Oct 18, 2019
Science journalist David Robson, author of the brilliant The Intelligence Trap - Why smart people make dumb mistakes, takes us on a wild ride through the stupid things smart people do, and why.
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Books recommended by David:
Cure - A journey into the science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant
Possessed - Why we want more than we need by Bruce Hood
About David Robson:
David is a senior journalist at BBC Feature. He writes in-depth features on medicine, psychology and neuroscience for the Atlantic, New Scientist, Mosaic, Aeon, and the Guardian. He is the author of The Intelligence Trap, published by Hodder and Stoughton (UK)/ WW Norton (USA & Canada) in 2019. A popular science book in the style of Malcolm Gladwell and Charles Duhigg, The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge psychological research on intelligence and decision making, to explain why even highly educated people are prone to error - and the ways they can protect themselves from those mistakes. Translation rights have been sold in 12 languages.
He has interviewed everyone from real-life vampires to the hyper-polyglots who have mastered more than 30 languages, and the scientists hunting for the elixir of life – in whale blubber.
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About your host, Zoë Routh:
Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.
Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.
Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.