Think! by Michael R. LeGault audiobook

Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye

By Michael R. LeGault
Read by Michael R. LeGault

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.22 Hours 1
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This isn't the time to Blink. It's time to THINK! -- before it's too late. Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling phenomenon, Blink, which celebrated impulse thinking over factual knowledge or critical analysis. If bestselling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning is on the decline, leading our society to incompetence and failure. • Permissive parenting and low standards that have caused an academic crisis among our children -- body weights rise while grades plummet • A culture of image and instant gratification, fed by reality shows and computer games, that has rendered curiosity of the mind and spirit all but obsolete • Stress, aversion to taking risks, and therapy that are replacing the traditional American "can do" mind-set Far from perpetuating the stereotype of the complacent American, LeGault maintains that Americans are abundantly gifted with the ability to fulfill our nation's greatest potential starting today but we need smart teachers, health care workers, sales representatives, students, mechanics, and leaders to make it happen. A bracing wake-up call to America, THINK! delivers a no-holds-barred prescription for reversing the erosion of American civilization.

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Summary

Summary

This isn't the time to Blink. It's time to THINK! -- before it's too late.

Outraged by the downward spiral of American intellect and culture, Michael R. LeGault offers the flip side of Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling phenomenon, Blink, which celebrated impulse thinking over factual knowledge or critical analysis. If bestselling books are advising us to not think, LeGault argues, it comes as no surprise that sharp, incisive reasoning is on the decline, leading our society to incompetence and failure.

• Permissive parenting and low standards that have caused an academic crisis among our children -- body weights rise while grades plummet
• A culture of image and instant gratification, fed by reality shows and computer games, that has rendered curiosity of the mind and spirit all but obsolete
• Stress, aversion to taking risks, and therapy that are replacing the traditional American "can do" mind-set

Far from perpetuating the stereotype of the complacent American, LeGault maintains that Americans are abundantly gifted with the ability to fulfill our nation's greatest potential starting today but we need smart teachers, health care workers, sales representatives, students, mechanics, and leaders to make it happen. A bracing wake-up call to America, THINK! delivers a no-holds-barred prescription for reversing the erosion of American civilization.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[For] those concerned about America losing touch with its intellectual traditions…Think! could not have emerged at a better time.”  Washington Times

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Author Bio: Michael R. LeGault

Author Bio: Michael R. LeGault

Michael R. LeGault is an award-winning editor and writer and a former columnist for the Washington Times. His reviews, opinion columns, and features have appeared in newspapers, journals, and magazines across North America. An American citizen based in Toronto, he has worked for and been a consultant to major US companies on health, safety, environmental, and quality issues. He received his BS from the University of Michigan and his MS from the University of Miami, Florida. LeGault is currently an editor at the National Post. He and his wife, Anneli, have two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English