The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren’t a special breed–they just use their minds differently. By using the straightforward and thought-provoking techniques in The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, you will regularly find imaginative solutions to difficult challenges, and you will discover new ways of looking at your world and yourself–revealing previously hidden opportunities.
Understand deeply. Understand simple things first. See what’s there and what’s missing. Master the basics. See the invisible.
Fail to success. Fail better. Let your errors be your guide. Have a bad day. Lean from those missteps.
Create questions out of the thin air. What’s the real question? Improve the question. Ask meta-questions. Teach to learn.
Seeing the flow of ideas. Creating new ideas from old ones. Think back. Extend ideas.
Transform yourself. Change.