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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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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The rising star and face of the new field "science of the individual" draws from the latest psychological and sociological research to show that success is found in individual strengths and weaknesses that don't fit along any average curve--a powerful manifesto for change in the ranks of Emotional Intelligence and The Power of Habit.Modern science has proven that people behave and learn in distinctive ways. And yet these individual patterns get lost in our institutions of opportunity--from education to the workforce--which remain rooted in the misguided belief that statistical averages are good enough to understand individuals and identify their unique talents. Standardized tests, grading systems, job applicant profiling, performance reviews--they invariably ignore our differences and ultimately fail at measuring our capacity for success.In this first popular book on the science of the individual, Todd Rose, a pioneer in the field draws on the latest research to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group findings or averages, we can rethink the world and everyone's potential in it. By understanding the three "principles of individuality"--the principle of the jagged profile, the principle of context, and the principle of pathways--we can avoid setting ourselves and those we are tasked with helping succeed (our children, students, employees) up for repeated failure and instead find the right path for success.The End of Average reminds us that we are not anything close to average--because the average is a statistical myth--and presents a new way of understanding and maximizing everyone's potential"--
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1974-
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Rose, Todd
Dewey number
155.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.R6565 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Individuality
  • Conformity
  • Average
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • Average
  • Conformity
  • Individuality
Label
The end of average : how we succeed in a world that values sameness, Todd Rose
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062358363
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015031522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99966266455
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926105728
  • (OCoLC)926105728
Label
The end of average : how we succeed in a world that values sameness, Todd Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062358363
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015031522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
99966266455
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926105728
  • (OCoLC)926105728

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