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by Art Markman

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  INorris | Apr 20, 2015 |
Quite impressive book that teaches you how to think !
When findings in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science helping You break free and opening room for more creative ideas !
Definitively a Key to create a Culture of Smart Thinking and therefore to assist you in making important decisions in your life. Kind of pretty nice asset and must read book !

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  Fouad_Bendris | Dec 25, 2012 |
I enjoy books that take science and academia and put them in terms that anyone can understand. Smart Thinking does that. It is essentially a book about how your mind works when it comes to solving problems. One of the main points I took away is that your mind needs to be able to connect the dots. You may not know how to solve a problem, but you have a lot of other knowledge that could be useful in helping you identify a way to solve the problem. You just need to let your mind connect the dots of what you do know to lead you to the answer. The other major takeaway is that most people remember three things about any encounter they have. I will be able to use this in my work to be more effective. ( )
  buildingabookshelf | Jul 14, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399537228, Hardcover)

When you understand how the mind works, you can think smarter—and act smarter.

Based on the precepts of cognitive science and drawing on a half century of interdisciplinary studies, Smart Thinking is the first book to reveal a three-part formula that distinguishes Smart Thinking from innate intelligence and shows how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge when you need to get things done.

Beginning with defining the difference between Smart Thinking and innate or raw intelligence, cognitive psychologist Art Markman demonstrates how it is possible to learn Smart Thinking that you can apply to the real world.

This engaging and practical book introduces a three-part formula for Smart Thinking, which demonstrates how anyone can:
• Develop Smart Habits
• Acquire High-Quality Knowledge
• Use High-Quality Knowledge when needed

Smart Thinking explores each part of the Smart Thinking formula and provides:
• An understanding of how the mind works and the means to replace self-limiting habits with those that foster Smart Thinking
• Insights into how memory functions and how to improve the quality of what you learn
• Ways to present new information effectively
• Specific techniques for improving your understanding of how the world works
• The ability to define and solve problems by finding the relevant knowledge from any area of expertise and applying it effectively

Drawing on multiple research disciplines, including psychology, artificial intelligence, philosophy, neuroscience, learning sciences, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and education, Markman provides insights into the functioning of the mind and synthesizes this understanding into practical tools and exercises that develop new skills and achieve personal goals. The book culminates in tips for creating a Culture of Smart to make everyone in an organization more effective.

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One of the world's foremost cognitive scientists explains the difference between thinking smart and natural intelligence and describes how to improve one's ability to learn more effectively and use knowledge to get things done.

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