LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Rebel Ideas

by Matthew Syed

Rebel Ideas Synopsis

Where do the best ideas come from? And how do we apply these ideas to the problems we face - at work, in the education of our children, and in the biggest shared challenges of our age: rising obesity, terrorism and climate change? In this bold and inspiring new book, Matthew Syed - the bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking - argues that individual intelligence is no longer enough; that the only way to tackle these complex problems is to harness the power of our 'cognitive diversity'. Rebel Ideas is a fascinating journey through the science of team performance. It draws on psychology, economics, anthropology and genetics, 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 deradicalization in America's deep South. It is book that will strengthen any company, institution or team, but it also offers many individual applications too: the remarkable benefits of personalised nutrition, advice on how to break free of the echo chambers that surround us, and tips on how we can all develop an 'outsider mindset'. Rebel Ideas offers a radical blueprint for creative problem-solving. It challenges hierarchies, encourages constructive dissent and forces us to think again about where the best ideas come from.

Rebel Ideas Press Reviews

Syed excels in drawing together disparate stories and examples, and weaving them together into an interesting narrative * TES * Entertainingly weaves together stories from business and politics to argue persuasively that cognitive diversity boosts collective intelligence * The Times * A master of the genre * The Times * Will change the way you think about success and even about life A gripping read, full of intelligence and perspective On a vital and still-overlooked topic, Matthew Syed has assembled a compelling base of evidence from a wide range of scientists. If that sounds intimidating, don't worry: Syed is a superb storyteller. I couldn't put the book down, and I learned so much. A stunning achievement * The Undercover Economist *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473613942
Publication date: 31st March 2020
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Psychology, History of ideas, Popular psychology, Social, group or collective psychology, Social & political philosophy, Interdisciplinary studies, Cognitive science,

About Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed is The Sunday Times number one bestselling author of Bounce, Black Box Thinking and You Are Awesome. He writes an award-winning newspaper column in The Times and is the host of the hugely successful BBC podcast, Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. Matthew is the co-founder of Greenhouse, a charity that empowers youngsters through sport, a member of the FA's High Performance Committee and an ambassador for the PiXL educational foundation. Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children. To find out more about Matthew's work visit: www.matthewsyed.co.uk

More About Matthew Syed

More Books By Matthew Syed

Cover for You Are Awesome Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything by Matthew Syed
Cover for Bounce: How Champions are Made by Matthew Syed
Cover for Dare to Be You  by Matthew Syed
View All Books By Matthew Syed

Share this book