Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps imp...more
Chapter 1: Memory
Hack 1: Remember to Remember
Hack 2: Build a Memory Dungeon
Hack 3: Mix Up Your Facts
Hack 4: Space Your Repetitions
Hack 5: Recall Long-Ago Events (good)
Chapter 2: Learning
Hack 6: Establish Your Canon
Hack 7: Write in Your Books
Hack 8: Read at Speed (superb!)
Hack 9: Learn by Teaching (good)
Hack 10: ...more
Reading this and Michalko's "Thinkertoys" a few years ago was an almost life-changing experience and I try to re-read both books every couple of years. Highly recommended.
It's okay. Some of the chapters are really drawn-out/padded, and the authors go down really esoteric rabbit holes sometimes -- there's a weirdly long chapter in there about 4D modeling/thinking that just goes on and on.
This is one of those books that doesn't lend itself to casual reading. To really get value out of it, I think you'd need to take, like, a week for each tip, put it into ...more
This book is especially good for geeks and computer programmers.