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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

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He...

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