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

Author: Daniel J Levitin
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more -- and faster -- decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Levitin
ISBN: 9780147516312 0147516315 9780525954187 052595418X
OCLC Number: 972481245
Notes: "Fist Dutton paperback printing 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 21 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 J. Levitin.

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The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more -- and faster -- decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel -- and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.

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