Subtract

Subtract

The Untapped Science of Less

Book - 2021 | First edition.
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Blending behavioral science and design, this book offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction-and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals. Klotz examines cultural, political, and economic trends underlying our neglect of subtraction, asserting that we have billions of years of evidence showing that lifeforms are perfectly capable of subtracting to improve. Proposing a new way to frame our behaviors, Klotz shares examples and anecdotes to supplement his techniques on implementing a new perspective and understanding of subtraction.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Flatiron Books,, 2021.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250249869
1250249864
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary: Blending behavioral science and design, this book offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction-and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals. Klotz examines cultural, political, and economic trends underlying our neglect of subtraction, asserting that we have billions of years of evidence showing that lifeforms are perfectly capable of subtracting to improve. Proposing a new way to frame our behaviors, Klotz shares examples and anecdotes to supplement his techniques on implementing a new perspective and understanding of subtraction.

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