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The Five Elements of Effective Thinking Audiobook

The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

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The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself--revealing previously hidden opportunities. The book offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change. No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the book will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner.

Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential--including students, parents, teachers, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners.

Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking will inspire and guide you on your way.

©2012 Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    CKing 06-18-14
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    "Incredibly worthwhile"
    What did you love best about The Five Elements of Effective Thinking?

    Concise. Clear. Well-organized. Insightful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It touches on very important principles of effective thinking. Whether analyzing a subject you have currently "mastered" or just delving into a new one, this is a great guide to ensure a firm understanding.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Each chapter is compelling; it's hard to say which could be singled out as the best.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Five Elements of Effective Thinking?

    Countless. I've been through this book more than 5 times already and I have picked up on something new and valuable with each iteration.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is short, but powerful. Very much worth the time and money, in my opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mario 01-24-14
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    "Amazing Book - Real Great Help and Self Help"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Excellent techniques for creative thinking, learning, and teaching. Great work here and a must read for anyone looking to transform their lives and continue to grow as well as a must for any educator or anyone looking to teach or mentor others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The techniques and examples to relate to the work.


    Have you listened to any of Brian Troxell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no.


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

    No, some of it I went back to read again as well. Great to read through then go back and read parts or the whole again to really absorb it.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ashanti Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States 07-07-13
    Ashanti Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States 07-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Informative and a different approach to Study"
    If you could sum up The Five Elements of Effective Thinking in three words, what would they be?

    Great insides from a Teacher's standpoint to provoke thinking and learning. Helpful for Students an alike to be better at anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great insides and samples to understand the process of thinking.


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

    Insider tips of a Professor.


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    Marmaluke 08-30-16
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    "Waste of time and money"

    The world is before you, ask questions, learn from your mistakes. There you have it and you don't owe a dime. This is that pedantic Broadway song garbage that has been wafting around for decades. Read a novel instead.

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    Ahmed Pretoria, South Africa 06-08-16
    Ahmed Pretoria, South Africa 06-08-16
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    "Concise and to the point"

    This is audio book is short and very easy to listen to. It is well narrated and comes packed with great information on how to force change for the better in your life. I highly recommended it!

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    Jamie 03-29-15
    Jamie 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Understanding Understanding"

    Five elements, five stars.This book really comes into its own when you take a more practical approach, don't just listen, do.

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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-26-15
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Goes great with Failing Forward"

    For those of you that have read John C. Maxwell’s book Failing Forward you’ll find this the perfect complementary book to go along with it. I like the five steps they come up with here and I see how they tie in with the books ‘Eat that frog’ and ‘Flight Plan’.

    As I listened to this book I see how it applies to my life right now. I’ve been working on a business idea that I come up with an idea and then I set it aside where later I will look at it again. Here I will change what I originally came up with and it’s better. By the time I trademarked it and put in my patents I got through without issues.

    By going through the steps in this book I have begun to further develop my business idea’s. Now on my next idea I just put something down and look at it for what’s wrong then I change it.

    I really can’t tell you more without ruining it. You need to approach this book with an open mind and with the willingness to change what you perceive as the only way to do something. If you drop these preconceived notions you will learn a lot more and benefit more from reading this book.

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    Tunde 01-06-15
    Tunde 01-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Extremely important"

    I really like this book, it introduces you one of those skills that you wonder, "why haven't I heard this before" it really resonates with me. I particularly like parts about learning the fundamentals and asking questions!

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    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 01-02-15
    Heather Niceville, FL, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2016

    Mother, Wife, Cultural Anthropologist, always a scholar and lover of books!

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    "Useful, insightful, effective"

    As a lifelong learner and a new teacher, I found many insightful lessons in the chapters of this book. I put some elements to work right away, and am planning how to implement all of them into my personal growth as well as my class design.

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    Elizabeth Lane 11-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very good listen"
    Where does The Five Elements of Effective Thinking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book has a lot of good information. The information tends to make my mind wander and I have to come back to the spot I drifted but this is a good thing. It is good for organizing thoughts and pushing them to the next level.


    What did you learn from The Five Elements of Effective Thinking that you would use in your daily life?

    Learning the basics


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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