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Embracing uncertainty in the time of information overload

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes
Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes
Penguin Random House

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Oftentimes, we have difficulty determining how to best handle murky situations.

Ambiguity can be found in our professional, social and romantic lives. Whether you're trying to decide which restaurant to visit or which job offer to accept, Jamie Holmes explains that we are all “drowning in information.” A constant flow of information has made choices increasingly difficult to make — even the simplest.

“Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing” by Jamie Holmes tells readers how people make sense of the world.

Holmes includes helpful anecdotes in his book to help illustrate how to best manage uncertainty. It contains new research that indicates learning how to manage uncertainty can be particularly advantageous.

Holmes joins Airtalk to tell us more. Click "listen to this story" above to hear more.


Jamie Holmes, Fellow at New America Foundation and author of “Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing” (Crown, 2015)