Psycho-Cybernetics. Funny name. Great book!
was a world-renowned plastic surgeon who discovered that, while some people’s lives changed dramatically after he altered their appearance through plastic surgery, some people’s lives *didn’t*. He deduced that the primary factor that differentiated these groups was their self-image—not what they saw in the mirror but the images they had of themselves in their MINDS. Cool stuff.
He spent the second half of his career merging this self-image psychology with the then-popular science of “cybernetics”—which studies how things like guided missiles or “servo-mechanisms” hit their targets through a clear goal and constant adjustment of their course.
This book is *packed* with Big Ideas. If you’re feelin’ it, I definitely recommend you check it out along with the audio stuff you can find on Amazon.
For now, let’s start by defining Cybernetics and learning what we have in common with a guided missile. :)