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Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America
by Scott Adams

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b><b>From the creator of </b><b><i>Dilbert</i></b><b> and author of </b><b><i>Win Bigly</i></b><b>, a guide to spotting and avoiding loserthink: sneaky mental habits trapping victims in their own bubbles of reality. </b></b><br /><br />If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around.<br /><br />"We know when history will repeat and when it won't."<br />"We can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences."<br />"The simplest explanation is usually true."<br /><br />Wrong, wrong, and dangerous!<br /><br />If we're not careful, loserthink would have us believe that every Trump supporter is a bigoted racist, addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open.<br /><br />Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it--and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences.<br /><br />Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free--and, what's more, to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Lif...
by Nir Eyal

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>"<i>Indistractable</i> provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results."</b><br />- James Clear, author of <i>Atomic Habits</i><br /><br />You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.<br /><br />What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable?"<br /><br />International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing <i>Hooked</i>, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.<br /><br />In <i>Indistractable</i>, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.<br /><br />Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. <i>Indistractable </i>reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.<br /><br />Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals:<br /><ul><li>Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture--and how to fix it</li><br /><li>What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"</li><br /><li>Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable</li><br /><li>How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world</li></ul>Empowering and optimistic, <i>Indistractable </i>provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention--helping you live the life you really want.
Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
by Timothy Ferriss

Language

English

Pages

623

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<b>Tim Ferriss, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i>, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book鈥攁 compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most challenging questions, achieve extraordinary results, and transform your life.</b><br /><br /><b>From the author:</b><br /><br /> In 2017, several of my close friends died in rapid succession. It was a very hard year, as it was for many people.<br /><br /> It was also a stark reminder that time is our scarcest, non-renewable resource.<br /><br /> With a renewed sense of urgency, I began asking myself many questions:<br /><br /> Were my goals my own, or simply what I thought I should want?<br /> How much of life had I missed from underplanning or overplanning?<br /> How could I be kinder to myself?<br /> How could I better say 鈥渘o鈥?to the trivial many to better say 鈥測es鈥?to the critical few?<br /> How could I best reassess my priorities and my purpose in this world?<br /><br /> To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned.<br /><br /> This book contains their answers鈥攑ractical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes.<br /><br /> This book, <i>Tribe of Mentors</i>, includes many of the people I grew up viewing as idols or demi-gods. Less than 10% have been on my podcast (<i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>,聽more than 200 million downloads), making this a brand-new playbook of playbooks.<br /><br /> No matter your challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.<br /><br /> Among other things, you will learn:<br /><br /> 鈥?More than 50 morning routines鈥攂oth for the early riser and those who struggle to get out of bed.<br /> 鈥?How TED curator Chris Anderson realized that the best way to get things done is to let go.<br /> 鈥?The best purchases of $100 or less (you'll never have to think about the right gift again).<br /> 鈥?How to overcome failure and bounce back towards success.<br /> 鈥?Why Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton believes that the best art will always be the riskiest.<br /> 鈥?How to meditate and be more mindful (and not just for those that find it easy).<br /> 鈥?Why tennis champion Maria Sharapova believe that 鈥渓osing makes you think in ways victories can鈥檛.鈥?lt;br /> 鈥?How to truly achieve work-life balance (and why most people tell you it isn鈥檛 realistic).<br /> 鈥?How billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz transformed the way he engages with difficult situations to reduce suffering.<br /> 鈥?Ways to thrive (and survive) the overwhelming amount of information you process every day.<br /> 鈥?How to achieve clarity on your purpose and assess your priorities.<br /> 鈥?And much more.<br /><br /> This reference book, which I wrote for myself, has already changed my life.聽I certainly hope the same for you.<br /><br /> I wish you luck as you forge your own path.<br /><br /> All the best,<br /><br /> Tim Ferriss
Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

Language

English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淪ignificant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>Ray Dalio, one of the world鈥檚 most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he鈥檚 developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business鈥攁nd which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><br /><br />In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine鈥檚 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater鈥檚 exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as 鈥渁n idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.鈥?It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio鈥攚ho grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood鈥攖hat he believes are the reason behind his success.<br /> <br /> In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he鈥檚 learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book鈥檚 hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of 鈥渞adical truth鈥?and 鈥渞adical transparency,鈥?include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating 鈥渂aseball cards鈥?for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they鈥檙e seeking to achieve.<br /> <br />Here, from a man who has been called both 鈥渢he Steve Jobs of investing鈥?and 鈥渢he philosopher king of the financial universe鈥?(<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you鈥檒l find in the conventional business press.
Stillness Is the Key
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

283

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>Instant #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller & </b><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><b> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><b>In </b><b><i>The Obstacle Is the Way</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>Ego Is the Enemy</i></b><b>, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, </b><b><i>Stillness Is the Key</i></b><b>, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.</b></b><br /><br />All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness--to be steady while the world spins around you. <br /><br />In this book, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca, Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.<br /><br />Holiday also examines figures who exemplified the power of stillness: baseball player Sadaharu Oh, whose study of Zen made him the greatest home run hitter of all time; Winston Churchill, who in balancing his busy public life with time spent laying bricks and painting at his Chartwell estate managed to save the world from annihilation in the process; Fred Rogers, who taught generations of children to see what was invisible to the eye; Anne Frank, whose journaling and love of nature guided her through unimaginable adversity. <br /><br />More than ever, people are overwhelmed. They face obstacles and egos and competition. <i>Stillness Is the Key </i>offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media. The stillness that we all seek is the path to meaning, contentment, and excellence in a world that needs more of it than ever.
Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World w...
by Chase Jarvis

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>Life isn鈥檛 about 鈥渇inding鈥?fulfillment and success 鈥?it鈥檚 about creating it. Why then has creativity been given a back seat in our culture?聽 No longer.</strong></p><p>Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition.聽聽</p><p>The good news? Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill鈥攊t's a habit available to everyone:聽 beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life.</p><p>Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Creative Calling will unlock your potential via Jarvis鈥檚 memorable 鈥淚DEA鈥?system:聽</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create鈥攐r become鈥攊n this world.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Design a daily practice that supports that dream鈥攁nd a life of expression and transformation.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Amplify your impact through a supportive community you鈥檒l learn to grow and nurture.</p><p><br />聽</p>
The Infinite Game
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

266

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Start With Why </i>and <i>Leaders Eat Last</i>, a bold framework for leadership in today鈥檚 ever-changing world.</b><br /> 聽<br /> How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers鈥攐nly ahead and behind.聽<br /> 聽<br /> The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we鈥檙e in?<br /> 聽<br /> In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning. <br /> 聽<br /> Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.
Principles for Success
by Ray Dalio

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>An entertaining, illustrated adaptation of Ray Dalio鈥檚 <i>Principles</i>, the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller that has sold more than two million copies worldwide.</b><br /><br /><i>Principles for Success </i>distills Ray Dalio鈥檚 600-page bestseller, <i>Principles: Life & Work</i>, down to an easy-to-read and entertaining format that鈥檚 acces顱sible to readers of all ages. It contains the key elements of the unconven顱tional principles that helped Dalio become one of the world鈥檚 most suc顱cessful people鈥攁nd that have now been read and shared by millions worldwide鈥攊ncluding how to set goals, learn from mistakes, and collaborate with others to produce exceptional results. Whether you鈥檙e already a fan of the ideas in <i>Princi顱ples </i>or are discovering them for the first time, this illustrated guide will help you achieve success in having the life that you want to have.
The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 ...
by , Michael Lennington

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

May 15, 2013

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<p><b>The guide to shortening your execution cycle down from one year to twelve weeks </b></p> <p>Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, <i>The 12 Week Year</i> avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn't enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies. <i>The 12 Week Year</i> creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. In the end more of the important stuff gets done and the impact on results is profound.</p> <ul> <li>Explains how to leverage the power of a 12 week year to drive improved results in any area of your life</li> <li>Offers a how-to book for both individuals and organizations seeking to improve their execution effectiveness</li> <li>Authors are leading experts on execution and implementation</li> </ul> <p>Turn your organization's idea of a year on its head, and speed your journey to success.</p>
Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and ...
by Scott Young

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<p><strong>Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller.</strong></p><p><strong>Learn a new talent, stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way. <em>Ultralearning</em> offers nine principles to master hard skills quickly. This is the essential guide to future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage through self-education.</strong></p><p>In these tumultuous times of economic and technological change, staying ahead depends on continual self-education鈥攁 lifelong mastery of fresh ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner. </p><p>The challenge of learning new skills is that you think you already know how best to learn, as you did as a student, so you rerun old routines and old ways of solving problems. To counter that, <em>Ultralearning</em> offers powerful strategies to break you out of those mental ruts and introduces new training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention. </p><p>Scott H. Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself鈥攁mong them Benjamin Franklin, chess grandmaster Judit Polg謾r, and Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymath Nigel Richards, who won the French World Scrabble Championship鈥攚ithout knowing French. </p><p>Young documents the methods he and others have used to acquire knowledge and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life. </p><p><em>Ultralearning</em> explores this fascinating subculture, shares a proven framework for a successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and exe - cute a plan to learn anything deeply and quickly, without teachers or budget-busting tuition costs.</p><p>Whether the goal is to be fluent in a language (or ten languages), earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple tools to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in <em>Ultralearning</em> will guide you to success.</p>

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