Book Review: The Power Of Forgetting


The Power Of Forgetting: Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You, written by Mike Byster with Kristin Loberg, published by Harmony Books, is a publication that seeks to guide its readers into the ability to retain more of the information that really matters.

The writing style of this publication is very informal and beyond positive. For many, it will be an interesting and thought provoking read; but for others, it will be the exact opposite. While the authors obviously want each reader to find the ability to have enough confidence to conquer the exercises utilized in this publication, many people will find them to be difficult, mind numbing, or maybe even useless.

In my personal opinion, I believe the authors make a hefty claim on page four of the introduction that cannot occur in the average person. This claim reads as follows: “The forgetting lessons and their related exercises will enhance your ability to communicate, innovate, impress others, stand out in a crowd, get ahead of your peers, move up the corporate ladder, magnify your employability and moneymaking capacity, make excellent decisions, solve problems, plan for the future, speak publicly with ease, be a stronger player in games and sports, ask for what you want, adapt to new situations, handle crisis, work under pressure, be independent, and more.”

While the idea behind the book is fantastic, it seems to be one that needs a little more refining. Thus my recommendation to is to head out to your local bookstore/coffee house, get the book off the shelf, and read a few chapters. After this, you will be able to determine if this is a book that should be purchased.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on October 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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