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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"Novak, chairman and CEO of YUM! Brands, offers powerful and sinceredirectives for creating a cohesive, success-oriented corporate culture.….Business people at all levels willfind something of value." (Publisher's Weekly)
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.
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.
No, it's complimentary!
Practical things to learn. Three points. Habits.
No. Needs to be sipped. Swished around the brain first.
I like books like this that are practical and presented in a digestible way.
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...
Not if I knew this was his book
Never/no one. Like ever...
Sorry to be neg. This is a very competitive genre.
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.
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.
not unless he gets a editor and co-author.
About in the middle.
Yes, because it makes you remember behavior patterns you have long since forgotten.
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