Professor Forni, founder of The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins, is America's civility expert. In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught readers the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness. Now, in The Thinking Life, he looks at the importance of thinking in our lives: how we do it, why we don't do enough of it and why we need to do more of it.
In twelve short chapters, he gives readers a remedy for the Age of Distraction, an age fuelled by the internet, Blackberries and cellphones, all of which make constant demands on our attention, diverting it from one thing to another. After suggesting ways we can find time to think more, Forni shows readers how we can improve our abilities of:
-Effective decision-making strategies
Just as he did with civility, he puts the importance of good thinking front and center in a book as simple and as profound as his earlier works.
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Forni (The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude, 2009, etc.) encourages the pursuit of thinking in an age when “serious thinking is often the illustrious casualty in the digital revolution.” The author explores dependency on modern technology and its associated problems but primaril...Aug 03 2011 | Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
The first syllable of nearly every sentence begins with a lower pitch, the second syllable has a raised pitch, and the third syllable returns once again the original pitch.Mar 26 2012 | Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
Forni (Choosing Civility) is hardly alone in thinking that we live in a short-term, fun-oriented culture in which people desperately need to (re)learn the art of reflection and deliberation.Jun 27 2011 | Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
Thought processes such as attention, reflection, self-control, decision making, proactive thinking, positive thinking and problem solving are explored as personal skills one can acquire and use at will—if we make the time.Mar 09 2012 | Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
In his first two books, Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution, he taught readers the rules of civil behavior and ways of responding to rudeness.Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
Other suggestions include turning waiting time into thinking time, finding a thinking partner and sharing notes, and keeping a journal to chart your solo thinking experiences.| Read Full Review of The Thinking Life: How to Thr...
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