- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Life; 01 edition (15 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0273772260
- ISBN-13: 978-0273772262
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Genius!: Deceptively Simple Ways to Become Instantly Smarter Paperback – 15 May 2012
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From the Back Cover
This book isnt going to turn you into a genius.
But you knew that already.
What it will do is increase the number of genius moments in your life. You know, those amazing times when you cleverly solve a problem that others have been struggling with, or come up with a brilliant idea that makes the ordinary extraordinary.
We could all do with a touch more inner genius. The ability to see what others miss. The ability to shape an ingeniously persuasive argument. The ability to create, adapt, adjust, rethink, tweak and polish. This is the stuff that amazing careers and great businesses are built on.
And while we cant all be the next Einstein, Shakespeare or Steve Jobs, we can all develop and hone our genius thinking skills. With the help of this inspiring book youll be able to:
- Solve problems and dissolve obstacles
- Spot opportunities that others miss
- Win arguments with persuasive lines
- Turn the distinctly average into something truly special
You might be surprised by just how smart you can be
About the Author
James Bannermancombines creativity with psychology to stimulate personal development, and enhance business growth. He has been a platinum-selling songwriter (ex-BMG and managed by SimonNapier-Bell), a freelance cartoonist (eg.Punch), he has 4 years of training in clinical Transactional Analysis, and an M.A. in English Literature from Edinburgh University. More recently, as a Creative Change Agent/Innovation Consultant he has worked with a variety of companies such as British Airways, Orange, Starbucks, HSBC, and Rolls-Royce.
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Top Customer Reviews
The content of the book seems to be aimed at an audience with a reading age of about 5 as are the supposedly humourous illustrations.
By the end of the book, I was left wondering where all the ways of becoming instantly smarter had been; certainly not in the author's endless stream of trite, irritating drivel that I threw good money away on.
Maybe I'm being picky, but wouldn't a genius have at least looked it up?
Gen!us is charming and easy to use. The clue is in the title 'deceptively simple'. Its not trying to be high brow but whether you read it cover to cover as I did or dip in occasionally as my wife does, it offers golden nuggets of help. It won't change my life but it will help me approach things differently, especially when I've run out of ideas. i hope that Mr Bannerman writes more as I suspect he has the capacity of aiming books at all levels to please all types. For the time being accept that this book does what it says and may help even you manage a conversation, meeting or a business a little bit smarter.
I would highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think everybody can get benefit from this book. I quite like it. It is all about how to materialized things you already posses.Published on 19 Oct. 2013 by Ayse
This book was brought by another family member, and i have not heard of any falts with it so all must be ok.Published on 29 Mar. 2013 by crusader
Genius is not only an enjoyable read but provides the reader with a broad range of proven techniques to stimulate and revitalise creative thinking. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2013 by Brian W
Genius is a book centered for those who don't have 10 hours to spare in the library, focusing on lateral thinking and cognitive psychology. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2013 by Hideo
I thought this book was great. Well thought out and put together, and easily digestible. Some lovely 'nuggets' in there that I will definitely use.Published on 16 Nov. 2012 by Dillypops
I have been running workshops using and training facilitation skills and creativity for the last 20 years. Read morePublished on 24 Oct. 2012 by janeNYnet