THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A master of the genre’ The Times
Success is no longer just about talent, or knowledge or skill. Today, it is also about freeing ourselves from the blinkers and blind spots that beset us all, and harnessing a critical new ingredient: cognitive diversity.
In this bold and inspiring new book, Matthew Syed – the bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking – offers a radical new approach to success and a route map to how we can tackle our most complex challenges, such as obesity, terrorism and climate change.
Rebel Ideas draws upon cutting-edge research in psychology, economics and anthropology, and takes lessons from a dazzling range of case studies, including the catastrophic intelligence failings of the CIA before 9/11, a communication breakdown at the top of Mount Everest and a moving tale of deradicalisation in America’s Deep South.
It is a book that will strengthen any institution or team, but also offers dozens of individual applications too: the art of personal reinvention, the extraordinary benefits of personalised nutrition and how to break free of the echo chambers that surround us all.
Rebel Ideas offers a radical blueprint for the future. It challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent and forces us to think again about how success really happens.