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Subtract : the untapped science of less / Leidy Klotz.

Klotz, Leidy, 1978- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250249869
  • ISBN: 1250249864
  • ISBN: 9781250249876
  • ISBN: 1250249872
  • Physical Description: 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2021.

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Introduction: The other kind of change -- Part 1: Seeing more. Overlooking less: Legos, the lab, and beyond ; The biology of more: our adding instincts ; The temple and the city: adding brings civilization, and civilization brings more ; More-ality: time, money, and the modern gospel of adding -- Part 2: Sharing less. Noticeable less: finding and sharing subtraction ; Scaling subtraction: using less to change the system ; A legacy of less: subtracting in the Anthropocene ; From information to wisdom: learning by subtracting ; Takeaways.
Summary, etc.:
"Blending behavioral science and design, Leidy Klotz's Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction-and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals. Whether considering a stack of Legos, preparing a grilled cheese sandwich, or writing an essay, Leidy Klotz shows that we consistently overlook the principle of subtraction as a way to improve. Our mental preference for addition-for adding to what's already there rather than thinking of taking away-is so wide-spread and strong that we would prefer to accommodate wrong ideas than simply remove them. Drawing from his own pioneering research and scientific research throughout history, Klotz examines cultural, political, and economic trends underlying our neglect of subtraction, asserting that we have billions of years of evidence showing that lifeforms are perfectly capable of subtracting to improve. Proposing a new way to frame our behaviors, Klotz shares thought-provoking examples and anecdotes to supplement his proven techniques on implementing a new perspective and understanding of subtraction. By learning to use the counterintuitive approach of subtracting, we can revolutionize not just our day-to-day lives, but our work across every field and industry. Subtract shows how this innovative approach to life is the key to unlocking our greatest potential"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Stress management.
Gestion du stress.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Decision-Making & Problem Solving.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Stress management.
Genre: Psychology.
Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.
Livres de croissance personnelle.