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Upgrade Your Brain

Book Description

There are plenty of keep fit books and progammes for the body, so why not one to make sure we're making the most of our grey matter? Upgrade your brain will inspire you to achieve greater personal and business success by developing your thinking skills. John Middleton reveals how to maximise brain power and access insight and creativity, whether at work or at play. From pub quizzes to strategic business projects, personal ambitions to game show dreams, Upgrade your brain reveals the hidden potential of your brain and shows you how to use it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Brilliant features
  6. Introduction
  7. 1. I’ve got a bit of a problem
  8. 2. Solve it like Sherlock
  9. 3. Capture your thoughts
  10. 4. Get to the point
  11. 5. Buddy, can you spare a paradigm?
  12. 6. Watch out for discontinuities
  13. 7. Thinks ain’t what they used to be
  14. 8. Think big
  15. 9. It’s all news to me
  16. 10. Why use your own brain when you can borrow other people’s?
  17. 11. What are the chances of that happening?
  18. 12. Creatively swipe
  19. 13. Learn to be an optimist
  20. 14. Trust, but verify
  21. 15. Darwin rules
  22. 16. Little ideas mean a lot
  23. 17. Festina lente
  24. 18. Kick-start your creativity
  25. 19. De-junk your life
  26. 20. What did the Greeks ever do for us?
  27. 21. It’s good to talk
  28. 22. Make the best decision you can
  29. 23. Take a walk on the Wilde side
  30. 24. Innovate
  31. 25. Manoeuvre like Machiavelli
  32. 26. Feed your head
  33. 27. Let’s hear it for the poise
  34. 28. Caught in a decision trap
  35. 29. Technology: be a leader, not a laggard
  36. 30. Questions, questions
  37. 31. Excel is not just a spreadsheet
  38. 32. Hegel don’t bother me
  39. 33. Should I share or should I hoard?
  40. 34. Trust me – I’m a salesman
  41. 35. From Masterchef to Mastermind – eat your way to genius
  42. 36. Memories are made of this
  43. 37. Become an ace storyteller
  44. 38. What is the sound of one hand clapping?
  45. 39. Throw me a fricking de Bono
  46. 40. Bring your body up to scratch
  47. 41. Be a first-class conversationalist
  48. 42. OK, repeat after me
  49. 43. Cut the crap
  50. 44. Pick a card, but not any card
  51. 45. Ain’t nothing like the real thing
  52. 46. Become a core competent
  53. 47. Develop a Plan B
  54. 48. Nothing fails like success
  55. 49. Create multiple futures
  56. 50. Take the long view
  57. 51. Make it happen
  58. 52.Maintain your brain
  59. The End