No matter what you've been told, success isn't about hard work—it's about shortcuts, which allow us to solve one problem quickly so that we can tackle an even bigger one. Celebrating how math helps us to do more with less, Marcus du Sautoy explores?how diagramming has revolutionized therapy, why calculus is the greatest shortcut ever invented, whether you must really practice for ten thousand hours to become a concert violinist, and why shortcuts give us an advantage over even the most powerful AI. Throughout, we meet artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs who use mathematical shortcuts to change the world.
Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut in Math and Life
Author: Marcus Du Sautoy.