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About Albert Rutherford
Albert Rutherford likes to keep himself busy with one of his long-cherished dreams - becoming an author. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, reading the newest science reports, fishing, and pretending he knows a thing or two about wine.
He firmly believes in Benjamin Franklin's words, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
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Our everyday lives are filled with inefficient and ineffective decisions and solutions. Being overwhelmed by the magnitude of our problems makes it hard to think clearly. We procrastinate and overthink. Our thoughts are tainted with biases. If only there was a way to simplify our decision-making and problem-solving process and get satisfying, consistent results!
The good news is, there is!
Apply computer algorithms to your everyday problems.
Learn what algorithms are and use them for better decision-making, problem-solving, and staying on track with your plans. Become more productive, organized, finish what you start, and make better decisions.
If you feel that you’re not living up to your potential, struggle with being consistent about your habits, and would like to make quicker and better decisions, this book is for you!
Get things started immediately and finish them within your deadline.
Thinking in Algorithms presents research and scientific studies on behavioral economics, cognitive science, and neuropsychology about what constitutes a great decision, what are and how to manage its roadblocks. This is an interdisciplinary work that will help you learn how to apply computer algorithm-based solutions to your life challenges.
Know when to stop. Be efficient with your time and energy.
Albert Rutherford is an internationally bestselling author whose writing derives from various sources, such as research, coaching, academic and real-life experience.
Machine learning principles for the laymen.
- Learn to build your own problem-solving algorithms using a unique formula.
- The science of optimal stopping.
- How to overcome procrastination and overthinking using algorithms.
- Design a schedule to meet your deadlines and maximize efficiency.
Help your emotional, biased brain to make more rational and predictable decisions and follow through plans using algorithm-based problem-solving today!
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Master strategic thinking and gain competitive advantage.
Have you ever wondered how to make better decisions and solve problems with more ease?
Learn Game Theory shares the well-hidden secrets of great decision-makers.
Use Logic and Reason to Manage Uncertainty.
Life is full of uncertainty. You don't know what lies ahead. But you can learn to control the controllable by using logic and reason.
With the help of this book, you'll discover new ways to think about - and solve - problems more efficiently than ever before. Discover how strategic games model real-life behavior. You would be surprised how many game theory concepts affect your life.
Game theory is a management device that helps rational decision-making.
Game Theory is a branch of mathematics dedicated to the study of rational, strategic decision-making. You can apply it in many different fields, from psychology, economics, and politics to military strategy, business, and even retail pricing! It focuses on conflict and cooperation between intelligent, rational players, analyzing how to optimize one’s decisions, taking into account others' actions.
This book won’t just give you theoretical knowledge. It will teach you practical life skills! The logical deductions used in game theory can help you learn superior decision-making skills based on strategic analysis.
Become Confident in Your Decision-Making Skills.
Albert Rutherford is an internationally bestselling author and a retired corporate executive. His books draw on various sources, from corporate system building, strategic analysis, scientific research, and his life experience. He has been building and improving systems his whole adult life and brings his proven advice to you.
Predict the future with more accuracy.
What’s the best way to ask for a raise?
How to choose a date spot with your partner avoiding friction?
How do top athletes choose their best moves?
How do companies like Nike or Adidas optimize their sales strategy?
Extraordinary decisions will lead to outstanding success. Use the principles of game theory to have more confidence in your choices. Learn Game Theory is written in a casual, easy-to-follow way, with an abundance of relevant examples. It will help you get shrewd by applying strategic thinking and make better decisions based on logic and analysis.
Learn Game Theory and make better business decisions, improve your relationships, understand people around you, and get out of sticky situations more effectively!
Think with clarity, depth, and speed. Become an effective problem solver and decision maker.
We often have blind spots for the actual reasons that cause problems in our lives. So we try to fix our issues based on assumptions, false analysis, and mistaken deductions. This can bring a lot of misunderstanding, anxiety, and frustration into our personal and work relationships.
Tools of Systems Thinkers shares powerful strategies to organize your thoughts into transparent patterns and find the real roots of your problems and fix them once and for all.
Notice details others miss. See through complexity.
Resist jumping to conclusions prematurely. Evaluate information correctly and consistently to make better decisions. Stop sabotaging your self-interest. Overwrite your autopilot with logical and analytical tools. This unique book will give them to you. Learn to utilize mental models and system maps to your greatest advantage.
Mental models provide transparency, order, deeper understanding, and context to your problem. System maps can become your leading cognitive tool to find a clear solution that lasts.
Change your thinking, change your results.
Albert Rutherford is an internationally bestselling author and a retired corporate executive. His books draw on various sources, from corporate system building, organizational behavior analysis, scientific research, and his life experience. He has been building and improving systems his whole adult life and brings his proven strategies to you.
Regain focus. Discover relevant information.
•Find out the 5 most powerful mental models and system maps.
•Learn to create a visual representation of complex problems with dynamic systems.
•Use system tools to fix your everyday problems.
•Find real-life examples and exercises to deepen your knowledge at the end of each chapter.
Make smart and clear decisions.
Change your way of thinking. Master analytical, critical, and creative thinking. Become a systems thinker and discover how to approach your life from an entirely new perspective.
Stay alert and avoid being tricked. Apply logic and analysis to your everyday life. Detect hidden assumptions, spot inconsistencies, and recognize dishonesty.
The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our thinking.
And the quality of our thinking is often determined by the quality questions we ask from ourselves. Critical thinking is the art of asking relevant, necessary, and meaningful questions to discover the objective truth behind words, events, and opinions in general.
Today we have more access to information than ever before. Information influences our world view and decisions often without us noticing it. Following wrong idols can lead us to bad decisions which lead to unhappiness and a dissatisfying life. When what’s “right, beautiful, successful, and cool” gets dictated around us we often forget to think for ourselves and make our own choices. Thus we make bad decisions based on the opinion of others – not even our own.
Who should make your life choices for you? You’ve put your own thoughts, wishes, and opinions off for too long. It’s time for that to change.
Elements of Critical Thinking provides you with unique insights into the nature of thinking and reasoning - why are we often so wrong, why we are so inclined to avoid the responsibility of thinking for ourselves, and how can we develop solid, objective patterns of thought.
This book is a guide for the notoriously “trusting,” “overwhelmed,” and “gullible”. It is a deep psychological dive into what makes us stop thinking for ourselves, and how to systematically combat those compulsions. It’s a book that stands apart from others because of the plethora of real-life examples, studies, and solutions. If you wish to add to your critical thinking toolkit, you’ll find the step-by-step answer in here.
Elements of Critical Thinking lays out:
- The function of critical thinking and its main obstacles.
- The varied elements of critical reasoning.
- Important abilities and traits of critical thinkers.
- The vocabulary of critical analysis,
- The models essential to critical thinking.
The most secure way of making good decisions is to have well-practiced and predictable strategies that you can use when you are faced with a problem that requires deeper analysis.
This book will provide you with helpful exercises and tips to help you can find better solutions to your problems.
- Learn the essential critical thinking skills when reading, writing, and speaking;
- Be on your guard for hidden cognitive traps when shopping and interacting with advertisers.
– Discover the tools and strategies can help you become a more disciplined thinker, developing your analytical, reasoning, and reflective thinking skills.
Be ready to learn. Be ready to argue intellectually.
- Learn to read between the lines and assess the validity of statements.
- Identify and separate logical and illogical reasoning.
- Learn how to construct a fair, well-reasoned argument with the help of formal and informal logic.
As a physicist and computer scientist, I was always looking for logical, well-founded answers to questions. Yet, I needed to stay open to question my knowledge fairly often, revise my beliefs held, and unlearn some.
Chaos and unpredictability dominate our world- affecting even the smallest of events. We often cannot predict how seemingly insignificant actions will alter our lives. This may lead us into rash decisions driven by the urge to regain control and quickly fix problems. But poorly considered decisions often create more problems for us than they solve.
If you can’t fight something, get to know it and use it to your advantage.
This book is a primer on nonlinear system dynamics and chaos; how these forces shape our world and how to overcome their adverse effects. Reading this book will teach you to prepare for unpredictable events, and give you the tools to navigate the challenges of a chaotic world.
The Systems Thinker – Dynamic Systems sheds light on why sometimes life sometimes unfolds counterintuitively to expectations, how small changes can lead to tremendously big ones over time.
- Learn the difference between linear and nonlinear systems and their effect on your life.
- Deepen your knowledge about the additivity and homogeneity principle.
- How to use synergy and interference in real life?
- What are feedback loops and how can they generate equilibrium?
Get introduced to the world of chaos.
- Detailed introduction to chaos theory and the butterfly effect.
- Learn the importance of exponentials, power laws, long-tail distribution, phase transitions, bifurcation, and strange attractors. - Discover the world of fractals.
Learn about the Raleigh-Benard instability, Metcalf’s Law, Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, the Koch snowflake and others. Incorporate the concept of chaos and unpredictability into your life to –counterintuitively – find more peace and predictability.
Would you like to have better solutions to your problems? Struggling to understand why things went wrong when you did everything right?
Learn to Think in Systems can help you with these problems.
Systems surround us and we might not even be aware of it. Your household is a system. The bakery on the corner is a system. Your class at school, your department at work, and your weekend soccer team made of wholehearted dads is a system too. You are a vital part of more complex systems like your country, the economy, or the world; learn about their changing nature, and find optimal solutions to problems related to them.
The world is more connected than ever thanks to innovations like telephone, television, computers, and internet. The way we sense reality changed significantly. Using conventional thinking to understand the world as it functions today is not enough. We need to know the elements of systems thinking to see beyond simple cause-effect connections. This book will help you to find strategic solutions to every complex, modern problem.
Learn To Think in Systems focuses on the nine fundamental system archetypes; our mental models related to them, and the step-by-step implication methods to fix them. Learn to use systems archetypes to solve your problems at work, in your business, in your relationship, and social connections.
See through the motivations and understand the drives of contemporary politics, economics, and education. Widen your perspective, think critically, analyze deeply, clear your vision, be more logical and rational just by applying systems thinking.
Think differently and get different results.
• Learn the language of systems thinking.
• Apply the best systems thinking ideas, models, and frameworks in your cognitive and decision-making process.
• Learn to understand, design, and find solutions to the main system problems called ‘archetypes.’
Complexity, organizational pathways, and networks gain more and more importance in our interconnected world. Learn To Think in Systems gives you real-life examples to make the adoption process of this type of thinking smooth.
Define your problems more accurately, find better, long-lasting solutions to your problems, learn to create strategic plans using systems diagrams, and understand your place and power over the world.
The improved second edition is now available!
Find the optimal solutions to your problems. Gain a deep understanding of the “what, why, how, when, how much” questions of your life.
Become a Systems Thinker and discover how to approach your life from an entirely new perspective.
What is systems thinking? Put it simply, thinking about how things interact with one another.
Why should this matter to you? Because you are a system. You are a part of smaller and larger systems – your community, your country, your species. Understanding your role within these systems and how they affect, hinder, or aid your life's fulfillment can lead you to better answers about yourself and the world.
Information is the most precious asset these days. Evaluating information correctly is almost priceless. Systems thinkers are some of the bests in collecting and assessing data, as well as creating impactful solutions in any context.
The Systems Thinker will help you to implement systems thinking at your workplace, human relations, and everyday thinking habits.
Boost your observation and analytical skills to find the real triggers and influencing forces behind contemporary politics, economics, health, and education changes.
Systems thinking clears your vision by teaching you to find not only differences but also similarities. This bi-directional analyzing ability will give you a more complex worldview, a more profound understanding of problems, and better solutions.
The car stopped because its tank is empty – so it needs gas. Easy problem, easy solution, right? But could you explain just as quickly why the price of gas rose by 5% the past month? After becoming a systems thinker, you’ll be able to answer that question with the same ease.
Change your thoughts, change your results.
•What are the main elements, questions, and methods of thinking in systems?
•The most widely used systems archetypes, maps, models, and analytical methods.
•Learn to identify and provide solutions to even the most complex system problems.
•Deepen your understanding of human motivation with systems thinking.
The past fifty years brought so many changes to our lives. The world has become more interconnected than ever. Old rules can’t explain the new world anymore. But systems thinking can.
Learn systems thinking and become a master of analytical, critical, and creative thinking.
Enhance your logic, reason, judgment, and wisdom. Increase your ability to create concise and reasoned arguments using data and evidence, to get a genuine conclusion.
The Systems Thinker – Analytical Skills aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively. This book will show you how to:
• Increase your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, experience in a logical manner.
• Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning.
• Look at what type of evidence are decisions commonly based on.
• Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking.
The book presents the methods that good problem solvers use in understanding complex ideas. It provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions. It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills.
Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about - questions, problems, disciplines.
• The most widely used forms of analysis.
• Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools.
• Learn to question purposes, problems, information, and concepts.
• Interdisciplinary analytical tools to understand and assess your own reasoning, be it about a highly technical question or your everyday life.
The Systems Thinker – Analytical Skills helps you to find the most fundamental logic of any discipline, problem, or thesis. Transfer your knowledge between and among subjects and fields of observation.
• Learn four types of profound analysis.
• Learn to read and create statistical charts.
• Learn and correct the most frequent errors in reasoning.
• Learn to complement your analytical thinking tools with synthetic, systemic, critical, and creative thinking tools.
Good analytical thinking skills are deeply necessary if you are working in business, education, law, politics, and economics. Understanding the underlying structure of a problem can help you come up with the best solution.
Adopt analytical thinking skills to make better decisions, assess situations more accurately, and persuade other people with more success to consider your point of view. This book serves as a springboard toward analytic proficiency.
Identify false information. Avoid getting tricked. Be quick-witted and insightful.
Would you like to ask the right questions, come up with strong arguments, detect biases and irrational or illogical reasoning? But you don’t know where to start learning these?
The Art of Thinking Critically will help you with that!
Using the brightest ideas and best practices of some of the greatest thinkers, you can become a self-thought critical thinker who doesn’t accept things at face value. With the help of guided exercises, you will learn how to do your own research, think about information for yourself, and draw conclusions that stand true to you.
Avoid being manipulated.
Being surrounded by inaccurate and often misleading information can feel overwhelming. Become more astute and catch inconsistencies in others’ reasoning, don’t be misled.
Learn to question, fact-check, and correct people without sounding offensive.
- How to self-educate to think more critically.
- Equip yourself with good questions and ideas on how to think for yourself.
- Break out of herd mentality.
- Get a structure on how to implement critical thinking practices in your life.
Human beings are generally curious and wish to understand the world better. But many of us didn’t have the luck to learn effective questioning techniques as children. We were not encouraged to form opinions and were rather scolded for being too curious. So we didn’t learn how to properly question and assess the information we hear, read, and how to think for ourselves. But we can absolutely change that! And educate our children to be better equipped with critical thinking skills.
Make better decisions. Don’t be gullible.
Regain focus. Select relevant information. Make quick and clear decisions.
We are dealing with too many options, too much information, conflicting advice on general choices like what diet to choose, or who to choose as a mate. It’s hard to maintain focus and be confident in our decisions under such conditions.
The Systems Thinker –Mental Models helps you make decisions based on your relevant thought patterns and true values. Finding the most relevant information to YOU, the best decision to YOU is a matter of exploring YOUR thoughts and wants.
Mental models are cognitive frameworks that you can use to make order in your head, tune out the noise, and focus on what’s important – without getting overwhelmed. Mental models provide transparency, order, deeper understanding, context, and most importantly, a clear solution or conclusion about problems. Using systems thinking as your leading cognitive tool will provide depth AND width to your mental analysis.
Learn how corporate executives, economists, and policy makers analyze big data and make decisions based on it.
•Discover 12 powerful thinking tools to facilitate your though processes
•Understanding and model dynamic systems
•Learn to use mental models through real-life examples
Mental models are so much more than a cognitive tool; they help with productivity, enhance understanding, boost critical thinking, and analytical skills.
•Understand how corporations make multidimensional decisions
•Learn to design your own mental models to map out your real priorities
•Learn to include soft variables such as emotions into your analysis
•Shift your mindset from blaming to accountability and resolve conflicts easier.
Do you want to ask smart questions like Socrates, be an out-of-the-box thinker like John Stuart Mill, and rational like Descartes?
These people have at least one thing in common; they were great critical thinkers of their time and their shared wisdom lived through the centuries.
Lessons From Critical Thinkers provides intellectual power to engage with and participate in effective critical thoughts, arguments, debates, reading, and reflection drawn from methods in the history of philosophical cognitive development.
•Learn to think slowly and deliberately before making a decision
•Get ready to question opinions and even facts
•Learn to gather information before jumping to conclusions
•Accept and expect the biased and flawed nature of human cognition
Lessons From Critical Thinkers gives you a thorough presentation of the ideas and principles of critical thinking practiced by the greatest minds in history. Learn about the most important critical thinking methods to make better decisions in your personal life, career, and friendships.
Equip yourself with the essential methods for clear, analytical, logical thinking and critique in a range of ideas and everyday situations.
• Discover critical thinking by familiarizing with concepts from other disciplines, like philosophy, cognitive biases and errors, race and gender from sociology and political science, and symbols from rhetoric.
• Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to your day to day problems
• Find the most rewarding options in any opportunity.
Lessons From Critical Thinkers is a helpful book for readers of any age and background who want to improve their critical thinking skills by learning from the greatest thinkers of all time. Learn to filter out irrelevant information efficiently and prioritize your resources to get the best results. Enhance your communication skills, reasoning, and logic.
Improve your critical, logical, observational, and rational thinking skills with the timeless principles presented in this book.
Understand your brain for wisdom, stability, peace, and clarity.
Improve your critical and rational thinking skills by understanding the science of your brain.
Being irrational and making snap judgments is natural. But you can prevent both if you know what cognitive patterns to look for. Start thinking effectively from the root - neuroscience and how it impacts your critical analysis and thinking.
Critical thinking skills improve your decision-making muscle, speed up your deductive thinking skills, and improve your judgment.
In Neuroscience and Critical Thinking, you’ll find widely usable and situation-specific advice on how to view about your daily life, business, friendships, opinions, and even social media in a critical fashion.
Easily spot errors in reasoning.
•Think slowly and deliberately before making a snap judgment or decision
•Question assumptions and opinions (including your own)
•How to gather information before jumping to conclusions
•Accept and expect that human nature is ultimately biased and prone to make cognitive errors
Learn about the most important critical thinking principles as well as shortcuts to make better decisions.
•Learn the main principles of critical thinking.
•Solve underlying issues, not mere symptoms
•Find the most rewarding aspects of any opportunity
•Detect the thinking errors of larger groups or individuals
Ask powerful questions to effectively self-assess.
Level up your critical thinking skills and save time, filter out irrelevant information efficiently, and prioritize your resources to get the best results. Identify better problem-solving approaches rather than relying on standard methods that don’t suit your case. Enhance your communication skills, reasoning, and logic.