How to Think

A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0451499603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 7123

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 wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us--political, social, religious--Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we're doomed to be divided, but because the people involved simply aren't thinking. Most of us don't want to think. Thinking is trouble. Thinking can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate our relationships with like-minded friends. Finally, thinking is slow, and that's a problem when our habits of consuming information (mostly online) leave us lost in the spin cycle of social media, partisan bickering, and confirmation bias. In this smart, endlessly entertaining book, Jacobs diagnoses the many forces that act on us to prevent thinking--forces that have only worsened in the age of Twitter, "alternative facts, " and information overload--and he also dispels the many myths we hold about what it means to think well. (For example: It'simpossible to "think for yourself.").

A Better Way to Think

Using Positive Thoughts to Change Your Life

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800734424

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 6826

Bestselling self-help author and counselor helps people be more successful and happy by empowering them to replace negative thoughts with healthy self-talk.

Paid to Think

A Leader's Toolkit for Redefining Your Future

Author: David Goldsmith

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1936661799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 2736

Have you ever thought about the fact that a craftsman has more and better tools to solve challenges on the job than the leader of a business or organization does? Leadership “tools” are usually defined as computers, spreadsheets, data, and even experience, but in reality, leaders need thinking tools that are hard to come by, so they find themselves hunting and pecking for answers in books, at seminars, through on-the-job training programs, from mentors, and at business schools, and still, they’re left with gaps. Surely, most leaders are good at what they do, but the daily challenges of their jobs, like accelerating growth, increasing productivity, driving innovation, doing more with less, and balancing work with life don’t come with some sort of leadership toolkit...until now. In Paid to Think, international consultant David Goldsmith presents his groundbreaking approach to leadership and management based on research revealing the twelve specific activities that all leaders perform on a daily basis, and he provides you with each activity’s accompanying tools and instructions proven to boost your performance and that of your entire organization. Take the uncertainty out of everyday leading, convert ideas to realities, and maximize your intellectual value. Learn how decision makers at some of the world’s most successful organizations have already used Paid to Think’s universal and easily transferable tools—regardless of their industries, sectors, geographic locations, or management levels—as their greatest advantages in achieving more, earning more, and living more.

Time to Think

Listening to Ignite the Human Mind

Author: Nancy Kline

Publisher: Cassell

ISBN: 1844037223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8394

The power of effective listening is recognised as the essential tool of good management. In this book, Kline describes how we can achieve this, and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used in any situation. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities.

To Think

In Language, Learning and Education

Author: Frank Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136133720

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4799

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

When Things Start to Think

Author: Neil A. Gershenfeld

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805058802

Category: Science

Page: 225

View: 9415

An inventor analyzes digital intelligence in action as demonstrated by his computerized contrivances, offers insights into the relationship between computation and the structure of matter, and predicts a brave new world of education and research. Reprint.

How to Think about Analysis

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723539

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 5005

Analysis is a core subject in most undergraduate mathematics degrees. It is elegant, clever and rewarding to learn, but it is hard. Even the best students find it challenging, and those who are unprepared often find it incomprehensible at first. This book aims to ensure that no student need be unprepared.

An Invitation To Think

Author: M V Naidu

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170171121


Page: 60

View: 7974

While Human Life Has Been Scientified, Science Has Not Humanized. In These Words The Author Of This Book Draws The Attention Of His Readers Towards The Existing Conflict Between Science And Culture. As A Solution For Ending This Conflict, He Proposes Critical Thinking On Human Values. The Book, Therefore, Aims To Invoke The Thinking Of Lay Public And To Build A Critical Attitude In Their Minds, Through A Simple, Rational And Analytical Approach . With This Goal In Mind, The Author Discusses Topics Like Truth, Beauty, Love, Joy And Art In A Language And A Style That Presents Philosophy As Common-Sense. A Native Of The City Of Hyderabad, India, Mumulla Venkat Rao Naidu Had Most Of His Education In Hyderabad At Osmania University Where He Took His Degrees Of B.A. (History And Economics), M.A. (Political Science), Ll.B. (Law) And Ll.M. (Jurisprudence And Constitutional Law). He Later Studied For A Phd. In International Relations At The University Of Minnesota. He Taught At The Osmania University And The University Of Minnesota. He Is Now An Associate Professor At Minot State College In North Dakota. Before College Teaching, His Professional Experience Extended To Journalism And Radio Work.While Still A Student He Took An Active Part In The Indian Freedom Movement. He Gave Up Active Politics After Indian Independence. Since Then His Motto Has Been: Read, Write, Paint And Think .He Has Published Prize-Winning Poetry And Articles On Politics, Philosophy, Art And Education, Besides A Book On The Municipal Administration Of The City Of Secunderabad In India. He Has Also Exhibited His Paintings.

Open to Think

Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions

Author: Dan Pontefract

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781773270272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4377

While it may not occur to us on a daily basis, there is a widespread cultural tendency toward quick decisions and quick action. This pattern has resulted in many of our society's greatest successes, but even more of its failures. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, and the negative effects suffered in both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. Best-selling author and Chief Envisioner Dan Pontefract offers the solution to this predicament with what he coins "Open Thinking," a cyclical process in which creativity is encouraged, critiquing leads to better decisions, and thoughtful action delivers positive, sustainable results. He proposes a return to balance between the three components of productive thought: dreaming, deciding, and doing. Based on organizational and societal data, academic research, historical studies, and a wide range of interviews, Open to Think is an appeal for a world of better thinking. Pontefract introduces tangible, actionable strategies to improve the way we think as organizations and individuals.

How to Think Bigger

Aim Higher, Get More Motivated, and Accomplish Big Things

Author: Martin Meadows

Publisher: Meadows Publishing


Category: Psychology

Page: 116

View: 5411

How to Get More Motivated, Set Bigger Goals, and Achieve More by Thinking Bigger Have you ever wondered what separates people who think bigger from people who set their bar low? What makes one person accept low standards and another person to constantly raise them? Why does one person strive to build an international organization affecting the lives of millions of people, while another person is content working her entire life as a clerk? (Not that there’s anything wrong with being a clerk!) Why is one person challenging herself to run marathons, train her body and get fitter, while another is happy living a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle? What drives a person who’s optimizing every single aspect of her life and what causes another person to maintain the status quo? You can say, “Well, the answer is simple enough – one person is ambitious, while the other one is not.” But what exactly causes it? And most importantly – how do you become more ambitious and think bigger? Is it something you’re born with and can’t change, or is it something over which you have control? I found this topic so fascinating I decided to find out the answer for myself and write a book about it. This book is the result of my research about people who think big and the science of being more ambitious. Here are just some of the things you will learn from the book: - What key things you need to inspire yourself to think bigger, and more importantly, achieve your big goals. - Why you need a “why,” and what kind of motivators will set you up for success (hint: attaining money or status are some of the least motivating goals possible). - The single most important thing to thinking bigger. If you don’t have it in your life, you will sabotage your efforts – guaranteed. - What the chimp is and why you need to learn how to control it to get yourself motivated and work on your big goals. You can be making things hard for yourself without being aware of it. - How to cultivate the art of strategic laziness to achieve more while doing much less than other people (why work so hard if you can get better results by being lazy?). - The seven most important triggers of flow – a state of perfect focus where the magic happens. - The secret of achieving the impossible is not really such a secret, but most people tend to forget about it and get overwhelmed by their goals. I wrote this book to increase my motivation, teach myself how to think bigger and learn how to raise my standards. I hope the answer I found will help you as much as it has helped me. You can also learn how to find motivation to become the best version of you. Scroll up and buy the book now. For more free resources, sign up for my self-improvement newsletter: Keywords: how to think big, how to get motivated, how to get more motivation, how to achieve goals, how to set goals, thinking bigger, startup, health, teams, inspiration, big thinking, achieving goals, achieving the impossible, how to be amazing, how to be motivated, motivational guide, business motivational books, business inspirational, how to be a success, how successful people think, goal setting success, ambition, free, permafree

Learning to Think

Author: Paul Light,Sue Sheldon,Martin Woodhead

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415058254

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 354

View: 5204

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 6466

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Thinking and Learning to Think

Author: Nathan C. Schaeffer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Thought and thinking

Page: 351

View: 2618

How to Think

Author: Rick Norwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780936414171

Category: Thought and thinking

Page: 61

View: 4801

How to Think Your Way to the Life You Want

A Guide to Understanding How Your Thoughts and Beliefs Create Your Life

Author: Bruce I. Doyle

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830971

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 5929

This accessible step-by-step guide simplifies the complex subject of how your thinking creates your life. You’ll delight in learning how thought works, and how your thoughts connect you with the universe. You’ll also discover why so many people place such a strong emphasis on the power of thought on the influence of beliefs, and on a positive attitude. In short, you’ll learn why thought is a basic building block of creation.

Come to Think of it

Notes on the End of the Millennium

Author: Daniel Schorr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670018734

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

View: 8226

A volume of political observations covers such topics as the war in Iraq, health care, and the U.N. report on climate change.

How to Think Music

Author: Harriet Ayer Seymour

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 59

View: 9303

Education and Learning to Think

Author: Lauren B. Resnick

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Education

Page: 62

View: 852

Committee on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.