Too Fast to Think

Too Fast to Think Exposing Current Work Environments And Practices, Too Fast To Think Argues That These Two Elements Are Detrimental To And Block Creativity From Flourishing Employees Are Too Busy, Too Overloaded With Constant Information, And Too Focused On Analytical Left Brain Thinking To Allow For Diffuse Thinking, Which Is Usually When Creativity Can Flow Uninterrupted And Where The Best Ideas Emerge.Author Chris Lewis Promotes A Model That Re Balances Left And Right Brain Thinking, Takes A Holistic Approach To The Process Of Thoughts Including Emotional Thinking And Wellbeing , And Promotes Eight Traits That Are Inherently Linked To Creation And Innovation Supported By The Latest Research He Teaches How To Retrain The Brain Into Allowing Creative Ideas To Emerge, Before Being Shut Down By Constant Interruptions And Self Doubts. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Firstly, I admit to not having finished this book I just couldn t do it The structure was too annoying I wanted to be engaged some of the ideas were intriguing but after close reading of three of the chapters, I gave up and rapidly skimmed the rest In Too Fast to Think, Chris Lewis attempts to argue that over stimulation is crushing our creativity His supporting evidence, however, is scattered and fragmented His writing uses two styles of rhetoric unsupported claims millennials lack creativity, the world is falling apart because people don t read enough books or parroting experts The result is a mishmash of business and psychology that lacks any convincing narrative or rhetoric leaves me, as the reader, wondering what the hell he s talking about or where he s taking me.Lewis often gets off topic He spends as much time talking about how people should be arranged in a meeting and how to run a workplace as he does about creativity If this somehow relate to his main theme, he fails to demonstrate how.This lack of synthesis and analysis resonates throughout the book Lewis quotes studies than I ve read in almost any other business pop psychology book each chapter has multiple case studies Yet the information isn t drawn into a narrative There s a saying in journalism Don
We are being sapped of our energy, our creativity and maybe even our lives thanks to the 24 7 hyper connected world and ever increasingly our work is contributing to this pressure The author of this book believes that we may need to hit the brakes of this runaway machine, possibly before it is too late.At work the typical worker is overloaded with information and sensory inputs, often fighting to deal with things at the cost that any creativity and new thinking is impeded Help is at hand, believes the author, and eight traits allegedly can help our creativity and innovation, whilst cutting down the pressure It sounds too good to be true All we need to do is retrain our brains and here the author says that science and the latest research can be on our side.Intertwined within the book is a certain type of humour, a self critique and openness This helped make the book less of a dry, theoretical read Instead it was quite accessible and engaging, despite it feeling quite technical or involved at times However, this is than just a self help book and the astute reader may be able to get rather a lot out of it that can help them in their business and private activities It can also have you looking at how you communicate and interact with others and maybe by modifying your own behaviour, as a recipient of information, y
Too Fast to Think by Chris LewisI strongly recommend this book to leaders, managers and educators This is an interesting and well written book There are a few places where the author gets a bit bogged down but they are few Chris Lewis looks at how our present fast paced lifestyle and culture is affecting people s creativity Lewis looks into the reasons this is happening as well as potential future results if the trend continues His section on education is excellent His quote of Sir Ken Robinson education systems were created in the image of the enlightenment and of industrialization Is spot on target Unfortunately, the world has moved on but, for the most part, the educational system has not As a V.P of Quality Assurance I had to remind the people reporting through me that I wanted them to sit back, put their feet up and just THINK Many younger people found this difficult t
While there have been a number of books written on creativity, Lewis takes a unique position around why our creativity has been threatened by modern technology and the speed at which we expect to react and interact socially.This maybe self evident to many creators, but I think there still remains a large group of leaders and type
Sometimes we should relax our brains instead of forcing ourselves to do Sleeping is not a wast of time and it s useful for fostering our creativity We have to reconsider our basic ideas, like higher education can lead to creativity, or working always t
I read this book thanks to Blinkist The key message in this book From the way we talk and walk to how we resolve conflicts and view the world, our cultural backgrounds determine how we behave By interacting with people from different cultures, we re better able to recognize and understand contrasting behaviors and communicate with individuals of all backgrounds Actionable advice Ask questions first before you judge someone s behavior.The next time you re working or socializing with someone from a different cultural background and are confused by something the person did, resist the temptation to judge the behavior by your own cultural yardstick Instead, consider how this behavior might make sense within the context of the person s culture Better yet, ask the person why he did what he did This will help you handle such a situation sensitively in the future,
I received this book at an Institute of Directors event in London over a year ago I promptly forgot about it amongst all my other reading aspirations but I m kicking myself now for taking so long to get to it I loved Lewis exploration of ideas, the examples and interviewees he uses and the fact that this book covers a broad church in just eight chapters The writing style is not typical of a business book I found it accessible and conversational, a bit like having a series of fascinating discussions with a whole range of people I particularly liked the section on Education in chapter 2 I m a school governor and the chapter 5 dedicated to Sleep of which I m a great advocate In the closing pages
. The book has a strong premise, but the idea does not get developed very deeply or evenly I didn t get many new ideas out of the book, but where I did, they came in such a hurry that I was left a bit sceptical The author also wove through a few comments about m
La educaci n superior se centra en la teor a m s que en la ense anza de la comunicaci n y la creatividad.Es importante usar estos ocho rasgos creativos callar, participar, so ar, relajarse, liberar, repetir, jugar y ense ar.

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  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Too Fast to Think
  • Chris Lewis
  • 15 December 2017
  • 9780749478865