Mastermind

Mastermind Author Maria Konnikova
ISBN-10 9781101606230
Year 2013-01-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mastermind Quiz Book

The Mastermind Quiz Book Author Richard Morgale
ISBN-10 9781446417225
Year 2012-09-06
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Mastermind is the ultimate test of knowledge, memory and nerve. Over four decades hundreds have tested their mettle in the famous black chair, and dared to put their intellect under the glare of the Mastermind spotlight. Now, can you rise to the challenge? The Mastermind Quiz Book poses over 3,500 questions, from fiendishly difficult general knowledge teasers to in-depth tests of specialist subjects. With topics ranging from Classical Mythology to Medical Science, by way of Famous Russians and The Works of Johnny Cash, only the finest minds will triumph. Whether you're playing in groups or simply testing your own brainpower, this collection of questions will challenge the very core of your mental strength - but when the clock runs down and the lights come up, will you emerge as the Mastermind?

Mastermind

Mastermind Author Richard Miniter
ISBN-10 9781101475706
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The bestselling author of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind behind 9/11. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, has carried out many of the biggest terrorist plots of the past twenty years, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. As the world awaits his trial, bestselling author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to life his shocking true story. Based on more than one hundred interviews with government officials, generals, diplomats and spies-from the United States, Europe, the Arab world, and Afghanistan-and on the ground reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter reveals never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and surprising new details about the 9/11 attacks. He also shows how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was radicalized in America and takes us inside terrorist safe houses, CIA war rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay. While thoroughly reported and strongly sourced, this is a pounding narrative that reads like a thriller.

Mastermind

Mastermind Author Richard Moore
ISBN-10 9781909430075
Year 2014-11-29
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher BackPage Press
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Dave Brailsford has spearheaded the track cycling revolution in Britain, helping turn the nation into a superpower. He is also head of Team Sky and oversaw Bradley Wiggins' victory at the 2012 Tour de France. But who is the man behind the mask? This is a portrait of one of the most enigmatic presences in world sport; an exploration of his background, a unique insight into the formation of his methodology and an analysis of how he has forged a new path in a sport riven with controversy.

The Mastermind

The Mastermind Author David Unger
ISBN-10 9781617754555
Year 2016-03-14
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books
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"Based on a true story, The Mastermind is a tense political thriller about a successful Guatemalan lawyer whose life takes a strange turn when a failed affair leads to his faking his own death and implicating the government. Unger’s searing political criticism blends with gripping real-life details to sketch an unforgettable picture of modern Guatemalan society." -- World Literature Today "The Mastermind teems with the pulse of daily life in the tropics: the sights and sounds, the smells and tastes. He takes millionaires, whores, provocateurs, hit men, bankers with deep pockets, and political agendas, and weaves them into a dazzling tapestry. What befalls those driven by hubris--the writing on the wall, a fall from the heights to the depths--are part of the pattern, the biblical tales of warning, the consequences that cannot be avoided...Unger is the poet of his complicated homeland...How fortunate we are that when Unger speaks for them, his words soar." -- American Book Review "Unger has given us not just a riveting portrait of a bizarre series of events, but a window onto the ethical challenges we all face." -- Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas "The corruption and hopelessness of modern Guatemalan politics interfere in the life of a womanizing lawyer in this engaging novel...Through the lens of Guillermo's doomed relationship, Unger successfully evokes the tragedy and futility of life in Guatemala in a raw and unforgettable novel." --Publishers Weekly "This novel by Guatemalan-born Unger (The Price of Escape, 2011) offers a compelling portrait of a country shattered by government corruption, civil war, mass murder, drug cartels, ordinary street crime, inequality, desperate poverty, and even the effects of globalization....The rich but tragic sense of place Unger develops in this intriguing literary thriller will appeal to lovers of international crime fiction." --Booklist "Unger bases his latest novel on the true story of a Guatemalan lawyer who planned his own murder in 2009, fleshing out the story with healthy shots of sex and corruption....The political elements in Unger's story become more gripping through the eyes of his flawed protagonist. He's especially good at subtly shifting the tone of the narrative so that danger signs build up around Guillermo before either he or the reader realizes." --Kirkus Reviews "This novel contains so much background and capable storytelling that readers are likely to be blown away by the rich depths of David Unger's writing. This is a book that pulls no punches...This is a compelling story that can easily be read in a single sitting. And, as in any good mystery, when things go wrong, the novel becomes that much more interesting. Even for readers with no interest in Guatemala per se, this is one worth reading for the sheer joy of the writing itself." --Reviewing the Evidence By all appearances, Guillermo Rosensweig is the epitome of success. He is a member of the Guatemalan elite, runs a successful law practice, has a wife and kids and a string of gorgeous lovers. Then one day he crosses paths with Maryam, a Lebanese beauty with whom he falls desperately in love...to the point that when he loses her, he sees no other option than to orchestrate his own death. The Mastermind is based on the bizarre real-life story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan attorney who, in 2009, planned his own assassination after leaving behind a video accusing Guatemalan president Álvaro Colom of his murder. (In April 2011, the New Yorker published an article by David Grann about Rosenberg which has been optioned by Matt Damon for his directorial debut.) This is a fascinating depiction of modern-day Guatemala and the corrupt, criminal, and threatening reality that permeates its society.

Masterminds

Masterminds Author Gordon Korman
ISBN-10 0606381384
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher
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For use in schools and libraries only. A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment.

Mastermind for Life

Mastermind for Life Author Arthur J. Huy Sr.
ISBN-10 1469774763
Year 2012-02-17
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Have you ever wondered why your neighbor is so successful, or how your boss managed to land such a rewarding position? Chances are, the successful people around you followed a plan and mastered the process of thinking before reacting. By examining their behavior and by studying the habits of people from the past, you can replicate their successes and avoid their failures. Just as important, you can overcome your fears and bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, and even drug use. By following simple and proven strategies, you’ll discover how to add space to your reaction time; seek out valuable advice from your peers; unleash the power of your subconscious mind; create the world in which you live. Start thinking about life differently, and make the conscious decision to overcome the challenges that are preventing you from achieving success. Empower yourself and become a Mastermind for Life.

LBJ

LBJ Author Phillip F. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781620876107
Year 2013-07
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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Argues that President Johnson helped to plan the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy.

James D Bulloch

James D  Bulloch Author Walter E. Wilson
ISBN-10 9780786488889
Year 2012-01-20
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"American naval hero and Confederate secret agent James Dunwoody Bulloch was widely considered the Confederacy's most dangerous man in Europe. Bulloch's life unfolds in this biography, an engaging chronicle of his rise as one of America's most admired maritime figures, his role as one of its most threatening enemies, and his transformation into America's greatest forgotten naval hero"--Provided by publisher.

Mastermind

Mastermind Author Zacharie J. Clements
ISBN-10 0673166538
Year 1985
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Good Year Books
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Sudoku Helper Mastermind Puzzles

Sudoku Helper Mastermind Puzzles Author David Cheek
ISBN-10 0740764284
Year 2006-09-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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IF you don't know where to start; IF you get lost in the middle of Sudoku puzzles, especially the difficult ones; IF you want to solve hard puzzles faster; THEN Sudoku Helper is the perfect tool! The Sudoku Helper grid is specially designed to help eliminate possible answers, allowing you to work backwards to solve difficult puzzles. Sudoku Helper also keeps you organized. No more forgetting what you knew on the other side of the puzzle. It's quick, it's easy, and it really works! The book includes 160 perforated sheets, enough to get any level player over the hump and solving Sudoku like a genius. Sudoku Helper Mastermind Puzzles contains 200 difficult Sudoku puzzles from The Puzzle Society, placed inside of the Sudoku Helper grid. Any Sudoku puzzler will immediately recognize the pure simple genius of the Helper or the most difficult of Sudoku puzzles.

22 Rules of Mastermind

22 Rules of Mastermind Author Ford Johnson
ISBN-10 9781926879581
Year 2012-01-10
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher WSIC EBooks Ltd
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A world of prejudice, obscurity, vengeance, politicking and mortalities call for a man who will function beyond the ordinary mind. It would be a great mistake to function without masterminding, and it could be more delicate to venture without mastering your head! Life ‘NOW’ has ‘question-mark’ on every side. The perplexed has wondered and the powerful fear of losing her power and audacity. Hope is weakened and fate is jeopardized; “what do we do and how do I conquer” has remained a salient question in the mind of millions. Folks die yet another is getting aggravated, why? Life has become a complete mystified mystery that can no longer be ‘uploaded’ neither unfolded. Dominance and relegation increasing at the speed of light. I will and I might, but what if it does not work, is the subconscious fear dwelling everywhere. Many would have preferred to function invisible but this has undermined man and his personal effort to conquer the world and rule as a mastermind. “22 Rules of Mastermind” A book of power, audacity, supremacy, confidence, aptness and mental reconfiguration reveals all!!!!!

Masterminds Criminal Destiny

Masterminds  Criminal Destiny Author Gordon Korman
ISBN-10 9780062300041
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."—James Patterson The second book in the acclaimed, action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman. The clones of Project Osiris are free—but they’re being hunted. . . . After their narrow escape from their “perfect” hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars—are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be? What they discover will change everything, leading them straight into the Plastic Works and the heart of the experiment, in order to uncover the deadly criminals they’re cloned from—and any evidence that will convince the outside world to believe the truth. But the outside world isn’t exactly what they expected—strangers aren’t just unfriendly, they’re dangerous. And the wrong move could send them right back into the arms of Dr. Hammerstrom—and trapped in Serenity for good. On a breakneck journey from Jackson Hole to a maximum security prison—Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik will stop at nothing to take Project Osiris down.

Masterminds Wingmen

Masterminds   Wingmen Author Rosalind Wiseman
ISBN-10 9780307986658
Year 2013
Pages 377
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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The author of Queen Bees and Wannabees decodes the inner lives of boys to reveal how parents can forge stronger connections with their sons, explaining how boys are more likely to hide their feelings and resist adult support.