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The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss the 1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek From the author For the last two years I ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast The Tim Ferriss Show The guests range from super celebs Jamie Foxx Arnold Schwarzenegger etc and athletes icons of powerlifting gymnastics surfing etc to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists For most of my guests it s the first time they ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads This book contains the distilled tools tactics and inside baseball you won t find anywhere else It also includes new tips from past guests and life lessons from new guests you haven t met What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details This is reflected in the questions For example What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning What do their workout routines look like and why What books have they gifted most to other people What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field What supplements do they take on a daily basis I don t... view myself as an interviewer I view myself as an experimenter If I can t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life I m not interested Everything within these pages has been vetted explored and applied to my own life in some fashion I ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations high-risk environments or large business dealings The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration I created this book my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools for myself It s changed my life and I hope the same for you more
How a Nobel Prize winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations Their work created the field of behavioral economics revolutionized Big Data studies advanced evidence-based medicine led to a new approach to government regulation and made much of Michael Lewis s own work possible Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield both had important careers in the Israeli military and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences Amos Tversky was a brilliant self-confident warrior and extrovert the center of rapt attention in any room Kahneman a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was... the seedbed of his ideas They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science working together so closely that they couldn t remember whose brain originated which ideas or who should claim credit They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote and simply alternated thereafter This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues In the process they may well have changed for good mankind s view of its own mind more
A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty-first century written by one of its most celebrated observersWe all sense it something big is going on You feel it in your workplace You feel it when you talk to your kids You can t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once and it is dizzying In Thank You for Being Late a work unlike anything he has attempted before Thomas L Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book how you understand the news the work you do the education your kids need the investments your employer has to make and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman s original analysis Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world how he writes a column After a quick tutorial he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century His thesis to understand the twenty-first century you need to understand that the planet s three largest forces... Moore s law technology the Market globalization and Mother Nature climate change and biodiversity loss are accelerating all at once These accelerations are transforming five key realms the workplace politics geopolitics ethics and community Why is this happening As Friedman shows the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore s law has a lot to do with it The year 2007 was a major inflection point the release of the iPhone together with advances in silicon chips software storage sensors and networking created a new technology platform Friedman calls this platform the supernova for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world or to destroy it Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations It s also an argument for being late for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers To amplify this point Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters there he explores how communities can create a topsoil of trust to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations With his trademark vitality wit and optimism Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations if we slow down if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work politics and community Thank You for Being Late is Friedman s most ambitious book and an essential guide to the present and the future more
This 1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying organizing and storing Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category-by-category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three-month waiting list With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international bestseller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire
In this candid and riveting memoir for the first time ever Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic game-changing and profitable brands Young searching fresh out of business school Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission import high-quality low-cost running shoes from Japan Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year 1963 Today Nike s annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start-ups Knight s Nike is the gold standard and its swoosh is more than a logo A symbol of grace and greatness it s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world But Knight the man behind the swoosh has always been a mystery Now in a memoir that s surprising humble unfiltered funny and beautifully crafted he tells his story at last It all begins with a classic crossroads moment Twenty-four years old backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa wrestling with life s Great Questions Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him Rather than work for a big... corporation he will create something all his own something new dynamic different Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way the crushing setbacks the ruthless competitors the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes Above all he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike with his former track coach the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman and with his first employees a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers Together harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive transformative power of sports they created a brand and a culture that changed everything more
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
President-elect Donald J Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work a firsthand account of the rise of America s foremost deal-maker I like thinking big I always have To me it s very simple If you re going to be thinking anyway you might as well think big Donald J Trump Here is Trump in action how he runs his organization and how he runs his life as he meets the people he needs to meet chats with family and friends clashes with enemies and challenges conventional thinking But even a maverick plays by rules and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments he shatters myths he names names spells out the zeros and fully reveals the deal-maker s art And throughout Trump talks really talks about how he does it Trump The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight Praise for Trump The Art of the Deal Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again The New York Times Donald Trump is a deal maker He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet Chicago Tribune Fascinating wholly absorbing conveys... Trump s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader s attention is instantly and fully claimed Boston Herald A chatty generous chutzpa-filled autobiography New York Postmore
New York Times Bestseller I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long Emma Straub New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers Across the globe women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages races backgrounds and industries Chock-full of practical inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths these interviews detail the keys to success for example going with your gut maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships highlight the importance of everyday rituals meditating creating a daily to-do list and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers stay true to what you believe in have patience The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush original photographs of the women in their work spaces
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis s The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our MindsIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think... Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
In this instant New York Times bestseller pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed be it parents students educators athletes or business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of genius Duckworth now a celebrated researcher and professor describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching business consulting and neuroscience which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance In Grit she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point teachers working in some of the toughest schools and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance Finally she shares what she s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Among Grit s most valuable insights Why any effort... you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal How grit can be learned regardless of I Q or circumstances How lifelong interest is triggered How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy Which is better for your child a warm embrace or high standards The magic of the Hard Thing Rule Winningly personal insightful and even life-changing Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down and how that not talent or luck makes all the difference more
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