This is my summary of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.
The authors’ point of view is that effective thinking is not an inborn trait and can instead be learned. The book is compact and provides exercises to get you started with the strategies explained in it. The book presents 5 strategies to trigger effective thinking:
- build a solid foundation
- use mistakes to gain new insight and avoid getting stuck
- build a habit of asking yourself good questions and answering them
- understand how concepts relate to each other, instead of learning isolated facts
- be open to constantly change yourself