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The Resource Truth : how the many sides to every story shape our reality, Hector Macdonald

Truth : how the many sides to every story shape our reality, Hector Macdonald

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Truth : how the many sides to every story shape our reality
Title
Truth
Title remainder
how the many sides to every story shape our reality
Statement of responsibility
Hector Macdonald
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Language
eng
Summary
True or false? It's rarely that simple. There is more than one truth about most things. The Internet disseminates knowledge but it also spreads hatred. Eating meat is nutritious but it's also damaging to the environment. When we communicate we naturally select the truths that are most helpful to our agenda. We can select truths constructively to inspire organizations, encourage children, and drive progressive change. Or we can select truths that give a false impression of reality, misleading people without actually lying. Others can do the same, motivating or deceiving us with the truth. Truths are neutral but highly versatile tools that we can use for good or ill. In Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality, Hector Macdonald explores how truth is used and abused in politics, business, the media and everyday life. He shows how a clearer understanding of truth's many faces renders us better able to navigate our world and more influential within it. Combining great storytelling with practical takeaways and a litany of fascinating, funny, and insightful case studies, Truth is a sobering and engaging read about how profoundly our mindsets and actions are influenced by the truths that those around us choose to tell. --
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An engaging exploration of the many ways in which "competing truths" shape opinion, behavior and belief describes how to recognize the gray area between multiple truths and how it is selectively manipulated by businesses, politicians and rivals to promote agendas and initiatives
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10639608
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MacDonald, Hector
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
LC call number
BD171
LC item number
.M225 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Truth
  • Critical thinking
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Critical thinking
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Truth
Target audience
adult
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how the many sides to every story shape our reality
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Truth : how the many sides to every story shape our reality, Hector Macdonald
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: When truths collide -- Part one: Partial truths -- Complexity -- History -- Context -- Numbers -- Story -- Part two: Subjective truths -- Morality -- Desirability -- Financial value -- Part three: Artificial truths -- Definitions -- Social constructs -- Names -- Part four: Unknown truths -- Predictions -- Beliefs -- Epilogue: Final truths -- Appendix 1: Misleading truths checklist -- Appendix 2: Fact-checking organizations
Control code
on1024317596
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780316510820
Lccn
2017963338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024317596
Label
Truth : how the many sides to every story shape our reality, Hector Macdonald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: When truths collide -- Part one: Partial truths -- Complexity -- History -- Context -- Numbers -- Story -- Part two: Subjective truths -- Morality -- Desirability -- Financial value -- Part three: Artificial truths -- Definitions -- Social constructs -- Names -- Part four: Unknown truths -- Predictions -- Beliefs -- Epilogue: Final truths -- Appendix 1: Misleading truths checklist -- Appendix 2: Fact-checking organizations
Control code
on1024317596
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780316510820
Lccn
2017963338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024317596

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