“Software For The Brain”

“cvs2bvs is a great brain app for me.”

– Maria, CEO of an international NGO


  1. The basic brain software in Michael Hewitt-Gleeson’s classic best-selling book can be stated or googled in ten keystrokes – cvsx10=bvs – and, in New York City in 1984, it was described by business legend Jack Welch, Chairman of GE, as “the simplest idea in the world”.
  2. Professor George Gallup founder of The Gallup Poll, Princeton said in 1980: I believe that what Michael is doing with the School of Thinking may be the most important thing going on in the world today.
  3. In 1985 at three big meetings in Monte Carlo, IBM Europe gave an audio version of Software For Your Brain to all their Executive Clients and all their own Senior Managers.
  4. One day in 1995, a famous multi-national corporation bought 6,800 copies of Software For Your Brain to give to all of their leaders to read.
  5. In 2008 The Australian Institute of Sport invited managers of all sports in Australia to a special presentation of Software For Your Brain by Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
  6. In Beijing in 1999, 2008 and 2011 Dr Hewitt-Gleeson was invited to conduct special Software For the Brain masterclasses for senior Chinese businesspeople and government officials.
  7. There have been many international editions of this classic book over the past 25 years which introduced the Universal Brain Software known as cvs2bvs. Software For The Brain has now been read by many of the world’s most famous brainusers and thinkers in over 48 countries around the world.
  8. VIDEO: 2000 School Captains, Prefects and student leaders from Government and non-government secondary schools across Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania came to the Melbourne Convention Centre to learn about thought-leadership using Software For Your Brain, in 2007.
  9. 130 Australian graziers, farmers and country business people gathered in country Victoria to hear about Software For the Brain.
  10. 150 of the world’s top Insurance Sales Agents and their partners were flown to a recognition event in Amsterdam to learn about cvs2bvs.


(European Edition)


Long before The God Delusion and even before The Da Vinci Code there was Software For Your Brain! Give the gift that gives back ten times more: give Software For Your Brain to all your family and colleagues, friends and enemies.


(Third Edition)


Michael Hewitt-Gleeson was first to design universal brain software (cvs2bvs) for the teaching of thinking skills. Today the ‘brain software method’ is widely used by government, corporations and schools in over 48 countries around the world.

– Jack Welch of GE championed the use of this method in industry to transform GE in the 1980s. Jack said, “Michael, you are a friend of our company. I wish I had a management team that really understood the cvs2bvs equation”.

– In 1995, the Australian parliament in Canberra formally adopted Michael’s proposal to teach ‘thinking’ as a subject in all Australian schools and teacher’s colleges. Victoria is the first state to implement this proposal across the state from prep to Year 12 (VELS).

– Professor George Gallup of The Gallup Poll at Princeton said that he believed Michael Hewitt-Gleeson’s work in teaching people how to think may be, “the most important thing going on in the world today”.

– Sir Ninian Stephen, when Governor-General of Australia described Michael’s Keynote Address on cvs2bvs as–the best he had ever heard.

– Of the School of Thinking idea of using ‘Thinking Hats’ to teach thinking skills, Professor Edward de Bono says: “The ‘Thinking Hats’ method may well be the most important change in human thinking for the past 2300 years”.

The God Delusion was published in 2006 and The Da Vinci Code was published in 2003. In 1989, the best-seller, Software For The Brain (Wrightbooks 1989), was first published by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson 20 years ago in Australia and internationally and is now in its Fourth Edition. This book presents the ‘universal brain software’ which is currently the most powerful brain software in the world.


The Universal Brain Software is the thinking switch known as: cvs TO bvs or cvs2bvs.

The Think Switch

cvs2bvs simply means that the Current View of the Situation (CVS) can never be equal to the Better View of the Situation (BVS). Or cvs2bvs When you use the Universal Brain Software your BVS can be ten times better than your CVS. cvs X10 = bvs.


You can practise saying cvs2bvs a hundred times a day for ten days.
(cvs2bvs) x 100 pd. This brain patterning exploits the neuroplasticity of your brain and strengthens the cvs2bvs switch. This will increase the opportunities for you to use the switch every day.

44 thoughts on ““Software For The Brain”

  1. I find reading books hard. I prefer to listen to audio books. Suggestion Perhaps look at transferring this book to audio.



  2. I got this book sometime ago and it got me hooked to your work. So I will not miss this offer of yours to send your link to all my freinds and colleagues.

    Best regards,


  3. Michael Hewitt-Gleeson has formulated a compelling argument about thinking and leadership. It makes sense and works because it is based on science. Cvs2bvs is a simple yet powerful concept and the ability to use it properly is based on commitment.

  4. I have read the first edition of Software for your brain and have recommended to so many of my friends. Recently I bought copies for my lead team. Have downloaded this version and looking forward to reading it over the weekend.

  5. I am integrating SDNT into my life – to change something you must first become aware you are doing it (before that it’s you don’t know that you don’t know!). I am much more flexible in my thinking since using cvs2bvs over the last few years 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I just wanted to say thank you for your introduction to the CVS2BVS equations. Ever since I heard you speak at a recent breakfast seminar I try to use this formula in order to re focus so that I can think clearly again, and may I say that it really works, and you end up with options, what else can I say !!!!



  7. I was fortunate enough to witness Michael’s fantastic presentation this afternoon at the FEAL National Conference in Sydney. ‘CVStoBVS’ is now imprinted in my conscious mind… and I will do my best (through repetition) to instill this way of thinking into my unconscious mind. This new software privides exactly the kind of framework for thinking I have been searching for. Thank you!

  8. What a great book! My sides were splitting with laughter at points throughout the book as I associated them with individuals, companies & the religious zealots of today.

    This should be read by everyone that wants to think for themselves, very enlightening to know others thinking the same as I have been since a kid. “Why?” What a great word to ask yourself & the person preaching their version of the truth!

    Happy to pronounce that – I am a bright!

  9. Thanks! What else is there to say with such an amazing book as yours and the fact that your giving this gift away?

    Nietzsche and my search for freedom brought me to you… well… I’m glad, extremely glad. Thanks again!

  10. Thank you for posting this. I just started reading it a month ago when a storm hit our place and brought a high flood hence our family lost books and appliances and other non-living materials. Good thing the net is up and my PC has been saved.

  11. For mistakes of my own, I am stuck in a rut right now. The only support I have is your teaching: CVS to BVS, SDNT, and UC2C.
    Dr. Hewitt-Gleeson, I am really struggling . I hope I can rescue myself. Thanks for everything.

  12. 12.26.11
    Dear Michael: Thank you very much for the book. This is another great idea and a solid proof of your commitment with the development of a new class of persons. Best regards Francisco Rivas

  13. cvs to bvs is as simple as a shift of perspective.
    Like a workout for the mind.
    A demonstration it can be train.
    Its ultimate function of creation.

  14. Dear Dr. Hewitt-Gleeson,

    Let me preface the question I’m about to ask with the following in order to quell any incorrect assumptions that could be made:

    – I am not a dogmatic religionist;
    – I am actually very interested in improving my thinking by reading your book and taking your course.

    You have asserted that there is no such thing as Absolute Truth. Are you not contradicting yourself in making this statement? It appears to me that the statement “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth” is itself an absolute.

    Yours faithfully,

    1. Hi Tom.

      I know what you mean but it is possible to make an assertion (we do it all day long)
      without making it absolute. I make many assertions in my work, none of them absolute,
      but I still hold them to be true. I make them because they are based on evidence. However,
      should evidence become available that supports a different, better, truth then I would evolve
      my thinking to that. This is a regular event in cvs2bvs thinking.

      Best regards,


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