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    • ISBN:9781405513111
    • Publication date:26 Jan 2012

Smart Thinking

How to Think Big, Innovate and Outperform Your Rivals

By Art Markman

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Drawing on the latest research into cognitive science, Art Markman shows you how to maximise your capacity to learn and solve problems effectively at home and at work.

Drawing on the latest research into cognitive science, Art Markman shows you how to maximise your capacity to learn and solve problems effectively at home and at work.

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

Art Markman, one of the premier cognitive scientists in this field, demonstrates the difference between raw intelligence and 'smarter' thinking. Using examples from his own lab and stories from the worlds of business and popular culture, Markman shows it is possible to learn to be a smarter thinker. In doing so, you can reap the benefits in every area of your life.

Smart Thinking provides:
1. The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviours that foster smart thinking,
2. An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory,
3. The ability to define and solve problems more efficiently,
4. Ways to present and process information effectively.

Using the tools and practical exercises provided in Smart Thinking, you too can access the skills needed to achieve your personal goals and create your own 'culture of smart thinking' at work and home.

Biographical Notes

Art Markman Ph.D. is one of the premier cognitive scientists in the field and has been published in more than 150 journals. He is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Market at the University of Texas at Austin. Art Markman has also taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University. As a consultant he has worked with businesses such as Procter & Gamble. Markman writes and blogs regularly for Psychology Today and also contributes to the Huffington Post and the Harvard Business Review online.

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  • ISBN: 9780749957681
  • Publication date: 26 Jan 2012
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Piatkus
If you want to be more creative, if you want to be an innovator, this is the book for you. — Hara Estroff Marano, Psychology Today
As one of the world's most respected voices in the field of cognitive science, Art Markman has isolated a formula for thinking more effectively. The book is filled with specific suggestions and tips that you can use to create new habits to think better, starting literally from Chapter 1. — Craig B. Wynett, Chief Learning Officer at Procter and Gamble and Dr Mehmet Oz, Professor of Surgery. From the Foreword to Smart Thinking
An essential read for anyone who wants to operate at their best, think outside the box and accomplish whatever goals they set out to achieve. — Sian Beilock, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To
Smart Thinking not only enriches the literature on human thoughts - and its foibles - it takes it to the next level, offering clear prescriptions for how to sharpen memory, analysis and creativity in our daily lives. — Wray Herbert, author of On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
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 relies on primary sources more than secondary. In fact, I bet I end up reading a lot of what is in this book, taken out of context by "Think yourself successful" gurus. Save time, read it here, at the source.' — Business Traveller
The advice on how to break bad and lazy thinking habits is interesting, and I've already used it to good effect . . . In summary, this is a thought-provoking read. — Stuart Kellock, Business XL
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