The Hidden Habits of Genius

The Hidden Habits of Genius
Author: Craig Wright
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 006289272X
ISBN 13: 9780062892720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Habits of Genius Book Review:

“An unusually engaging book on the forces that fuel originality across fields.” --Adam Grant Looking at the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular “Genius Course,” explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. Einstein. Beethoven. Picasso. Jobs. The word genius evokes these iconic figures, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn’t pass a 4th grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. What does this say about our metrics for measuring success and achievement today? Why do we teach children to behave and play by the rules, when the transformative geniuses of Western culture have done just the opposite? And what is genius, really? Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course,” has devoted more than two decades to exploring these questions and probing the nature of this term, which is deeply embedded in our culture. In The Hidden Habits of Genius, he reveals what we can learn from the lives of those we have dubbed “geniuses,” past and present. Examining the lives of transformative individuals ranging from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk, Wright identifies more than a dozen drivers of genius—characteristics and patterns of behavior common to great minds throughout history. He argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic—it is far more complex—and that the famed “eureka” moment is a Hollywood fiction. Brilliant insights that change the world are never sudden, but rather, they are the result of unique modes of thinking and lengthy gestation. Most importantly, the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated, and Wright shows us how. This book won't make you a genius. But embracing the hidden habits of these transformative individuals will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, happier.

The Hidden Habits of Genius

The Hidden Habits of Genius
Author: Craig Wright
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780063046719
ISBN 13: 0063046717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Habits of Genius Book Review:

Examining the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular "Genius Course," explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. What is genius? The word evokes iconic figures like Einstein, Beethoven, Picasso, and Steve Jobs, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn't pass a fourth grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. The Hidden Habits of Genius explores the meaning of this contested term, and the unexpected motivations of those we have dubbed "genius" throughout history, from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. What personal characteristics drove these people to greatness? Wright argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic--it is far more complex. And the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated. This book won't make you a genius, but it will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, it will make you happier, by embracing the 14 hidden habits of genius: Work ethic Resilience Originality Childlike imagination Insatiable curiosity Passion Creative maladjustment Rebelliousness Cross-border thinking Contrarian action Preparation Obsession Relaxation Concentration

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-10-21
ISBN 10: 0307573524
ISBN 13: 9780307573520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Book Review:

This inspiring and inventive guide teaches readers how to develop their full potential by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.

The Secret Principles of Genius

The Secret Principles of Genius
Author: I. C. Robledo
Publsiher: I. C. Robledo
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 8827599940
ISBN 13: 9788827599945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Principles of Genius Book Review:

Unlock the Hidden Powers of Your Mind These secret principles of genius have been hidden, lost, or even forgotten through time. They have played a critical role in the greatest achievements of humanity, yet most of us are unaware of them. Now, they are finally revealed. Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has profiled the brightest minds to demonstrate why these secret principles are so important. Their lives range from time periods that span millennia and include a wide range of cultures, professions, and personalities. We will explore the intellect of icons such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria Montessori, and Sun Tzu. An important theme is that brilliant people have used these principles to accomplish what no one thought was possible. When everyone said “No”, they still found a way to make it happen. What has become clear through the ages is that with the right principles, it is possible to tap into a potential that is limitless. Discover the Secret Principles Which Changed the Following Lives - Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance man who gave us the Mona Lisa and was so committed to learning the human form that he dissected cadavers - Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in a Detroit ghetto, yet he gained notoriety as a neurosurgeon for separating conjoined twins successfully - Wolfgang Mozart, and the secret principle which played a major role in his incredible rise to stardom in the classical music scene - Sun Tzu, whose timeless military wisdom has been applied in countless battles and beyond to business, law, and chess - The late musical artist Prince, who played 27 musical instruments and had no tolerance for low standards - Maria Montessori, who was ages ahead of her time with her revolutionary system for educating children - Ben Underwood, a boy who learned to “see” the world despite having his eyes removed because of retinal cancer - Many more brilliant minds and lives, and the secret principles they applied are discussed inside… Learn the life-changing Secret Principles of Genius to discover what you are truly capable of. Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.

Risk Forward

Risk Forward
Author: Victoria Labalme
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1401961819
ISBN 13: 9781401961817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Forward Book Review:

"Some people in life know exactly what they want to achieve. This is a book for the rest of us." - Victoria Labalme if you're trying to figure out your next steps at work or in life... if you wish you had the courage to move in a new direction... if you sense there's something more, waiting to be discovered... Risk Forward will help you find your way. In this brief, full color, whimsical book "experience," Hall of Fame speaker, leading consultant, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Victoria Labalme shares a series of principles from the arts that are practical, reassuring, and radically freeing. "Sage advice-and brisk inspiration-for anyone contemplating the daunting prospect of a new project or change of direction." - Pamela Liebman, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group "RISK FORWARD is a mosaic that will change the way you view your life forever." - Roberta Matuson, FORBES.com "If Picasso and Apple produced a book, this would be it!!!" - Vince Poscente, New York Times best-selling author & Olympian Through these uniquely designed and thought-provoking pages, you'll learn: • 4 Questions to help you discover your next best step • How to make a decision when you have a variety of options • 3 key filters to evaluate input and advice • Permission and Ideas to express your whole self at work and in life • The #1 way to identify what really matters • What holds you back

Listening to Music

Listening to Music
Author: Craig Wright
Publsiher: Schirmer Books
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2007-01-25
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124082764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to Music Book Review:

Compact disc contains 25 tracks of music by different performers as listed in the text.

Instant Genius

Instant Genius
Author: The INSTANT-Series
Publsiher: Instant Series Publication
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant Genius Book Review:

The Instant-Series Presents "Instant Genius" How to Think Like a Genius to Be One Instantly! When you hear the word "genius" - what immediately pops into your mind? Perhaps, people like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, and Thomas Edison just to name a few. What did all these folks have? What was the common factor that made them a genius? And is possible for you to also be like them? Now what is a genius? Geniuses are, first and foremost, extraordinary individuals... They are always somewhat ahead of their time, and their contributions to the world have shaped society into what we know it as of today with all the remarkable fleets of advanced achievements unheard of in the past - just look at how far we have come with modern medicine, science, technologies, etc. And geniuses have helped mankind evolved into more intelligent beings - pushing us to all strive for even greater possibilities. So how to become a genius? The widely-accepted notion is...you're either born with a genius IQ or not; however, being a genius has less to do with your level of intelligence. Everybody has their own form of genius. The key is how to unlock that inner genius of yours. Within "Instant Genius": * How to easily create a custom "genius trigger button" step-by-step, so you can activate it to turn on your full-intellectual mental capacity at will, at anywhere, and at anytime. * How to channel your inner genius through the power of your subconscious mind, by doing the "subconscious self-session" technique to open doors to new ways of thinking. * How to use personalized "visual mental imprints" as your sources of inspirations and motivations to spark your creative genius to generate unlimited innovative ideas. * How to develop genius reflexes to handle any complex problem and come up with ingenious solution to have people look up to you, always wanting to hear what you have to say. * How to optimize your mind to work in relentless genius mode with full concentration and inexhaustible energy where obstacles no longer exist, through an in-depth "4-stages process" you can implement whenever you want. * Plus, custom practical "how-to" strategies, techniques, applications and exercises on how to think like a genius. ...and much more. All of us has the potential to be our own geniuses. You just only need to be guided on how to unleash that genius brain power within you - to finally realize what you're truly capable of. You will be amazed and even surprised yourself.

The Hungry Mind

The Hungry Mind
Author: Susan Engel
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 0674425375
ISBN 13: 9780674425378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hungry Mind Book Review:

Despite American education’s recent mania for standardized tests, testing misses what really matters about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. The Hungry Mind is a deeply researched, highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school. “Engel draws on the latest social science research and incidents from her own life to understand why curiosity is nearly universal in babies, pervasive in early childhood, and less evident in school...Engel’s most important finding is that most classroom environments discourage curiosity...In an era that prizes quantifiable results, a pedagogy that privileges curiosity is not likely to be a priority.” —Glenn C. Altschuler, Psychology Today “Susan Engel’s The Hungry Mind, a book which engages in depth with how our interest and desire to explore the world evolves, makes a valuable contribution not only to the body of academic literature on the developmental and educational psychology of children, but also to our knowledge on why and how we learn.” —Inez von Weitershausen, LSE Review of Books

Discover Your Genius

Discover Your Genius
Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061743321
ISBN 13: 9780061743320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Your Genius Book Review:

Unleash your creative potential. Michael J. Gelb, bestselling author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, draws upon history's most revolutionary minds to help you unleash your own creativity. With fascinating biographies of all ten geniuses, personal self-assessments, and practical exercises, this book is the key to unlocking the genius inside you! Plato -- Deepening your love of wisdom Filippo Brunelleschi -- Expanding your perspective Christopher Columbus -- Strengthening your vision, optimism, and courage Nicolaus Copernicus -- Reorganizing your vision of the world Queen Elizabeth I -- Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness William Shakespeare -- Cultivating your emotional intelligence Thomas Jefferson -- Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness Charles Darwin -- Developing your powers of observation and cultivating an open mind Mahatma Gandhi -- Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind, and body Albert Einstein -- Unleashing your imagination and "combinatory play"

The Creativity Code

The Creativity Code
Author: Marcus Du Sautoy
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0674244710
ISBN 13: 9780674244719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creativity Code Book Review:

Most books on AI focus on the future of work. But now that algorithms can learn and adapt, does the future of creativity also belong to well-programmed machines? To answer this question, Marcus du Sautoy takes us to the forefront of creative new technologies and offers a more positive and unexpected vision of our future cohabitation with machines.

Great at Work

Great at Work
Author: Morten T. Hansen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1476765839
ISBN 13: 9781476765839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great at Work Book Review:

Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Financial Times Business Book of the Month Named by The Washington Post as One of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018 From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Great by Choice comes an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance—based on analysis from an exhaustive, groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen’s seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You’ll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his restaurant (tucked away under a Tokyo subway station underpass) being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices (even before they were identified). Each chapter contains questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help you achieve more by working less, backed by unprecedented statistical analysis.

Negotiation Genius

Negotiation Genius
Author: Deepak Malhotra,Max Bazerman
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-09-25
ISBN 10: 0553904949
ISBN 13: 9780553904949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negotiation Genius Book Review:

From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation. Whether you’ve “seen it all” or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing for and executing negotiations—whether they involve multimillion-dollar deals or improving your next salary offer. What sets negotiation geniuses apart? They are the men and women who know how to: •Identify negotiation opportunities where others see no room for discussion •Discover the truth even when the other side wants to conceal it •Negotiate successfully from a position of weakness •Defuse threats, ultimatums, lies, and other hardball tactics •Overcome resistance and “sell” proposals using proven influence tactics •Negotiate ethically and create trusting relationships—along with great deals •Recognize when the best move is to walk away •And much, much more This book gets “down and dirty.” It gives you detailed strategies—including talking points—that work in the real world even when the other side is hostile, unethical, or more powerful. When you finish it, you will already have an action plan for your next negotiation. You will know what to do and why. You will also begin building your own reputation as a negotiation genius.

Divine Fury

Divine Fury
Author: Darrin M. McMahon
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0465069916
ISBN 13: 9780465069910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Fury Book Review:

Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, when men of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human equality; contesting the notion that all are created equal, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of extraordinary individuals not governed by ordinary laws. Today, the idea of genius has become cheapened—rock stars and football coaches earn the term with seemingly the same ease as astrophysicists and philosophers—yet our enduring fascination with it reflects the desires, needs, and fears of ordinary human beings. The first comprehensive history of this mysterious yet foundational concept, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius from Socrates to Napoleon to Einstein and beyond, analyzing its democratization, disappearance, and potential rebirth.

The Genius Zone

The Genius Zone
Author: Gay Hendricks, PH.D.
Publsiher: St. Martin's Essentials
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 1250622611
ISBN 13: 9781250622617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genius Zone Book Review:

Too often we live lives that we find unfulfilling, fail to reach our own potential, and neglect to practice creativity in our daily routines. Gay Hendricks's The Genius Zone offers a way to change that by tapping into your own innate creativity. Dr. Gay Hendricks broke new ground with his bestselling classic, The Big Leap, which has become an essential resource for coaches, entrepreneurs, executives, and health practitioners around the world. Originally published as The Joy of Genius, The Genius Zone has been updated and expanded throughout, making it the essential next step beyond The Big Leap. In The Genius Zone, Hendricks introduces his brilliant exercise, the Genius Move, a simple, life-altering practice that allows readers to end negative thinking and thrive authentically. By using the Genius Move, readers will learn to spend more of their lives in their zone of genius—where creativity flows freely and they are actively pursuing the things that offer them fulfillment and satisfaction. Filled with hands-on exercises and personal stories from the author, The Genius Zone is an essential guide to creative fulfillment. If you are committed to bringing forth your innate genius and making your largest possible creative contribution, The Genius Zone will become a trusted companion for the journey.

Listening to Western Music

Listening to Western Music
Author: Craig Wright
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 1305887034
ISBN 13: 9781305887039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to Western Music Book Review:

Combining a student-friendly presentation with cutting-edge digital resources, LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC equips you with the tools to actively listen to and inspire a lifelong appreciation for music. Known for his clear, conversational style, Professor Wright helps you immediately find connections to music by comparing pop and classical music concepts. His text is organized chronologically and discusses musical examples from each era in its social context -- describing the construction and culture of each piece. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap to better help you develop your listening skills and maximize your course success. Online resources include interactive exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. You also can download all music directly to a music library. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Magic of Math

The Magic of Math
Author: Arthur Benjamin
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0465061621
ISBN 13: 9780465061624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Math Book Review:

The world's greatest mental mathematical magician takes us on a spellbinding journey through the wonders of numbers (and more) "Arthur Benjamin . . . joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance." -- Bill Nye (the science guy) The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples-from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares-this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the "mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike. "A positively joyful exploration of mathematics." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review "Each [trick] is more dazzling than the last." -- Physics World

The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 1847651348
ISBN 13: 9781847651341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 48 Laws Of Power Book Review:

THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. ___________________________________ (From the Playboy interview with Jay-Z, April 2003) PLAYBOY: Rap careers are usually over fast: one or two hits, then styles change and a new guy comes along. Why have you endured while other rappers haven't? JAY-Z: I would say that it's from still being able to relate to people. It's natural to lose yourself when you have success, to start surrounding yourself with fake people. In The 48 Laws of Power, it says the worst thing you can do is build a fortress around yourself. I still got the people who grew up with me, my cousin and my childhood friends. This guy right here (gestures to the studio manager), he's my friend, and he told me that one of my records, Volume Three, was wack. People set higher standards for me, and I love it.

Find Your Zone of Genius

Find Your Zone of Genius
Author: Laura Garnett
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1492675237
ISBN 13: 9781492675235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Find Your Zone of Genius Book Review:

Get in the ZONE In Find Your Zone of Genius, you will learn the thoughts and behaviors that will help you spend more time in what author Laura Garnett calls your Zone of Genius—that sweet spot where you're challenged, fulfilled, and happily engaged in the work you're doing. Both aspirational and practical, Laura introduces a methodology based on a performance tracker tool that has helped Laura's high-profile clients at Linkedin, Capital One, and Verizon transform their careers and lives—and will help do the same for you! "Work doesn't have to feel like, well, work. With Laura's advice, you can find your Zone of Genius, accomplish more, and stop counting the minutes until quitting time."—LAURA VANDERKAM, author of Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

Black and White Thinking

Black and White Thinking
Author: Kevin Dutton
Publsiher: Picador USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 1250829453
ISBN 13: 9781250829450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and White Thinking Book Review:

A groundbreaking and timely book about how evolutionary biology can explain our black-and-white brains, and a lesson in how we can escape the pitfalls of binary thinking. Several million years ago, natural selection equipped us with binary, black-and-white brains. Though the world was arguably simpler back then, it was in many ways much more dangerous. Not coincidentally, the binary brain was highly adept at detecting risk—the ability to analyze threats and respond to changes in the sensory environment was essential to our survival as a species. Since then, the world has evolved—but we, for the most part, have not. Confronted with a panoply of shades of gray, our brains have a tendency to “force quit”: to sort the things we see, hear, and experience into manageable but simplistic categories. We stereotype, pigeonhole, and, above all, draw lines where in reality there are none. In Black-and-White Thinking, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton pulls back the curtains of the mind to reveal a new way of thinking about a problem as old as humanity itself. While our instinct for categorization often leads us astray, encouraging polarization, rigid thinking, and sometimes outright denialism, it is an essential component of the mental machinery we use to make sense of the world. Using the latest advances in psychology, neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, Dutton shows how we can optimize our tendency to categorize and fine-tune our minds to avoid the pitfalls of too little—and too much—complexity. He reveals the enduring importance of three “super-categories”—Fight versus Flight, Us versus Them, and Right versus Wrong—and argues that they remain essential not only to convincing others to change their minds but to changing the world for the better. Black-and-White Thinking is a science-based wake-up call for an era of increasing extremism and a thought-provoking, uplifting guide to training our gray matter to see that gray really does matter.

Genius Foods

Genius Foods
Author: Max Lugavere,Paul Grewal, M.D.
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 0062562894
ISBN 13: 9780062562890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genius Foods Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departments—all in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition. Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood. Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them); the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age; a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; and the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term. With Genius Foods, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.