Richard Nisbett is one of the most influential social psychologists in the world. One of his many talents is his ability to explain the inner workings of the mind in plain language, and to explain why we do some of the things we do, why one group acts the way that it does, and how we can utilize these super computers that rest atop our shoulders to the best of our ability.

His latest book, Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, is yet another fine entry into the field of psychology and, as Milt himself is also a social psychologist, this meeting of two experts in their field was a revelation in scholarly discussion.