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The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems by Mikkel Rasmussen, Christian Madsbjerg

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How to Lead to Your Moment of Clarity

IF YOU HAPPEN TO WALK by Moses Hall on the University of California, Berkeley, campus, you will likely see a hunter-green convertible Karmann Ghia parked outside. Chances are, the top will be down. It is not unusual to see its owner riding it up and down the main drag of Berkeley, even in the rain. This car belongs to a man who is arguably the world’s leading expert on phenomenology: Hubert Dreyfus.

The decor in his office is laughably simple: books on top of books on top of books. As Dreyfus is the preeminent expert on Heidegger, it’s no surprise that his numerous copies of Being and Time are held together with thick rubber bands. An entire shelf is given over to Kierkegaard. And he admits his begrudging ...

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