Advance Praise for Think for Yourself
"Of course we need experts and technology systems to aid our choices. But with today's flood of data and cacophony of expert voices, it's easy to lose our autonomy of thinking. Vikram Mansharamani wisely shows us how to benefit from expertise and still think for ourselves." — Gen. Lori J. Robinson, US Air Force, Ret.; former Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command
"Mansharamani's ideas on critical thinking and devil's advocacy have been invaluable to me and my board as we have contemplated momentous decisions around how to transform from a sprawling conglomerate into a focused aerospace and defense company. This book is a must-read in our data-flooded, distracted age." — Greg Hayes, Chairman and CEO, Raytheon Technologies
"In this age of information overload, with experts beckoning on every corner, Vikram Mansharamani provides an excellent framework for reclaiming ownership of our decisions. This wise book will help you inject a dose of common sense into your thought process." — Brian C. Rogers, former Chairman, T. Rowe Price Group
"With so many specialists and experts directing our thoughts, we need Mansharamani's book to give us the tools to reclaim control and think for ourselves. A must-read for patients, practitioners, and policy makers alike." — Mark Hyman, MD, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
"Mansharamani opens our eyes to why, when, and how we should think for ourselves and trust our own instincts. I highly recommend this informative and entertaining book to anyone facing difficult decisions." — Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, former CEO, Golden Ocean Group Limited
"While niche expertise certainly has its place in any industry, the world is getting too complicated for organizations and individuals to lose sight of the big picture or to get trapped in tunnel vision. This book carries an important message about keeping context in our periphery and our bias in check." — Bruce Grewcock, Chairman, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.
"Vikram Mansharamani provides readers with a guidebook on critical thinking, individuality, and the benefits and risks of focus. Think for Yourself will challenge every reader to think outside his or her normal mindset and become a better citizen of the world." — Kevin Warren, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference