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The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age…

The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction

by P. M. Forni

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Some nice ideas but just the author's opinion with no basis in research nor does he explain why his opinion matters. ( )
  jaden | Mar 9, 2015 |
I love the premise of this book - that we don't spend enough time just thinking. A lot of people are so caught up in the activities of their lives that they never spend a moment to think about what it all means. This is a great book to help you assess whether or not you do enough thinking. It is a quick read and has some good stories that reinforce the ideas. ( )
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Professor Forni, founder of The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, is America's civility expert. In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught readers the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness. Now, in The Thinking Life, he looks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don't do enough of it and why we need to do more of it.

In twelve short chapters, he gives readers a remedy for the Age of Distraction, an age fuelled by the internet, Blackberries and cellphones, all of which make constant demands on our attention, diverting it from one thing to another. After suggesting ways we can find time to think more, Forni shows readers how we can improve our abilities of:

—Positive thinking
—Proactive thinking
—Effective decision-making strategies
—Creative thinking
—Problem-solving strategies

Just as he did with civility, he puts the importance of good thinking front and center in a book as simple and as profound as his earlier works.

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Explains the importance of thinking in daily life, discussing how to achieve focus, creativity, and a positive outlook in a technology-driven world.

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