February 23, 2006
Mind Performance Hacks: Master the Art of Mental Performance
Sebastopol, CA--Remember where you put your glasses, reduce the clutter in your mind, sharpen your decision-making skills, and turn "stage fright" into a strategy for success. You can learn tricks to master all this and more from Mind Performance Hacks (Hale-Evans, O'Reilly, $24.99 US).
The author calls this fascinating and useful book "a course in martial arts for the mind," and each of his "hacks" (from the techie's term for a clever way to get something done) provides a stimulating, fun, and useful way to exercise and strengthen your mind for practical purposes.
Through 75 stand-alone hacks, most of which you can do with nothing but your brain or perhaps a pen and paper, you will learn to:
Use mnemonic tricks to remember names, numbers, dates, and more
Perform complex math without a calculator, with your fingers, or on the back of a napkin
Spark your creativity with innovative brainstorming methods
Capture new ideas before they get away
Communicate in creative new ways
Make better decisions by foreseeing problems and finding surprising solutions
Improve and maintain your mental fitness with cool tricks and games
Sequel to the bestselling "Mind Hacks," which showed you how the brain works, "Mind Performance Hacks" shows you how to make it work better. When you can count to a million on your fingers (Hack #40, which, according to the author, is "the mental equivalent of breaking a stack of bricks with your hand"), you, too, will be a master of the mental arts.
Mind Performance Hacks
ISBN 0-596-10153-8 308 pages, $24.99 US
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