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The organised mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload

Author: Daniel J Levitin
Publisher: London : Viking, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data? You're not alone: modern society is in a state of information overload. The Organized Mind investigates this phenomenon and the effect it has on us, analysing how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin
ISBN: 9780670923106 0670923109 9780670923113 0670923117
OCLC Number: 903956086
Description: xxii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Information and conscientious organization --
Too much information, too many decisions: The inside history of cognitive overload --
The first things to get straight: How attention and memory work --
Organizing our homes: Where things can start to get better --
Organizing our social world: How humans connect now --
Organizing our time: What is the mystery? --
Organizing information for the hardest decisions: When life is on the line --
Organizing the business world: How we create value --
What to teach our children: The future of the organized mind --
Everything else: The power of the junk drawer --
Appendix: Constructing your own fourfold tables.
Responsibility: Daniel Levitin.

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Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data? You're not alone: modern society is in a state of information overload. This book investigates this phenomenon and the effect  Read more...

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The perfect antidote to the effects of information overload. Loved it. -- Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of 'Identical' and 'Innocent' Levitin has more insights per page than any Read more...

 
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