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Books shelved as smart-thinking: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everythi. As a result, they tend to think those group differences are fair. This suggests . Over the next few months, I will be posting videos discussing topics that I'll be covering in the book. But, first a quick .. Smart Thinking (Piatkus). The central goal of this book is to give you the tools for smarter and more effective thinking. I first brought these insights together in class that I developed to teach.

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Editorial Reviews. Review. "Markman provides a helpful guide for developing smarter habits, Unlike many of these 'Think yourself smarter' books, this one has lots of good advice, and feels like it relies on primary sources more than. " the book is an easy read, though rewards re-reading. Unlike many of these ' Think yourself smarter' books, this one has lots of good advice, and feels like it. Smart Thinking book. Read 82 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When you understand how the mind works, you can think smarter—and .

Every once in a while, you find a book that combines leading edge science with news you can use. Our friend and colleague Art Markman has written just such a book. But, he has also spent time outside of the lab working on real problems. He works with companies to give their employees new ways to think. He even contributed some psychology background to two of the YOU books.

The author has provided a good example of smart thinking in the way he has laid out his book. With chapter summaries, critical concepts highlighted, and thoughtful and thought-provoking exercises to do as you read, the book could be described as smart in its presentation.

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In the modern world, most of us are asked to think for a living, yet few of us have ever been taught much about the way our minds work. Nobody would be asked to build a bridge without learning some physics or to practice medicine without knowing biology. Why should thinking be any different? Smart Thinking provides a background in cognitive science along with specific tips to help you think more effectively.

Periodically, I will add a few quizzes to get you thinking about the way you think. See how you do and decide whether you are a good candidate to read Smart Thinking. I first brought these insights together in class that I developed to teach executives at companies interested in enhancing the performance of their employees.

By bringing these lessons to their employees, these leaders are helping to develop what I call a Culture of Smart. I often give the following quiz as part of my class to give everyone a chance to think through some of the behaviors related to Smart Thinking they engage in regularly. This questionnaire comprises a set of behaviors that you may or may not perform. Put a check in the first box next to each item if you think this is something you should do.

Put a check in the second box if you think this is something you actually do. Check both boxes if both categories are true. Nobody is going to see this but you, so be honest with yourself. Behavior Should Do Actually Do 1. I often check my email on my smart phone before and after meetings to keep up with what is happening.

If I run a meeting, I limit the agenda to just a few items.

I keep my email program running on my computer to try to deal with new issues right away. I have a few hours of my work day where I do not answer the phone. I routinely teach what I know to other people. When solving problems, I draw on examples from areas of work very different from my own. I usually take the same route to work every day. When I need to solve a difficult new problem, I find a few different ways to describe it.

I treat each new problem in its own unique way. When I don't understand a point that someone has made in a meeting, I speak up and ask them to explain their reasoning. I skim new articles in my field as a way to keep up with what is happening. I read them in more detail after I know they are relevant.

I frequently talk to people about what they are working on. When I get stuck on a hard problem, I put it aside and move on to something else for a while. I draw lots of diagrams to help me understand problems. To be more productive, I multitask a lot.

Before we go on, I want you to do one more thing. Some of the things on this list may have been actions where you were not entirely sure whether you should do them or not. If you see any of those, circle them. When you take a quiz such as this, you usually get a score that involves counting up correct and incorrect answers. Maybe after that, you get some general advice based on the number you got.

I want to evaluate the results in a different way. First, look at the two columns of boxes. If you checked the box on the left, did you also check the one on the right? Every time there is a check in one box but not the other, that means there is disconnect between what you think you should do and what you actually are doing.

To help you interpret the results of this quiz, know that items 1, 3, 9, 11, and 15 are all things that you should avoid, because they get in the way of Smart Thinking.

The rest are things you should be doing to promote smart thinking. Those mistakes and circles are just examples where learning more psychology is going to help you know the right thing to do. The Edge of Every Day. Marin Sardy. The Great Within. Han F. Arlene Stein. The Ghost Garden. Susan Doherty. The Willpower Instinct.

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