In this hour, clinical psychologist Daniel Goleman talks with Steve Paulson about how his discovery of Buddhist psychology shaped his life and career, as well as his best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence.Next, philosopher Carlin Romano talks with Jim Fleming about his book, America the Philosophical.Then, philosopher Colin McGinn talks with Anne Strainchamps about mental manipulation. After that, Jason Hartley talks with TTBOOK producer Doug Gordon about his book, The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They Out of Their Minds or Ahead of Their Time? Finally, pioneering neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland talks with Steve Paulson about her book, Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain. [Broadcast Date: July 3, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130703/rt_tbon_130703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to the latest scientific research, anyone can be creative. You just have to know how to think creatively, which involves taking a more imaginative approach to the challenges we all face. Learn how to wield the same research-based tools that today´s creative people use and tap into your inner creative thinker with Professor Puccio´s engaging 24-lecture series that takes you step-by-step through the creative-thinking process. You´ll get a solid introduction to the four major stages of creative problem solving, one of the most effective methods used in creativity training around the world. Just like today´s creative geniuses, you´ll learn how to approach professional and personal challenges by clarifying your obstacles, ideating potential solutions, developing the ones that are workable, and implementing them in the real world. You´ll also learn how to wield the tools of the creative trade with the aid of simple exercises, in-studio demonstrations, hypothetical scenarios, and more. These powerful tools include everything from tapping into the power of brainwriting (an alternative take on brainstorming) to the effective use of How-How diagrams (which help you develop concrete action steps). Whether you want to overcome writer´s block, solve a complex business problem, or figure out the best way to resolve a tense argument, this series will give you everything you need so that when other people are dodging challenges, you´re uncovering the hidden opportunities they´ll have missed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Puccio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000363/bk_tcco_000363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mad outpouring of made-up words and intriguing ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McKean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000374/bk_lili_000374_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman´s latest addition to the acclaimed and best-selling Edge Question Series asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think? The development of artificial intelligence has been a source of fascination and anxiety ever since Alan Turing formalized the concept in 1950. Today, Stephen Hawking believes that AI ´´could spell the end of the human race´´. At the very least, its development raises complicated moral issues with powerful real-world implications - for us and for our machines. In this volume, recording artist Brian Eno proposes that we´re already part of an AI: global civilization, or what TED curator Chris Anderson elsewhere calls the hive mind. And author Pamela McCorduck considers what drives us to pursue AI in the first place. On the existential threat posed by superintelligent machines, Steven Pinker questions the likelihood of a robot uprising. Douglas Coupland traces discomfort with human-programmed AI to deeper fears about what constitutes ´´humanness´´. Martin Rees predicts the end of organic thinking while Daniel C. Dennett explains why he believes the Singularity might be an urban legend. Provocative, enriching, and accessible, What Do You Think About Machines That Think? may just be a practical guide to the not-so-distant future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry, Lisa Larsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004632/bk_harp_004632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every year, millions of people fall victim to a debilitating disease - a disease that cripples careers, destroys relationships, and undermines the health and happiness of the entire world. This disease is responsible for poverty, crime, war, natural disasters, and our economic ills. It has had no name until now - it´s called small thinking. Its hallmarks are a failure of imagination and a disbelief in human possibility. In The Think Big Manifesto, Michael Port calls you, and the world, to action by offering a simple solution to a serious syndrome. Think big, commit to quantum change, envision your future, climb your mountains, and incite the revolution our society needs - if it is to survive. But it takes a personal revolution to stop accepting what is and start energetically creating what is possible. You can´t wait until later to do big things. It´s up to you to achieve your dreams, to head in the right direction, and to keep your focus. If you think you´ve waited too long, that there´s no point anyway, or that it´s too late - that´s just small thinking. But even the most talented and self-confident among us often forget to think big. It´s not always easy to do. That´s why The Think Big Manifesto is not your average motivational guide. You´ll find 10 fundamental principles for thinking big and a personal code of conduct for changing the way you approach the world - today. The time has come. Port urges you not to sit back, hesitate, or wait. He awakens your big-thinking self. He stirs the contagious, catalytic power of once dormant big thoughts that are now ready to be released. He asks you to look inward, outward, and upward - to think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world. The Think Big Manifesto is about changing every aspect of your life - from the way you work to the way you relate to friends, family, and community. With real examples that inspire and inform - like the high school dropout wh... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Port. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000269/bk_gdan_000269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feeling sad? Think happy! You can cheer yourself up in lots of ways. Try being friendly to someone in need of a friend. Do something you think is fun, like riding a bike or putting on a show. And keep thinking happy thoughts. Even when you don´t feel lovable, remember that you are loved by many people. When you think happy, anything can happen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000241/bk_lrnr_000241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joseph, David, and Gideon went through times in their lives where their thoughts guided their future. How you think determines your future. It was true in biblical times, and it is true for us today. What are the key controllers in your life? Does your life, or thoughts, call God a liar? How you think determines who you are. Understanding basic principles gives you a greater understanding of your life and will help you in making decisions in life. We are the result of the training we receive; we choose the training or choose to accept the training we are given regardless of whether or not it is good for us. We choose by accepting the training in our lives. We will respond to the training regardless. How does God think about you? The answer may surprise you. Your thoughts become your reality, but not all thoughts in your mind are yours. Learn the four main sources of the thoughts in your mind as explained in this book. What and how you think shapes your life. The book gives refreshing insight and will open a new perspective concerning how you think. It is not a step-by-step guide, but more of a resource for you to examine the how and why of your thinking. By opening your understanding, you will be able to see your life and your thoughts in a new light and walk in a greater peace and light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph L. Rati. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058348/bk_acx0_058348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think Alchemy teaches the power of personal and physical transformation, both of the self and the world around you. This ancient art and hidden method is now available for all to learn. What was hidden is now revealed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Logan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039486/bk_acx0_039486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My memoirs of Vietnam are more like an MRI than a book written about an image of me at 26 - taken by me at 73. I´m the technician operating the big tube - you are the radiologist studying the results, but the image is not of me. No, it´s a picture of you; because we are all drafted to Vietnam. Shortly after starting, my work took on a life of its own, realizing that your Vietnam is infinitely more relevant and important than mine, and you are all alone - just as I was in southeast Asia. So when you listen, think about yourself, think about your own personal Vietnam. Then I invite you to join me to Think Snow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Kinsler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104229/bk_acx0_104229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thinkers of the East is a collection of anecdotes and ´´parables in action´´ illustrating the eminently practical and lucid approach of Eastern Dervish teachers. Distilled from the teachings of more than 100 sages in three continents, this material stresses the experimental rather than the theoretical - and it is that characteristic of Sufi study which provides its impact and vitality. The emphasis of Thinkers of the East contrasts sharply with the Western concept of the East as a place of theory without practice, or thought without action. The book´s author, Idries Shah, says, ´´Without direct experience of such teaching, or at least a direct recording of it, I cannot see how Eastern thought can ever be understood.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Ault. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080937/bk_acx0_080937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.