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The Winner's Brain ostensibly sets out to provide "8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success." It does list the eight in separate chapters and provides a discussion of each element. The initial paragraphs infer that current resesarch is going to be applied to how the "winner's" brain works. Well, this little book doesn't do the literature justice. There are many more books on neuroplasticity available from Audible which are far more helpful and applications oriented to boot. The chapters provide a lot of "what we should do" (ie focus) and little about the "how" we should go about doing things. The entire book is just a little on the superficial side including the chapter outlining the history of and research related to neuroscience. If you have never read a self help book, never read anything on neuroscience, never read anything on (say) sports psychology, this might be a good place to start. Otherwise, look elsewhere.
36 of 36 people found this review helpful
If you haven't read anything about the brain, layout, and functions, then this would be an interesting first introduction. Performance was a little dull after about halfway through. The story was ok, because it was more story and discussion, then step by step. Generally the same info I've heard before so I'm biased I guess. I would have preferred more on the How-To in more detailed steps, with reinforcing info on how to accomplish 'the strategies.' Ya know, sometimes I wonder if there is some service that sells authors 'canned' examples and history stories of cases and people because I've heard some of this in other books. Towards the later parts of the book, I think they got tired of doing it, and just filled in general info. Seemed to be a drag to the ending. With the extremely unending examples of BBKing and his career as a great brain example to follow, I was sort of wondering if they had much ammo left. Then the last quarter was just endless repeats of the same info summaried over and over and over again. Some clear mistakes of repeating the same examples for fillers. I didn't totally trash it, as noted from my first comments, but I wouldn't mind if all the neurons associated with this one, would disconnect so I can forget it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Good if you want an in depth anatomical guide to which parts of the brain are responsible for each characteristic which leads to success. If you are looking for ways of improving these characteristics then you will be disappointed.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful