Intelligence Quotient

Curated Reads by the National Library, Singapore

Individuals with high intelligence quotients are often recognised as gifted and highly capable, and tend to demonstrate better academic performances. They excel at word comprehension, abstract thinking as well as spatial thinking. Intelligence quotient is a score derived from a set of standardised tests developed to measure a person’s intelligence relative to their age group.

CORE READ

Problem solved: A powerful system for making complex decisions with confidence and conviction

Learn to make complex personal and professional decisions with confidence and conviction through the powerful AREA method. The AREA method covers key ideas summed up as: “A” for Absolute, “R” for Relative, “E” for Exploration and Exploitation and “A” for Analysis.

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All rights reserved, Newburyport, MA: Career Press, 2017.

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EXTRAS

Strategy rules: Five timeless lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs

Delve into the inside stories of influential business figures – Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs – and learn about their successes and failures, as well as commonalities and differences. The authors analyse the strategies, principles, practices and skills that these three men pioneered while building their firms and offer lessons for managers and entrepreneurs on leadership, strategy and execution.

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All rights reserved, New York: HarperCollins, 2015.

What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite

Drawing insights from a research-based platform, the author reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. Discover how you can overcome this plight with essential tools for understanding yourself.

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All rights reserved, New York: Prometheus Books, 2018.

Systems thinking for social change: A practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences and achieving lasting results

Gain practical and readable guidance on using systems thinking to manage conflict analysis and strategic planning for better impact. Learn from key dynamics and success factors gleaned from the author’s working experiences with organisations that serve society and improve social conditions.

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All rights reserved, Vermont: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.

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