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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael A. Singer

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English

Pages

199

Publication Date

October 03, 2007

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<p>Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. <strong>The Untethered Soul</strong>, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. </p><p>This book, copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.</p>
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

October 25, 2011

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<p>Major <i>New York Times</i> bestseller<br />Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012<br />Selected by the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011<br />A <i>Globe and Mail</i> Best Books of the Year 2011 Title<br />One of <i>The Economist</i>'s 2011 Books of the Year <br />One of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011<br />2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient<br />Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's <i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i></p><p>In the international bestseller, <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, 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鈥攅ach of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.</p><p>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鈥攁nd 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 <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking<i>, Fast and Slow</i> is destined to be a classic.</p>
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Thi...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p><p><b>鈥淥ne of the most important books I鈥檝e ever read鈥攁n indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.鈥?鈥?Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淗ans Rosling tells the story of 鈥榯he secret silent miracle of human progress鈥?as only he can. But <i>Factfulness</i> does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.鈥?<i>鈥?lt;/i>Melinda Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>"<i>Factfulness</i> by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama</b><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>Factfulnes</i>s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. </b></p><p>When asked simple questions about global trends鈥?lt;i>what percentage of the world鈥檚 population live in poverty; why the world鈥檚 population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>鈥攚e systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.</p><p>In <i>Factfulness</i>, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers <b>a radical new explanation of why this happens</b>. They reveal <b>the ten instincts that distort our perspective</b>鈥攆rom our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of <i>us</i> and <i>them</i>) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). </p><p>Our problem is that we don鈥檛 know what we don鈥檛 know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.</p><p><b>It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think.</b> That doesn鈥檛 mean there aren鈥檛 real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. </p><p>Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, <b><i>Factfulness </i>is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. </b></p><p>---</p><p>鈥淭his book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance鈥reviously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn鈥檛 enough. But I hope this book will be.鈥?Hans Rosling, February 2017.</p>
Wait, What?: And Life's Other Essential Questions
by James E. Ryan

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English

Pages

141

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller </strong></p><p><strong>鈥?lt;em>What, What? </em>is a welcome鈥攁nd joyful鈥攔eminder that true wisdom comes from asking the right questions. Should you read this book? Absolutely.鈥?lt;/strong></p><p><strong>聽</strong><strong>鈥?lt;/strong><strong>Clayton Christensen, bestselling author of聽<em>How Will You Measure Your Life?</em></strong></p><p>Based on the wildly popular commencement address, the art of asking (and answering) good questions by the Dean of Harvard University鈥檚 Graduate School of Education. </p><p>Whether we鈥檙e in the boardroom or the classroom, we spend far too much time and energy looking for the right answer. But the truth is that questions are just as important as answers, often more so. If you ask the wrong question, for instance, you鈥檙e guaranteed to get the wrong answer. A good question, on the other hand, inspires a good answer and, in the process, invites deeper understanding and more meaningful connections between people. Asking a good question requires us to move beyond what we think we know about an issue or a person to explore the difficult and the unknown, the awkward, and even the unpleasant.</p><p>In <em>Wait, What?</em>, Jim Ryan, dean of Harvard University鈥檚 Graduate School of Education, celebrates the art of asking鈥攁nd answering鈥攇ood questions. Five questions in particular: <em>Wait, what?</em>; <em>I wonder鈥?</em> <em>Couldn鈥檛 we at least鈥?</em>; <em>How can I help?</em>; and <em>What truly matters?</em> Using examples from politics, history, popular culture, and social movements, as well as his own personal life, Ryan demonstrates how these essential inquiries generate understanding, spark curiosity, initiate progress, fortify relationships, and draw our attention to the important things in life鈥攆rom the Supreme Court to Fenway Park. By regularly asking these five essential questions, Ryan promises, we will be better able to answer life鈥檚 most important question: 鈥淎nd did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?鈥?At once hilarious and illuminating, poignant and surprising, <em>Wait, What?</em> is an inspiring book of wisdom that will forever change the way you think about questions. </p><p>聽</p>
The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts
by , Rhiannon Beaubien

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

October 09, 2019

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The old saying goes, "To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. <br /><br />The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job 鈥?and get it done right.<br /><br />The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer.<br /><br />Until now.<br /><br />The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. <br /><br />This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet鈥?ignore them.<br /><br />Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today!<br /><br />Here's what people have to say about the book. <br /><br />"I'm really glad this exists in the world and I can see that I will be recommending it often." 鈥?Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns

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English

Pages

736

Publication Date

November 20, 2012

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<p>The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.</p><p>Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.</p><p>Recognise what causes your mood swings.</p><p>Nip negative feelings in the bud.</p><p>Deal with guilt.</p><p>Handle hostility and criticism.</p><p>Overcome addiction to love and approval.</p><p>Build self-esteem.</p><p>Feel good everyday.</p><p>Some text and images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.</p>
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 鈥済rit.鈥?鈥淚nspiration for non-geniuses everywhere鈥?(<i>People</i>).</b><br /><br />The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of 鈥済enius,鈥?Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<br /> <br /> In <i>Grit</i>, she takes us 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鈥檚 learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers鈥攆rom JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<br /> <br /> 鈥淒uckworth鈥檚 ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>). Among <i>Grit</i>鈥檚 most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts <i>twice </i>toward your goal; grit can be <i>learned</i>, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how<i> that</i>鈥攏ot talent or luck鈥攎akes all the difference. This is 鈥渁 fascinating tour of the psychological research on success鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal)</i>.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

April 03, 2007

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<b>The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making--from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.</b><br /> <br />In his breakthrough bestseller <i>The Tipping Point</i>, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in <i>Blink</i>, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.<br /><i>Blink</i> is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?<br />In <i>Blink</i> we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.<br /><i>Blink</i> reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy: 101 Storie...
by , Deborah Norville

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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These 101 true stories will inspire you to think positive to live a happier life.聽<br /><br />Everyone can use a little more positive thinking鈥攖o create an even better life. Your attitude is a powerful tool, and these stories from real people show you how to think yourself into a more fulfilling, happier life.<br /> <br />As co-author Deborah Norville says, 鈥淐hange your thoughts and you鈥檒l change your world. Sometimes you need an example to follow, a how-to that works for you. These stories can help you do just that.鈥?lt;br /> <br />In this collection, you'll read stories about:<br /> <ul> <li>making every day count through mindfulness and thankfulness</li> <li>trying new things and stepping outside your comfort zone</li> <li>simple phrases that could change your life</li> <li>turning lemons to lemonade and finding the silver lining in every situation</li> <li>finding your inner strength and turning adversity into opportunity</li> <li>counting your blessings and using the power of gratitude</li> <li>rebooting your life and living with passion and purpose</li> <li>how volunteering and making a difference can turn your life around</li> <li>strategies that work for bringing joy back into your life</li> <li>techniques for managing cancer and other health challenges</li> </ul>
Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everythin...
by , Robert McLean

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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<p><b>Complex problem solving is <i>the</i> core skill for 21<sup>st</sup> Century Teams</b></p> <p>Complex problem solving is at the very top of the list of essential skills for career progression in the modern world. But how problem solving is taught in our schools, universities, businesses and organizations comes up short. In <i>Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything </i>you鈥檒l learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving developed in top consulting firms that will work in any field or industry, turning you into a highly sought-after bulletproof problem solver who can tackle challenges that others balk at.</p> <p>The problem-solving technique outlined in this book is based on a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to everything from everyday decisions to strategic issues in business to global social challenges. The authors, with decades of experience at McKinsey and Company, provide 30 detailed, real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action. With this bulletproof approach to defining, unpacking, understanding, and ultimately solving problems, you鈥檒l have a personal superpower for developing compelling solutions in your workplace.</p> <ul> <li>Discover the time-tested 7-step technique to problem solving that top consulting professionals employ</li> <li>Learn how a simple visual system can help you break down and understand the component parts of even the most complex problems</li> <li>Build team brainstorming techniques that fight cognitive bias, streamline workplanning, and speed solutions</li> <li>Know when and how to employ modern analytic tools and techniques from machine learning to game theory</li> <li>Learn how to structure and communicate your findings to convince audiences and compel action</li> </ul> <p>The secrets revealed in <i>Bulletproof Problem Solving </i>will transform the way you approach problems and take you to the next level of business and personal success.</p>

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