- Book Intro
- Combined Edition
Go from "working" hard to "thinking" hard
As the book went into its 100th printing since publication, the author delved deeper into the secret of immersive thinking, in addition to his own example: collecting and studying the know-how of thousands of people who have improved their study and work efficiency. Based on this, the author, who gained more confidence in his studies of immersive thinking, has published a combined edition of the two volumes of his seminal work to commemorate the publication of the 100th edition of Think Hard. The text was refined into clearer sentences and case examples and related keywords were organized according to the current situation. The combined edition bound in quality hardcover design makes it ideal as a collectible. In Volume 1, Hwang introduces the five stages of immersion to awaken one's potential.
Step 1 - Think for 20 minutes: To think hard, one needs to warm up like before a marathon. Select a problem to think about and focus on it five times a day, for 20 minutes.
Step - 2 Think for 2 hours: Think of this as preparing for a 10km race. Select a more difficult problem and think for 2 hours, but sit in a chair, lean your head back comfortably, and think slowly as if you were taking a walk.
Step 3 - Think all day: Repeat "thinking for 2 hours" and "thinking all day" alternately, but do exercises that can help you work up a sweat for an hour a day. Doing this will help you maintain your best condition.
Step 4 - Think for 7 days: This is a full course challenge. Think about a difficult challenge for a week, just before reaching a high level of immersion. With this, your brain activity will become fully maximized.
Step 5 - Peak immersion: This is the process of confirming your changed self after completing the full course. You can find elevated happiness and a change in your values.
In Volume 2, the author provides answers to difficult questions about immersion such as: Why do fresh ideas seem to miraculously surface when we're in a state of immersion? How can time-poor students and office workers increase their learning, and work more efficiently? How can we maintain interpersonal relationships while in a state of immersion? Furthermore, the book provides a guide in helping us take a step closer to a happier, more fulfilled life.
- About the Author
(English) Hwang Nong-Moon is a professor of materials engineering at Seoul National University. He graduated from the Department of Metal Engineering at Seoul National University and received his master's and doctoral degrees from KAIST. Hwang worked as a senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States and was a visiting researcher at the National Research Institute of Metals in Japan. Based on his research, Hwang found that the brain can be used to its maximum capacity through immersive thinking, an insight which was included in his first book, Think Hard. The book was selected as one of the top 5 best business management books by Korean executives in 2008 and was selected as Book of the Year by Korean bookstores. He then published Think Hard, the Second Story, which also became a bestseller.
(Japanese) 現在、ソウル大学の材料工学部教授として在職中。ソウル大学金属工学科を卒業し、KAISTで修士・博士号を取得した。韓国標準科学研究院責任研究員、米国National Institute of Standards and Technology、日本National Research Institute of Metalsの客員研究員を務めた。
Moon Yong-rin (professor emeritus, Seoul National University) 2020 - Immersion is a priming water that draws answers from our deepest consciousness.
Choi In-soo (professor of human resources development at Sungkyunkwan University) 2020 - Even if the world ends tomorrow, I will immerse myself more in my life today.
Jo Byeok (chair professor, Korea University) 2020 - This book is the definitive version of immersion research incorporating the key tenets of neuroscience.
- Bestseller Rank
Kyobo Bookstore 2023 1H Bestseller