Mastermind

Mastermind

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Viking, c2013.
ISBN: 9780670026579
Branch Call Number: 153. 4 KON
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 24 cm.

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DMS0143
May 28, 2016

I enjoy Maria Konnikova's occasional excerpts on the Slate podcast The Gist, so was excited when my hold on this book came through. This book uses Sherlock Holmes as a conceit to demonstrate methods to improve memory skills, observation skills, and critical thinking skills. It's well researched, moves quickly, and contains some funny anecdotes as well. It's also made me want to reread the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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NFN
Jun 28, 2014

Thinking, Fast and Slow is much better. Don't waste your time on Mastermind.

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stewstealth
Jun 08, 2014

This book is about brain processes with some lessons on improving how you think. Too many references to Sherlock Holmes novels make this more difficult to read then if the science was more overtly detailed. Still worth reading if you are interested in the subject.

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smichal
Aug 31, 2013

couldn't really get into it

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kelliyfults
Aug 06, 2013

love steven pinker, malcolm gladwell, etc. thought this would be more about the general workings of the mind: observation, memory, connection. Too many references to Sherlock Holmes' stories! Perhaps if you are a really BIG fan of Holmes and Watson???

johnf108 Mar 24, 2013

If you liked this book, you might like 'The Numbers Behind Numb3rs' about the cases in the CBS series and additional mathematics in crime solving.

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