Chapter 8 Numbers and names

In this chapter you will learn:

  • a range of systems for remembering numbers
  • easy ways to learn everyday digits: TV channels, times, dates, prices, PINs …
  • the skills involved in putting names to faces
  • simple techniques for helping other people to remember you
  • how to manage your life by linking numbers to names

You’re not alone: everyone finds numbers and names hard to remember. Numbers are abstract ideas, hard to hold on to, easily confused. Names are arbitrary labels that can be too common, too rare, too complicated or just too straightforward to stay in your head. Both are often presented in the worst ways imaginable: a long phone-number ...

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