3-Minute Thinking

Make decisions, solve problems and resolve conflicts in less time without worry or stress.


Eric M. Bienstock, Ph.D.

Vice-Principal, School of Thinking (www.SchoolOfThinking.org)

eric@3MinuteThinking.com       www.3MinuteThinking.com


 Change your thinking and all else will follow.



Thank you for your interest in my on-line course.


Over the next few weeks you can learn to become a 3-Minute Thinker. 


Enroll in my on-line course and you’ll learn to use some powerful techniques like a karate expert in thinking.  You’ll also have a chance to apply the techniques to finally solve that nagging problem, or make that pesky decision, or resolve that irritating conflict, whether personal or business. Guaranteed.


You can use these techniques by yourself or else in groups, with colleagues, clients, students, patients, children, etc.


My on-line course is based on my work with thousands of corporate executives, educators, professionals and others through workshops, seminars and one-on-one sessions since 1980.


Already consider yourself a 3-Minute Thinker?

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How it works


Once per week for the next 13 weeks I’ll send you an email with a new lesson demonstrating one of my practical 3-Minute Thinking techniques.  The lesson will also ask you to apply the technique to your particular issue – decision, problem or conflict – and invite you to send me your feedback.


I will personally send you reminders and feedback, and observations or suggestions about your use of the technique.  The idea is to make the course as interactive as possible while still enjoying the anonymity and convenience of email.


Many people spend thousands of dollars seeing therapists, marriage counselors or mediators, to help them make decisions, solve problems or resolve conflicts, usually by dealing with the feelings that are getting in the way.  My approach is different:  help people learn to focus the power of their minds using simple but powerful cognitive techniques so that they can do it themselves. 


Q:  What about feelings? 

A:  Change your thinking and the feelings will likely catch up. 


Q:  Can you really change behaviors? 

A:  Change your thinking and the behaviors will likely follow.



Your investment


Each lesson should take you about 15 minutes to read, practice, apply and reply.  One lesson a week for 13 weeks comes to a bit over 3 hours total time invested.  Plus a nominal financial investment.  And it’s guaranteed (see below).


Consider the benefits:


·        Learn to treat thinking as a skill that you can improve with practice over time

·        Learn and practice some powerful 3-Minute-Thinking techniques

·        Apply the techniques to finally resolve some unresolved issue

·        Use the techniques alone or share and use with others (family, students,

patients colleagues, etc.)

·        Get feedback from impartial, fellow thinkers



How to Register


Just send me an email at eric@3MinuteThinking.com saying,

“I want to be a 3-Minute Thinker” and I’ll send you the enrollment details.



Unconditional Money Back Guarantee


If you decide the course is not what you expected you can ask for a refund at any time.  Just send me an email and I will arrange for a full refund.  Please keep in mind, however, that the course is meant to go through the full set of lessons, and your results will depend on your personal effort.  So try to suspend judgment until at least the end of the course.



Some testimonials


“… and one middle manager from a food company went home with an idea for a new product.” - Are You Creative? (Business Week cover story 9/30/85)


“Clear, lucid material; relevant, useful work sessions; solid understandable concepts.” - William P. Madar, President, Sohio Chemicals


“It would improve the flow of new ideas if people were encouraged to think in this sort of way.”  - Wheeler H. Hess, Senior Vice President, The Travelers


“The built-in discipline of the techniques should have a positive impact on our results.” - Frank Aspell, Director of Corporate Planning & Budgeting, Subaru of America


“After we performed this focused thinking, 48 hours worth of mental torture was relieved in 5 minutes.” – Leon M.


“…helped me reflect on a deeper level about how I really feel about an issue.” – Don


“3-column-thinking gets you away from black/white two-column thinking, resulting in greater insight.” Graham M.


“I genuinely appreciate your course and it has been serving as a safe harbor for me.” – G.M.


“I am starting a business and the process helped identify the things that were bothering me but I hadn’t really defined.  In 3 minutes, I defined my fears and dreams and a probably more realistic future.” – Harman B.

“…an eye-opener...This awareness is motivating me to implement change beginning NOW.” – Sheri M.

“[Your course] has had a big impact on my thinking.  It's an amazing change that I notice both at work and at home.”  Geraldine R.


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Keep in mind

The Bad News:   

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  - Albert Einstein


The Good News: 

“Change your thinking and all else will follow.”  - Eric Bienstock



Join me today


So act now while you’re thinking about it.  Send me an email saying, “I want to be a 3-Minute Thinker” and I’ll send you the enrollment details.


Best regards,


Eric M. Bienstock, Ph.D.

President, School of Thinking USA



P.S.  The next section is for those of you who don't already know me.



Who is Eric Bienstock?


            Today                                                              1980                                                                                                            





Dr. Eric Martin Bienstock, Vice Principal of the School of Thinking, is an internationally recognized seminar leader, speaker and consultant on the subject of thinking.  That is, those strategies and skills which are necessary for good planning, decision making, problem solving, memory, and creativity, in both business and personal arenas.   He resides in a New Jersey suburb just outside New York City.

In New York City in 1980, Dr. Bienstock was appointed the first Chief Instructor of the School of Thinking.  The School, based on the work of Lateral Thinker Dr. Edward de Bono and Australian cognitive scientist Dr. Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, became the first organization in the U.S. to successfully introduce the concept of "thinking as a skill" to the corporate, educational and public sectors.

Dr. Bienstock holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and a Ph.D. from New York University where he studied Mathematics, Education and Learning Theory.  He also holds an Honorary Degree in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Work, and was formerly a Professor at New York University and at The City University of New York, as well as a teacher of Mathematics for the NYC public schools.


Dr. Bienstock is listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, and various other honorary publications. His work has been written about in such diverse publications as Business Week (cover story), The Boston Globe, Bottom Line Personal, Chemical Engineering, New York Magazine, The New York Times Syndication and Science Digest. 


He is the author of "Creative Problem Solving" (a cassette program published by Random Audio), "Thinking: A Special Report" (published by Boardroom Books) and "Success Through Better Memory" (published by Perigee Books, a division of GP Putnams), and the originator of 3-Minute Thinking™ and Thinking for R.E.S.U.L.T.S.™



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