’It is well suited to any individual who would like to enhance their decision making and problem solving thinking.’
Title: Brain Hack. Tips and tricks to unleash your brains full potential
Author: Neil Pavitt
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Reviewer: Helen Reeves
What was it like?
Brain hack is an easy to read book that aims to provide the reader with tips and tricks to re-programme your brain. It is written by creativity coach Neil Pavitt and the book aims to enable the reader to learn to think smarter, become more focused, discover creative approaches to problem solving, generate ideas with innovative techniques and unlock your brain blocks.
What were the highlights?
Brain hack is a page-turner. Each “hack” makes you want to understand and learn more and makes you question how and why you do things the way you do. It gives the reader suggestions to smarter working and makes you strive to become more creative and innovative. I particularly liked ”hack 1” make a done list. I am guilty of creating never ending to do lists that I never manage to complete as I keep adding new things to be done. This chapter makes you consider having a done list where you note key achievements. This has changed how I record and acknowledge my achievements and keeps me on track for how far I have come instead of focusing on tasks I have yet to complete. Each “hack” is like this and gets the reader to think differently on the tasks they undertake and how they could work smarter.
Strengths & Weaknesses?
Brain hack is set into manageable small chapters or ”brain hacks” as the author has called them. In total there are 45 brain hacks to read and each follow on from each other. They are grouped into larger chapters, Thinking smarter, Getting started, Problem solving, Idea Generation and Breaking through and innovating. The book is easy to read and is artistic in its design, directing the reader to pictures, scenarios or questions related to each ”hack”. The book also highlights important features to living healthier, having a healthy varied diet, undertaking exercise and having enough sleep – all-important if you want to get the best out of your brain.
Who should read it?
This book is well placed for any individual regardless of job role. It is well suited to any individual who would like to enhance their decision making and problem solving thinking.