Tom Chatfield, tech philosopher and keynote speaker publishes “How To Think”

Here at VBQ Speakers we think Tom Chatfield is one of the most articulate and prescient commentators about how technology is re-shaping our world.

Recently, he has been focusing on how the digitised age is affecting our ability to think critically.

The result is his latest book, “How To Think”, published by Sage.

Designed both as a textbook and a book for the general reader, it’s a brilliant step-by-step guide on how we can all improve the quality of our thinking. He covers issues such as:

  • Building habits for better thinking
  • Close reading and clear writing
  • How to examine our assumptions
  • How to make a well-reasoned argument
  • Creative and collaborative thinking
  • How to use statistics responsibility
  • The complexity of the 21st century digital context

In this article on clear thinking, Tom outlines some of the key themes of the book.

It also gives you a taster of Tom’s warm and generous style, which is, I think, part of what makes him such a popular keynote speaker.

I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of this wonderful and timely book. In an age of increasing polarisation and “info-besity”, it is more important than ever that we learn to articulate our ideas clearly and listen to other points of view.

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