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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Memory

    1. Remember 10 Things to Bring

    2. Use the Number-Shape System

    3. Make Lots of Little Journeys

    4. Stash Things in Nooks and Crannies

    5. Use the Major System

    6. Use the Dominic System

    7. Visit the Hotel Dominic

    8. Dominate Your Memory

    9. Memorize Numbers with Carroll's Couplets

    10. Tune In to Your Memory

    11. Consume Your Information in Chunks

    12. Overcome the Tip-of-the-Tongue Effect

  2. Chapter 2 Information Processing

    1. Catch Your Ideas

    2. Write Faster

    3. Speak Your Brain's Language

    4. Map Your Mind

    5. Build an Exoself

    6. Pre-Delete Cruft

  3. Chapter 3 Creativity

    1. Seed Your Mental Random-Number Generator

    2. Force Your Connections

    3. Contemplate Po

    4. Scamper for Ideas

    5. Deck Yourself Out

    6. Constrain Yourself

    7. Think Analogically

    8. Enjoy Good, Clean Memetic Sex

    9. Play Mind Music

    10. Sound Your Brain with Onar

    11. Keep a Dream Journal

    12. Hold a Question in Mind

    13. Adopt a Hero

    14. Go Backward to Be More Inventive Going Forward

    15. Spend More Time Thinking

    16. Extend Your Idea Space with Word Spectra

  4. Chapter 4 Math

    1. Put Down That Calculator

    2. Make Friends with Numbers

    3. Test for Divisibility

    4. Calculate Mental Checksums

    5. Turn Your Hands into an Abacus

    6. Count to a Million on Your Fingers

    7. Estimate Orders of Magnitude

    8. Estimate Square Roots

    9. Calculate Any Weekday

  5. Chapter 5 Decision Making

    1. Foresee Important Problems

    2. Predict the Length of a Lifetime

    3. Find Dominant Strategies

    4. Eliminate Dominated Strategies

    5. Don't Overthink It

    6. Roll the Dice

  6. Chapter 6 Communication

    1. Put Your Words in the Blender

    2. Learn an Artificial Language

    3. Communicate in E-Prime

    4. Learn Morse Code Like an Efficiency Expert

    5. Harness Stage Fright

    6. Ask Stupid Questions

    7. Stop Memory-Buffer Overrun

  7. Chapter 7 Clarity

    1. Learn Your Emotional ABCs

    2. Avoid Cognitive Distortions

    3. Use the Fourfold Breath

    4. Meditate

    5. Hypnotize Yourself

    6. Talk to Yourself

    7. Interview Yourself

    8. Cultivate the Naive Mind

    9. Employ Mental Momentum

  8. Chapter 8 Mental Fitness

    1. Warm Up Your Brain

    2. Play Board Games

    3. Improve Visual Attention Through Video Games

    4. Don't Neglect the Obvious: Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise

    5. Get a Good Night's Sleep

    6. Navigate Around the Post-Lunch Dip

    7. Overclock Your Brain

    8. Learn the Facts About Cognitive Enhancers

    9. Snap Yourself to Attention

    10. Assemble Your Mental Toolbox

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