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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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    Neil Wilson Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-02-14
    Neil Wilson Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-02-14 Member Since 2008
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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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    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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    SOFOKLIS ATHENS, Greece 06-05-12
    SOFOKLIS ATHENS, Greece 06-05-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it is just to the point, simple comprehensive language with deep scientific background


    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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