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How to be a Brilliant Thinker

How to be a Brilliant Thinker

Exercise Your Mind and Find Creative Solutions

Paul Sloane


How to be a Brilliant Thinker will show the reader how to find better ways to solve problems, conceive great ideas, retrain their brains, get out of the rut of conventional thinking and develop powerful thinking techniques.

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About the book

Do you want to have great ideas? Do you want to break out of the rut of conventional thinking? Would you like to be a genius? Would presenting brilliant ideas help in your job, career and social life?

How to be a Brilliant Thinker will help you to achieve all these ideals, by helping you to think in powerful new ways. It shows you how to harness techniques in lateral thinking, analytical thinking, problem analysis, idea generation and other areas so that you become much more creative. You will be able to conceive, evaluate and implement great ideas as well as improve your memory, sell your ideas and win arguments. It is packed with practical methods that you can put to immediate use, backed up by exercises, puzzles, quizzes, graphics and illustrations.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: The need for different thinking;
    • Chapter - 02: Consider the opposite;
    • Chapter - 03: Confront assumptions;
    • Chapter - 04: Analyse problems;
    • Chapter - 05: Ask questions;
    • Chapter - 06: Think in combinations;
    • Chapter - 07: Parallel thinking;
    • Chapter - 08: Think creatively;
    • Chapter - 09: Think laterally;
    • Chapter - 10: Think what no one else thinks;
    • Chapter - 11: Evaluate ideas;
    • Chapter - 12: Make difficult decisions;
    • Chapter - 13: Develop your verbal thinking;
    • Chapter - 14: Think mathematically;
    • Chapter - 15: Get to grips with probability;
    • Chapter - 16: Think visually;
    • Chapter - 17: Develop your emotional intelligence;
    • Chapter - 18: Be a brilliant conversationalist;
    • Chapter - 19: Win arguments;
    • Chapter - 20: Ponder;
    • Chapter - 21: Maximize your memory;
    • Chapter - 22: Experiment, fail and learn;
    • Chapter - 23: Tell stories;
    • Chapter - 24: Think humorously;
    • Chapter - 25: Think positively;
    • Chapter - 26: Set goals;
    • Chapter - 27: Prioritize and focus;
    • Chapter - 28: Turn thinking into action;
    • Chapter - 29: Common thinking errors;
    • Chapter - 30: Boost your brain;
    • Chapter - 31: Games for brilliant thinkers;
    • Chapter - 32: Summary – a checklist for the brilliant thinker


This marvellous new book reveals to how jump out of your well-worn mental habits, beliefs and assumptions and into some powerful, profitable new ways of thinking. If you want to make an impact in your world, then read How to be a Brilliant Thinker!
Chuck Frey, Founder and Publisher, InnovationTools.com

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749455064
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd January 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 192 pages

About the Author

Paul Sloane is an experienced speaker, course leader and facilitator as well as a leading author of lateral thinking puzzles with some 17 books published. He is a recognised authority on innovation and creative speaking and he speaks and gives workshops on these subjects to leading corporations around the world. He has written The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and The Innovative Leader, also published by Kogan Page.

Paul Sloane