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Spy School: Are You Sharp Enough to be a KGB Agent? (Puzzles & Quizzes)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  16 reviews

The Number One Russian bestseller

When most people think of the word spy, they imagine gadgets – laser pens and exploding cigarette lighters – but the most important piece of equipment an agent has is their brain. Memory is vital to the work of an agent. The need for total secrecy often prevents them from recording anything, so operatives have to rely on their brains to r

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Boxtree (first published 2014)
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Okoń w sieci
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it


Poradnik wypchany po brzegi ćwiczeniami i trikami na bystrość umysłu. Każdy rozdział utwierdzał mnie w przekonaniu, że o skuteczności tajnego agenta świadczy nie siła jego mięśni, ale praktyczne wykorzystanie szarych komórek. Książka nie liczy sobie zbyt wielu stron, dlatego możemy uznać, że temat został ledwie "liźnięty". Aczkolwiek wiarygodność zawartych porad potwierdzają agenci rosyjscy, którzy przyczynili się do powstania tej książki. Do tego trafnym z
Dead John Williams
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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Sometimes I wonder what goes through my head when I pick books. This book has Spy School on the cover and KGB. I could imagine this would appeal to two groups, those interested in reading about spying and those interested in reading about the KGB.

If you were in either of those groups you’d be really pissed off after reading this book. It is neither about the KGB or about spying. It is a thinly disguised book about memory techniques. In fact as a guise you can see right through it, as an example
Alexander Morozov
Книга хорошая, взял бумажную. Дешёвую версию без картинок. Они в принципе не очень нужны. Для начала читал в электронной. там удобнее переходить по ссылка на игрушки. Ещё бы не забывать всё повторять, что тут рекомендуется, цены бы не было. Ну и вообще книга интересная.
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Расфокусированное наблюдение
Когда внимание сосредоточено на одном предмете или событии, высока вероятность упустить что-то важное рядом. Поэтому разведчику крайне необходим навык расфокусированного наблюдения. Часто он должен видеть всю картину, не концентрируясь на отдельных деталях. Расширяя приведенное ранее сравнение внимания с лучом прожектора, расфокусированное наблюдение подобно дневному рассеянному свету. Чтобы ничего не пропустить, внимание должно быть сконцентрировано на объекте набл
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't often leave reviews but I really wanted to for this book because I think it's going to get missed by most people.

The title is really deceptive as it's more a book on how to use your memory but it explains this really well in a much better way than other books on the subject.

It's well structured, articulated and also entertaining.

I've read so many books on memory yet this book covers some areas of memory and deductive reasoning that those books avoid.

It somehow also manages to trim the f
Akhila Rangana
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Spy School is a Russian best selling book written based on techniques used KGB agents to become who they are. There are so many practical examples and tests to develop your memory power. While giving example based education on memory power, the author construct a spy story starting from the recruitment of Agent Simonide where by the end he goes to very high ranks solving the case started.
This looks to have some true spy training involvements and can be concluded a nice piece of reading with
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vsetko co ste sa chceli dozvediet o ludskej pamati, jej fungovani, manipulovani psychologiou a bali ste sa opytat. Zaroven zopar mentalnych technik pouzivanych KGB prisposobenych na dnesny svet, kopa cviceni na trening premyslania, postrehu a pamate. Doplnene mensiou spy story (ci uz realna alebo vymyslena) a opisane jednotlive spionazne "pracovne" pozicie s opismi prace, mindset-u a predispozicii.
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is essentially a set of exercises for training your memory. And a bit cliche'y narrative injected between the theory and practice.

Typically, US publishers would be able to pull off at least 5 different books covering the same depth of content: how to use mnemonics, associations, spatial memory, which health regime helps, how to profile people, how to forget (and make people forget) things, create cover stories etc. It's all within 200 pages here with all the useful take away points.
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
И тут я понял, что люблю шпионские детективы. Очень необычный формат, и очень сложно проделывать упражнения, не пытаясь забежать вперед и не прочитав следующую часть истории про не по годам быстро продвигающегося по службе юного советского гражданина.

Плюс, который одновременно и минус — большинство упражнений на веб-сайте, поэтому в самолете без интернета (привет, Аэрофлот) остается наслаждаться только самой детективной частью истории.
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Jest to bardzo interesująca lektura. Mamy tutaj jakąś historię, jednak mam wrażenie, że całość skupia się bardziej na różnych ćwiczeniach, które pomagają nam lepiej zapamiętać różne rzeczy.

Po książkę warto sięgnąć, jeśli interesujecie się takimi tematami, bo wtedy naprawdę wiele możecie z niej wyciągnąć.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
This book gave me some interesting insights into the workings of the human brain, but uninteresting ‘case file’ interludes and some shoddy translation (from Russian to English) keep it from being really good, or memorable.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good combination of light reading & memory understanding of how memry works and how to manage it. It might be considered as too popular to be usefull, or not that deep, but for me it worked as a good combination of story, ideas, technics and promoted my interest to the memory control and training.
Sék Di
Good memory techniques. I get what they were trying to do with the fact/fiction concept. Personally not my thing but I liked the memory techniques that were üresented and I‘m planning on using some myself 😊
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Only somewhat interesting.
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