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  • Published: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980034
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

The End Of Average

How To Succeed In A World That Values Sameness




The End of Average draws on the very latest findings in the fields of psychology and sociology to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group averages, we are empowered to rethink the world and our place in it.

Why don't Meyers-Briggs personality tests really work? Why are HR tests for new employees often meaningless? Is there another way of ranking students' performance?

We all behave, learn, and develop in different ways, but these unique patterns of human behaviour get lost in massive systems that play to average performance and average abilities. From academic grading methods to job applicant profiling and even medical treatments, these systems ignore our differences and ultimately fail at measuring and maximizing our potential.

The End of Average draws on the very latest findings in the fields of psychology and sociology to show how, when we focus on individual findings rather than group averages, we are empowered to rethink the world and our place in it.

  • Pub date: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141980034
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for The End Of Average

“Groundbreaking . . . The man who can teach you how not to be average”

Anna Hart, Daily Telegraph

“Must the tyranny of the group rule us from cradle to grave? Absolutely not, says Todd Rose in a subversive and readable introduction to what has been called the new science of the individual . . . Readers will be moved”

Abigail Zuger, The New York Times

“Fascinating, engaging, and practical. The End of Average will help everyone - and I mean everyone - live up to their potential”

Amy Cuddy author of, Presence

“Lively and entertaining . . . a cheering story of how the square pegs among us can build successful lives despite being unable or unwilling to fit into round holes”

Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education

“Awesome”

Simon Constable, Forbes

“Heartening . . . a worthwhile read for the aspiring nonconformist”

Iain Morris, Observer


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