The Social Animal: A Story of How Success Happens
Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Short Books
Pages no: 549
Edition language: English
There's a lot about this book that could have gone really wrong. In fact, it's the perfect recipe for disaster. I can imagine the pitch to the publisher, "I'm going to tell a fictional story whose purpose is to briefly summarize each of of more than 50 popular books and bring the disparate ideas tog...
This is a book that looks that the sciences that concern the human mind and behaviours. But it is written looking at a couple of fictional characters called Harold and Erica, and pauses at points in their lives to consider the sciences behind the assumptions.The science parts are therefore very good...
Brilliantly explained, loved reading this.
When I finished this book, I marveled at the way the author put together in one book all the concepts of social science; it was as if the author had assembled a beautiful and complex puzzle. It was a novel way to bring home all the ideas compiled from decades of research. I was drawn into the story ...
Before reading this book I believed that I and most other humans used our rational minds to make life's decisions. After reading this book I now know that the subconscious mind is a raging monster and the rational mind is the midget hanging on for dear life who thinks that since his hands are on th...