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Weak overview, buy the separate books.
on 27 January 2012
It seems like when these new editions of the books came out the publishers etc thought it would be worth being a little too greedy. I think this book is just there to rake in a bit more cash rather than provide you with a useful and applicable level of knowledge in the areas it's trying to discuss. It seems to get you interested in one of the many topics it claims to provide you a good depth of knowledge in, and as soon as it gets going your recommended to buy the separate book such as speed reading for a more in depth idea.
With hind sight I think it would just be worth reading the individual books in the series on the topics your interested in. I bought the speed reading book because that is one of my main issues but thought it would be worth getting a good idea about all of these "brain unleashing" techniques by purchasing this book aswell. It wasn't worth it, it just didn't give me enough depth in those extra topics. In the individual speed reading book there was a whole other realm of information to be made use of compared to the advice given on speed reading in this all encapsulating book. I guess it's worth while if your not sure and want to dabble to find out what it's all about, but I'm pretty sure if your looking into these books your after a good insight into Mind Maps, Speed Reading, Study Techniques and Memory Techniques not just a quick glaze over which wasn't worth the time. Get the separate books which apply to you most. Don't feed money into this, you effectively are told to buy another book in the series for the information you thought this book itself would provide.
P.S. speed reading book itself was worth while, I'm just a little angry and this one referring me to all the other books.