Learning to Think Critically: The 2019 Booklist

What we’re reading in 2019 to level up our workmind, workbody, and worksoul.

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“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

Maya Angelou

There are booklists, and then there are booklists. It seems that there are countless booklists on entrepreneurship and leadership. The booklists we love? The ones that list the best reads on critical thinking. At Workwell, we’re kind of obsessed with developing our critical thinking skills. Why? Well, if you believe that you (as a person) are a rational decision maker, can spot the truth, know right from wrong, and can’t be influenced by your emotions, think again. What you see, what you read, and, most importantly, what you believe taints every single decision you make – from what you wear to what you watch to how you invest to the beliefs you have about yourself and the world around you. We’re declaring 2019 the Year of the Critical Mind. Start reading!

January: Principles: Life and Work

February: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

March: Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

April: Weaponized Lies: How to Think Clearly in the Post Truth Era

May: Thinking Fast and Slow

June: Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives

July: Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies

August: Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking

September: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

October: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

November: The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

December: You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself

BONUS: 101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think

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