Reframe by Eric Knight


By Eric Knight

  • Release Date: 2012-01-25
  • Genre: Politics & Current Affairs
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings
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“An original and vital contribution to understanding politics.” – Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist
“This is one of those books that’s exciting if you agree with it, but even more exciting if you don’t. Eric Knight is provoking us to consider not just what we think, but how we think.” – Waleed Aly

How to solve the world’s trickiest political problems?
In Reframe, Eric Knight explains how a change of focus can reveal a solution that was lying just outside your frame of vision. From terrorism to global warming, from border security to high finance, he brings a new perspective that is both exhilarating and useful. 

Why can’t we eliminate terrorism by killing terrorists? 

Why can’t we learn anything about climate change by talking about the weather?

Why can’t we resolve immigration tensions by building higher fences? 

And what do fishermen in Turkey have to teach us about international relations?

This is an optimistic, lucid and original book by a brilliant young Australian thinker. 

“Eric Knight asks us to apply a different lens when looking at some of our trickiest problems. And by doing so we do indeed find new solutions. Great insight and intriguing reading.” – Hans-Paul Bürkner, President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group

“The extraordinary breadth and depth of Knight’s knowledge, and the scale of his insights, place Reframe in the rarefied company of books like Blink, The Black Swan and Freakonomics.” – Lev Grossman, senior writer, Time Magazine

“Not only is it well written and entertaining, but Reframe turns conventional thinking on its head and leaves one asking, what if?” – David Gonski AC

Eric Knight was born in 1983. A former Rhodes scholar, he has been an economics consultant to the OECD, the UN and the World Bank. He writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Drum, The Spectator and The Monthly. This is his first book.