In my books, I try to encourage people to free themselves from the prejudices of our society. I challenge people not to allow their thinking to be constrained by what happens to be popular at the time or by what society deems to be 'acceptable.' Some people might find my ideas offensive. I believe, however, that the willingness to question accepted ideas is the key to a brighter, more intelligent future.
Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
"Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time
On the other hand, if you have read poker strategy books or magazines or listened to poker 'experts' on the television, but haven't found that the advice you've received is getting you very far in your home game, then this book is designed to focus your mind on the fundamentals that those other sources of advice often overlook.