One of the world's great mathematicians shows why math is the ultimate timesaver--and how everyone can make their lives easier with a few simple shortcuts. WeÂ are often told thatÂ hardÂ workÂ is the key to success.Â ButÂ success isn't about hard work - it's about shortcuts.â€¯ShortcutsÂ allow us to solve one problem quickly so that we can tackle an even bigger one. They make us capable of doing great things.â€¯AndÂ according to Marcus duÂ Sautoy,Â math is the very art of the shortcut. Thinking BetterÂ is a celebration of how math lets us do more with less.Â DuÂ SautoyÂ exploresâ€¯how diagrammingÂ revolutionized therapy,Â why calculus is the greatest shortcut ever invented,Â whether youÂ mustÂ really practice for ten thousand hours to become a concert violinist, and whyÂ shortcuts give us an advantage overÂ even the most powerfulÂ AI.Â Throughout,Â we meet artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs whoÂ useÂ mathematical shortcuts to change the world. Delightful, illuminating, andÂ above allÂ practical, ThinkingÂ BetterÂ isÂ for anyone who has wondered why you should waste time climbing the mountain when you could go around it much faster.
Authordu Sautoy, Marcus
Publication Date2021-10-19 00:00:00
PublisherHachette Book Group