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The Little Blue Reasoning Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking (3rd Edition) (English Edition)
 
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The Little Blue Reasoning Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking (3rd Edition) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Brandon Royal
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From the author : “The mind is a parachute that has to be opened to be of any use.” "

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For Reasoning Aficionados From All Walks of Life!

This guidebook addresses one of the most critical yet seldom taught skills. Reasoning skills help us make sense of the world, including how to better make decisions, tackle opportunities, evaluate claims, and solve problems. Interwoven within the book's five sections — Perception & Mindset, Decision Making, Creative Thinking, Analyzing Arguments, and Mastering Logic — reader's will discover 50 reasoning tips that summarize the common themes behind classic reasoning problems and situations. Appendixes contain summaries of fallacious reasoning, analogies, trade-offs, and a review of critical reading skills. A wealth of examples, charts, and insightful problems makes The Little Blue Reasoning Book an invaluable guide for any individual wanting to further sharpen his or her thinking skills.

Enjoy the benefits of your own self-paced reasoning course:
*Gain insights into the four classic mindsets and how each influences one's outlook.
*Make better decisions by framing problems with quantitative tools.
*Employ creative thinking to bypass "roadblocks" and unlock novel solutions.
*Evaluate claims by challenging the strength of key assumptions.
*Use logic to break down arguments in a clear, easy-to-understand manner.
*Review the 10 classic trade-offs to speed recognition of core issues.
*Read with added clarity, whether your goal involves pleasure or profit.

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Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Blue Reasoning Book, The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, and The Little Purple Probability Book. During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers -- a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world -- Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning "principles" to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning.

A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in Time Asia magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President's Book Awards, as well as winner of the Global eBook Awards, USA Book News "Best Book Awards," and recipient of the 2011 "Educational Book of the Year" award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.

To contact the author:
E-mail: contact@brandonroyal.com
Web site: www.brandonroyal.com

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An excellent choice for anyone who thinks, or wants to 30 décembre 2010
Par C Lemky
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This is the kind of book I wish I had in high school. No one teaches the art of thinking but every once in a while we have to give our brains a tune-up. One of my favorite topics is how the four classic mindsets influence how we view the world. I love how the following problem says so much about the way we think and how every answer choice is both right and wrong:

Which of the following five sports is least like the other four?

A) Baseball
B) Cricket
C) Soccer (Football)
D) Golf
E) Ice Hockey

This is indeed an interesting question highlighting the possibility of multiple solutions and subjective interpretations. Not only would such a question never be chosen for an IQ test, but it also hints at ambiguity so often present whenever individuals make choices.

Most people find themselves choosing choice D insofar as golf is primarily an individual sport while the other sports are team sports. Golf is also the only sport here in which a lower score beats a higher score. Some pontificate whether the distinction rests on the degree to which golf is more mental than physical while the other four sports are more physical than mental. Certainly physical speed is of obvious importance in all sports except golf.

Choice E is likely the next most popular answer. Ice hockey is essentially a winter sport, whereas the other sports are typically played in warmer weather. In ice hockey, players use skates, whereas in the other sports players use sporting shoes. Ice hockey is also played with a puck, the others, with balls! (Pun intended -- ice hockey is notorious for being one of the roughest of sports and the only one listed above where you can legitimately "check" another player.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An excellent choice for anyone who thinks, or wants to 30 décembre 2010
Par C Lemky - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is the kind of book I wish I had in high school. No one teaches the art of thinking but every once in a while we have to give our brains a tune-up. One of my favorite topics is how the four classic mindsets influence how we view the world. I love how the following problem says so much about the way we think and how every answer choice is both right and wrong:

Which of the following five sports is least like the other four?

A) Baseball
B) Cricket
C) Soccer (Football)
D) Golf
E) Ice Hockey

This is indeed an interesting question highlighting the possibility of multiple solutions and subjective interpretations. Not only would such a question never be chosen for an IQ test, but it also hints at ambiguity so often present whenever individuals make choices.

Most people find themselves choosing choice D insofar as golf is primarily an individual sport while the other sports are team sports. Golf is also the only sport here in which a lower score beats a higher score. Some pontificate whether the distinction rests on the degree to which golf is more mental than physical while the other four sports are more physical than mental. Certainly physical speed is of obvious importance in all sports except golf.

Choice E is likely the next most popular answer. Ice hockey is essentially a winter sport, whereas the other sports are typically played in warmer weather. In ice hockey, players use skates, whereas in the other sports players use sporting shoes. Ice hockey is also played with a puck, the others, with balls! (Pun intended -- ice hockey is notorious for being one of the roughest of sports and the only one listed above where you can legitimately "check" another player.)

A number of people view soccer (football) as least like the other three. After all, the other sports are played with stick-like objects: golf requires clubs, irons, and putters; ice hockey requires sticks, and baseball and cricket require bats. Football (soccer) also is played with an air-filled object, not a solid ball or puck.

People who choose choice A point to the fact that baseball has no true world championship -- the "World Series" is an American phenomenon. Choice B (cricket) represents a sport that is played primarily in Commonwealth countries.

Every answer choice is both right and wrong! In summary, there are at least four distinct ways in which individuals draw broad contrasts among these different sports. Some people tend to focus first on the number of people who play the sport (individual vs. team sport), some focus on the speed with which each sport is played (walking vs. running), some focus on the objects used to play the sport (puck vs. ball, inflatable object vs. non-inflatable object, stick-like object vs. non-stick-like object), while others see these sports in the context of when (winter vs. summer, cold weather vs. warm weather) or where they are played (within a particular country or region).

In terms of thinking about how different people think, it is useful to massage the concept of "mindset." Many schemas exist which seek to classify mindsets. For instance, if we were to spend time reviewing how various people choose an answer to the above multiple-choice question, we might find the following: some people are more analytical, some more holistic, some are more results-oriented, and some are more process-oriented. Case in point: People who are analytically minded tend to focus on the instruments used to play the sport. People who are holistically minded tend to see the sport in terms of when and where (i.e., geography) it is played. People who are results-oriented are more likely to see the end result, contrasting the desirable low scores in golf with the desirable high scores in the other four sports. Process-oriented individuals will likely see contrasts in the number of players who play each sport, their physical size, and their athletic movements.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 A trite and disorganized collection of lists 4 février 2013
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I bought this book based on the awards it had won and the number of very positive reviews on Amazon. Which leads me to say, I guess there's no accounting for taste. It's true that the book is fairly comprehensive in its scope, covering perception issues, creativity, analysis, and formal logic, along with a bundle of lists in appendix form.

Unfortunately, it's all downhill from the table of contents. Nearly every chapter of Royal's book is studded with jarring non sequiturs and jumps in subject, beginning with the `preface', which is simply a logic humorous logic puzzle with no explanation at all. That turns out to be perfectly representative of what's to come. Royal loves lists. He loves lists a lot more than he loves any other form of writing, apparently, since most chapters consist of more lists than anything else; the last half of the book is nothing but lists. I ought to have been warned by the subtitle promising "50 powerful principles," but many of these appear to be simply classroom exercises pasted wholesale into this book (chapter two, embarrassingly, spends a page and a half with a list entitled `How is a good idea like an Iceberg?'[sic] and says "You may write your answers on a separate sheet of paper"!) Nor are the book's problems merely structural, but cross over into issues of fact; his first chapter erroneously describes the `infinite monkeys' thought experiment as the "billion chimpanzee" "saying" and then gives it as support for his statement that "the magic of chance or coincidence reminds us that almost anything is possible." This, unfortunately, is not true, as the mathematics only work as the number of monkeys approaches infinity. A technical point? Maybe. But surely if there's one place we have a right to expect rigor in thought and expression, it's a book on logic and critical thinking.

Those looking for good critical thinking resources for the classroom will be better served with Browne and Keeley's Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking, 9th Edition and Watanabe's Problem Solving 101, which together address intellectual/theoretical and practical critical thinking.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 This is the book I wish I had in middle school 10 juillet 2012
Par un homme - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Royal does a superb job illustrating the basic principles of reasoning. I didn't take away much new from this book, having already completed college and some graduate study, but I have loved to have had this book in middle school and high school! I recommend this book highly to all young people or people who have little background in formal reasoning. Also, a great thing for parents to buy for their kids!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Great Mind Workout 12 février 2012
Par Bill Baehr - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
This book is a great resource to exercise and improve thinking. Great examples of clear and effective thinking in many areas and done in an interactive way using the Kindle to make the learning fun.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Well worth reading for application to all of life's problems, both big and small 4 mai 2010
Par Midwest Book Review - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Understanding how the mind works is the basis for a good argument. "The Little Blue Reasoning Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking" discusses the thought processes that we all go through and outlines the four classic mindsets, facing problems, overcoming them, and arguing for one's viewpoint. Thoughtful, insightful, and fascinating, "The Little Blue Reasoning Book" is well worth reading for application to all of life's problems, both big and small.
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