Understanding how the brain works allows one to wield it more effectively.

Many of our missteps simply stem from the brain’s design; sometimes, the “right” viewpoint can help eschew or recover from these downsides.


  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)