How to Think Building Your Mental Muscle by Stephen Reid

Cover of: How to Think | Stephen Reid

Published by Financial Times Management .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Memory improvement & thinking techniques,
  • Personal Growth - Success,
  • Stress Management,
  • Self-Help

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10287784M
ISBN 100273654845
ISBN 109780273654841

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How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life. As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper’s, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America’s culture /5().

How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life. As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper’s, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America’s culture.

Short Review: How to Think is a short book ( pages of main content) that is somewhat along the lines of Exercise for Young Theologians or Letters to a Young (X) types of book. Jacobs is writing as an English professor that has taught comprehension and communication skill via literature and composition for more than 30 years.4/5.

This book will be useful if you want to learn to think clearly, solve problems and express your ideas more persuasive. Their are 14 Chapters and at the end of each chapter there are helpful exercises to help sharpen your skills. Start a "thoughts journal" to make you more aware of your own mind and how it works.5/5(1).

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. As a Man Thinketh. The logic of the book As a Man Thinketh by James Allen follows the simple yet profound premise that your thoughts create your life.

If you have practice negative thinking, you will create a life full of negative circumstances. On the contrary, when we practice positive thinking, ‘All the world softens towards us, and is ready to help us.’. Donald Robertson's new book, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, is a wonderful step into the world of Marcus Aurelius and his Stoic practice.

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The takeaway for you is simple and clear: Spend time figuring out the best possible title for your book, because it will largely determine what people think about your book, and thus, your book’s success.

The 5 Attributes Of A Good Book Title. In How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value, Professor Michael D. Drout gives an impassioned defense and celebration of the value of the liberal arts. Charting the evolution of the liberal arts from their roots in the educational system of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and to the present day, Drout shows how the liberal.

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My goal here is to offer you that book-writing plan. How to Think is a book of advice written with the clear intention of helping the reader. Jacobs has taught Literature and Composition for more than 30 years.

Helping people to think and write and communicate has been the job of English Professors more than professors in most other subject areas. Jacobs starts by taking us down a peg or two. Just read through your book as a whole and jot down ideas as they come to you from the themes, the characters ans the situations.

Take your time. Find the main topic or theme, and you will find it, for example: The Girl on The Train. You could also name it after the name character, for example: Harry Potter, Matilda. Not Helpful 22 Helpful %(30). Well, this is a different kind of book.

I was trying to think about somebody reading this interview who wants to improve their thinking. Of the books I’ve discussed, the ones that are most obviously aimed at that are Black Box Thinking, the Dobelli book, and Tom Chatfield’s Critical Thinking.

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He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb is the author of fourteen books on creativity and innovation, including Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for /5(29).

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Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff.

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As a change of pace, I listened to the audiobook of it, as it was read by the author and I often enjoy hearing authors read their own works/5. ‎A formula for positive thinking, enabling the reader to effect a change in his or her life for the better.

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To think like a man, keep in mind that all men are different and not all men think the same. However, men and women are often raised in different ways, which can affect how they think about things.

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The “Thinking Person’s Checklist,” with which he closes the book, is a list of invaluable suggestions for anyone who wishes to think well in a thoughtless society. Jacobs writes briefly (he could, no doubt, say much more) and states his case cogently/5(). As founder and principal of Book Architecture, Stuart has spent over fifteen years helping writers become authors.

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