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The Difference:
How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies
Scott E. Page
With a new preface by the author

Book Description | Reviews
Prologue [HTML] or [PDF format]
A Q&A with author Scott E. Page

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Prufrock Avoided xiii
Acknowledgments
The Continuous Life xix
Prologue
How Diversity Trumps Ability
Fun at Caltech xxv
Introduction
Unpacking Our Differences 1

PART ONE: UNPACKING THE TOOLBOX

CHAPTER 1: Diverse Perspectives How We See Things 23
CHAPTER 2: Heuristics Do the Opposite 52
CHAPTER 3: Interpretations Our Own Private Flatland 73
CHAPTER 4: Predictive Models Judging Books by Their Covers 90
CHAPTER 5: Measuring Sticks and Toolboxes Calipers for the Brain 103

PART TWO: DIVERSITY'S BENEFITS: BUILDING FROM TOOLS

CHAPTER 6: Diversity and Problem Solving Darwin's Brass Tacks 131
CHAPTER 7: Models of Information Aggregation Mindless Signals 175
CHAPTER 8: Diversity and Prediction The Crowd of Models 197

PART THREE: DIVERSE VALUES: A CONFLICT OF INTERESTS (OR IS IT)?

CHAPTER 9: Diverse Preferences Why Tapas 239
CHAPTER 10: Preference Aggregation Four (Not So) Depressing Results 255
CHAPTER 11: Interacting Toolboxes and Preferences Go Ask Alice 285

PART FOUR: THE PUDDING: DOES DIVERSITY GENERATE BENEFITS?

CHAPTER 12: The Causes of Cognitive Diversity Family Vacations, College, or Identity? 299
CHAPTER 13: The Empirical Evidence The Pudding 313

PART FIVE: GOING ON THE OFFENSIVE

CHAPTER 14: A Fertile Logic Putting Ideas to Work 339
Epilogue: The Ketchup Questions 371
Notes 377
Index 411

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