Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career


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$30.00  $27.90
Harvard Business Review Press
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6.2 X 1.1 X 9.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also the executive director of the IC2 Institute. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done, and is cohost of the popular radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head (@2GoYH) on KUT radio in Austin.Author social media/website info:


"After reading this book, you will have a better understanding of your professional fit, from where you currently fall in line to where you need to be. You'll be much more in tune with the people around you, and you'll be able to champion yourself and your career." -- TD magazine (Association for Talent Development)

Named a Financial Times Business Book of the Month

Advance Praise for Bring Your Brain to Work

Daniel H. Pink, author, When and Drive--
"Bring Your Brain to Work is a glorious mash-up of cognitive science and career counseling. Rich with the latest research, this book reveals what our brains are doing at work--whether we're looking for a job, beginning a career, or moving on to a new position. Then it distills the findings into smart takeaways you can apply on Monday morning. Use your brain--and read this wise and useful book."

Vanessa Van Edwards, behavioral investigator, Science of People; author, Captivate--
"Every professional needs this book. Markman has written the perfect primer for being more effective at work. And the best part? It's science based!"

Jeff Kaye, Co-CEO, Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Recruiting Training--
"Bring Your Brain to Work provides the tools for you to be the CEO of your own career and the author of your own life. The next chapter awaits."

Katharine Brooks, EdD, author, You Majored in What?--
"Based on sound research in psychology and cognitive science, Bring Your Brain to Work will help you capitalize on the motivational, social, and cognitive mental systems critical for your success. Whether you're seeking a job, trying to succeed in your current role, or hoping to move on, Markman's book will help you stand out every step of the way."

Heidi Grant, PhD, author, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and Reinforcements--
"In Bring Your Brain to Work, Art Markman explains what you need to know about your brain to get it to see things clearly, make better choices, and ultimately get you where you want to go: where work is meaningful and rewarding."

David Burkus, author, Friend of a Friend and Under New Management--
"A fantastic collection of insights about how to put your brain to work when you're navigating the workplace."