Brain Power: Learn to Improve Your Thinking Skills

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - Psychology - 324 pages
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Do you want to expand your mental power? Think more clearly, logically, and creatively? Improve your memory? Solve problems and make decisions more effectively?

Brain Power introduces the six functional thinking abilities you need to become an adaptive, innovative thinker. As you develop your ability to think on your feet, to isolate and arrange facts, and to avoid logical pitfalls you will see how to use creative problem solving strategies, both in business and in private life. With practical exercises to improve your full range of mental capabilities from concentration to intuition, management consultant Karl Albrecht answers all your questions on becoming a more efficient and effective thinking.

Offering a gold mine of ideas and techniques to use in most any situation, Brain Power provides fascinating illustrations, games, and puzzles that will stimulate and expand your brain power.
 

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Do you want to expand your mental power? Think more clearly, logically, and creatively? Improve your memory? Solve problems and make decisions more effectively? Brain Power introduces the six functional thinking abilities you need to become an adaptive, innovative thinker. As you develop your ability to think on your feet, to isolate and arrange facts, and to avoid logical pitfalls you will see how to use creative problem solving strategies, both in business and in private life. With practical exercises to improve your full range of mental capabilities from concentration to intuition, management consultant Karl Albrecht answers all your questions on becoming a more efficient and effective thinking. Offering a gold mine of ideas and techniques to use in most any situation, Brain Power provides fascinating illustrations, games, and puzzles that will stimulate and expand your brain power. 

Contents

why many people dont think clearly
8
thinking about thinking 13 a vocabulary for thinking 16 how your brain
28
mental patterns 30 mental routines 33 the mental set 36 the mechanical
38
crap detecting
45
a key mental skill 45 varieties of crap 47 packaging techniques
51
thinking on your feet
58
developing presence of mind 58 seeing the big picture 61 option thinking
64
trusting your hunches 67 thinking under pressure
70
what is logical thinking? 160 logical propositions 161 truth validity
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solving problems and making decisions
192
problems problems problems 187 whats your problemsolving style? 188
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idea producers and idea killers 212 the myth of the naturally creative
232
the prevalence of fuzzy thinking in organizations 236 the phenomenon
243
executive decision making 246 training managers in clear thinking
250
the importance of mental exercise 254 how to change a habit 255 improving your
272
what is the potential of the human brain?
280

verbal maps 76 learning to analyze verbal maps 77 the cookie cutter effect
97
psychosclerosis or jumping at the lefthand door 101 eliminating snap
115
how do you know what you know? 120 the art of awareness 126 the principle
144
reality testing 148 the lost art of listening 151 developing the investigative
152
brain physiology 282 infotronics 285 altered states of consciousness 287
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parapsychology 289 cognitive skill training
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solutions to puzzle problems
302
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Karl Albrecht is a respected management consultant and executive adviser, strategic thinker, futurist, author, dynamic speaker, and an innovator whose contributions seem to defy labels, categories, and pigeonholes. He is the author of more than twenty books and many articles on professional achievement, organizational performance, and business strategy. His writings include Social Intelligence: the New Science of Success; Practical Intelligence: the Art and Science of Common Sense; the Mindex Thinking Style Profile; and The Social Intelligence Profile.

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