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The Resource The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose

The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose

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The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness
Title
The End of Average
Title remainder
How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness
Statement of responsibility
Todd Rose
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Language
eng
Summary
Are you above average? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we resemble it or how far we deviate from it. In The End of Average, Todd Rose shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees or students. This isn't hollow sloganeering- it's a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. Weaving science, history, and his experiences as a high school dropout, Rose brings to life the untold story of how we came to embrace the scientifically flawed idea that averages can be used to understand individuals and offers a powerful alternative: the three principles of individuality. The Jaggedness principle (talent is never one-dimensional), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness- that of others- and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life.--jacket cover
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.R6565 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose
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The End of Average : How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, Todd Rose
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The look-alike competition -- Part I: The age of average -- 1. The invention of the average -- 2. How our world became standardized -- 3. Overthrowing the average -- Part II: The principles of individuality -- 4. Talent is always jagged -- 5. Traits are a myth -- 6. We all walk the road less traveled -- Part III: The age of individuals -- 7. When businesses commit to individuality -- 8. Replacing the average in higher education -- 9. Redefining opportunity
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062358363
Lccn
2015031522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)926105728

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