Moonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering EverythingMoonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering Everything This article is a review ... other electronic assistants, why should an ac-tuary care about a book on memory? That’s a valid question ...
Description: This article is a review of the book by Joshua Foer. It covers the history of memory techniques, the way a human brain organizes memory, and various problems and successes in memory recall. The author starts by interviewing memory savants, and learns from them that the ability to perform seemingly impossible memory tricks is simply a matter of studying and practicing proven techniques used for millennia. This review suggests that actuaries can benefit greatly from some of these techniques despite the availability of electronic hand-held devices to recall facts because the person who does not need to rely upon such devices can have a huge perceptual advantage in executive presentations.Hide
- Authors: David Snell
- Date: Jul 2016
- Competency: Communication>Active listening; Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions
- Publication Name: Reinsurance News
- Topics: Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism; Actuarial Profession>Management skills