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How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain

How Interactive Media Can Scramble Your Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
New research documents the negative consequences of media multitasking.
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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Thinking Clearly | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

"All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work."   (Thomas Watson, IBM)

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The items on this topic are related to thinking and information on brain research.  The items posted are frequently directly related to one of my most popular management training programs -- Thinking Clearly and Analytically.  

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Common Knowledge

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When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. - Dale Carnegie, American writer While playing the com

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Girls basketball team gets booted from league for being too good

Girls basketball team gets booted from league for being too good | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A Minnesota youth basketball team has been ejected from a league for being too good and now the coach, parents and players are crying foul.
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I've posted this to my "Unintended Consequences File" because there are several that are easy to anticipate.  But this is also just a great example of illogical thinking!

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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning -

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning - | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

There are many apps that do promote critical thinking--and often extended critical thinking and learning at that.

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Logical Thinking Process

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Philip Marris interviews Bill Dettmer about the Logical Thinking Process, the book "Logical Thinking Process" and the training course that they host together... | Theory Of Constraints

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Faster Horses… and Customer Outcomes

Faster Horses… and Customer Outcomes | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs said: You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

This is true. So, don’t ask them what they want. Ask them what they’re trying to do, what they’re trying to achieve. Ask them about their pain points, their needs, their desired outcomes in what they’re doing. 
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What Kind of Thinker Are You?

What Kind of Thinker Are You? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
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We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.
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Macat Launches Largest Ever Critical Thinking Study

LONDON, October 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Initial academic study finds analysis, evaluation and interpretation most...
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Computer games can help develop logical thinking

Computer games can help develop logical thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Opinion: We can introduce logic and the work of George Boole to students using games and puzzles
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The 10 Commandments of a Rational Discussion | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

The 10 Commandments of a Rational Discussion | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Logical fallacies run rampant during a passionate debate. It's imperative you know how to spot a logical fallacy in order to elevate a discussion and ensure
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Teachers say critical thinking key to college and career readiness

Teachers say critical thinking key to college and career readiness | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A new survey asks California teachers about college and career readiness.
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Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life

Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Center for Neurotechnology Studies Announces Release of Trends in Neurotechnology August 2015 (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies): "Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspec...
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As the Skills Gap Widens, Employers Stop Requiring Degrees

As the Skills Gap Widens, Employers Stop Requiring Degrees | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
For years, employers have bemoaned the higher education system and claimed that the skills gap is both real and widening. On this blog, we've shared dozens of
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Logic Puzzles by Puzzle Baron

Logic Puzzles by Puzzle Baron | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

When my brain is all mish-mashy, this site is a godsend: https://t.co/LhdMh6b0SZ I love that I can do super easy ones, or difficult ones.

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NY school says offer to 'change' student grades made to protect kids

NY school says offer to 'change' student grades made to protect kids | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A New York Jewish Yeshiva is slamming critics of a controverial letter in which the school offered parents a better version of their child's report card with higher grades -- claiming the backlash is unfounded and the words taken out of context.
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I've posted this to my "Unintended Consequences File" because there are several that are easy to anticipate.  But this is also just a great example of illogical thinking!

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Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented

Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Easter Egg Hunt Logic Problem for Gifted and Talented | See more about Critical Thinking, Logic Puzzles and Easter.

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How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead)

How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead) | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

I ran head first into this piece of nonsense the other day:What is critical thinking?

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Agility: It rhymes with stability

Agility: It rhymes with stability | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Critical thinking needs to infiltrate education

Critical thinking needs to infiltrate education
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During my college years in the early '70s, challenging authority was the norm. Anti-establishment fervor was a rite of passage to adulthood.
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Americans Are Void of Critical Thinking Skills - American Thinker

Americans Are Void of Critical Thinking Skills - American Thinker | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Americans Are Void of Critical Thinking Skills
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If we are to ever bring America back to the point where she is great again, the majority of the citizens are going to have to acquire and hone critical thinking skills.
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5 Managements Mindsets that Kill Training

5 Managements Mindsets that Kill Training | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Most training fails! Why? MANAGEMENT. Possessing a "been there, done that" mindset kills training. Does your organization have the attention span of a gnat?
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I've posted this to my other topics on HR, and Management & Leadership but I'm posting it here too -- because it's a sad set of examples of the poor -- yes, illogical -- thinking of too many managers and organizations.

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The Neurotechnology Revolution: “The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet”

The Neurotechnology Revolution: “The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet” | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
. On Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 29th, 2015, the Potomac Insti­tute for Pol­icy Stud­ies hosted a sem­i­nar in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Sharp­Brains titled, “The Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Rev­o­lu­tion: Mar­ket T…
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How Video Games Can Train Your Brain to be More Creative and Productive

How Video Games Can Train Your Brain to be More Creative and Productive | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Surprising facts about your brain and the science of video games from game designer and psychologist Jane McGonigal.
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Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle?

Can you figure out the answer to this clever prisoner hat puzzle? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Here’s another classic math riddle for you to prune your brain on a little bit: if people were lined up from tallest to shortest (meaning a person can see everything in front of them) and all wearing black or white hats, can you figure out which color hat you were wearing even if you had no idea how many black or white hats there were total? The answer is yes, you can!
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School uses murder mystery to teach critical thinking

The Augusta Chronicle School uses murder mystery to teach critical thinking The Augusta Chronicle NEW ELLENTON — After careful deliberation and consulting the available evidence, New Ellenton Middle School pupil Mason Galante said he believed the...
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Murder mysteries have been a key part of my Thinking Clearly and Analytically workshop since its creations years ago.

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Predicting Job and Academic Success with Watson-Glaser

Predicting Job and Academic Success with Watson-Glaser | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Many studies show a positive relationship between Watson-Glaser scores and various job and academic success criteria. I'll highlight a few. Organizational S
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