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The End of Average

How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness
De : Todd Rose
Lu par : Fred Sanders
Durée : 6 h et 31 min
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Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how close we come to it or how far we deviate from it.

The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don't even question it. That assumption, says Harvard's Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong.

In The End of Average, Rose, a rising star in the new field of the science of the individual, shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees. This isn't hollow sloganeering—it's a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences.

But while we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways, these unique patterns of behaviors are lost in our schools and businesses, which have been designed around the mythical "average person". This average-size-fits-all model ignores our differences and fails at recognizing talent. It's time to change it.

Weaving science, history, and his personal experiences as a high school dropout, Rose offers a powerful alternative to understanding individuals through averages: the three principles of individuality. The jaggedness principle (talent is always jagged), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness - and that of others - and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life.

Listen to this powerful manifesto in the ranks of Drive, Quiet, and Mindset - and you won't see averages or talent in the same way again.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 L. Todd Rose (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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waste of time

Poorly written, repetitive and flat, this book is excruciatingly painful to read, although some insight appears to prove to be of interest. Please read an online summary, which in that particumar case will be more than enough to comprehend the message conveyed in this book

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  • Doc
  • 14/11/2017

My first book in Audible and I got hooked

This is the first book I purchased from Audible. I started “reading” on Thursday and finished it on Saturday. It’s rare that I am able to finish a book in 3 days but I got hooked because of the content and the narration quality. I am not good at listening but I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to focus and concentrate on this book. In those three days, I was able to repeat several chapters that I needed to review, considering I was reading during work breaks and commute. I just found the format of a narrated book very convenient. I am convinced about the idea of average being broken. I like how Todd Rose presented the theoretical foundations that support the principles he presented. I like the examples because they gave me a clear handle on implementing the principles in real life. I highly recommend this book to all who want to recognize and develop the talents of others and their own.

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  • Tim Welch
  • 10/03/2016

A must read for school administrators

I really think that many school administrators should read this book. Perhaps they could find ways to change the overall structure of our institutions in a way that honors the individuality of each and every student and leads to better success. I also believe that the pathways principal is an obvious part of education that honors our individuality. Competencies and credentialing are the coming age.

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  • Nicole B.
  • 08/11/2017

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Todd Rose eloquently explains how the world came to embrace the factory model and why it no longer meets the needs of humanity. I have listened to this book twice on my commute to work (I currently teach physics in a public high school) and every day I listen I think to myself where were you in 1997 when I graduated with is business degree and wanted to change the business model only to be reminded that a woman was supposed to look nice, fetch coffee, and not disrupt the status quo. This is a must read.

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  • Alexa
  • 24/11/2016

Fantastic look at how our paradigms need to shift

This is a fabulous account of how "averagist" thinking has permeated so many aspects of society. This book is a critical read for people involved in transforming social systems.

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  • @MichellePost
  • 01/11/2016

A MUST READ!

Would you listen to The End of Average again? Why?

A colleague recommended this book, and I am so grateful he did. This is a mind changing book. I believe every parent and educator needs to read this book. We are all geniuses, but in different areas. No one is average!

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  • R. Oden
  • 26/10/2016

What a hole we have dug.

It is incredible what a hole society has dug for itself with averagism. And how it is still embraced by so many institutions in spite of the science to the contrary. Fortunately some organizations are brave enough to explore alternatives. There may be hope for us yet. :-)

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  • JoeMac
  • 28/09/2016

Helpful

There was a bit of redundancy in this lecture, but overall packed with great information.

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  • Melissa Pacheco
  • 02/09/2016

Please let this be the end of average

this book put into words what I've always felt that the "system" doesn't include those that think or learn differently. I've been a huge proponent of Lou Adler and performance based hiring. I'm a recruiter that sees beyond the resume and looks for true fit of an individual within an organization. Everyone has a gift to bring to this world!

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  • Teacher
  • 23/08/2016

Open up to new ideas

I have listened to the book once and find myself wanting to listen again. I've already encouraged family, friends, and co-workers to check out this book. May we seriously cons

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  • JenniferKouyou
  • 05/07/2019

Each Chapter is mind opening

An "intellectual hit" nearly in every paragraph, my term for learning something new and useful. The book is helpful on a personal level to right size the rankism faced throughout life and great for parents with babies to college aged kids. Will help everyone.