Leidy Klotz reveals how to access the untapped potential of subtraction to make work and life more efficient. 


1) What Legos can teach us about smarter problem-solving

2) The trick to overcoming your brain’s bias for addition

3) How subtracting leaves us with more

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Leidy Klotz is a Professor at the University of Virginia, where he directs the university’s Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative and is appointed in the Schools of Engineering, Architecture, and Business. His research on the science of problem-solving has appeared in both Nature and Science and has been covered in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post among national newspapers on five continents. 

• Leidy’s book: Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less 

• Twitter: @Leidyklotz 


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