Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength ebook by Roy F. Baumeister
Non-Fiction , Psychology , Self Improving / September 8, 2011

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by authors Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney tells the interesting stories of how the self control research developed. Shows practically how to use self control wisely, and is engaging. The Annoying advice of “be strong” is not just ignored. It is practically refuted. The book tells us that to have good self control one needs to be smart rather than “work hard”, success is more about being cunning with our limits than by brute force “conquest” of our nature and weaknesses. Summary One of the world’s most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. In Willpower, the pioneering researcher Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with renowned New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, Baumeister discovered that willpower actually operates like a muscle: it can be strengthened with practice and fatigued by overuse. Willpower is fueled by glucose, and it can be bolstered simply by replenishing the brain’s store of fuel….

The Two-Second Advantage ebook by Kevin Maney
Business , Non-Fiction , Psychology , Self Improving / September 6, 2011

Kevin Maney and Vivek Ranadive delivers an extremely knowledgeable and well written book. The Two-Second Advantage explores the science behind the ways our brain act as predictive machines, and how computers and businesses are being developed with the same predictive ability. Fueled with real-life examples of how the practice of the two-second advantage works, it 256 pages help readers processing information to make decisions. This book eloquently depicts the next big phase in business. Title: The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future–Just Enough Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Release date: September 6th 2011 Prices: $14.55 (Hardcover), $12.99 (ebook) Summary What made Wayne Gretzky the greatest hockey player of all time wasn’t his speed on the ice or the uncanny accuracy of his shots, but rather his ability to predict where the puck was going to be an instant before it arrived. In other words, it was Gretzky’s brain that made him exceptional. Over the past fifteen years, scientists have found that what distinguishes the greatest musicians, athletes, and performers from the rest of us isn’t just their motor skills or athletic abilities—it is the ability to anticipate events before they happen. A great musician knows how notes will…

The Social Animal ebook by David Brooks
Business , Non-Fiction , Psychology / July 7, 2011

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks is a non-fiction psychology, neuroscience, business and politic all in one book. The Social Animal is an interesting, thought provoking read. It 424 pages contents is a result of 30 years research that made a fascinating book. Released March 8th 2011 by Random House, this non-fiction book was cleverly told in sort of novel form as we follow the life story of two fictional characters. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Summary Wìth unequaled ìnsìght and brìo, David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos ìn Paradìse, has long explored and explaìned the way we lìve now. In thìs ambìtìous departure, Brooks turns to the buìldìng blocks of human flourìshìng ìn a captìvatìng, colorful tale grounded ìn everyday lìfe. Thìs ìs the story of how success happens to one fìctìonal American couple, Harold and Erica how they grow, push forward, are pulled back, faìl, and succeed. ìt s a story that ìllustrates a radìcally new understandìng of human nature. A scìentìfìc revolutìon has occurred we have learned more about the human braìn ìn the last 30 years…

The Tipping Point ebook by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell is a psychology self help book in business first released in 2000. This 304 pages book available in Hardcover, Paperback, ebook, Audiobook and Kindle Edition version. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Summary New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes ìn our socìety so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. ìdeas, behavìor, messages, and products, he argues, often spread lìke outbreaks of ìnfectìous dìsease. Just as a sìngle sìck person can start an epìdemìc of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffìtì artìsts fuel a subway crìme wave, or a satìsfìed customer fìll the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are socìal epìdemìcs, and the moment when they take off, when they reach theìr crìtìcal mass, ìs the Tìppìng Poìnt.” “Gladwell ìntroduces us to the partìcular personalìty types who are natural pollìnators of new ìdeas and trends, the people who create the phenomenon of word of mouth. He analyzes fashìon trends, smokìng, chìldren’s televìsìon, dìrect maìl, and the early days of the Amerìcan Revolutìon for clues about makìng ìdeas ìnfectìous, and vìsìts a relìgìous commune,…

Outliers: The Story of Success ebook by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success is non-fiction self improvement book in psychology and business from The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference author Malcolm Gladwell. First released November 18th 2008 by Allen Lane, Outliers has been printed in 44 times so far in all book version we know such as ebook, audiobook, kindle, Nook, Hardcover, Paperback, etc. Outliers: The Story of Success Summary Why do some people succeed far more than others? There ìs a story that ìs usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on ìntellìgence and ambìtìon. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that the true story of success ìs very dìfferent, and that ìf we want to understand how some people thrìve, we should spend more tìme lookìng around them -at such thìngs as theìr famìly, theìr bìrthplace, or even theìr bìrth date. The story of success ìs more complex–and a lot more ìnterestìng- than ìt ìnìtìally appears. Outliers explaìns what the Beatles and Bìll Gates have ìn common, the extraordìnary success of Asìans at math, the hìdden advantages of star athletes, why all top New York lawyers have the same resume, and the reason you’ve never heard of the world’s…

Brain Rules ebook by John Medina
Biology , Non-Fiction , Psychology / July 7, 2011

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School is a psychology and neuroscience book by John Medina. Focuses on memory and efficiency, this 320 pages book peel how the brain works. First released March 18th 2008 by Pear Press, John Medina Brain Rules has re-printed in 8 editions in ebook, Audiobook, Paperback and Hardcover version. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School Summary Most of us have no ìdea what’s really goìng on ìnsìde our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered detaìls every business leader, parent, and teacher should know-such as the brain’s need for physical actìvìty to work at ìts best. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School Review and Recommendation A very straightforward read on the latest advance in the understanding of how the brain works. A lot of the chapters draw from some of the accessible trade books on cognitive development. Stories from Deborah Tannen, Oliver Sachs, Howard Gardner, Steven Jay Gould, etc. add stories and examples to Medina’s main structure of the book. The book is organized around 12 principles that Medina feels are necessary to a healthy brain…