Chapter 2

Critical Thinking

We’re familiar with critical thinking from our university days. It’s what you are meant to be doing, after all, alongside all the partying. But now, the current harsh economic conditions and competitive environment demand from all of us a rethink of critical thinking, as well as the ability to effectively develop and hone these skills in ourselves.

What is critical thinking?

At a simple level, critical thinking means making an evaluation or judgement about what we see or hear about facts or a situation presented to us. For many people, this means making a quick mental decision in a fairly short space of time. Although this works most of the time, critical thinking is much more than this. It’s about questioning ...

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