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June 8, 2023

Book Review | The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

By Jared Tilley | Senior Investment Analyst at NAOS Asset Management

Book Review: The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli is more of an encyclopedia than an actual book as it is a collection of short explanations, 3 pages each, covering cognitive biases and logical fallacies that cloud our judgment and hinder clear thinking. 

Dobelli, a Swiss entrepreneur and writer, covers 99 biases, each by drawing on a wide range of stories and anecdotes while providing practical tools to improve one’s decision-making process. He provides concepts in an engaging but also thought-provoking manner to illustrate various effects. 

While the book might not be for all, as at times it can be repetitive, Dobelli covers a wide range of biases from the most common being confirmation bias, hindsight bias to anchoring and selection bias to less known including social comparison bias and false consensus effect. For anyone looking to sharpen their thinking skills and avoid a few common pitfalls, this is worth the investment. 

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