In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective-from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version
Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school affect how
Two effectiveness experts from The Gallup Organization use the latest statistics to debunk the most pervasive myths about sales and to determine that there is no one formula for success, and that training, knowledge and experience cannot make a great salesperson. They help salespeople understand themselves and their top sales talents
Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives.
Self-awareness is the meta-skill of the twenty-first century. If we’re not self-aware, it’s almost impossible to master the skills that make us stronger team players, superior leaders, and better relationship builders—at work and beyond. The lifelong journey to understanding who we are and how we’re seen can be a bumpy one, full
The IQ test is just a brief assessment of one trait. It doesn’t say anything about a person’s past or future potential. It’s only used to match a person to an intervention. Each person has numerous opportunities to demonstrate their intellectual prowess. A single test score certainly has no impact on
Animal researchers, computer scientists, and occasionally social scientists sometimes use the metaphor of “collective intelligence” or a “hive mind” to explain group actions. Indeed, human society in every nation today is a form of collective intelligence, in which the accumulated knowledge of the past makes its members richer today, and in
Philip E. Tetlock and his research and life partner Barbara Mellers launched the Good Judgment Project and invited volunteers to sign up and forecast the future. Big as it was, the Good Judgment Project (GJP) was only part of a much larger research effort sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects
Finding the work you were “born to do” isn’t just about discovering your passion. Those who jump out of bed excited to go to work every morning don’t just have jobs that turn their passions into paychecks. They have jobs where they also can lose themselves for hours in the flow
“Blindspot” is a metaphor to capture that portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. The authors use it to ask about the extent to which social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes, our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.
Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities. Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being gathers essential findings and offers women proven strategies for living more authentic,
Is there a set of traits shared by all truly great achievers—those we deem extraordinary—no matter their field or the time period within which they did their important work? In an attempt to answer this question, Gardner first examines how most of us mature into more or less competent adults. He
A trigger is any stimulus that reshapes our thoughts and actions. In every waking hour we’re being triggered by people, events, and circumstances that have the potential to change us. They can be major moments. They can be pleasant, like a teacher’s praise that elevates our discipline and ambition and turns
Sometimes we conform, or imitate, others around us. But in other cases we diverge, or avoid things because other people are doing them. Our older sibling is the smart one, so we become the funny one. We avoid blaring our horn in traffic because we don’t want to be one of
The highly successful people have a kind of ferocious determination that plays out in two ways. First, they are resilient and hard working. Second, they know what they want. They not only have determination, but they also have direction. It's this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special.
This book is about growing. Growing means to search for a better you. To want to change because you know there’s more you’re capable of, not because you feel obligated to meet someone else’s standards. You know there’s a better you ahead, it’s just a matter of taking the steps to
Everyone uses some foresight; most people think about the future at some time and try to make sense of it in their day-to-day lives. Take present-buying: you are using foresight to think ahead to what each person would like to receive (decision-making); to think about where you will find/buy/make each gift
Six Action Shoes is written by the world-renowned expert on creative thinking and author of the best-selling Six Thinking Hats and Tactics. Six Action Shoes provides a brilliant method of taking control of any business or life situation. No one can be 'perfect' in all situations, but everyone can gain from
When Motivation and Personality appeared in 1954 as the first complete statement of the new humanistic psychology, it quickly became established as a classic in the field. In this book, Maslow's work deals with the subject of the nature of human fulfillment and the significance of personal relationships, implementing a conceptualization
This New York Times bestseller (and the international bestseller) list for 93 weeks. Time Magazine listed the book as one of The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books. Based on in-depth interviews with more than 80,000 managers at all levels (and in companies of all sizes), the Gallup Organization’s Buckingham and
The multi-million bestseller Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono was first published in 1981. He is author of Lateral Thinking and I Am Right You Are Wrong and teaches you how to run better meetings and make better decisions. Dr de Bono has written more than 60 books, in 40
In the year 170, at night in his tent on the front lines of the war in Germania, Marcus Aurelius, the emperor of the Roman Empire, sat down to write to himself, for himself. He wrote only one paragraph, but it is more than enough for us: Our actions may be
Your brain contains roughly 100 billion nerve cells forming anywhere from a trillion to perhaps even a quadrillion connections called synapses. These connections are in a constant, dynamic state of remodeling in response to the world around you. To create a golden age for your brain, you need to use the
Thinking in New Boxes is about changing the way you think, or, more precisely, increasing your awareness of how we all create and use mental boxes. It is a new paradigm for creativity, by virtue of the focus on interplay between the broad new boxes and smaller ones that fill them.
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