Brain Dancing Overview (Revised Edition)
Foreword by Tony Buzan
How to Order
- Mental Leverage: Not all thoughts are created equal. How to get the most bang
for your mental buck by making decisions at the highest level of conceptual understanding.
- The Solutions Approach to Capacity Enhancement:
The mobilization of untapped brain power begins when you give yourself a reason to do so.
Awareness of information is dependent upon the context we create in which to apply it. Solving problems increases specialized knowledge, skill and self-confidence which combine to enhance capacity. This increased capacity for effective action changes the way we see the world.
- High Bandwidth Self-Communication:
Once you have defined a problem and have a clear idea of how you would like it resolved, the next step is to convey that information to that vast mental resevior called your subconscious mind.
Self-communication is the process of directing your subconscious
mind, and you know you are self-communicating effectively when
your actions are moving you closer to your desired outcome.
- Synergistic Dialogue: Something special
happens to our thinking when two or more people discuss an issue
they care about. Something that increases our ability to tap into a much broader pool of ideas than we can access on our own.
- Synergistic Oscillation: Nature is
riddled with opposites and our minds are no exception. Creativity
is enhanced when complimentary opposite thinking styles are employed.
- Going Meta:
"Meta" means above, so I use the phrase "going
meta" to describe the process of rising above the details in order to look at the big picture, and also to traverse the structure of our thoughts in order to optimize
key mental processes.
- Mastering the Ultmate Information Appliance: The computer is
to our mind what the car is to our legs, the phone is to our ears
and the TV is to our eyes--it amplifies our capacity to interact
with information. This chapter describes how the techniques presented
in the first six chapters can be applied to learn software faster.
- Optimizing Mental Clarity: Every technique
presented in this book requires energy both to understand and
to apply. Techniques are presented which increase personal energy levels and have
the side benefit of increasing mental clarity.
- Personal Ecology: Efforts to mobilize
untapped intellectual resources are most effective within the
context of a balanced lifestyle.
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