The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life

Hardcover | May 19, 2015

byWilliam Duggan

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Flashes of insight-the "Eureka!" moments that produce new and useful ideas in a single thought-are behind some of the world's most creative and practical innovations. This book shows how to cultivate more and better flashes of insight by harnessing the science and practice of the "seventh sense."

Drawing from psychology, neuroscience, Asian philosophy, and military strategy, William Duggan illustrates the power of the seventh sense to help readers aspire to and achieve more in their personal and professional lives. His examples include Gandhi, Joan of Arc, Starbucks founder Howard Shultz, and executives and students he has taught in his classes. His book presents specific steps in the form of three practical tools to help prepare the mind, see and seize opportunity, and follow through on one's resolution. Based on Duggan's perennially popular Columbia Business School course, this book teaches the mental skills and discipline that power the seventh sense.

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Flashes of insight-the "Eureka!" moments that produce new and useful ideas in a single thought-are behind some of the world's most creative and practical innovations. This book shows how to cultivate more and better flashes of insight by harnessing the science and practice of the "seventh sense."Drawing from psychology, neuroscience, ...

William Duggan is on the faculty of Columbia Business School, where he teaches the seventh sense in graduate and executive courses. He has given talks and workshops on the seventh sense to thousands of executives from companies in countries around the world. He is the author of Creative Strategy: A Handbook for Innovation and Strategi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023116906X

ISBN - 13:9780231169066

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. Introduction: Ideas for Life 2. Find your Dream: An Italian Epiphany  3. Examples from History: Indian Men and English Women4. Presence of Mind: City of Light  5. Flash of Insight: Magical Science 6. Resolution: The Art of Passion 7. Free Your Mind: From Stress to Strategy  8. Personal Strategy Map: In Search of Passion 9. Idea Networking: In Search of Opportunity  10. Conclusion: Your Seventh SenseAppendix A: Seventh Sense ToolkitAppendix B: Personal Strategy MapsBibliographyIndex

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Duggan succeeds in explaining the cumulative natutre of insight and conveying the importance of freeing the mind to create space for such flashes to break through.