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Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done | [Art Markman]

Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviors that foster smart thinking
  • An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory
  • The ability to define and solve problems by finding and applying relevant knowledge
  • Ways to present and process information effectively

©2012 Art Markman (P)2012 Gildan Media Corp

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    Michael 02-07-15
    Michael 02-07-15

    Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.

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    "Brilliant!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    docspider 01-21-15
    docspider 01-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "fabulous"

    Very informative. beautiful writing. much to be learned. listened twice. great pace. highly recommended. enjoy

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    Danny Smith 01-19-15
    Danny Smith 01-19-15
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    "Informative"

    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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    alicek 01-16-15
    alicek 01-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good advice that most could take to heart"

    a bit repeatative , would like it if this author would put in a condensed version

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    Carlitos 01-13-15
    Carlitos 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amusing and logical"

    This book reinforced some concepts I have been applying on a daily basis. Although I didn't find the book original I recommend it as it is a great guide for a structured and rational thinking and efficiency.

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    Neil Wilson Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-02-14
    Neil Wilson Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very, very helpful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Smart Thinking to be better than the print version?

    No, it's complimentary!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Practical things to learn. Three points. Habits.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Pratt – was your favorite?

    Art Markman


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Needs to be sipped. Swished around the brain first.


    Any additional comments?

    I like books like this that are practical and presented in a digestible way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie 09-20-14
    Valerie 09-20-14

    Career Mom & Wife

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    What did you like best about Smart Thinking? What did you like least?

    I liked the forward and looked forward to the book. It was read by someone else. The narrator of the rest of the book was so condescending and fascinated with himself the books' stock plummeted.
    The books that had the best effect on me were from Daniel Goleman, Malcom Gladwell, Laura Hilenbrand.
    Once you get hooked on reading it's hard to do action. That is def my problem and this book did not get to that issue with me. I don't think a book will at this point. I really just need to jump in and begin...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Art Markman again?

    Not if I knew this was his book


    How could the performance have been better?

    Diff narrator


    Could you see Smart Thinking being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Never/no one. Like ever...


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry to be neg. This is a very competitive genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    diane 04-19-14
    diane 04-19-14

    graphic & fine artist

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    "started off with a bang then fizzled"

    This was so interesting in the beginning chapters - then it got very elementary and fell apart. I admit I did not finish the book. After my interest had begun waning, I skipped ahead to each chapter ahead seeking improvement. I did not find it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 04-04-14
    Thomas 04-04-14
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    "A 2 page PDF of a book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book would have made a better 2 page handout. It's not that it was devoid of original thought it's just that the 2 pages of original (and very good) thought are so muddied by useless overused examples. I suspect the author fell in love with his own words. A 45 minute corporate presentation does not a good book make.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Art Markman again?

    not unless he gets a editor and co-author.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T J Cola 05-24-12
    T J Cola 05-24-12
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    "Get's You Thinking!"
    Where does Smart Thinking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About in the middle.


    Would you recommend Smart Thinking to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, because it makes you remember behavior patterns you have long since forgotten.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Pratt – was your favorite?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Thinking


    Any additional comments?

    No

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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