Media praise for Mind Performance Hacks

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"Do you want to stretch your mind's capabilities and understand how to get the most out of that thing we call a brain? Ron Hale-Evans has written a good O'Reilly Hacks book titled Mind Performance Hacks: Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain...You won't adopt and use every one of these hacks, nor does the author intend you to do so. But you can think of this as a toolbox that you can use to improve your performance and understand things that often are unconsciously occurring to us on a regular basis. A very good read."
-- Thomas Duff, Amazon.com

"Mind Performance Hacks includes the usual fare of all memory books – various memory systems including the Major and Dominic Systems and variations of them. However, these authors go beyond the memory books by including many of the newer concepts in information processing such as mind mapping, dealing with cruft, ways of increasing creativity, capturing creative thoughts and using your creative self to resolve current issues. They also include some neat math tricks and techniques to quickly check the results of calculations for accuracy, estimate square roots, and other quick calculations. Unusual areas include better decision making and communications, bringing clarity to your life by working with emotional problems, and using meditation. And of course they include things to do to exercise your brain and keep it in tip-top shape. Mind Performance Hacks: Tips and Tools for Overclocking Your Brain is highly recommended and was well beyond what I had expected from the title."
-- , Midwest Book Review

"At FOO Camp last month, Brian Sawyer, editor of O'Reilly's Hacks series of books, gave me a copy of Mind Performance Hacks by Ron Hale-Evans. I've been dipping into it every chance I get and I'm delighted at every bit I've read so far. The book is like a user's guide to your brain complete with new "software subroutines" that you can run to optimize various mental processes like memory, creativity, emotional response, learning, and logical analysis. O'Reilly's online catalog has a handful of sample hacks from the book posted as PDFs here, and Hale-Evans also maintains a wiki for the book. Mind Performance Hacks is a thinking person's self-help book. Highly recommended."
-- David Pescovitz, Boing Boing

"This is a nice book, with a lot of good advice in it. I made the mistake of recommending it to my husband, and then had to pry it out of his hands to review it. Because it contains a lot of disparate stuff, different parts of it are going to appeal to different people. "
-- Elizabeth Zwicky, ;login:

"If you always wanted to calculate the day of the week for any date of the Gregorian calendar, then by all means, get this book. All in all, this book will kick-start your magical imagination and will help you improve your mental fitness with lots of cool tricks and games."
-- Jon Racherbaumer, Genii

"Mind Performance Hacks [covers] tons of popular lifehackerly topics, like mind maps, idea capture tools, memory techniques and all sorts of novel strategies for working with that peculiar, mysterious organism called your brain - from breathing techniques to meditation and hypnosis and to mind-sharpening video games...Mind Performance Hacks calls itself a "martial arts course for the brain" - and it sure is."
-- Gina Trapani, Lifehacker

"...this book contains some solid, proven techniques for improving performance, as well as some speculative food for thought."
-- Scott Ellsworth, Amazon.com



"... a user's guide to your brain complete with new "software subroutines" that you can run to optimize various mental processes like memory, creativity, emotional response, learning, and logical analysis."
--David Pescovitz, Boing Boing