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Educator Offers Simple Tips And Exercises To Improve Problem-Solving

Edward Burger, president of Southwestern University, discusses his new new book, Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving.

Making Up Your Own Mind BookHow can you train your mind to make better decisions and be more creative when looking at a problem?

In his book, Making Up Your Own Mind, educator Edward Burger provides some real-life verbal and visual drills to help you better solve challenges. Burger is the president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, and the book is based on a course he teaches. He also co-hosts a series on KUT called Higher Ed, which explores topics related to higher education.

In the audio above, he tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty about how the journey of solving a problem is often more important than the solution itself and about the importance of intentionally failing at a task.

Burger will hold an event at Brazos Bookstore on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Pres. Edward Burger, Southwestern University
Dr. Edward Burger is the president of Southwestern University in Georgetown and author of Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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