B>From legendary author of multi million-copy seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill outlines his principles for life-changing success. /b>Napoleon Hill, the legendary author of the classic bestseller Think and Grow Rich, has been immortalized for his contribution to the self-help genre. In this never-before-published work he continues to share his wisdom that has changed the lives of millions. With straightforward, engaging language, Hill explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life. From the importance of having Definitiveness of Purpose to the inexorable influence of the Cosmic Habit Force, Hill's principles offer a new way of thinking about intention, self-discipline, and the way we lead our lives.Originally delivered as a series of speeches, Success Habits is filled with personal anecdotes and stories to illustrate the Principles of Success. Hill's insights apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to leverage his principles to achieve their own aspirations and create the successful lives they have always dreamed of.
B>'This is a life-changing book. Read it three times and then give a copy to anyone you care about. It will make things better' /b>b>- Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing/b>b>'All you need is Buster Benson. His methods are instantly actionable, [and] his writing is funny and relatable' /b>b>- Adam Grant, author of Originals/b>b>Why Are We Yelling/b>b> is Buster Benson's essential guide to having more honest and constructive arguments./b>The way we argue is broken. Whether it's about Brexit, the existence of ghosts, the best burger in the city or who's allowed to sit in your favourite chair, we end up digging our heels in and yelling at one another or choosing to avoid heated topics entirely. There has to be a better way.Buster Benson, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with two decades of experience facilitating hard conversations at some of the biggest tech companies in the world, recommends eight things to try in order to make disagreements more productive. By applying these eight new habits, we can flip frustrating, unproductive disagreements into ones that bear fruit and bring people closer together.In this book you'll master practical skills to make your disagreements more productive by:- Understanding four ways of disagreeing that are more valuable than simply 'winning' the argumentbr>- Identifying the kind of argument you're having so you know how best to negotiate itbr>- Articulating the best possible version of your opponent's argument before attacking itWith this toolkit we can explore more possibilities and perspectives in the world, simply because we'll no longer be afraid to wade into scary topics of conversation.
In How Your Emotions Are Made, pioneering psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett draws on the latest scientific evidence to reveal that our ideas about emotion are dramatically out of date. Emotions don't exist objectively in nature and they aren't pre-programmed in our brains and bodies; rather, they are psychological experiences that we construct based on our unique personal history.
Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert in the field, and this book is essential' - Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Gritb>What if you could harness the extraordinary power of your unconscious mind, which already determines so much of what you do, to achieve your goals?/b> Shockingly, we spend nearly half our day repeating things we've done in the past without thinking about them. How we respond to the people around us; the way we conduct ourselves in meetings; what we buy; when and how we exercise, eat and drink - a truly remarkable number of things we do every day, we do by habit.And yet, whenever we want to change something about ourselves, we rely on willpower alone. We hope that our determination and intention will be enough to effect positive change. And that is why almost all of us fail.Professor Wendy Wood is the world's foremost expert on habits. By drawing on three decades of original research, she explains the fascinating science of how we form habits and provides the key to unlocking our habitual mind in order to make the changes we seek.Combining a potent mix of neuroscience, case studies and experiments conducted in her lab, Good Habits, Bad Habits is a comprehensive, accessible and highly practical book that will change the way you think about almost every aspect of your life.
In the tradition of The Power of Now and The Art of Happiness, and written by Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google [X], this is the first ever attempt to present the equation for being happy - not just intermittently, but as a default state of being.
THE DEFINITIVE USER-GUIDE TO AVOIDING EVERYDAY CALAMITY - based on years of research and understanding of human behavior learnt as a research psychologist The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smart phones, drugs and extreme sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of decline in injuries and accidental deaths they are on the rise again. The question is why?
Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows that theres not a safety warning we won't ignore, or a fool-proof device we can't turn into an implement of disaster.
Helping to keep our fingers attached in the kitchen, our children afloat at the pool and teenagers safe behind the wheel, Casner shows us all the ways we can take control of our own safety and get through the day in one piece.
B>A practical guide to managing your attention - the most powerful resource you have to become more creative, get stuff done, and live a more meaningful life/b>'The best productivity plans call for strategy, not just hacks or tactics--and Hyperfocus gives you strategy in spades. When you read this book, get ready to do your most important work!' Chris GuillebeauIn Hyperfocus, you will learn:br>- How working fewer hours can increase our productivitybr>- How drinking caffeine strategically instead of habitually gives us more energybr>- How we get more done by making our work harder, not easierbr>- How we do our best creative work when we're the most tiredOur attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today and we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little. In Hyperfocus, the bestselling author of The Productivity Project provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. Chris Bailey reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both.
Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.
Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain?
Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent?
Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we''ve overpaid for it before?
In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money.
Exploring a wide range of everyday topics-from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales-Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.
Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.
Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer's training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem. In 2001, Mo Gawdat, a remarkable thinker whose gifts had landed him top positions in half a dozen companies and who - in his spare time - had created significant wealth, realized that he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously following logic. When he was finished, he had discovered the equation for enduring happiness. Ten years later, that research saved him from despair when his college-aged son, Ali - also intellectually gifted - died during routine surgery. In dealing with the loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of 'moonshot' that he and his Google [X] colleagues were always aiming for: he would help ten million people become happier by pouring his happiness principles into a book and spreading its message around the world. One of Solve for Happy 's key premises is that happiness is a default state. If we shape expectations to acknowledge the full range of possible events, unhappiness is on its way to being defeated. To steer clear of unhappiness traps, we must dispel the six illusions that cloud our thinking (e.g., the illusion of time, of control, and of fear); overcome the brain's seven deadly defects (e.g., the tendency to exaggerate, label, and filter), and embrace five ultimate truths (e.g., change is real, now is real, unconditional love is real). By means of several highly original thought experiments, Mo helps readers find enduring contentment by questioning some of the most fundamental aspects of their existence.
'We need this message more than ever' Malala Yousafzai The right to: Spend your own money. Go to school. Earn an income. Access contraceptives. Work outside the home. Walk outside the home. Choose whom to marry. Get a loan. Start a business. Own property. Divorce a husband. See a doctor. Drive a car. All of these rights are denied to women in some parts of the world. A Sunday Times bestselling debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. 'How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings - and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.' In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares the stories of the inspiring people she's met during her work and travels around the world and the lessons she's learned from them. As she writes in the introduction, 'That is why I had to write this book - to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.' Melinda's unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention - from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world - and ourselves. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.
For any parent weary of the so-called 'expert advice' peddled in books and on TV, this refreshing read lifts the lid on how other cultures parent their children, with some interesting - and surprising - insights. Mei-Ling Hopgood explores how parents in other countries approach such issues as bedtime, potty training and playtime squabbles and offers new perspectives on how to do things. This inspiring, engaging and fun read proves that there are many ways to be a good parent - and more than one way to raise a child. 'A captivating book, filled with some genuinely useful (and jaw-dropping) child-rearing tips from all over the world' Amy Chua, author of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
The surprising new science of sleep and dreaming
Based on research and access to the founders of Google, an innovation since the creation of the internet, this book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company that has transformed how we access information. Readers learn about the amazing network of thousands of computers that store over four billion web documents.
The inevitable ageing process does not have to condemn us to solitude, suffering, degradation or dependency. This title guides us through a true 'art of growing old'.
Presents contemporary Confucius the one who can teach us how to attain spiritual happiness, adjust our daily routines and find our place in modern life. This book argues that his sayings, or Analects - far from being merely interesting quotes from ancient lore, of little use in our hectic, stress-filled world.
Presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, this title outlines the research supporting this science of rapid change, and describes how these quick and quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life.
Whether you've never tried Atkins, or you have but had difficulty "staying on" the plan, "Dr Atkins for Life" is for you. It is filled with advice and tips on navigating the every-day challenges that come with eating low-carbohydrate in a high-carbohydrate world.