Summary of Quantum Leap Thinking

An Owner's Guide to the Mind

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Quantum Leap Thinking book summary
Applying Quantum Leap Thinking, you can transform yourself in a single bound, rather than one step at a time.


7 Overall

7 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


Although James J. Mapes’s self-help book is stronger than average and includes some colorful stories from the author’s life, it offers essentially predictable advice. Mapes uses the physics metaphor of quantum mechanics creatively, to show how you can make major life improvements, freeing yourself from the fear and inertia that may have held you back in the past. An actor, clinical hypnotist and corporate speaker, Mapes also includes a valuable section on how to encourage better teamwork. The material on visualization is strong, and recommends the volume to both self-help devotees and newcomers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What are the principles and mental techniques of Quantum Leap Thinking;
  • How to develop a positive attitude;
  • How to use visualization to program your mind for success; and
  • How to overcome the fears that hold you back.


Altered States
A few years ago, the author experienced a remarkable paradigm shift in his life. While he was at a speaking engagement, his father pulled him aside and in hushed tones said he had something important to tell him. Mapes sat down.

"Son," said Mapes’s father, "...
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About the Author

James J. Mapes is the founder and president of the Quantum Leap Thinking organization. He speaks to businesses about encouraging innovation, bolstering creativity and enhancing productivity.

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