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Black and White Thinking - German Edition

Black and White Thinking is an alarm call. Amidst a rising tide of religious intolerance and political extremism, it argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can overcome it, make sense of the world and in future make much subtler – and far better – decisions.

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What they’re saying…

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

“When you decide, you divide.”

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell

“People on different sides often agree more than they pretend.”

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan

“When I’m on fire and knocking ‘em in I go into a kind of tunnel-vision mode.”

Lord Sebastian Coe

Lord Sebastian Coe

“The only time I truly shut everything out and didn’t allow myself to think about anything else at all apart from my performance on the track was in the build-up to the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.”

Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio

“There’s only one winner. One trophy. Don’t let them take it away from you.”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“Whenever I’m choosing people to take part in an expedition, I always go for character and motivation first and skills second.”

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan

“In this current, right-on era of virtue-signalling, vitriol and victimhood, has evolution sold us a dummy with our big, high-definition, widescreen brains? Should we not, in hindsight, have gone for a cheaper model?”

Kellie Maloney

Kellie Maloney

“We might not be able to draw the exact line between…’man’ and ‘woman’. But that’s not the same thing as saying that men and women don’t exist.”

Professor Stephen Westaby

Professor Stephen Westaby

“That’s where the great surgeons earn their reputations…through the decision-making. It’s through the ability to put one thought in front of the other without thinking.”

Andy McNab

Andy McNab

“If you ask me, black and white isn’t black and white. There’s shades of grey.”

Susie Dent

Susie Dent

“Can’t believe he missed that penalty. What a tragedy!” “Oh no, I’ve run out of tea. Disaster!” What do we do when we’re faced with a real tragedy or a real disaster strikes? Our vocab aisles are empty because we’ve panic bought all the überwords.”

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche

“The minimum requirement is maximum commitment.”

"Kevin Dutton has the great gift of being able to see patterns in human behaviour that are quite invisible to me. Not only that, but he talks about his discoveries, and about their implications for all of us, with the flair and clarity of a practised storyteller. I find what he says fascinating, important, and entirely convincing."

Sir Philip Pullman

"With this book, Kevin Dutton, has provided simplifying, clarifying, and essential insights into the character of human choice and decision-making. You'll not think about thinking the same way afterward."

Professor Robert Cialdini, Author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

"Kevin Dutton is a Special Forces style psychologist. Daring. Original. All-action. No nonsense."

Sir Ranulph Fiennes