This important message is central to many of my decisions I make in my life.
This book by Taleb helps you develop such a perspective so you will be able to live in a world one cannot fully understand, where the results are not always clear markers of performance and where chance seems to play games with our fates. Stop being fooled by randomness! Print eBook Audiobook. I read this book in a time where I thought power was something I should attain.
I still recommend this book. I believe it is important to know how people use power for their own benefit and what to do to protect yourself from certain abuses of power.
Besides the fact that all stories in this book gravitate around power. It contains many life lessons, amazing historical anecdotes.
If read in a certain light, the ability to use power for good. From Caesar to Goethe, Sun-Tzu to Machiavelli, this eye opening book spans a wide range of human development. Another great book in the same style, but this time around; covering a wider scope, and perhaps, something that will make the world make a better place. Covey shares with us seven habits one should adapt to become truly effective in whatever you would like to achieve. Of course, it is not as easy as it sounds.
He stresses the fact that we need to go through a paradigm shift — a fundamental change in how we perceive the world and ourselves.
This book can be read as a guide, with practices and everything, to go through the stages in order to make such a shift happen. It is about becoming a whole integer person who not only seeks the best in oneself, but also in the people around her. They should all be solely judged on their merits. And the merits of certain chemical keys, used in a constructive way, are perhaps bigger than any book in this list. So you can safely enhance your thinking, creativity, introspection and emotional balance. A must have for the beginning and experienced psychonaut alike.
We have to do some big tasks of which the thought alone triggers resistance.
We get easily distracted to get rid of that feeling, only to suddenly realize that hours went by- precious hours- and then find ourselves in the same position as before, still not knowing where and how to begin, but now, feeling guilty on top of it which expresses itself in more craving for distraction.
Tracy is truly a motivational writer. While I wished he had gone a bit deeper into the psychological reasons why people procrastinate, it is still a must have for anyone who wants to break the spell and get shit done. The word rich might imply that this book is all about material gain, and while it certainly covers that area, it is about much more than that. This is perhaps the first explicit mention of positive thinking on how to care not just about the cash in your pocket, but also the thoughts in your head. This book has been able to withstand the destruction of time.
It covers all the basics from planning, decision making and persistence, to the more advanced techniques as auto-suggestion, transmutation and what we can learn from fear. This is not a grow rich book, but a timeless guide to find out what actually matters. In a world that is dominated by ever stronger technologies designed to grab your attention, a way to empower yourself is to bring that attention back to where you want it to shine.
This book offers just that. It is a hard and long path, probably not possible for us to reach in this lifetime. Before you read this book, you may want to take a look at this guide so you get a better idea on how to prioritize your life:. In the last 10, years or so, it seems we have been propelled into an ever faster paced world forged by our own hands and minds. Only recently have we been able to reconstruct our journey and reflect back upon our humble origins.
This amazing book is such a reflection. It goes back to the paleolithic searching for answers to health and longevity. Between science and his personal experiments, Durant weaves a mind blowing story that will convey the importance of an evolutionary perspective on how to live well. It covers everything from nutrition to exercise, from sleep to fasting, from ancient practices to modern biohacking and even has an outline for a vision of the future where depression and obesity have become obsolete.
As he says himself, a potent combination between emotional and social intelligence. Brimming with techniques, insights and epiphanies, this book contains everything you need to know to reprogram your brain and to optimally use its capacity of neuroplasticity. A great book for spiritual seekers and scientists alike.
Written in , mainly for the door to door salesman of that era, this book by Carnegie can truly be called a classic. It shows what we all intuitively know:. If you are doing business of any kind, you need to make it about the other person.
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Everybody wants to feel appreciated, and rightfully so. I still spontaneously remember some of his guidance, and perhaps this quality is the reason why this book still draws millions of readers to this day. It consists of identifying thought patterns that have a detrimental effect on your self-image and mood; and deconstructing these in order to break out of these destructive cycles. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has helped millions of people and it can help you, and this is the best book for the job.
Packed with scientific research, exercises and examples, this is the best improvement your self is going to get. By dealing with his patients, Dr. Their outward appearances did indeed change but their inner insecurity remained. This caused him to find other means to help his patients, resulting in visualization techniques. This book carries a very honest and humbling story, loaded with fundamental truths about our psychology and how our own philosophy affects us.
This is all told by a very compassionate writer.
Of some books it can be said that it will be valuable for years to come, and I am absolutely positive that this is one of them. Print Audiobook. This brilliant book by Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman is a lucid account of all the amazing research he has done over the years. The fast one is almost instant; it consists of the hardwired instincts that govern emotions, a remnant of an evolutionary past, an unconscious irrational machine.
The slow one is deliberate, self-reflexive and logical, but can easily be distracted and takes a lot of effort. Both play a large role in our lives and Kahneman explores when the fast system fails and why the slow system is often not utilized. Packed with mind blowing examples and sharp analyses, this book teaches you how to learn to make sound judgments, and use the best of both systems. Colonel Hadfield is such a person, and his story is perhaps the most important one in this list.
Full of compassion, warmth and genuine self-reflexive humor, he conveys to us to be prepared for the worst and never let yourself be swayed from enjoying every moment. Part action story, part no-nonsense hard truth and part timeless spiritual wisdom, this book makes you feel like you stepped onto a rocket ship and experienced what he did while learning these most valuable lessons on the way.
If you are overweight or not, feel sick, or just looking for an extra boost in health and keep it this way , then look no further. From reading decades of studies the authors construct the optimal way to eat, destroying popular food fads in the process.
They explain in sufficient details the optimal macro-ratios of which starches are safe, which vitamins and supplements to take and what foods, or what they call toxins, to avoid. And sometimes, going around with no food at all, can be a very healthy thing. If your body is not in optimal health, then it is almost no use to read the other books.
Make this your priority number one. I recently read an article about new start-ups in silicon valley. Its hypothesis was the more you had failed in the past, the more likely you were going to get funding. Because failing teaches you invaluable lessons , and if you decide to continue after you hit the pavement, the more you have it in you to deliver.
Now, this is not in anyway our instinctual reaction to failing. Most of us dread it, avoid it or refuse to fail at all costs.