Think Smarter Critical Thinking Pdf

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Section I Introduction and the Framework for Critical Thinking 1

1 What Is Critical Thinking? 3

2 When to Use Critical Thinking 10

3 The Framework and Tools 16

Section II Clarity 21

4 Empty Your Bucket 23

5 Inspection 28

6 Why? 33

7 So What? 43

8 Need 50

9 Anticipatory Thinking 57

10 What Else? 62

11 The Ingredient Diagram 65

12 Vision 71

13 The Thinking Coach 74

14 Summary of Clarity 79

Section III Conclusions 83

15 It’s All about the Premise 85

16 Facts 90

17 Observations 94

18 Experiences 99

19 Beliefs 104

20 Assumptions 110

21 The Conclusion: Putting It All Together 114

22 Credibility 128

23 Consistency 132

24 Triangular Thinking 136

25 Change 141

26 Influencing and Persuading 147

Section IV Conclusions and Innovation 155

27 Outside-the-Box Thinking 159

28 Abductive Thinking 164

29 Impossible Thinking 172

30 Summary of Conclusions 176

Section V Decisions 179

31 Who, Need, and When 181

32 Criteria 186

33 Risk 189

34 Summary of Decisions 200

Critical Thinking

Summary and Suggestions 203

About the Author 209

Index 211

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 240
  • 2014
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118864357
  • ISBN-10: 1118864352
  • Best.Nr.: 40660370
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