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am 9. November 2016
I first heard about this book during a congress on Information security. The author attempts to explain how the brain works by introducing a few metaphors like "Human" (frontal lobe), "chimp" (Amygdala etc.) and so forth.
These concepts are easy to understand and can be easily related to every-day experiences. Therefore, my intial reaction was very positive.
Things changed a bit after many more pages. some of the concepts sounded utterly familiar. Anyone who has read anything from or about Freud or transactional Analysis will recognize many of the approaches outlined in this book. Not necessarily bad, but it reduced the idea of a revolutionary Approach to mind Management.
the author then adds additional metphors like "Gremlins" etc. I did not feel that this added much value to the Topic and made it rather sound "strange".
Later in the book, the author added ideas and concepts that did not appear to be based on his "chimp" Approach, but were rather based on common sense, or rather not so common sense: who would go through a 13 item checklist in preparation for a conversation.
Overall, nice way of looking at mind Management, some A-ha experiences, but a bit overloaded with too many metaphors and not too much help in making These things work in real life.