The Art of Thinking Clearly

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The Art of Thinking Clearly
AuthorRolf Dobelli
CountryUnited Kingdom, United States
SubjectDecision making
PublisherSceptre (UK), Farrar, Straus and Giroux(USA)
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover, ebook, Paperback, Bookapp)
Pages326 pages
ISBN978-1-4447-5954-9 (UK), 978-0-06-221968-8 (USA)

The Art of Thinking Clearly is a 2013 book by the Swiss writer Rolf Dobelli which describes in short chapters 99 of the most common thinking errors – ranging from cognitive biases to envy and social distortions.

The book was written as weekly columns in leading newspapers in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and later in two German books. The book was in the top ten of Germany's Der Spiegel Bestseller list[1] for 80 consecutive weeks and has been translated into many languages. Outside Germany and Switzerland, the book hit the top ten bestseller lists in the U.K,[2] South Korea, India,[3] Ireland,[4] Singapore,[5] and Iran.[6] Author Nassim Taleb has asserted that the book included sections plagiarised from Taleb's manuscript of Antifragile.[7]

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  1. ^ Der Spiegel Bestseller List, 12 Jan 2012 Archived 31 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The Times bestseller list hardback non-fiction, 21 April 2013
  3. ^ [Crossword book retailer's bestseller list June 2013]
  4. ^ Writing.IE Bestseller List, 14 June 2013
  5. ^ The Straits Times bestseller list non-fiction, 28 April 2013
  6. ^ "نگاهی به ۵۰ کتاب پر فروش در سال ۹۵ [قسمت دوم] - روزیاتو". روزیاتو (in Persian). Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  7. ^ "Rolf Dobelli, Serial Plagiarist".

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