The seventh sense : how flashes of insight change your life / William Duggan.

  • Duggan, William R.
  • Books

About this work


Flashes of insight -- the Eureka! moments that produce new and useful ideas in a single thought -- are behind some of the world's most creative and practical innovations. This book shows how to cultivate more and better flashes of insight by harnessing the science and practice of the seventh sense. Drawing from recent findings in psychology, neuroscience, Asian philosophy, and military strategy, Duggan illustrates the power of the seventh sense to help readers aspire to and achieve more in their personal and professional lives. His examples include Gandhi, Joan of Arc, Starbucks founder Howard Shultz, and executives and students he has taught in his classes. His book presents specific steps in the form of three practical tools to help prepare the mind, see and seize opportunity, and follow through on one's resolution. Based on Duggan's perennially popular Columbia Business School course, this book teaches the mental skills and discipline that power the seventh sense.


New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]

Physical description

viii, 178 pages ; 24 cm


Introduction : ideas for life -- Find your dream : an Italian epiphany -- Examples from history : Indian men and English women -- Presence of mind : city of light -- Flash of insight : magical science -- Resolution : the art of passion -- Free your mind : from stress to strategy -- Personal strategy map : in search of passion -- Idea networking : in search of opportunity -- Conclusion : your seventh sense.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

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    History of Medicine
    PQ /DUG
    Open shelves

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  • 9780231169066
  • 023116906X