Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done [NOOK Book]

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Think smart people are just born that way? Think again.

Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing readers how memory works, how to learn ...
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Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done

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Overview

Think smart people are just born that way? Think again.

Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing readers how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for readers to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives.

Smart Thinking gives readers:

The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviors that foster smart thinking An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory The ability to define and solve problems by finding and applying relevant knowledge Ways to present and process information effectively
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The authors of these books use formulas to help readers understand and, thereby, take charge of their worlds. Conley (founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality) offers what he terms "emotional equations" (e.g., joy equals love minus fear, and happiness equals wanting what you have divided by having what you want) to help identify and manage the elements that define life. He discusses such feelings as jealousy, regret, and despair in terms of their emotional components, so readers can get a clearer picture of a situation and cultivate a perfect "emotional potion." On the other hand, Markman (psychology & marketing, Univ. of Texas, Austin) suggests that the formula for smart thinking includes three parts: first, to have smart habits that, second, allow one to acquire high-quality knowledge and, third, the capacity to use that high-quality knowledge when needed. Markman shares tips and exercises for the development of smart thinking, such as breaking bad habits, paying attention, and strengthening memory. Both titles present interesting looks at common problems, but neither is extraordinary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101553978
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 691,823
  • File size: 341 KB

Meet the Author

Art Markman, Ph.D., is one of the premier cognitive scientists in the field and has been published in more than 125 journals. He is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of the scholarly work Knowledge Representation, and has been the editor of Cognitive Science since 2006.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Tip

    Make sure you get a sample of the book to read. This free sample has not even half a page of the actual book. Not going to buy, can't tell if I would think it's useful.

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Stinky

    I hate this book 12398710 times it is really bad bad bad

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Excellent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Best book

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    not worth reading

    don't think this is smart book - a dumb mistake to buy it.

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