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Ron Hale-Evans is a writer and game designer who earns his daily sandwich with frequent gigs as a technical writer. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale, with a minor in philosophy. Thinking a lot about thinking led him to create the Mentat Wiki at http://www.ludism.org/mentat, which led to this book. His multifarious and nefarious other projects can be accessed from his home page, http://ron.ludism.org, including his award-winning board games, a list of his Short-Duration Personal Saviours, and his blog. His wife Marty is a better man than he is.
I don't know why they don't teach this stuff in school. Should be required.Published 6 months ago by Grown Up Geek
I love this well written and organized collection of mental tricks, hacks, and exercises. While other reviewers seem familiar with these, I am not, so find them all to be... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ila France Porcher, Author of The Shark Sessions
Certainly the book is retaining, but most of the material in it you can find online.
I mean only a few stuff were new to me, since I read about these a lot.
One can not say that this book is uniformly amazing or crap. This book is more of a mixture of different improvement techinques. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by S. Hicks
I really enjoyed this book, but I must admit that I barely used any of it. The hacks that I do practice I mainly went on to learn from more focused books. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Sean Head
There are a million mind methods and lots of people have good ideas. This is good collection of effective ways to use your head better. Read morePublished on March 17, 2009 by J. Dennis Mulqueen
Simple as that. Check out the table of contents to see the wide variety of hacks presented in the book. Read morePublished on February 17, 2009 by eCognition
Help with clear thinking is essential now that the information flow has reached fever pitch and the demands on our brains have escalated so dramatically. Read morePublished on July 23, 2008 by Dr. Rick Kirschner