The Thinking Life
How to Thrive in the Age of DistractionDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
P. M. Forni, founder of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, is America's civility expert.In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught people therules of civil behavior andways ofresponding to rudeness.Now, in The Thinking Life, he looks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don't do enough of it, and why we need to do more of it. In twelve short chapters, he gives listeners aremedy for the Age of Distraction,an agefueled by the internet,Blackberries, and cellphones, all of which make constant demands on our attention, diverting itfrom one thingtoanother.After suggesting ways we can find time to think more,Forni shows us how we can improve our abilities of:Attention Reflection Introspection Self-control Positive thinking Proactive thinking Effective decision-making strategiesCreative thinking Problem-solving strategies Just as he did with civility, heputsthe importance of good thinkingfront and center in a bookas simple and as profound as his earlier works.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. :, Tantor Media ;, 
Copyright Date: phonogram 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (4 hr., 46 min.) analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda