Comments to my colleagues, from Brian Martin

These comments were sent to my colleagues in the Arts Faculty or to the university-wide email list "Forums and debates".

"Exercise your brain", June 2009: a comment on John J Ratey's book Spark: the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain

"Survive and thrive under work stress", May 2009: a comment on Salvatore R Maddi and Deborah M Khoshaba's book Resilience at work

"When organising is easy", April 2009: a comment on Clay Shirky's book Here Comes Everybody

"Levity at work", April 2009: a comment on Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher's book The Levity Effect

"Mindless eating", October 2008: a comment on Brian Wansink's book Mindless Eating

"Get set for success", October 2008: a comment on Carol S Dweck's book Mindset

"Amazing stories of the brain", September 2008: a comment on Norman Doidge's book The Brain that Changes Itself

"Crowd wisdom", February 2008: a comment on James Surowiecki's book The Wisdom of Crowds

"Evidence-based management", November 2007: a comment on Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I Sutton's book Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-based Management

"Crossing the tracks for love", September 2007: a comment on Ruby K. Payne's book Crossing the Tracks for Love

"Academic life as a text", August 2007: a comment on Donald E. Hall's book The Academic Self

"How to become an expert", March 2007: a comment on K. Anders Ericsson et al. (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

"The value of optimism", January 2007: a comment on Suzanne Segerstrom's book Breaking Murphy's Law

"Predicting happiness", October 2006: a comment on Daniel Gilbert's book Stumbling on Happiness

"Understanding the life of students", September 2006: a comment on Rebekah Nathan's book My Freshman Year

"Strengthening your mind", January 2006: a comment on Elkhonon Goldberg's book The Wisdom Paradox

"Blink", January 2006: a comment on Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink

"Malleable intelligence", November 2005: a comment on Carol S. Dweck's chapter "Beliefs that make smart people dumb"

"Cheating culture", August 2005: a comment on David Callahan's book The Cheating Culture

"Learning about intuition", June 2004: a comment on David G. Myer's book Intuition

"Changing your brain", May 2004: a comment on Robert Restak's book The New Brain

"Random selection of leaders", October 2003: a comment on an article by S. Alexander Haslam et al.

"Weird ideas", February 2003: a comment on Robert I. Sutton's book Weird Ideas that Work

"The enterprise university", June 2001: a comment on Simon Marginson and Mark Considine's book The Enterprise University

"Learning lessons from academic disputes", March 2001: a comment on prominent Australian academic disputes

"University of Wollongong: a distinctive university?", December 1996: a comment on ways the university might become distinctive rather than great


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