Think smart people are just born that way? Think again.
Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing listeners how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for listeners to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.
Smart Thinking gives listeners:
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yes.....should be required reading for anyone who votes & doesn't vote....
no......but couldn't wait to get back to it.....
Smart choices about decision making.
An important book for anyone who want to learn how people make decisions and help them make better ones.
Farmer, Nurse, Skeptic, Science enthusiast
A really well put together book. Some great ideas, would recommend that you read this with a pen. It's more of a course than a book, another that should be added to your collection on how to do more and how to read people and situations.
Some amazing ideas that really need to be worked on. Not for an inactive listener. Get to reading with your notebook and there will be some fantastic ideas be putting out of you in no time.
I will be re listening sooner rather than later to build on the skills I practice.
Was expecting more in the way of actual direction and education. The book literally says the same thing over and over and over. Very boring to listen to and brings minimal value on a self-help level.
There is no direction, it rambles aimlessley.
Do not buy this book, it stinks.
Smart Thinking is definitely my kind of book. It deals with cognition, learning, and draws from diverse realms of academia and real world examples. I work with students in building curricula and I frequently cite passages from this work.
What compelled me write this review was Sean Pratt's anemic reading. He injects absolutely zero personality into the performance. He pauses for an unnatural length at the end of most sentences which breaks up flow significantly. Maybe this was the sound engineer's fault, but the result is the same.
There are numerous titles on Audible that I would love to read (Nudge being chief among them), but I will not buy because Mr. Pratt is such a drag to listen to.
Lots of great information in this book and it is well narrated. A bit long and dry in some parts, otherwise it may have received 5 stars in my review. However, it is still well worth the small investment.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
Art Markman makes it so clear how to think better to solve problems, innovate, and get things done solo or in groups that this book is a must. Not pop psychology and not long and boring. If you just take away the concepts on smart habits you are a winner baby.
Do yourself a favour and listen to this book slowly. Learn from it and take the concepts into your own realm you will profit straight away.
I liked the information but it was a bit boring, I struggle to finish. The narrator was no help he was great at making me sleepy. The reason I was determined to finish the book is because I know the author is smart and provides a wealth of how to thinking smart.
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