23rd May - 2nd June 2013
Profile authors at Hay Festival 2013
23nd May - 2nd June 2013
Polly Morland, Renata Salecl at How The Light Gets In philosophy festival
26th May 2013
Alex Danchev on Cézanne at the Charleston Festival
Thursday 20th June
Tony Juniper at Bristol Festival of Ideas
2nd June 2013
Simon Garfield at London Literature Festival 13
Sunday 16th June
Sam Leith at Borders Book Festival
Thursday 13th June, 2013
Renata Salecl at TEDGlobal 2013
Wednesday 12th June
Bernie Krause TEDGlobal talk
Monday 13th June
Jonathan Dimbleby at the National Army Museum
Sunday 23 June
Andrew Martin on Travel Around London at Kings Place
Sunday 23 June
Simon Garfield at Proms at St Jude’s
Sunday 23rd June
Simon Garfield & Chris Schüler: Mapping the World
Monday 24 June
Not a Day for Soundbites: The Craft of the Political Speech
30th June 2013
Polly Morland at Chalke Valley History Festival 2013
Tuesday 2nd July
David Hendy at Bristol Festival of Ideas
Thursday 4th July
Victoria Glendinning at Beaminster Festival
29 March 2011
World’s first decision making engine is launched
Profile Books and award winning start-up Cognician team up to produce an interactive way of making decisions.
Based on the international bestseller THE DECISION BOOK this is the first book adaptation for the new “iTunes for ideas”, Cognician.
Imagine being able to sit down with the authors of a book and have them talk you through it. A tool that helps you make better decisions, whatever they are.
THE DECISION BOOK is an interactive program that feels like it uses artificial intelligence, but actually just channels user thinking – this is artful intelligence, not artificial intelligence. Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler’s bestseller – which distills the 50 best decision-making models used on MBA courses and elsewhere – is taken to new heights by allowing users to input their own problems and watch as the options are resolved to smart choices.
See videos for an introduction to the Seedcamp selected Cognician platform and for a walk through of how THE DECISION BOOK works.
“This is a world first for the publishing industry”, says Cognician co-founder Patrick Kayton. “Reading a book or ebook is a passive experience like listening to a lecture. This is like having a conversation with the author as they guide you through how to apply their ideas.”
“Unlike most productivity apps or self help books this actually works”, says Profile Books Digital Publishing Manager Michael Bhaskar. “A revolution in what we can expect from books and we look forward to collaborating with Cognician on many more titles. ”
Cognician gives authors and publishers an unprecedented opportunity to present material in a new, interactive medium. “Cognician is a tool that helps you think clearly about something, be it your business, a project or assignment or any other decision making process”, says Cognician co-founder and CEO Barry Kayton. “It perfectly complements THE DECISION BOOK to produce a uniquely useful approach to think and plan more effectively.”
The Cognician platform, together with six free cogs, is available for free as a downloadable desktop app (Macs, PCs and Linux) or web-based app at www.cognician.com and is monetised by premium content. iPad and iPhone apps are in development. The Decision Book cog is available for download at US$15.
For more information please contact:
Profile Books – + 44 (0)20 7841 6300
Cognician – +27 (0)82 817 8531