Simple but powerful strategies for increasing your Success by improving your thinking. The 5 elements of effective thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking.
The idea is simple: you can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren’t a special breed―they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in the 5 elements of effective thinking, you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself―revealing previously hidden opportunities.
The book offers real-life stories, explicit action items, and concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change.
No matter who you are, the practical mind-sets introduced in the book will empower you to realize any goal in a more creative, intelligent, and effective manner. Filled with engaging examples that unlock truths about thinking in every walk of life, The 5 elements of effective thinking is written for all who want to reach their fullest potential―including students, parents, teachers, business people, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners. Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, The 5 elements of effective thinking will inspire and guide you on your way.
About the Authors
Michael Starbird is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. He has been at UT his whole career except for leaves, including as a Visiting Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and a member of the technical staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has received more than a dozen teaching awards. He has co-authored several books including the innovative textbook for liberal arts students entitled “The Heart of Mathematics: An invitation to effective thinking.” His new book with co-author Edward Burger is the general-audience book, “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.”
Edward Burger is the President of Southwestern University as well as an educational and business consultant. He is the author of over 60 research articles, books, and video series. He was awarded the 2003 Residence Life Teaching Award from the University of Colorado at Boulder and subsequently several other prestigious awards. Burger is an associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly and Math Horizons Magazine and serves as a Trustee of the Kenan Institute for the Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006, Reader’s Digest listed Burger in their annual “100 Best of America” as America’s Best Math Teacher. The Huffington Post named him one of their 2010 Game Changers; “HuffPost’s Game Changers salutes 100 innovators, visionaries, mavericks, and leaders who are reshaping their fields and changing the world.” In 2012, Microsoft Worldwide Education selected him as one of their “Global Heroes in Education.” In 2013 Burger was inducted as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
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