Thinking Clearly and Analytically
392 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by James Schreier
onto Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Scoop.it!

How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment

How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of
more...
No comment yet.
Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
Curated by James Schreier
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

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)

James Schreier's insight:

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.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Should you trust your gut?

Should you trust your gut? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Steps and techniques for listening to both your gut and head to calculate your next best move.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Thinking Critically with Digital Media 

Thinking Critically with Digital Media  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
This book by Nik Peachey is an excellent resource book for teachers of
media and digital literacy.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by James Schreier from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet 

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 17, 12:13 PM
Pensamiento crítico Guía
Carol Hancox's curator insight, February 19, 10:20 PM
critical thinking - not tech related but important 21st century skill
biebmiep's curator insight, Today, 4:51 PM
Zet je tot nadenken
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Is this the hardest puzzle ever?

Is this the hardest puzzle ever? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The giant puzzle, created by German artist Clemens Habicht, features all the colours in the CMYK spectrum. This means tiles next to each other are almost identical in colour, but not exactly the same.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Are you REALLY a go-getter?

Are you REALLY a go-getter? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
According to experts, from getting out of bed early to completing tasks on your commute, there's ten vital signs that prove you're a go-getter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Can YOU solve these word riddles?

Can YOU solve these word riddles? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Playbuzz has devised a list of infuriating word riddles, otherwise known as dingbats, to put your logistical knowledge to the test.
James Schreier's insight:

A major part of my training programs on "Thinking Clearly and Analytically" is teaching specific techniques for solving puzzles like this.  Logical thinking is a skill to be learned!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

When It Comes To Your Career, Is Making Assumptions Good Or Bad?

When It Comes To Your Career, Is Making Assumptions Good Or Bad? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Some people caution that one should never make assumptions. When it comes to your career, is making assumptions good or bad?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

4 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Motivated, According to a Duke Behavioral Economist

4 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Motivated, According to a Duke Behavioral Economist | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Some of the key lessons from Dan Ariely's new book, 'Payoff.'
James Schreier's insight:

According to this post, there's some "hidden logic" to our thinking.  That's always interesting.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

What If You Ran Your Business Like Westworld? 

What If You Ran Your Business Like Westworld?  | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
One of the things I’ve most enjoyed while watching this first season of Westworld is trying to figure out which tech CEO Ford is most like. Is it Elon Musk with his big dreams and even bigger ambition? Or is it Jeff Bezos with his need for ever-increasing excellence and high pressure, no-regrets management style? Is Ford inspired by all of our worst tech leaders and a few of our best ones? His character seems to be a collage of famous quirks, Hannibal Lecter eyes, and byzantine logic trees.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it?

What is critical thinking? And do universities really teach it? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Being a good critical thinker is a desirable and highly-sought after trait for getting a job in today's economy. But are universities actually teaching this skill effectively?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Why it's OK to switch degrees after starting university

Why it's OK to switch degrees after starting university | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Having a degree will always be beneficial. It proves to employers that you have determination and transferable skills, for example, the ability to make decisions effectively, lead a team and think logically and analytically - all of which are highly valued.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Introvert Versus Extrovert Careers

Introvert Versus Extrovert Careers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Everyone should be aware of their strengths, their interests, and their personality. Here are the differences between introvert versus extrovert careers.
James Schreier's insight:

This is an article I wrote for Work It Daily --but it clearly discusses some important things about understanding thinking skills.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

How Do You See the World Around You?

How Do You See the World Around You? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We fall victim to “thinking traps” that influence our feelings and impact our behavior. How do you see the world? Do these 20 filters sound familiar?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Teach Everyone Logic?

Teach Everyone Logic? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
[William] Clifford argued that we are morally responsible not merely for what we do and say, but also for what we believe… When we show ourselves to be uncritical and careless with own our beliefs, we implicitly invite others to do the same. And, perhaps more obviously, we invite others to fool us. We encourage dishonesty and deception. Each time we believe something that we lack the right to believe, in other words, we spread an intellectual and moral disease: an epistemic shamelessness that threatens the very possibility of meaningful, rational discourse… Among the most pernicious and perilous immoralities of our own age is our apparent surrender to the lowest standards of belief and communication…  But it will take tens of thousands of us to really make a difference and drag our civil discourse back from the brink. Should all freshmen across the land be required to study critical thinking and symbolic logic? It is a thought. It’s a thought of Michael Ventimiglia, associate professor of philosophy at Sacred Heart University, who directs what sounds like a terrific program at the school that introduces every first-year student to critical thinking and introductory formal logic, in an essay at Times Higher Education. He is understandably disappointed and frustrated with the level of public discourse, as well as its political results, and he thinks that teaching every student logic could make a difference. I want to believe this. So I should be suspicious of it. (Note: being on the lookout for motivated reasoning is not something typically covered in logic or philosopher-taught critical thinking courses.) Professor Ventimiglia’s case is an explicitly moral one based on the value of “meaningful, rational discourse.” Whether such discourse is valuable in itself, or for the realization of other goods, or both, we can leave aside. Let’s also leave aside the many interesting questions about the extent and degree to which we can plausibly be held responsible for our beliefs. Grant all that. Questions remain. For example: Do people’s improved skills in critical thinking and symbolic logic lead to better, more meaningful, rational discourse among them? Does taking a course in critical thinking and symbolic logic lead to improved skills in critical thinking and symbolic logic? Do enough people attend college such that their..
James Schreier's insight:

Logic was a required freshman course at my university (way back in the day).  While I did not do well in the course, I will strongly admit it turned out to be one of the most important and most valuable courses in my entire career -- both educationally and professionally!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
--- Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health. New research: Study debunks 4 common myths about brain
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Logic+Emotion

Logic+Emotion | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
David Armano's personal blog: Logic+Emotion explores the thinking and practice of building responsive & resilient brands in a connected world
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Multitasking is bad for your brain, warns neuroscientist

Multitasking is bad for your brain, warns neuroscientist | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advises that attention is limited resource, and the brain has a limited capacity for multitasking.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Research spanning several cognitive science disciplines shows a strong connection between early spatial reasoning training and future academic success.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

6 Powerful Characteristics of Great Critical Thinkers

6 Powerful Characteristics of Great Critical Thinkers | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
We spend so much time discussing what critical thinking is and how to do it that we often overlook an important conversation: what skills do good critical
James Schreier's insight:

An older but solid piece of information on thinking clearly!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Dynamic duo: Big data and design thinking

Dynamic duo: Big data and design thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
See why organizations worldwide are realizing the magic of combining big data with design thinking to generate value for powerful business use cases.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Never assume when selling

Never assume when selling | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
"Never Assume (ASS-U-ME) because when you do you make an A?? of U and ME.
James Schreier's insight:

Assumption are necessary!  And the "ASS out of U and M" is a inaccurate assessment.  But this article does conclude that it is possible to make positive assumptions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Critical thinking: what is it? And why does it matter?

Critical thinking: what is it? And why does it matter? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Martin Davies explores the concept of critical thinking, and whether universities are doing enough to teach it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

What Is True? What Is Real? And Does It Matter In a Data-Driven World?

What Is True? What Is Real? And Does It Matter In a Data-Driven World? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
EST: 10:00 a.m. | PST: 7:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 We are obsessed with data-driven business. Is that really, truly desirable? Is
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

How to Beat Procrastination

The problem is our brains are programmed to procrastinate. In general, we all tend to struggle with tasks that promise future upside in return for efforts we take now. That’s because it’s easier for our brains to process concrete rather than abstract things, and the immediate hassle is very tangible compared with those unknowable, uncertain future benefits. So the short-term effort easily dominates the long-term upside in our minds—an example of something that behavioral scientists call present bias.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James Schreier
Scoop.it!

Easy meals to boost memory and why sex is better for you than sudoku

Easy meals to boost memory and why sex is better for you than sudoku | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The best non-food sources of nourishment for your brain are good sleep, regular exercise . . . and great sex.
James Schreier's insight:

The "sex is better than sodoku" segment is way down the article after some recipes.  But it's worth finding because it's an interesting argument.

more...
No comment yet.