The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

3.69 avg rating
( 5,816 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780241965788: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind.

'Thought-provoking and practical... Good advice based on sound neuroscientific principles' Sunday Times

'Impressively wide-ranging and thoughtful. There are fascinating facts and examples throughout' Wall Street Journal

'Deservedly a bestseller... Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories' Independent

'Levitin is about as knowledgeable a guide to neuroscience as one might hope for' New York Times Book Review

'More insights per page than any other neuroscientist I know... smart, important, exquisitely written.' Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness

'Sensible, practical advice... a comprehensive account of the way we think about organizing everything from our possessions to our friends' Financial Times

Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind . . .

In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload.

In The Organized Mind, we learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life.

You'll discover that:
- Your brain has a daily processing limit - why waste it on cat photos?
- Pressing Send or clicking Like gives a dopamine hit - it's addictive
- Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive
- Multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything

This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's ideas are surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world.

By following the advice in The Organized Mind, you'll function better, go further and find more time to do the things you actually want to do.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Dan Levitin has more insights per page than any other neuroscientist I know. The Organized Mind is smart, important, and as always, exquisitely written. (Daniel Gilbert, author of 'Stumbling on Happiness')

The Organized Mind is the perfect antidote to the effects of information overload. Loved it. (Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author of 'Identical' and 'Innocent')

Already deservedly a bestseller... The Organized Mind is from the school of Daniel Kahneman but it earns its keep. Levitin demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks in medicine, finance and safety, making his points with pithy stories. (Independent)

From the Back Cover:

Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind . . .

In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. The twenty-first century sees us drowning under emails, forever juggling six tasks at once and trying to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload.

In The Organized Mind, we learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, neuroscientist and bestselling author Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life.

You'll discover that:
- Your brain has a daily processing limit - why waste it on cat photos?
- Pressing Send or clicking Like gives a dopamine hit - it's addictive
- Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive
- Multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything

This book will take you through every aspect of modern life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. Levitin's ideas are surprising, powerful and will change the way you see the world.

By following the advice in The Organized Mind, you'll function better, go further and find more time to do the things you actually want to do.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780147516312: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0147516315 ISBN 13:  9780147516312
Publisher: Dutton Books, 2015
Softcover

9780525954187: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Dutton..., 2014
Hardcover

9780670923106: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Viking, 2015
Hardcover

9780143189442: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Pengui..., 1657
Softcover

9780670067640: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Allen ..., 2014
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Daniel Levitin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In The Organized Mind, New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin offers solutions for the problems of information overload.___________________________________________________ Overwhelmed by demands on your time? Baffled by the sheer volume of data?You're not alone. Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind - when we're unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets, our decision making suffers and we grow absent-minded. Nowadays, we drown under emails, forever juggle six tasks at once and try to make complex decisions ever more quickly. This is information overload. Using a combination of academic research and examples from daily life, Daniel Levitin explains how to take back control of your life, from healthcare to online dating to raising kids, showing that the secret to success is always organization. You'll discover life-changing facts about: - How to make the most of your brain's daily processing limit - Why pressing Send or clicking Like are addictive - Why daydreaming is your brain at its most productive - What the most successful people keep in their drawer - Why multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Levitin, Daniel
Published by Penguin (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Reuseabook
(Gloucester, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # CHL5018695

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Levitin Daniel
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books. Condition: New. pp. 325. Seller Inventory # 375206884

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Daniel J Levitin (author)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2015-06-04, UK (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2015-06-04, UK, 2015. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Daniel Levitin
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Even the smartest mind can't beat the organized mind . . . In the digital age we are overwhelmed by information. Unable to make sense of it all, our creativity plummets and decision-mak.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 528 pages. 0.362. Seller Inventory # 9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

LEVITIN DANIEL
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS, 2015. Condition: New. Demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories. This book helps you to learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Num Pages: 528 pages. BIC Classification: VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 208 x 26. Weight in Grams: 360. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.50
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Levitin, Daniel
Published by Penguin (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001553076

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Levitin Daniel, Levitin Daniel
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 18778788-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Daniel Levitin
Published by Penguin 2015-06-04 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Penguin 2015-06-04, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-GRD-9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

LEVITIN DANIEL
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS
ISBN 10: 0241965780 ISBN 13: 9780241965788
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS. Condition: New. Demonstrates how easily we are bamboozled by statistical tricks, making his points with pithy stories. This book helps you to learn how we got here and why smart organization improves our memories and attention - and makes us more imaginative and clear-sighted. Num Pages: 528 pages. BIC Classification: VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 208 x 26. Weight in Grams: 360. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780241965788

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.32
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book