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Publisher's Summary

Are you often cheated or tricked by others? Do you wish you could think faster and spot logical inconsistencies and lies better? Wish to influence others more? If you want to become a logical thinker instead of an irrational, snap-judging one, this book is for you. 

Critical thinking skills not only turn you into a more logical thinker but also strengthen your decision-making muscle, speed up your thinking process, and help you spot thinking errors of others easily. The Critical Mind offers a profound introduction to the rules and principles of critical thinking, giving tips and tricks for how to acquire this skill quickly and efficiently. You will find broadly usable and situation-specific advice on how to approach critically your private life, business, friendships, politics, social media, and others. 

Critical thinking not only saves you time but often saves you money and helps you prevent tragedies and disappointment and accumulate resources quicker. 

  • Learn what are the main parts of critical thinking.
  • The theories and practices of the best critical thinking experts of the world.
  • Tips to keep your brain in good shape, receptive to thinking fallacies.

Solve your problems with critical thinking. Become a quicker and better decision maker. Cut out the inefficiencies of your life. The Critical Mind is a good guideline for everyone who wishes to learn the basics of critical thinking and looks for a resource on how to advance with the skill. If you work in business, education, or health care or you study, you’ll find the book equally useful. The book takes a deep peek into the framework of geniuses like Richard Paul and Linda Elder to give you a well-established base on critical thinking and takes their ideas further, giving you a mix of the personal experiences of everyday people and studies.

©2017 Zoe McKey (P)2018 Zoe McKey

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Too slim

There isn’t enough here to get you going on your path of Critical Thinking. The author does a good job explaining some core concepts and provides helpful examples, but it’s just nowhere near enough. If you actually care about cultivating your Critical Thinking, pick up “Your Deceptive Mind”.

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  • Phil
  • Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • 09-22-18

Disappointing

I felt this book was light on actionable insights, and that it lacked focus or direction.

Though I found the narration pleasant enough, the production value seemed low, with a lot of harsh, popping ‘p’ sounds, and more mispronunciations than I’m used to from Audible - including an ironic instance where the first name of ‘Jean Piaget’ is pronounced as in ‘blue jeans’, in a sentence including a quip about how this really is the way to pronounce ‘Piaget’.

There are better books if you want to learn about thinking more clearly - such as ‘The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking’ (by Burger & Starbird), or the Great Courses course called ‘Tools of Thinking: Understanding the World Through Experience and Reason’.

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Average Content - Poor performance

At the very start of listening to this book it's very apparent that the narrator has a blocked nose and it is rather distracting and makes it hard to focus on the content. Why would this kind of quality be made available commercially?

The content at the start is good and then in chapter 2, the author digress into the development of a child's brain which is not relevant at all, given that it is such a short book it takes away quite a large portion from the main point of critical thinking.

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Details

As small as this book might be, it got into a lot of details about things we would’ve really thought of when given a subject like critical thinking. It gave a lot of different perspectives from different authors within the book not just from zoey herself.

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Critical Mind, maybe

Nothing new here, This might be informative for some of the younger crowd, say, early teens but not for someone who has been around for a while, Sorry it didn't come close to my expectation.

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  • Phxviix2018
  • 08-06-18

Not crazy about the voice.

The book itself had lots of great advice, it was just hard to get past the young girlish voice which for me was a little distracting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-18

kids book

book written for teenager audience. overly casual in tone and with bery silly examples. would not recommend.