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Smart Thinking Audiobook

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

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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

What the Critics Say

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    John St Louis, MO, United States 03-11-13
    John St Louis, MO, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "great insight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes.....should be required reading for anyone who votes & doesn't vote....


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

    no......but couldn't wait to get back to it.....


    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Pete Portland, OR 03-05-12
    Pete Portland, OR 03-05-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Valuable info about aspects of thinking smarter"
    What did you love best about Smart Thinking?

    Good research


    What other book might you compare Smart Thinking to and why?

    Smart choices about decision making.


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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

    An important book for anyone who want to learn how people make decisions and help them make better ones.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Fulton minnesota 09-09-16
    Toni Fulton minnesota 09-09-16 Member Since 2014

    tabbat

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    "looking forward to 2nd listen"

    I loved it,and look forward to the day that I can utilize the information. Very usable information, but may need a 2nd listen to gasp it all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2015

    Farmer, Nurse, Skeptic, Science enthusiast

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    "A new way on old ideas"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    matteo tagliaferri 06-29-16
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    "Too long....... Pauses, some very obvious ideas"

    I found the reading innerving, there are a lot of pauses between words. Some of the ideas presented are very obvious

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nonmum 02-10-16
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    "Terrible"
    What disappointed you about Smart Thinking?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Art Markman’s story?

    There is no direction, it rambles aimlessley.


    Any additional comments?

    Do not buy this book, it stinks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas G. 02-07-16
    Thomas G. 02-07-16
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    "Helpful, Practical, Rendered Unmemorable"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wilson 12-13-15
    Wilson 12-13-15
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    "Thumbs up"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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