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

Label
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
LC call number
GN357.5
LC item number
.H363 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Our story : how cultures shaped people to get things done, W. Penn Handwerker
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction PART I: On Cultures 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 PART II: On the Properties of Mind That Produce Agency 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 Technical Appendix References Index
Control code
ocn906575973
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781598746792
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34600723
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906575973
  • ebl1598746790

Library Locations

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