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"Shortcut" by John Pollack explores the fascinating world of shortcuts and their impact on our lives. Pollack, a former Presidential speechwriter, takes readers on a journey to understand the allure and consequences of taking shortcuts in various areas of life.

Through intriguing anecdotes and thorough research, the book delves into the psychology behind why people opt for shortcuts and how they can influence decision-making. Pollack examines the benefits and pitfalls of shortcuts in domains such as business, relationships, and personal development.

From the iconic story of the Panama Canal to the allure of cheat sheets, "Shortcut" uncovers the hidden truths about the shortcut phenomenon. It offers practical advice on when shortcuts can be advantageous, and when they may lead to undesired outcomes or ethical dilemmas.

By intertwining historical events, cultural references, and personal experiences, Pollack paints a comprehensive picture of the shortcuts we take and their effects on individuals and society. He challenges readers to reflect on their own choices and biases when faced with the temptation of the shortcut.

Ultimately, "Shortcut" encourages readers to question conventional wisdom, embrace critical thinking, and consider the potential long-term consequences of shortcuts. With its engaging storytelling and thought-provoking analysis, this book serves as a valuable guide for navigating the complex world of shortcuts in an informed and responsible manner.

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