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Aug 22, Yawar added it. Mar 13, Natalie rated it really liked it.

Mar 12, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like I’m learning soooooo much. Trivia About Brain Trust: The puzzles interspersed throught the book were fun too. I mean it’s cost effective, but really, there’s a reason you’re an author and not a voice actor. Instead what he winds up doing is making snarky comments and what he believes are witty quips. Was a bit slow in starting it but, once I did, I found it most interesting.

Some of the entries weren’t as interesting as others, but that has more to do with my personal taste than how well they were written. I guess it’s like more talk less action. I’m positive that this alone is what drew so many readers to pick up this book and start reading. A book series that I enjoyed reading in the past was Imponderables, and this book reminded me a lot of those books with the added benefit of having studies back up the information that it provides.

From eating to speed dating, to making a goal in soccer or folding a world record paper airplane, this book is full of neat facts and insights into the process of being human.

Perhaps the best way to be read is in small doses, which the short sections lend themselves to quite nicely. Jul 16, Zahir rated it it was ok. And certainly, some of the essays deliver such acumen. Sundem also explained many psychological effects that are very commonly used in marketing and policies today. I would recommend it to people with many points of interest It doesn’t just say one thing. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 04, Marcia rated it really liked it Shelves: Garth grew up on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, where his dada former President of the American Accounting Associationtaught for 34 years in the UW business school.


Garth Sundem on ‘Brain Trust’

To view it, click here. A reader can walk away with at least a handful of tips to employ on their next trip to the supermarket or maybe have something interesting to discuss at a cocktail party. It jumps fast from one topic to the next Feb 29, Skye Williams rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. The scientific concepts are interesting, but many for many of them his expl An entertaining, but also kind of overly simplistic read.

Mini-essays on how to do certain things better using science. Mar 16, Leslie rated it it was amazing. The items are “useful” trivia, and the author talks to various “experts” on the subjects he deals with, approximatelyso that he can get the “scoop” on how to implement the ideas he explores.

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An entertaining, but also kind of overly simplistic read. Ranging from interesting to weird to hilarious, the essays within yield some interesting tidbits.

This book is a collection of life hacks that are supported by scientific experiments. Sep 16, Specialk rated it did not like it Shelves: Also, the secrets were in very short sections usually only a couple pages long at most so it easy to read one more section quick before a class or during a commercial break on my TV show.


Garth lives in Ojai, California, with his wife, two small kids, and one large Labrador, commonly found shoulder-deep in Ojai’s municipal fountain the dog, not the kids; the kids only go in up to their knees.

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It is An enjoyable casual read, with doses of the author’s personality popping into the writing every now and again. As less people notice when it’s in plain sight than they do when someone is sneakily doing it behind them.

In fact, I was in awe that he could explain such complicated scientific findi I’m a total science geek, so I was really happy when I won Brain Trust on Goodreads. Some were a little over my head and I didn’t really care for. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is that a couple of the essays Seemed like throwaways. The puzzles were fun and I’ll definitely be referencing the notes I made! Feb 11, Daniel Sperry rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. But they should remember that one point, they too were unfamiliar, and it was a book such as this one that prompted them to further discovery, and possibly a passionate love of the field.

I wish the bain was organized a little better, with sections to do with biology, anthroplogy, economics, etc.

The book is a very condense and simplified guide to the many curious things in life that is happening around us. This is an interesting book full of live short vignettes about things that various scientists have discovered.