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Cognitive Productivity with macOS®
Cognitive Productivity with macOS®
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Last updated on 2018-04-19

About the Book

This screencast-rich book is for Mac users who want to become even better at selecting and using the highest quality information. Whether you are a professional knowledge worker, a student or a lifelong learner, this book is designed to help you become smarter with knowledge.

 

Much has been written about "information overload". Alas, very little popular literature provides specific, cognitive science-based guidance for thriving in the sea of knowledge. 

 

This book covers (or will cover) many apps and web services, including OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, Skim, PDFPenPro, Preview, iBooks, Timing, ReadCube's Papers, Pinboard, Pocket, reeder, Spillo, Readkit, TextExpander, LaunchBar, and Anki. There are plenty of general tutorials for these apps. What makes Cognitive Productivity books unique is that they focus on using such software to become a more effective person.

 

Have you read Stephen Covey's 1988 book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? That book has a principle called "Sharpen the Saw®", which includes a very short section on the importance of reading. Cognitive Productivity with macOS is laser-focused on a similar theme. But this book deals with using macOS to improve oneself. And this book is based on cognitive science. (The Author is an adjunct professor of Cognitive Science and of Education, and co-founder of CogSci Apps.)

 

Are you ready to learn how to use your Mac to apply 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge?

About the Author

Luc P. Beaudoin
Luc P. Beaudoin

Luc is co-founder of CogSci Apps Corp. (which develops cognitive productivity software including mySleepButton), founder of CogZest (cognitive productivity publications and training), and Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science and of Education at Simon Fraser University. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham). He was a first-round employee of two of Canada's most highly-valued tech startups. He was previously Assistant Professor of Military Psychology and Leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

This eclectic combination of R&D experience led Luc to a new mission in 2001: to help effective people use knowledge and technology to become even more effective. To this end, he extends and applies cognitive science. 

Luc is based in Metro-Vancouver, British Columbia.

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