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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Kluger Narrator: Holter Graham, Jeffrey Kluger Publisher: Hyperion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Why are the instruction manuals for cell phones incomprehensible? Why is a truck driver's job as hard as a CEO's? How can 10-percent of every medical dollar cure 90-percent of the world's disease?

Complexity is a slippery idea. Things that seem complicated can be astoundingly simple; things that seem simple can be dizzyingly complex. These and other paradoxes are driving a whole new science - simplexity - that is redefining how we look at the world and using that new view to improve our lives.

Through the lens of this surprising new science, the world becomes a delicate place filled with predictable patterns, but they're patterns we often fail to see as we're time and again fooled by our instincts, by our fear, by the size of things, even by their beauty.

In Simplexity, Jeffrey Kluger shows how a drinking straw can save thousands of lives; how investors behave like atoms; and how physics drives jazz. As simplexity moves from the research lab into popular consciousness, it will challenge our models for modern living. Kluger adeptly translates newly evolving theory into a delightful theory of everything that will have you rethinking the rules of business, family, art - your world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caitlin | 2/20/2014

    " Interesting, full of fun facts and wry sentences, but ultimately not as illuminating of the field of plectics as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Libraryvixen | 2/16/2014

    " Super duper interesting. The more I read books like this, the more I believe that God is really Math. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bcoghill Coghill | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting ways of looking at the world around us. Current & up to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelsey | 1/30/2014

    " I loved the introduction, but then wasn't loving the rest of the book. It was a bit too text-y, and sometimes I didn't feel like the work was well connected or clearly answered the questions asked at the beginning of each chapter. However, the last few chapters were very interesting to me and saved this book from getting only two stars. "

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