MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

How to think like sherlock holmes

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From the mind of a former Kanda employee comes the ebook, “MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes.”  Like many Kanda employees, Maria Konnikova, has a passion for knowledge – having been educated at Harvard and Columbia.  We like to think that she picked up many of her insights while helping us develop world-class software.  Whatever the case, we are proud of Maria, and hope that you check her book out.

Can we learn to cultivate our powers of thought and observation, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova (a former Kanda employee), 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.