    The second section, Truth-Seeking & Other People is also useful. I plan to study this material and try to use it habitually. I am strongly drawn to Chapter 28 Collaborative Truth-Seeking and Chapter 29 Having Trouble Resolving Disagreements? Here Are Some Effective Techniques.

    I'm a bit burned out politically, so the final section Truth Seeking & Civic Life was less enjoyable for me. But that says more about me than Dr. Tsipursky's writing. It doesn't matter if we are Liberal or Independent or Conservative. It's important that politicians base their policies on real facts and rational thinking. We voters must recognize (and resist) when politicians are trying to manipulate us through our biases and emotions. And above all, we must recognize good journalism and avoid being fooled by fake news.

    Again, our political viewpoints aren't nearly as important as HOW we arrive there. The third section of this book helps a lot.

    Finally, unlike a lot of non-fiction books on the market, this one is meticulously researched and referenced. Buy the e-book version and you will find links to every claim made. Look up the hard facts and scientific research for yourself. You should expect no less from book about Truth. Gleb Tsipursky delivers his premise and backs it up.

  5. Vikki Stefans Vikki Stefans says:

    This is a remarkable book. A few of the images in it give away some left-leaning political bias, but the chapters full of general principles and the specific debate tactics used successfully by the author are extraordinarily valuable to anyone with a point of view they want to verify and defend. And there are ample portions devoted to difficulties and imperfections on both sides of the current divide. You do not have to be a statistician or a psychologist to grasp the explanations of probabilistic thinking or lizard brain and elephant analogies. I recommend it.

  6. Bentley Davis Bentley Davis says:

    This book helped me focus my thoughts and gave me confidence in convincing others. It provide quick actionable suggestions on how to think and express myself clearly and get past bickering to real understanding. I'll have to read it again in a few months to reinforce the tactics.

  7. Mark B. Mark B. says:

    Excellent for detailing personality types and specific ways to improve our effectiveness in achieving our life goals. I'm only half way through and already looking forward to utilizing the suggestions in improving my life and achieving my goals. Highly reccommended!

  8. Shafayet Karim Shafayet Karim says:

    Very Effective and Realistic book!
    Thank you very much Dr. Gleb Tsipursky for publishing “The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook” book which will really help people to develop more realistic expectations and accurate beliefs, which are necessary for achieving goals. I think this is a helpful book for me to lead an amazing life.
    I feel very worried and tensed when I found a mistake that I have done. I spent all day thinking about a mistake and I began to ask questions to myself, what I have done? What will happen next? These questions ruin my day. If I got this book in the past, I could have known how to control my mind after getting involved with such problems and learned about the intentional strategy of thinking “bad news is good news” to face the problem properly.
    I found the most surprising part of this book is “Stop! Live the Life You Want” By reading this book, I have learned that money and security mattered less than a profession that would be genuinely satisfying and meaningful and I have also learned about the 3 steps to have a clear life goal. I will take these 3 strategies included in this book with me to reach my goal successfully.
    I think the Attentional bias will be vulnerable for me because I usually get confused by taking an important decision in my life which will stay with me for a long time. I have learned that emotional traps could cost us our long-term happiness when they influence our big decisions, such as getting a new home or a car. Before taking an important decision in my life. I will definitely use the strategy included in this book to defend myself from the Attentional bias in the future. Thanks again for making my career path beautiful and I feel very grateful to read this book.

  9. David David says:

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has written a timely and essential book for all who are fed up with the current post- truth times we live in and are looking for ways to put real, verifiable truth back into public discourse. Using easy to follow scientific methods and data Dr. Tsipursky demonstrates how to make all our interactions more meaningful when we rely on verifiable, fact-based truth rather than emotionally charged rhetoric, ensuring that our beliefs are aligned with reality. He gives examples of how to recognize false information and how to help others do the same in a non-contentious, rational manner. Well worth your time to read and share with others. Highly recommended

  10. Tasnuva Tonny Tasnuva Tonny says:

    I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tsipursky to launch such a thoughtful book as the book has been organized into three sections. The first outlines truth-seeking strategies pursued primarily for the sake of avoiding false beliefs within ourselves. The second deals with truth-seeking in relation to other people. Finally, the third describes two strategies for individuals, teams, and organizations to see the truth and thus make better decisions. The effort I put into truth-seeking will be very much worth it. This book is quite helpful as this book includes more resources on effective decision-making. This book provides the manual for truth-seeking skills.
    This book would have been helpful in the past as I just came to know about how our minds work, we can be intentional about influencing our own thinking and feeling patterns. We can evaluate reality more clearly, make better decisions, and improve our ability to achieve goals. Once I had to go through fundamental attribution error which is also called correspondence bias in my university life. One of my best friend had a relationship with a bad guy. I was trying to make her understand that she is going to wrong path but my other friends found me wrong as they didn’t even know about my that friend who was involved with a bad guy. Without knowing the proper reason they all were misunderstanding me. If I would get chance to read this book earlier, I might solve this correspondence bias by applying different debiasing strategies as described in this book.
    What I read proved surprising and unexpected to know about the Cognitive biases - that lead us to make poor decisions, such as overconfidence effect, optimism bias, and planning fallacy. I agree with the author that our bad decision-making comes from failing to understand the role of emotions in making decisions. These bad decisions are costly. In our everyday life, bad decisions cause us to lose money, time, relationships, health, and happiness. Making bad decisions in the workplace results in our organizations losing money, time, and reputation, as well as undermining teamwork and employee morale. Now which I will be taking forward with me is I can make the best decisions possible for myself my team and my organization.
    I think Mere-exposure effect might be vulnerable. It refers to our brain’s tendency to believe something is true and good just because we are familiar with it, regardless of whether that something is actually true and good. Often I have been criticized by few people because in spite of being a girl I have chosen Textile Engineering as they think men prefer this subject rather than women but I truly feel that I enjoyed 4 years of my academic life. Also I did MBA in the same field. Everything in our lives, personal and professional, results from our decisions. Making good decisions depends on us having the right information. Practicing the skills of truth-seeking will help us develop more realistic expectations and accurate beliefs, which are necessary.

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The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science Based Guide ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science Based Guide By Gleb Tsipursky ✩ – How do you know whether something is true? How do you convince others to believe the facts? Research shows that the human mind is prone to making thinking errorspredictable mistakes that cause us to b How do you know whether Seeker’s Handbook: ePUB ´ something is true? How do you convince others to believe the facts? Research shows that the human mind is prone to making thinking errorspredictable mistakes that cause us to believe comfortable lies over inconvenient truths These errors leave us vulnerable to making decisions based on false beliefs, leading to disastrous The Truth PDF \ consequences for our personal lives, relationships, careers, civic and political engagement, and for our society as a wholeFortunately, cognitive and behavioral scientists have uncovered many useful strategies for overcoming our mental flaws This book presents a variety of researchbased tools for ensuring that our beliefs are aligned with reality With examples from daily life and an Truth Seeker’s Handbook: Kindle Ó engaging style, the book will provide you with the skills to avoid thinking errors and help others to do so, preventing disasters and facilitating success for yourself, those you care about, and our society.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 431 pages
  • The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science Based Guide
  • Gleb Tsipursky
  • English
  • 04 December 2017