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by Wallace Roark

ePub Think Like An Octopus: The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker, Think on the Other Hand download
Author:
Wallace Roark
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978-1600474750
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1600474756
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Wasteland Press (August 12, 2010)
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I recommend acquiring a copy and reading it from cover to cover

And provides direction how we can think more clearly. Think Like An Octopus: The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker, Think on the Other Hand. now you do not have to be enrolled at a specific university to benefit from his both tough and tender teaching methodology. I recommend acquiring a copy and reading it from cover to cover. In a way, it reminds me of a book I acquired years ago entitled "How to Read a Book. This short volume could be subtitled "How to think a worthwhile thought!"

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The quick and easy way to become a good thinker is to think: "on the one hand, but on the other hand. The goal is to make this second nature.

Learning how to THINK - PRICELESS! Todd Eklof. 18 December 2012 at 11:35 of the key forces in my own life, thinking, and work. The quick and easy way to become a good thinker is to think: "on the one hand, but on the other hand. The foundation comprises three ideas: 1) No human statement is complete in itself, 2) There is always something more that can be said, and, 3) It is always. Think Like an Octopus: The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker. This book is the outgrowth of thirty years teaching university students-and myself-how to think (Not what to think-that is a completely different matter). It is unlike any other book on thinking you will find in that it is neither a textbook nor an essay in philosophical theory.

Most of us grow up convinced that the authority figures in our world are telling the truth-at least, largely. I certainly did. But while I sensed a core of truth in their dogmatic statements, I knew in my gut that on some points they were wrong

Most of us grow up convinced that the authority figures in our world are telling the truth-at least, largely. But while I sensed a core of truth in their dogmatic statements, I knew in my gut that on some points they were wrong. I recognized there was more to it than they let on, and, often, that "more to it" was what mattered most. I also knew that some of the people and views they so strongly condemned were not as bad as they were made out to be. Many of the wrongs they attacked were not always totally wrong. Although, at the time, I could not have articulated it,.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS BOOK:, Skill at critiquing what you hear and read from others Think Like an Octopus : The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker, Think on the Other Hand.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS BOOK:, Skill at critiquing what you hear and read from others. Ability to speak and write more convincingly. Think Like an Octopus : The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker, Think on the Other Hand.

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In his groundbreaking book Thinking, Fast and Slow . A good match can yield good thinking and good decisions. You have to want to become a better thinker, which means learning and really understanding how you think.

In his groundbreaking book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman outlines how our thinking is broken down into two different systems: System 1 is a fast, emotional, automatic thinking process driven by activity in the amygdala. A bad matc. nd you’ll end up pondering the best escape route while being mauled by a bear. That’s why we created THINKERS Manifesto: to teach you how you think and show you a path toward thinking better. But it’s up to you to put this knowledge into action.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS BOOK: • Skill at critiquing what you hear and read from others. • Ability to speak and write more convincingly. • Respect as a speaker and writer. • Power to easily spot the illogical and inconsistent in all you hear and read. • Better and deeper self-knowledge. YOU WILL BECOME: • A person whose ideas must be reckoned with. • A person who is rarely blind-sided. • A better learner. • More respectful and more respected. • A wiser and more considerate person.
  • Wallace Roark spent decades inspiring hundreds of University students to "think." How'd he do that?

    This book, through scholarly reference and personal narrative and interesting anecdote, presents a challenging and expansive
    view toward the way we think. Every day. In large and small processes. And provides direction how we can think more clearly. Think Like An Octopus: The Key to Becoming a Good Thinker, Think on the Other Hand

    Wallace Roark has committed the larger part of his life to teaching students in a classroom...now you do not have to be enrolled at a specific university to benefit from his both tough and tender teaching methodology. His wit is amusing and sharp, his stories illustrate his points perfectly and are personal and meaningful, and his references are impeccable.

    Certainly those responsible for teaching, parenting, or supervising would improve their effectiveness by reading Roark's material. I found it personally challenging and thought provoking. His years teaching have "polished" his voice and it would never have occurred to me that his was Roark's first published work. I can only hope it will not be his last.

  • Several years ago I had the privilege of sitting in one class period Wallace Roark was teaching. At the end of the class, I wished I was 19 again.

    This short, concise, practical, and insightful book is a great investment for any age and life stage. For university students of all ages, there is help for thinking wisely about new information and old traditions. For young couples and parents there are helpful ways to build the marriage, solve troubling relationship/family issues, and some helpful tools for parenting beyond one's traditions and experience. For those parents who find their children approaching adolescence, here are some wonderful ways to parent as well as encouraging the emerging adult to think about his/her options and developing world view. For the rest of us, this volume offers us tools to think beyond the emotional,cultural rhetoric that has left us gridlocked and shouting monologues to an audience who is not listening.

    "Think Like an Octopus" is going to be a favorite gift choice of mine for those I love. I recommend acquiring a copy and reading it from cover to cover. In a way, it reminds me of a book I acquired years ago entitled "How to Read a Book." This short volume could be subtitled "How to think a worthwhile thought!"

  • I knew Wallace Roark at a different time in my life. I was a young, naive ministerial student. He was a Christian philosophy professor. While there is no doubt he was committed to his faith, he was also committed to thinking, and what he refers to as the Dialectic. Since that time, I am no longer Christian, but I still have much respect for Dr. Roark the man and his willingness to not be constrained by a very conservative academic environment. (He has since retired.) I bring this up because I think it is necessary to understand why I like the book and its limitations.

    If you are not from an evangelical Christian background, not all of his examples and anecdotes will resonate with you. His starting point clearly is from a Christian frame, and if you are not Christian, he makes no attempt to convince you otherwise. That is beyond the scope of this book. The focus is on learning to recognize that all human statements are necessarily incomplete and that to grow as thinkers, we must continually consider other perspectives, give them due consideration, and when we find truth in them, adjust our thinking accordingly. But he says, there are limitations to this. Sometimes there are principles that are beyond questioning, and thinking "on the other hand" doesn't apply there.

    So I applaud his exhortation to his fellow Christians to broaden their thinking. But I don't accept his presupposition that our core principles should get a pass from critical examination as well. This is a book by a Christian for Christians with a message that as an outsider I hope will be embraced. If you think that Christianity itself is a thesis that should be critically examined with the anti-thesis of various forms of non-belief, this book doesn't go far enough. But as far as it goes, it is a good book with an important challenge to its core audience.

  • Dr. Roark's book is a way to began growing up. When we are young we think of being wise. We wonder what it will take to become adults. We wonder what tools and what experiences of life We must have to think wisely an make adult decisions.

    Dr.Roark's book is an excellent way to begin to learn how to find the answers. I would suggest that any reader that reads the first third of this book should set it down, back away from it and think of what has already been said, and then reread the first part again. The reason I say this is that it gives you a good foundation of understanding were you are headed in his book and after some thought you begin to realize the next level of understanding is available for you to investigate.

    As outlined in Dr. Roark's writings we are invited to take a journey with him to develoment. He gives us a beginning and a middle ground to see this world from our perception, and more importantly from the perception of others. The final two thirds of this book then take us to the steps to begin growing up in our thinking, which means in building our character and our credibility not only with others but with ourselves. It truly is worth reading because all of us learn that is the purpose of this book.Plus, as an added bonus, if we pay attention we will truly learn to make wise choices in life. Please read the book; you will not be disappointed.