2018 challenge day 19 – The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters

I would like to start this post by welcoming any new reader to Business-Trek, as a fellow trekker on this journey of life and business I hope this blog adds value to your life.

About the book

At 176 pages, The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters, was written by Ulrich Boser and published by Amazon publishing September 16, 2014.

The book is divided into two sections the first part is why we trust and the second part describes areas Ulrich believes can be changed to improve trust.

The first part starts with how social isolation can cause a variety of ailments while having an active social life can lead to better success and health. In fact there are hormones that are built in to reinforce this. However if trust and socialization is so important to our lives why do we find it hard to trust?

Ulrich provides examples such as a conman pretending to be Clark Rockefeller which not only caused headlines but effected a great deal of people and the Rwanda Genocide.

The second part goes over areas that Ulrich believes trust can be improved such as: Teams, the economy, government, politics and technology.

Key Takeaways and commentary

My key takeaways are:

  1. Trust is important in relationships
  2. Trust is actually natural
  3. Trust is beneficial
  4. We need to restore trust in many areas

I thought the point that Ulrich brings up that by nature we should trust each other and that people are more naturally trusting then we’d think was very interesting. In fact as social creatures molded through evolution we had to learn and develop mechanisms for trust in order to be social creatures. This trust in fact helped our species survive until now.

I also thought it was interesting that he’d bring up people who thrive off of manipulating trust and I actually spent a good amount of time looking into this Clark Rockefeller character or Christian Gerhartsreiter (his real name).

Although I believe more research as to be done on the areas that he raised before we can come up with a true and lasting solution, I do agree that these areas lack trust.

What do you think? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments and if you found this post useful or enjoyable, please share and leave a like. Thank you!  Stay tuned for tomorrows book The New Age of Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies for Beginners. Everything a Beginner, Like You, Needs to Know About Cryptocurrency (Blockchain, Ethereum, Investing, Mining)

For more information on the 2018 challenge, visit the following link: Business Trek 2018 reading challenge.

You can also get the book via the following link: The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters

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