I Don't Know

I Don't Know

In Praise of Admitting Ignorance (except When You Shouldn't)

Book - 2013
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In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it's more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance--Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781594632396
Branch Call Number: 177 COHEN
Characteristics: 116 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 27, 2017

I wish I had this book earlier in my life. There always seems to be (especially as a student) shame in saying "I don't know" but there are good reasons to say it. This is a good book to read if you are a student or just starting in the business world.

Jun 22, 2015

Good at providing insight in to why we have issues saying "I don't know" as a culture but something felt lacking overall.


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