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The Resource Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done, W. Penn Handwerker

Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done, W. Penn Handwerker

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Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done
Title
Our story
Title remainder
how cultures shaped people to get things done
Statement of responsibility
W. Penn Handwerker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of human evolution, or Our Story, is about the development and refinement of cultures. Individuals cannot do things on their own, this book argues; their choices are driven by heuristics, biases, illogical preferences, and irrational assumptions about the nature of reality. So how did humanity survive? By forming more and more successful cultures, which are teams of people who share a specific vision of the world. Because cultures-as-teams are more effective if there is a strong correspondence among the members, they select individuals who clarify the team's vision and force compliance to that vision. Thus, cultures-as-teams are powerful agents for change in the world. They offer the individual the opportunity to accomplish unimaginable goals, but they can also destroy him or her in the process"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CDU
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Handwerker, W. Penn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN357.5
LC item number
.H363 2015a
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Social evolution
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Culture
  • Social evolution
  • Mensch
  • Kultur
  • Gesellschaft
  • Entwicklung
Label
Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done, W. Penn Handwerker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-126) 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
  • Chapter 5:
  • Coercive Force Yields Morally Ordered Behavior
  • Chapter 6:
  • Cognitive Coercion May Kill You Before You Get Anywhere
  • Chapter 7:
  • Intelligence Makes for Disturbing Irony
  • Chapter 1:
  • Cultures Originate in Intelligent Minds
  • Chapter 2:
  • Cultures Establish Moral Visions
  • Chapter 3:
  • Morally Ordered Behavior Gives Cultures Agency
  • Chapter 4:
  • Living Requires Many Cultures; Thriving Requires They Be Well Designed
Control code
953694884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781598746778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953694884
Label
Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done, W. Penn Handwerker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-126) 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
  • Chapter 5:
  • Coercive Force Yields Morally Ordered Behavior
  • Chapter 6:
  • Cognitive Coercion May Kill You Before You Get Anywhere
  • Chapter 7:
  • Intelligence Makes for Disturbing Irony
  • Chapter 1:
  • Cultures Originate in Intelligent Minds
  • Chapter 2:
  • Cultures Establish Moral Visions
  • Chapter 3:
  • Morally Ordered Behavior Gives Cultures Agency
  • Chapter 4:
  • Living Requires Many Cultures; Thriving Requires They Be Well Designed
Control code
953694884
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781598746778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)953694884

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