Think Better: Ten Books to Help You
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” — Voltaire |
It may be obvious, but I’ll say it anyway: One of the first things you need to do to write well is to think. Now most of us think on occasion, but for you to create exceptional work, you have to do a fair amount of it. And you can actually practice thinking – there are numerous tools and techniques that can help.
I’ve listed 10 books that offer great techniques for improving your capacity to think. So unless you’re already a great thinker, check out a couple of these. And remember to practice every chance you get.
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink
- Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
- How to Get Ideas by Jack Foster
- Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
- The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
- The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
- The Innovator’s Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth by David Silverstein, Philip Samuel, and Neil DeCarlo
- Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson
- ThinkerToys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko
- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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