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Thinking Clearly and Analytically
Insights on Logical Thinking for Leaders -- with a Puzzling Perspective
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Avoiding Bad Decisions and Over-Thinking

Avoiding Bad Decisions and Over-Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
I’m amazed and saddened how a single bad decision can override a lifetime of good ones. One sad story of bad decision-making is Joe Paterno (and Penn State’s AD Tim Curley). I enjoyed watching JoPa coach at Penn State.
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The Role of Emotions in Critical Thinking

The Role of Emotions in Critical Thinking | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Have you ever jumped to a decision just to get it over with…. to relieve the frustration or tension you were feeling? For most of us, the unfortunate answer is yes. Feelings certainly impact our thinking and our actions.
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The Art of Problem Solving Under Pressure

The Art of Problem Solving Under Pressure | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Last week I was in San Antonio participating in the brand new THINK Now! Critical Thinking Training program, and was supposed to have a nice short flight home on Friday morning.
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A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Organizational barriers to evidence-based management.
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Jane McGonigal: Games Teach Us To Have Epic Ambitions | Humanizing Technology | Big Think

Jane McGonigal: Games Teach Us To Have Epic Ambitions | Humanizing Technology | Big Think | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Jane McGonigal argues that games are not a waste of time. In fact, she argues, "we need to look at what games are doing for gamers, the skills that we’re developing, the relationships that we’re forming, the heroic qualities that we get to practice every time we play."

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Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational

Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
To judge a risk more clearly, it may help to consider it in a foreign language.A series of experiments on more than 300 people from the U.S....
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Concrete Plans Curb Creativity: Scientific American

Concrete Plans Curb Creativity: Scientific American | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Planning ahead might make us overlook new solutions...
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TechCrunch | Push Notification And The Beginner’s Mind

TechCrunch | Push Notification And The Beginner’s Mind | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Push notification and the fabric it creates are about what comes next.
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Thinking, fast and slow: A must read for executives

One of the best business books of 2011 has some excellent and original advice for business executives.
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Stressed? Think Again.

Stressed? Think Again. | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

If an important decision looms but your mind is consumed with the fear that you’ve lost your wallet, better save decision making for later. Multiple studies show that stress significantly affects decision making. What’s more, men and women react differently to stress.

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The emerging science of embodied cognition

The emerging science of embodied cognition | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
HOW THE SCIENCE OF LEARNABLE INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING EDUCATION by banter666 in Books - Non-fiction, Education, and teaching...
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Disney looks beyond 25 billionth App Store download toward mobile future

Disney looks beyond 25 billionth App Store download toward mobile future | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Just because Disney is a giant company, don't think its mobile division wasn't excited about one of its games pushing the iOS App Store past the 25 billion download mark earlier this month.
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The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness - Book on Neuroplasticity and Brain Health

The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness - Book on Neuroplasticity and Brain Health | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, To Keep Your Brain Sharp Book...
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Does Brain Training Work? Depends. Better Question is, How, When, for Whom Can Brain Training Work?

Does Brain Training Work? Depends. Better Question is, How, When, for Whom Can Brain Training Work? | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
You may have read a new wave of articles claiming that brain training doesn't work, based on the recent research meta-analytic review Is Working Memory...
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Research Shows That the Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias

Research Shows That the Smarter People Are, the More Susceptible They Are to Cognitive Bias | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Here’s a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/frontal-cortex/2012/06/daniel-kahneman-bias-studies.html#ixzz1yQAwRF5n
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Mental exercises might be key to better brain function

Mental exercises might be key to better brain function | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Mental exercises might be key to better brain functionWausau Daily HeraldDETROIT -- Go ahead -- do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down.
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Want Better Thinkers in Your Organization? Take the Spelling Bee Approach

Want Better Thinkers in Your Organization? Take the Spelling Bee Approach | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

If you want your employees to think more effectively, you wouldn’t take a dictionary-approach and teach them how to handle every single situation they may encounter in life/business. Instead, you should teach them the basic building blocks of better thinking.

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The Story of The Growing Brain: Child, Teenager, Adult

The Story of The Growing Brain: Child, Teenager, Adult | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

What brain changes transform children from creatures of impulse into fully functioning adults? In a 2001 study that used fMRI imaging to scan the brains of 254 subjects, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh identified the key brain changes that signal mental maturity.

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Inside a Parent’s Brain

Inside a Parent’s Brain | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it

Motherhood—and parenthood in general—create obvious lifestyle changes. But did you know that motherhood can also fundamentally change your brain?


Various studies suggest that motherhood might create new synaptic connections, enhance learning, and even improve memory abilities.

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See If You Can Answer the Weirdest Standardized Test Question Ever

See If You Can Answer the Weirdest Standardized Test Question Ever | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Students, teachers, and parents in New York State don't know what to make of this bizarre question on the state exams. Let's see if you can do better.
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The Internet is damaging our brains

The Internet is damaging our brains | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
You might be a master at multitasking, but so much online activity is wreaking havoc on our stress levels—not to mention replacing our memories with Google.
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How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Great leaders think strategically. They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities.
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Professor Layton and the Last Specter

Professor Layton and the Last Specter | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Check out Nintendo's official online home for the Professor Layton® series of puzzle games!
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Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
Improve memory and attention with scientific brain games. Play games and train your brain to boost overall mental power and perfomance.
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Twitter Not So Good At Predicting Box Office Revenues After All

Twitter Not So Good At Predicting Box Office Revenues After All | Thinking Clearly and Analytically | Scoop.it
A new study of tweets about movies suggests they are not necessarily a good predictor of box office revenues, say computer scientists...
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