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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787995657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787995652
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,320,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Albrecht’s practical intelligence builds on the ideas of multiple intelligence, outlining a series of guidelines and exercises to promote better approaches to problem solving" (Financial Times, Thursday 19th July 2007)

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“What could be more important than helping people, at everyage and stage of life learn to use their minds more successfully?Karl Albrecht has given us a terrific resource for doing just that.His comprehensively four ‘software upgrades’ and four‘mega-skills’ provide a wonderfully comprehensiveframework for practical intelligence.”--Dr. Sidney J. Parnes,co-developer with Alex Osborn of the Creative Education Foundation

 

“This brilliant, ebullient, and brainy book brings us newmeans to gray matter. At turns high-minded and hilarious,Practical Intelligence will remain the source book for manyyears of the best thinking about thinking well.”--JeanHouston, author, The Possible Human

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard F. Gerson on July 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Albrecht has hit the daily double with this new book. It is the perfect companion to his Social Intelligence book. This book, Practical Intelligence, goes way beyond what you'd expect from a book that is helping you improve your common sense and street smarts. Albrecht gives us new ways to think about thinking, introduces us to the different ways our minds work, and shares with us that we are not either/or thinkers but both/and thinkers. His various continuums of thinking help us understand why we think what we think and how to apply what we are thinking about. Plus, he backs up his positions with actual research results. Albrecht continues to help us improve our minds at work!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on December 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Everyone knows a few super-smart people who continually do super-stupid things. Sure, they can finish a Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle in less than 10 minutes, play and win three simultaneous chess games handily and multiply seven digit numbers faster than a calculator. But they also can't hold a job, are given to fulminating about bizarre pet causes ("Restore the Carolingian Dynasty now!") and can't shut up about their "brilliant" ideas ("You mean you didn't read my 427-page proof of Goldbach's conjecture yet?"). What's going on? Well, if Karl Albrecht's ideas are right, IQ isn't the whole story of human intelligence. And it may not even be most of the story. Perhaps more important than raw IQ, particularly in today's world, is practical intelligence: the ability to use common-sense reasoning in a structured way to solve relevant problems. Fortunately, practical intelligence, like other mental skills, is not fixed at birth. How can you develop it? Start with this sensible book, which we recommend to anyone who wants to be not only smart but also effective.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bronx book nerd VINE VOICE on July 15, 2009
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Karl Albrecht is a management consultant who over the years has developed a great breath and depth of knowledge about the mind and creativity. He demonstrates this in this book. My only complaint about the book is that it spends too much time discussing the physical struture of the brain and the specific functions of each brain section; a brief overview would have sufficed. Otherwise, Albrecht covers exceedingly well the many ways that we can make ourselves more creative and pratically intelligent. He gives clear descriptions of both good and bad thinking habits, and prescriptions for how to strenghten the good ones. I like how Albrecht, walking the walk, creates his own new categories of thinkers, not that these are necessarily scientifically correct, as they are somewhat speculative and based mostly on his own experience; however, these creations are a good example of a thinker who breaks out of his routine mode of thinking to come up with new ideas. The content of this book is a good reminder of how we can get stuck in thinking ruts, and a great handbook for finding ways out of those ruts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brandon hesley on December 17, 2013
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provides thorough explanations for his reasoning, a long with some interesting stories, places a lot of emphasis on looking at topics from many angles and truly thinking about things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By choa on June 17, 2013
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life task's too complicated to be rigid that we lost our simple use of common sense. Practice decluttering our mind's essential to view our thoughts differently.
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