The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success

by Jeff Brown, Mark Fenske, Don Hagen
     
 

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Developed by two Harvard brain experts-a scientific, accessible approach to achieving success by retraining your brain to win.

Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life-you just need to develop the right brain for it.

In The Winner's Brain, Drs. Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske use cutting-edge neuroscience

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Overview

Developed by two Harvard brain experts-a scientific, accessible approach to achieving success by retraining your brain to win.

Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life-you just need to develop the right brain for it.

In The Winner's Brain, Drs. Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske use cutting-edge neuroscience to identify the secrets of those who succeed no matter what-and demonstrate how little it has to do with IQ or upbringing. Through simple everyday practices, Brown and Fenske explain how to unlock the brain's hidden potential by establishing:

Balance: Make emotions work in your favor
Bounce: Create a failure-resistant brain
Opportunity Radar: Spot hot prospects previously hidden by problems
Focus Laser: Lock into what's important
Effort Accelerator: Cultivate the drive to win

Along the way, they introduce you to dozens of interesting people who possess "win factors" (like the inventor of Whac-A-Mole) and share surprising information (like why you should never take a test while wearing red). The Winner's Brain will not only give you an edge-it'll motivate you to pursue your personal and professional dreams.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
ForeWord This Week, 1/28/10
“An informative read for those who want to better understand their own gray matter.”

Harvard Mental Health Letter, May 2010
“[Drs. Brown and Fenske] have described a set of strategies for remaining mentally sharp even under trying circumstances. In their book, The Winner's Brain: Eight Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success, Drs. Brown and Fenske outline an approach they derive from well-known psychotherapies and discoveries in neuroscience. The strategies they suggest can be applied in the clinic, the classroom, and the workplace.”

Bookviews, May 2010
“A combination science and business approach to enjoying achievement in your life…If you are looking to unlock your own potential, you might want to start by reading this interesting book.”

Tucson Citizen 5/13/10
“A book that is part popular-science treatise, and part self-help guide. It is crisply written and backed by meticulously researched facts.” 

800 CEO Read Blog, 5/4/10
“The book is filled with medical research, but also some great stories…Filled with examinations of decision making, emotions, focus, memory, and more, The Winner’s Brain helps us think differently about our potential and shows us how to act upon it.”

BBC Focus, June 2010
“There are nuggets of interesting research findings in here.”

“The Bookworm Sez” syndicated column, 5/14/10
“[Brown and Fenske] give their readers an easy-to-grasp tour of the brain and its basic functions, as well as a wealth of exercises to help grow neurons and ‘re-route’ them as needed…The hard-science approach that this book takes is useful to anyone who strives to overcome modern adversity in business.”

InfoDad.com, 5/20/10
“What gives Brown and Fenske’s book its value is less the list of factors than their suggestions on how to improve each factor in everyday life…[It has] some good, specific suggestions for improving brain health mixed in with a fair number of anecdotes.”

Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” health blog, 5/29/10
“The authors know their audience. They liberally cite scientific studies throughout the book, but they are writing for a popular audience, not an academic one. They've juiced up their thesis with stories of well-known achievers…As writers of any good self-help book must, the authors make a convincing case that change is within reach…They offer plenty of tools to help anyone develop habits to better achieve life goals.”

Sacramento Book Review, 5/27/10
“Do you enjoy reading about neuroscience and brain function? If so this book is for you!...The authors do a good job of breaking down each win factor and discussing how to apply it daily.”

Las Cruces Sun-News, 5/23/10
“Drs. Brown and Fenske share some amazing conclusions about the human brain's tremendous capacity.”

FavStocks.com, 6/15/10
“Through interviews with celebrities and everyday folks, Brown and Fenske lay out a framework for unlocking your brain’s hidden potential…The Winner’s Brain teaches you how to get more out of your most powerful muscle. With the tips, techniques, and ideas in this book, you can get more out of your career and your money.”
 

Energy Times, June 2010
“If success is your desired destination, The Winner’s Brain provides a useful road map.”
 

Taste for Life, July 2010
“Translate[s] cutting-edge neuroscience into a roadmap for training your brain to perform at a higher level and increasing your potential for success—however you define it…[An] engaging book.”
 
Entrepreneur.com, 6/29/10
“Knowing there is some science behind the book makes it a bit more meaningful than the typical self-help book…An interesting mix of science and self-help, plus the authors sprinkle some great exercises throughout…If you are self-aware and emotionally balanced enough to know that you need a little motivation to focus on your resilience, memory and adaptability, then this might be the book you should pick up to help take care of your brain this summer.”
 

Metapsychology Online Reviews, 8/26/10
“Open[s] a needed window into the brain for the layman…The book's strength is in its simplicity, and that should appeal to many.”
 

Magill Book Reviews
“Brown and Fenske share technical brain research data in an engaging anecdotal style…Using their game plan to develop a winner’s brain can clearly help athletes, students, business people, parents, retirees, and others at any stage of life create success from the inside out.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596597679
Publisher:
Gildan Audio
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
An American Booksellers Association Indie Finance & Personal Investing bestseller (4/13/11)

WomanAroundTown.com, 3/29/11
“The writers demonstrate how we can change our neurocircuitry to take charge of our fate.”

Spirituality & Practice
“Some of the most fascinating and impressive material in this book comes in small pieces: material on mirror neurons and their role in empathy, the skills needed to perfect your reading of the body language of others, the importance of focus and the problem of distractions, the art of reframing a highly emotional event, tips in constructing a proactive brain, and making memories durable.” Newsday, 4/26/11
“A sophisticated blend of cutting-edge scientific research (written for nonscientists) and doable tips.”
 Midwest Book Review, May 2011
“A highly recommended read for anyone who wants to put positive thinking to good business.” Hearpreneur.com, 6/14/11 “Interesting anecdotes and exercises…The writers are also able to explain the brain without using too many medical terms to scare away or bore the person who just wants to be successful.”

 

Curled Up with a Good Book, 8/7/11
“[A] well-rounded book…There is enough science to satisfy the skeptical reader and plenty of real-world examples to emulate.”

Portland Book Review, September-November 2011 “This book is not only for business folks, but artists, musicians, inventors, athletes—anyone who wishes to excel. The book is delightfully accessible…With this book as a guide, there’s no excuse for failure.”

 

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brown, PsyD, ABPP, a psychiatry instructor at Harvard Medical School, lives in Boston.

Mark J. Fenske, PhD, a former research fellow at Harvard, is an assistant professor in neuroscience at the University of Guelph. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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