Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking [Book Review]

Success isn’t about talent or knowledge.

Find out why success is actually about freeing ourselves from blind spots and harnessing cognitive diversity

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • How Cognitive Diversity leads to better outcomes in groups and teams
  • How Diversity and Excellence are not mutually exclusive
  • Why Diversity is a necessary issue to address

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

We should make changes to the way we manage our teams if we perform complex tasks

“This means taking into account how we manage ourselves on a practical basis. For example, brainstorming is a way that we generate ideas in teams to address a problem, but the book argues that this isn’t always efficient.”

We should move beyond generic standards as benchmarks

The book made the point that Standardising the way people, work or learn squashes diversity”

We should think critically about Diversity

“A lot of time was spent here, critiquing the book, the author and the issues with the limited way that diversity was presented and if it was useful or appropriate. It reminded me why these conversations are important. The book itself was presenting an alternative perspective on the diversity conversation and that shouldn’t be dismissed.”

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Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking 

Matthew Syed

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