Reviewed by Poppy J.

The Winner’s Brain is a fascinating book that teaches the readers how to harness their personal brain power in an effort to lead a more useful and productive life. The authors discuss finding new ways to motivate ourselves, and to eliminate procrastination in our lives. They suggest mapping out the steps to help us reach our goals, and then focus on how to efficiently work to complete each step. In this way, we will find rewards at each stage of accomplishing long range goals. The book includes tips, pointers, history and scientific explanations on why our brains are only operating on half cylinders.

The Winner’s Brain reviews relationships between how the brain works and the relationship of the whole to the parts. The book also features break out text boxes for added information and real-life examples of increasing efficiency with our brains focused and fresh for any task. Being creative is more than a skill or a “gift,” and the authors discuss how we can find inspiration and allow ourselves the freedom to expand our brain power in work situations and in everyday life.

The reader will be engaged in this book from the beginning to the end. I was fascinated by the wealth of new information; I was being taught about the brain, and was interested to learn more on how to harness my creative side and increase my focus to work “smarter,” not harder. We are a nation of multi-taskers, and this is actually the least effective way to operate during the day. It is much better to focus on one task at a time so that our attention is not divided, delaying our function for decision making. All in all, The Winner’s Brain was an interesting read and I’d recommend this book to anyone.

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.