What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies
- Feb, 2023
- #PersonalDevelopment #Socialphilosophy
The book is so good.
This book is truly remarkable. Tim has spent 6 years on this. You must read it.
In 2017, I interviewed @waitbutwhy (he was actually the first episode to get a cover cartoon) He’s spent his time since writing “What’s Our Problem” It’s a remarkable book. Highly recommend you order it Tim returns for an interview next Tuesday!
His book is fantastic.
I highly recommend @waitbutwhy's new book 👇🏻
Yup - related: highly recommend @waitbutwhy book "What's Our Problem"
digging into @waitbutwhy's latest, "What's Our Problem: A self-help book for societies" and this should be required reading. Tim also has a gift for distilling, radically simplifying, and delivering piercing insights sugar-coated with fascination.
#1 Best Seller ‘What’s Our Problem?’ by Tim Urban @waitbutwhy . He explains the difficult effortlessly that 7 yo can understand. Highly, highly recommended. Order here:
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