First Generation Resources
the Three Generations of Accelerated
Learning for an introduction of the technologies represented
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Optimzer by Vera Birkenbihl
journeys into accelerated learning begin with learning methods
to enhance memory. There are a lot of books that rehash the same
associative pegging techniques.This is the first course of memory
enhancement that I've seen that goes beyond the classic memory
tricks and leads the listener to developing a more comprehensive
system for planting and harvesting all types of information.
Read the full review.
Both Sides of Your Brain by Tony Buzan
is the quintessential, quick-n-dirty overview of first generation
technologies. Like most first generation resources, nothing in
this book is the cutting edge, but it serves as a great introduction
to the field with useful, immediately applicable techniques and
Your Brain by Doug Hall
most practical and entertaining book on creativity this side of
The Einstein Factor. Doug leads you through a series of unique
exercises that are just crazy and enjoyable enough to work...in
many contexts. And his own considerable resume is a testament
to the effectiveness of his Eureka Stimulus/Response method. Recommended
for anyone seeking an easy, fun edge on creativity.
Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan
unique and useful note-taking method fully explained and illustrated.
While I wish Tony was more flexible, mindmapping serves as a great
starting point to much more effective note-taking. Recommended
for those who take notes in school but feel the notes aren't as
effective as they should be.
Your Perfect Memory by Tony Buzan
least expensive resource for all the classic memory tricks, and
a suitable companion to Birkenbihl's Memory Optimizer.
Reading by Tony Buzan
least expensive resource for all the classic speed reading tricks.
A nice compliment to photoreading.
Magic by Scott Flansburg
useful resource for calculating math in your head. If you ever
wondered how the math whizzes do it, read this very accessible
on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
still shocked that I the exercises in this book worked as well
as they did. This book is full of nice metaphors and left brain/right