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.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, reflecting on how to become better at what I do. I read about mindfulness, enjoy learning about brain based research on cognition, and I like thinking about issues like free will, systems of approach and activation, social constructs, and all that sort of good stuff where we have to figure out how to fit in and move about as we relate to others and to the self. So I do a lot of thinking on these topics, but what actions have I taken to become better at what I do? The Five Elements of Effective Thinking is a short, well read, well thought out book. It provides practical advice that you can use to help activate new ways of thinking that could shift your perspective, which in turn could produce more favorable outcomes for you. That’s the key here- change starts with a shift in perspective.
Excellent audio, short and packed with actionable ways to think differently. I will listen to this one again.
Easy to understand and all the chapters and elements followed on nicely
The struggling maths girl
No, this is a book that I like to listen to over and over again
Yes, love how the aspects of thinking are broken up and clear examples given
The base point of ensuring deeper understanding before moving onto the next level, good foundation of understanding is imperative to build from
Easy conversational style, not too 'voice-over'
A number, reviewing topics from courses and for my job getting back to basics
I am going to keep this short and sweet.
The concepts and ideas here are simple but they are definitely not basic.
This is the kind of book that you just keep and listen to it every few months for a refresher and no doubt that you will get something new out of it each time.
Yes, the information is so obvious but yet so rare to apply. The authors take you through a process that allows you to remember and apply to everyday life.
Excellent fluctuation and passion of voice to topic
A system for effective thinking
Say something about yourself!
It's a solid book and I recommend it for those that would like to get into ideation mode. Our lack of knowledge on basic subject matters creates blind spots. This book helps you identify the gaps, mitigate them and see opportunities.
Say something about yourself!
Short, effective, and good.
the book is not very long, but its very good and give you some great tips about how to think more effective.
I have not read / heard other books about effective thinking. I have heard books about self improvement, i it fall into that category.
I think the narrator did a great job. I dont know if i got any more or less out of listening to the book insted of reading it.
Many, there was many great tips in this book i can and will use in my life forward.
From the title, I downloaded this book expecting something more philosophic, instead what I found was something more akin to a how-to manual for poor students wanting better grades. The lessons were very basic and obvious. The analogies and examples were trite. It was wordy, as if the authors were trying to stretch what little they had in order to reach some minimum word count.
In the end, I had to wonder who exactly they were trying to reach with this book. I mean the poor students who would benefit most from this book would be the least likely to search for it, download it, and listen to it (3 times if you followed the instructions of the authors). I did not finish this book.
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.
The techniques and examples to relate to the work.
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.
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