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Author: Art Markman Narrator: Sean Pratt, Lloyd James Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781596596498
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Think smart people are just born that way? Think again. Drawing on diverse studies of the mind, from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, and learning science, Art Markman, Ph.D., demonstrates the difference between "smart thinking" and raw intelligence, showing listeners how memory works, how to learn effectively, and how to use knowledge to get things done. He then introduces his own three-part formula for listeners to employ "smart thinking" in their daily lives. Smart Thinking gives listeners: *The means to replace self-limiting habits with new behaviors that foster smart thinking *An understanding of the mind itself as well as memory *The ability to define and solve problems by finding and applying relevant knowledge *Ways to present and process information effectively Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Markman provides a helpful guide for developing smarter habits, and ultimately, a smarter, more fulfilling life of learning.”

    Charles Ealy, Austin American

  • “The book is an easy read, though rewards rereading. Unlike many of these ‘think yourself smarter’ books, this one has lots of good advice, and feels like it relies on primary sources more than secondary. In fact, I bet I end up reading a lot of what is in this book, taken out of context by ‘think yourself successful’ gurus. Save time, read it here, at the source.”

    Tom Otley, The Business Traveler

  • “If you want to be more creative, if you want to be an innovator, this is the book for you. Creativity doesn’t fall out of the sky. It favors the prepared mind. This book prepares your mind.”

    Hara Estroff Marano, author of A Nation of Wimps

  • Smart Thinking teaches people how their minds work so they can be more effective performers at work and at life. An essential read for anyone who wants to operate at their best, think outside the box, and accomplish whatever goals they set out to achieve.”

    Sian Beilock, PhD, author of Choke

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/9/2013

    " I throughly enjoyed this book. The author did a masterful job of combining the latest developments in cognitive sciences with real world examples. Furthermore he provides a series of applications that readers can use to develop their own cognitive abilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 7/30/2013

    " Nice reminder of how we think and learn by a University of Texas professor. Key takeaway is to remember and summarize three things about everything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosechimera | 4/8/2013

    " The useful information in this book could be reduced to a note card. The illustrative examples read like a redundant series of infomercials. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/12/2013

    " In a nutshell, how the memory works and how to use it effectively. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/8/2013

    " I reviewed this book for Psych Central -- it's a great book! here's the review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/7/2012

    " Nice ideas about how to improve learning "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliot | 10/7/2012

    " Several great tips for making your mind more useful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Burke | 10/2/2012

    " Would not recommend this book. Main ideas are made and then you are dragged on for another 25 pages. Read the chapter titles and main tips directly under the chapter title and send Markman 3 bucks. Save 12. "

About the Author

Author Art Markman

Art Markman, PhD, is one of the premier cognitive scientists in the field and has been published in numerous academic journals. He is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Markman is also the author of the scholarly work Knowledge Representation and has been the editor of Cognitive Science since 2006.

About the Narrators

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.