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An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics.

Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique - forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data - will change the quality of your work and life balance forever.

Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you’ll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster’s exclusive quizzes and games, you’ll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Mike Byster (P)2014 Random House Audio

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Good Book, Nearly impossible to follow in Audio

Walking the dogs through the autumn leaves while listening to audiobooks is a great pleasure for me. "1, 47, 59, 09, 209...". Tuning in and out of numbers tests read in my ears is not a pleasure. I kept skipping forward hoping for something I could follow and learn from. But it's just not meant to be grasped in Audio-form. It's read very well, it's written well, but it was nearly useless to me as an audiobook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Book Not Meant To Be An Audiobook

Don't get me wrong, I like the content of the book, if you follow the exercises and give it your all, you will, probably improve your mental capacity. The biggest problem, is that this book is not meant to be an audiobook, as you will need to read sentences to actually do some of those exercises. The PDF that does comes with the book does help out, a little, however, more likely you will be out and about and will not be looking at a screen. So when the narrator says look at a figure, in the PDF, it is somewhat hard to look at when you do not have it in front of you. So if want to get the most out of this book, just buy the physical book, it will make you life a little more easier.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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No PDF available

While the book repeatedly refers the listener to an "accompanying PDF" for the exercises, none is available.

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  • ANDRÉ
  • ORLANDO, FL, United States
  • 03-27-14

Skip the exercises and it becomes a good book

In "The Power of Forgetting" Mike Byster tries to persuade us that forgetting is a good way to get smart. In reality he is saying that we should make a habit to do things automatically and should work out our brains in our spare time to make things easier to us when it really matters (and he cites the great book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg).
Well, I agree with what he states, but the exercises really slow things down. Maybe he should put the math stuff aside (in a separate part, for example), and let the message flow. I think he did not do that because few people would look at the exercises (I wouldn't), so he fill them inside of the book, anyway, and delivered a chopped up content.
If you skip the math drills, there are innumerable good tips to boost your brain power. Just don't stop listening after the first exercise.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful