Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age.
Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?
The Organized Mind debunks myth and presents one simple idea - storing information in the physical world instead of the mind - to revolutionize 21st-century living.
In a world where information is power, The Organized Mind holds the key to harnessing that information and making it work for you.
©2015 Daniel Levitin (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
While this book has some interesting points it definitely doesn't keep your mind organised while listening to it. Some examples where explained in such excruciatingly detail that you aren't sure what kind of audience this book was aimed at.
I believe there is a part where for no less than 30 minutes you have to listen to how a filing cabinet could be organised. Followed by the narrator reading out twice a random set of 64 letters, just to explain how bits work.
Instead of 16 hours of information overload, it could have been 6 hours of straight forward talking.
This might work as a book, but definitely not as an audiobook.
Sadly I couldn't wait to finish this book so I could move onto so thing with more precision & beneficial to my busy life.
Yes there were a few great nuggets to learn but most was common sense for me. Why spend an absolute age going on about different categories
No where near as good as 'the one thing' or essentialism
Just not for me & am sure I can find much more beneficial books consuming less time.
Good content but like a lot of non-fiction in audio format it's devalued due to lack of access to tables and figures referred to.
This was a great book and I'd recommend it to anyone. However, for myself, I was particularly interested in how to 'organise the mind to focus' but much of the book spoke about external organisation. I appreciate that external organisation helps with mind organisation, but If you're looking for applicable information, I took as many notes with short audio books such as 'how to build self discipline' as I did during the 16 hours I invested in this book. That being said, much of the information didn't relate to what I was looking for right now but was still very interesting. I'm sure others would pull valuable information from stuff I passed over. Still worth the read.
Say something about yourself!
Very deep and profound, I highly recommended that you give it your attention. If you listen to this, I believe you'll have a deeper understanding of the human brain, in relationship to being organised in your thinking.
much of I interest here but if you're familiar with the work if kahneman and tversky much of it will be familiar. the good chapters on the academic research are spliced with uninteresting filler about how to better organise your life, much of which is intuitive and doesn't need the academic underpinning to be obviously correct.
The title of this book is ironic as it presents little evidence of writing "straight" . I gave up after four chapters. There are hours of unnecessary analogies illustrating each point. I can't believe an editor let this go to publication, there are really nice points but they are too sparse to be worth 16 hours of listening.
"Amazingly helpful and enjoyable book!"
Very well organized story, which will show you just that, how to organize your life. Amazing book!
"A book to read - not to listen to"
I might suggest they dip into it for 'headlines' but not as a cover to cover read. Would I like to sit next to a person at dinner with this kind of 'organised mind? No thank you!
Terrible reading really impacted my enjoyment (?) of the book. Rushed and with no natural spacing or helpful intonation. And also, you end up having to read out full url links and table contents. This simply does not work
When a book does have some useful data, having it on audio is really annoying as it is so much more difficult to go back and revisit or reference.
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