Ian Leslie is a writer and author of acclaimed books on human behaviour. He writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Books by Ian Leslie
Interviews with Ian Leslie
The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding
by Dan Sperber & Hugo Mercier
Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait
by John Carlin
The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts
by Peter Coleman
Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration
by Teresa Bejan
Learning Lessons From Waco: When Parties Bring Their Gods to the Negotiation Table
by Jayne Docherty
Many of us avoid conflict in our relationships with family and friends or at work, but that’s probably a mistake, says Ian Leslie, author of a number of nonfiction books on human behaviour. Here, he recommends books that offer insight into how to disagree productively, from evolutionary biology to 17th century Rhode Island, from Nelson Mandela to seemingly intractable conflicts.