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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 01 edition (5 Feb. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1292014679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1292014678
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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"Insightful, entertaining and accessible. Something I can see myself coming back to many times over my career to help me, my colleagues and my team get the best out of themselves"

Roger Edmonds, Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo


"Essential for anyone who runs an organisation and cares about their staff."

Tony Cohen, Chair of Trustees, Barnardo's, and former CEO, FremantleMedia.

 

"An MOT and tune-up for your mind, in and out of business, that will help you stay on track"

Paul Birch, angel investor and Founder @ Makeshift


"Essential reading for companies who want staff to flourish."

John Attley BA, BSc, MICRS, Engagement Manager, NHBC


"This book demonstrates the value of taking care of your mind and mental wellbeing on a day-to-day basis, offering practical tips and advice to help you think smarter and live better."

Patrick Watt, Corporate Director, Bupa


"If enough managers read this highly readable and very useful book we might just increase national productivity and make our work a whole lot more enjoyable and fulfilling too."

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The RSA

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Use the full power of your mind to accelerate your performance

 

Using proven insights from psychology and neuroscience you can be more effective, more resourceful and develop the sharpest of business brains.

 

The latest in modern science combined with expert, inspiring advice will get you thinking about exciting ways to use your whole brain to work smarter, thrive under pressure, make better decisions, boost your creativity and take your business acumen to a whole new level.

 

So open this book, fire up your synapses and fine tune your mind for business.

 

 

Shortlisted for ‘The Commuter's Read’ category at the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year Awards. Judges' comments:
 
"Distils the key messages from research and makes them accessible."
Philip Crips - The Commuter's Read Category Chair

"Well written and very credible."
Afzal Ashraf - The Commuter's Read Category Judge

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Three questions: do you work? Do you manage people? Does anyone manage you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It'll help you enjoy work more, get more done, and get on better with your colleagues. Sounds too good to be true, right? To be clear, it won't do this through some magic get-happy-fast formula. Instead, the writer – who runs a business that helps other businesses do all these things – has done his research, and offers all sorts of insights and ways (handily broken down into clear chapters like Feed Your Mind, Master Your Moods, Make Smarter Decisions and Influence People) that'll help you be more effective. My personal favourite bits:
the Mindapples idea of caring for your mind just like you care for your body. So you need to get your five-a-day for your mind
Happier workers are 12% more productive
in a chapter called Get Motivated: “Successful people, and successful businesses, maximise the time they spend in a state called flow.”
on the difference between pressure and stress: “pressure can be motivating but stress it not”
in a chapter called Train Your Mind, he refers to Charles Duhigg's Power of Habit, and breaks down how you can change your habits – like checking email too often. (I'm using this cool tool as I write this, ignoring the pull to click on to my email.)
love this quote in Make Smarter Decisions from a Zen Buddhist teacher called Gudo Wafu Nishijima: “If you have to make a decision it's because you don't have enough information. If you have all the information, there's no decision to make.” (Of course in the real world, unless you're God, you can't have all the information… but still.)
It isn't a narrative book, so you could be hard pushed to read it in one sitting, but it's great to dip in and out of. You could make picking it up one of your five-a-day Mindapples…
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As an ex-senior innovation and strategy consultant who wobbled dangerously close to the brink of a major-crisis-mode-burn-out just last Summer, I cannot express enough how critically essential such a book like this really is in our society, workplaces and lives today. Don't be fooled by the word 'business' in the title, this book can help absolutely everyone understand how to look after their minds better in order to really make the most of them.
Beautifully written and illustrated, this is a unique and captivating read that delivers a truly practical and excellent guide into how our minds actually work. Pooling together the best of neuroscientific and psychological research and punctuated by some very striking and heart-warming quotes, A Mind for Business succeds in the tough task of translating otherwise very theoretical and philosophical understandings of the mind into everyday language with very clear, instructive practices we all can and must adopt in order to look after and get the best out of our minds.
Brilliantly laid out across 10 disctint and yet connected chapters, you learn how to feed your mind (from keeping it healthy to keeping it motivated), how to handle adversity (by handling pressure and understanding your true personality), and of course how we can make the most out of our minds (from making smart decisions to influencing people to thinking creatively). Concise and yet so thorough, each chapter, correction, each page is packed with fascinatingly simple thought-provokers and insights for immediate employment in your life and at work. Andy Gibson really has done all the hard work so that you and I and all businesses out there can really start making the most out of the most precious resource we have on this planet - our minds.
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I've had this book on me for the last month or so and have really enjoyed dipping in and out of it -- which I think is what the author had in mind when writing. Every page has a handy insight to get you thinking... for example I was reading the chapter on 'managing stress' yesterday whilst jammed into a rush hour tube. The book was almost up my nostrils, I could smell my neighbours armpits... there was literally no space to move and after the usual full-on day at work it was all rather stressful.. But, I carried on reading, and to my delight, that chapter calmed me down. It told me to 'draw on my resources', so I took a deep breath (inhaling through my mouth) and had a little chuckle about it.

I've heard Andy Gibson talk a number of times about his work with Mindapples and I am a huge fan of his endeavour. This book is more of that goodness; and a perfect balance between the neuroscience and psychology behind how we think, and the clever tips we need to live/work smarter.
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A brilliant book for anyone - whether you are at the entry or senior management level, private or public sectors, it is about time we all start talking about our minds and learning how to manage them successfully for a more fulfilling (and productive) time at work. This book will give you the concepts, tips and vocabulary to do so. Another wonderful product by Mindapples. Looking forward to the next one!
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Whilst the title of the book suggests that this is a book for business, I think every individual has something to gain from reading it. The book takes you through all manner of things, from practical steps to improve the management of your mind, ways to identify and play to your own strengths, and how to work more effectively with others.

The use of language, twitter version chapter summaries, and the imaginative and witty illustrations make it a thoroughly enjoyable read.

As the author says “a significant contribution to how our minds feel comes from the things we do - our choices, attitudes and behaviour.” I would recommend this book to anyone as a good start to making the right choices!
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