Worth a Read

Scatterbrain: How the Mind’s Mistakes Make Humans Creative, Innovative and Successful

By Henning Beck, PhD | Greystone Books

Good news: In Scatterbrain, a new book available October 8, an award-winning neuroscientist tells us that perfectionism is pointless; he also suggests that flaws, blunders and mistakes actually help us to succeed. “To err is useful,” explains author Henning Beck. “In this book I show why it is the mistake in our thinking, not the perfection, that separates us from uncreative machines and gives us the ultimate cognitive edge we should appreciate and make use of.” The book also tells us that distraction sparks creativity, and boredom can be our muse. Beck’s humorous remarks and advice make for fun reading, whether you remember anything or not.