WHY GOT-A-HEAD®?

 

The idea of improving how our mind works dates back at least as far as the first philosophers and prophets of Greece, the Near East, India and China. Even before that, there were epic poems composed without writing and recited from memory, such as Homer's Iliad, which possibly dates from over 3,000 years ago, or the Sanskrit Mahabharata, which is about ten times the length of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey combined. Many cultures have an oral tradition reliant on memory - the Irish one, for instance, lasted well into the 20th Century and the Turkish one is still going.

 

Today, there are popular books from people like Edward de Bono and Tony Buzan that will tell you how to improve your thinking skills and your memory. Yet how many people actually use these books to improve their thinking, their memory, their reading speed, the rate at which they assimilate the world around them? Very few.

 

Children are almost totally excluded (despite the fact that they are the ones who could probably benefit from it the most). Thinking is, apparently, an adult-only pastime.



 

"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."
Thomas Edison

PRACTICE



Got-A-Head®? has four key elements. As with any skill, you have to work at them. They are straightforward to master. However, they do require a fair amount of practice. Probably not as much as playing a musical instrument or learning a new language, but quite a lot. Like getting better at a sport, though, you don't have to be a professional to enjoy it and the exercise improves your everyday life.