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Smart Thinking

Author : 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. 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.

Smart Thinking

Author : Bryan Greetham
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We all have the ability to think conceptually and creatively, but for many of us this potential lies untapped. Smart Thinking will teach you how to generate your own original ideas, create new concepts, assess risk, solve problems and make balanced decisions. Above all, this book will show you how to truly think for yourself.

Smart Thinking

Author : Tony Lewin
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The story of smart is an epic tale of genius, inspiration, hope, disappointment, disaster and ultimate triumph. Funky, stylish and fun, smart is the youngest and most exciting brand of car on the market - and it has revolutionised the way we think about cars and the way we use them. It has put much-needed fun back into driving, and even city motorists smile when they're at the wheel of a smart. But it nearly didn't happen at all. The revolutionary design was the product of the genius who invented the Swatch watch, saving the near-bankrupt Swiss watch industry in the process. But these visionary ideas proved too radical and the tiny two-seater almost died at birth when a succession of backers lost their nerve. The sensational story of smart traces the decade-long history of this ambitious project, talking to key figures from every stage of the programme and building a vivid picture of an idea ahead of its time.- Inside information from within VW, never before published- The real reasons VW Group dropped the program and DaimlerChrysler picked it up- Secret approaches to other carmakers- What happened? The guiding light of the project speaks out for the first time- Full and frank interviews with today's leading authorities- Smart design - today, tomorrow and in 2010- Not so much a car, more a way of thinking: what the brand experts thinkAbout the AuthorTony Lewin has spent most of his working life driving cars, analyzing them and reporting on the ups and downs of the global enterprises that build them. As a business writer and editor of Financial Times Automotive World he has kept a constant watch on the world's top carmakers for many years. Today, Lewin divides his time between business journalism and books. In 2003 he published the widely-acclaimed How to Design Cars Like a Pro.

Smart Thinking

Author : Jeni Wilson
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Smart Thinking helps primary school teachers to develop their pupil's capacities to become deep thinkers and independent learners. Supporting the creation of a thoughtful classroom that provides opportunities for pupil's negotiation, goal setting and decision making, this book encourages the teaching of reflection and metacognition, providing pupils the tools they need to be able to evaluate and regulate their own thinking. Packed with ideas, planning tools and photocopiable proformas, this book will help teachers work with their pupils to help develop skills and dispositions which are beneficial and transferable to pupils of all ages and abilities. Key aspects of teaching and learning covered include: planning for learning by setting individual goals selecting, using and monitoring appropriate strategies identifying own thinking processes making reasoned judgements asking powerful questions being careful observers. This comprehensive resource is essential for all teachers who wish to empower their pupils to take responsibility for their learning and their interpersonal relationships.

Mindware

Author : Richard E. Nisbett
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"The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world." -Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times Book Review Scientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more effectively about our behavior and our world. Surprisingly, despite their utility, many of these tools remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard E. Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail. Nisbett has made a distinguished career of studying and teaching such powerful problem-solving concepts as the law of large numbers, statistical regression, cost-benefit analysis, sunk costs and opportunity costs, and causation and correlation, probing the best methods for teaching others how to use them effectively in their daily lives. In this groundbreaking book, Nisbett shows us how to frame common problems in such a way that these scientific and statistical principles can be applied to them. The result is an enlightening and practical guide to the most essential tools of reasoning ever developed-tools that can easily be used to make better professional, business, and personal decisions.

Smart Thinking

Author : Matthew Allen
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This second edition is a practical step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations.

Visual Brain Storms the Smart Thinking Game

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The Smart Thinking Book

Author : Kevin Duncan
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Plenty of people are intelligent and have the right qualifications. But in business, to be successful, you also have to be smart and creative. This book contains 60 pieces of distilled wisdom to help you think smartly and creatively, and to enable you to stand out from the others. By the author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book (12 languages licensed), each piece of advice can be read in one minute or the entire book in one hour. Divided into six main sections (Growth, Communication, Innovation, Creativity, Relationships and Thinking, this powerful little book draws from a range of disciplines and perspectives to enable readers to transform the way they approach work and life.

Smart Thinking Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing

Author : Matthew Allen
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Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2E is a practical step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. The book combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge. The text treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an abstract exercise in logic. The book not only provides detailed advice on how to practise analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, it emphasises how to develop arguments that are coherent and that take account of their audience and context.

Exam Prep for Smart Thinking A Programme for Developing

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Sid Smart Thinking

Author : Richard Tiller
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From the author of Sid Smart Eating, that teaches children about the importance of eating healthy food, and Sid Smart Moving, that teaches children about the importance of living an active lifestyle, now there is Sid Smart Thinking. This beautifully illustrated book is a great story for children to learn about the importance of being mindful. Even the youngest children experience stress and learning about mindfulness in our technological age is now more important than ever. This picture book is for children in the primary or elementary age range and is particularly appealing to boys. Besides being a qualified and practicing teacher, the author also has qualification in health and fitness education. Inspired by the experiences gained whilst teaching in primary schools, Richard decided to put his creative energies into writing and illustrating children's books. He felt there were some important lifestyle messages that he could share with children through the medium of entertaining and informative books. Having had a lifetime love of art, you will often find Richard sketching or painting, whilst listening to his favourite sports radio station. When he has not got a pencil or brush in his hand, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and trying to teach his dog how to behave on the sofa!

A Brief Guide to Smart Thinking

Author : James M. Russell
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Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question. The titles covered include thought-provoking classics on psychology, mindfulness, rationality, the brain, mathematical and economic thought and practical philosophy. The selection includes books about self-improvement as well as historically interesting accounts of how the mind works. Titles included go back as far as the Epictetus classic The Enchiridion and Bertrand Russell's charming The ABC of Relativity, and proceed through classics such as Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking and into the digital era with titles such as The Shallows and Big Data. The books are arranged chronologically, which draws attention to some of the interesting juxtapositions and connections between them. Some of the titles included are: Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell; Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari; The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin; The Descent of Man, by Grayson Perry; How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker; Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do, by Matthew Syed; We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl; The News: A User's Manual, by Alain de Botton; Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, by Richard E. Nisbett; The ABC of Relativity, by Bertrand Russell; The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson; The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, by Michael Puett; A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking; Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, by Tim Harford; Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis; The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life, by Ben Sherwood; Black Box Thinking, by Matthew Syed; Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick; A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson; The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr; Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky; The Enchiridion, by Epictetus; Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas R. Hofstadter; What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami; and Lateral Thinking, by Edward de Bono.

The Art of Smart Thinking

Author : James V. Hardt, Ph.d.
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For over 30 years Dr. Hardt has been studying the electrophysiological basis of spiritual states. He has developed a technology based on electroencephalographic (EEG) measurement and feedback, combined, in a highly optimized methodology, with computerized measures of subjective states, depth interviews, and extensive coaching in forgiveness and non-attachment. This technology has demonstrated significant effectiveness in healing and transforming core dimensions of personality, reducing stress and anxiety, reversing key aspects of the brain's aging process, increasing creativity by 50% and boosting IQ by nearly 12 points on average, enhancing peak performance, facilitating conflict resolution, and in expanding spiritual awareness and increasing access to advanced spiritual states.

Super Smart Thinking Philosophy Made Easy

Author : Gerald Jones
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Welcome to the wonderful world of Philosophy! Clear designs and illustrations combined with easy-to-understand text introduce famous thinkers and concepts, from the Ancient Greeks to the modern day. Super Smart Thinking series takes highly complex concepts and explains them in clear and straight-forward ways through the use of everyday relatable examples. Perfect for high-flying kids aged 9 and up, and those with the curiosity to delve deeper into the world of Philosophy.

Smart Risk

Author : Andrew Holmes
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We all know that the future is uncertain, but rather than make any attempt to actively manage our futures in a consistent way, we tend to make broadbrush assumptions based on common-sense and intuition alone. Successfully managing risk is a primary ingredient for success in a fast-paced environment where we are bombarded by the need to make critical decisions, often with little or no solid facts available and little insight into the likely outcomes. Smart Things to Know About Risk Management, in a step-by-step approach, shows the reader what is risk management and why it matters, the categories of risk, how to achieve the right balance of risk, knowing your risk appetite, how to actively manage your risks and develop a risk culture and techniques, tools and models for managing risk. Case studies are also included. * Perfect for the SMART treatment - this book starts from basics, assumes no prior knowledge and gives a step-by-step approach. * Step-by-step approach. Covers the background to risk and risk management as well as practical application and techniques, tools and models for managing risk. * Written by a highly experienced practitioner with a formidable working knowledge in this area.

Test Prep Level 2 Earth Smart Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Author : Lisa Greathouse
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Students read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Smart Thinking for Crazy Times

Author : Ian I. Mitroff
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A guide to critical thinking and corporate problem solving offers advice on avoiding misdirected thinking and the drain on resources caused by solving the wrong problem

Innovation in DNA

Author : Jackson Mutebi
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Innovation is the creation of new products, services, processes through re-thinking new ways of doing things by discovering areas of weakness and challenging the current status quo of systems, business, and company departments through step by step processes in order to achieve the final products, services or systems. The book is a guide line in opening all your inner innovative talent, yet hidden talents in your innovation DNA and inner wealth which will create uniqueness and a competitive advantage over competitors. I recommend all those reading this book, with an entrepreneurial spirit to put all the concepts into their daily life to unlock their innovative DNA and optimize those hidden talents, bringing them to the forefront to achieve common success. The hidden talent calls for the 10 STEPs SMART INNOVATION CYCLE 1. Innovation in your DNA 2. Smart thinking 3. Smart empowerment 4. Smart environment 5. Smart self-development, smart self-esteem courage, smart guts 6. Smart time management 7. Smart financial Outlook 8. Smart “can do” game changer 9. Smart communication /Smart networking (team ) 10. Smart innovation cycle score board Smart thinking entails thinking outside the box with a changed mind set focusing on new opportunities and challenges. It encourages brain storming, creative thinking into new innovative ideas that will create value and difference to the existing business model. This will bathe new top line flow of ideas and better ways of doing things, with positive stead mind set for high bottom line

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life

Author : Brian Tracy
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CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE "Every line in this book is bursting with truth, wisdom, and power. Brian Tracy is the preeminent authority on showing you how to dramatically improve your life. Let him be your guide. I've learned so much from Brian myself that I can't thank him enough!" —Robert G. Allen, #1 New York Times bestselling author "This book gives you a step-by-step system to transform your thinking about yourself and your potential, enabling you to achieve greater success in every area of your life." —Lee Iacocca, Chairman, Lee Iacocca & Associates "Once again, Brian Tracy has written an incredible book which shows individuals how to delve into their inner resources so that they can not only identify realistic goals but develop a plan on how to achieve these goals. This book promises to be a bestseller and to influence the lives of so many. It is must reading." —Sally Pipes, President, Pacific Research Institute "Outstanding! Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a must-read. Use the powerful 'mental software' program in this book to tap your vast inner resources and bring the life you've been dreaming about into reality." —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead! "As usual, Brian Tracy has hit another home run with Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. It's a must-read!" —Mac Anderson, founder, Successories, Inc. "Brian's new book, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, will show you how to attract the people and resources you need to achieve any goal you set for yourself." —Tony Jeary, Mr. Presentation, author of Life Is a Series of Presentations "This is a masterful book laden with wisdom and knowledge. It'll catapult you from intention to implementation. It arms you with the information and insights you need to achieve success and significance in your life." —Nido R. Qubein, founder, National Speakers Association Foundation Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

Lateral Logic

Author : Gareth Moore
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Learn to open your mind and unlock your natural abilities to solve all kinds of real-life conundrums with this programme designed to improve your lateral thinking, from bestselling brain-training and puzzle book author Gareth Moore. Sideways thinking; moving away from traditional modes of thought; discarding the obvious: lateral thinking is an effective, alternative approach to problem-solving. Showing you how to tackle problems creatively and solve brain-teasers by thinking outside the box, Lateral Logic will help you develop useful problem-solving skills for all areas of your everyday life. This is not a regular puzzle book, but a specially developed programme to help you improve your mental agility as you enjoy the challenging puzzles. With puzzles including creative visualization and logic teasers, this helpful book will help you to open your mind and become more productive.