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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>“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ 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.” <i>—</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—<i>what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>—we 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>—from 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’t know what we don’t 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’t mean there aren’t 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>“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.</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—each 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—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 <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>
How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body: 10th-Anniversary Edition
by David R. Hamilton

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<p>There is no longer any doubt that the way we think affects our bodies: countless scientific studies have shown this to be true. For former pharmaceutical scientist Dr David Hamilton, the testing of new drugs highlighted how profoundly the mind and body are connected. Time and time again, the control group of patients in drug trials improved at similar rates to those who actually received the medicines. Astounded, Dr Hamilton decided to change the direction of his work to explore the relationship between the mind and the body.</p><p>This bestselling acclaimed book was first published 10 years ago. In it, Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualization, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain and illness.</p><p>In this new edition, Dr Hamilton has added four new chapters to discuss the latest cutting-edge information and extraordinary new techniques. These include using imagery to stimulate the immune system - a method that can benefit cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment - effectively using the mind to speed up rehabilitation from stroke, and powerful visualization strategies to help facilitate recovery from injury and illness.</p>
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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<DIV><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></DIV>
Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models
by , Lauren McCann

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>A <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL </i>BESTSELLER!<br /></b><p>"You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts. If the facts don't hang together on a latticework of theory, you don't have them in a usable form. <br /><i>You've got to have models in your head.</i>"<br />- Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway</p>The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more. <br /><br />Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need. How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples...<br /><br />   • If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the <b>Eisenhower Decision Matrix</b> to help you prioritize. <br /><br />   • Use the <b>5 Whys</b> model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem. <br /><br />   • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider <b>Hanlon's Razor</b> for an alternative explanation. <br /><br />   • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to <b>Sunk Cost Fallacy</b>. <br /><br />   • Set up <b>Forcing Functions</b>, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur. <br /><br />So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.
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>
Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, ...
by Wallace J. Nichols

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 22, 2014

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<strong>A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.<br /></strong><br />Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.<br /><br />BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.<br /><br />
The Self-Learning Blueprint: A Strategic Plan to Break Down Compl...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

June 28, 2019

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<h2><b>An approach to instantly make sense of a topic when learning from scratch and teaching yourself.</b></h2><br />Embarking on anything new is daunting and scary. That’s why you need a blueprint to point you in the right direction and make sure that you are moving forward.<br /><br /><h2><b>The skill of self-learning is the ability to change your circumstances and get from Point A to Point B.</b></h2><br /><b><u>The Self-Learning Blueprint</b></u> is the compass that will get you to Point B. Numerous scientifically-proven techniques are covered, as well as an overarching set of plans to ensure that you synthesize and truly understand new information.<br /><br />We all think we know how to learn, but the truth is, we don’t know much beyond taking notes and re-reading them. This won’t get you where you want to go. <b>Learn how to learn from the ground up, all by yourself, on any subject matter.</b> This goes beyond simple improved study skills - you will understand the nature of information itself.<br /><br /><h2><b>Become an auto-didact: higher grades, better job prospects, more goals achieved, and the key to unlocking all doors in life.</b></h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2><b>Exact step-by-step methods to structure your learning and avoid information overload.</b></h2><br />•The four pillars of self-learning for expertise and comprehension.<br />•<b>Learning myths and the only thing you DO need for learning.</b><br />•How the 50-50 Rule ensures memorization.<br /><br /><h2><b>Make sure you’re not wasting your time with sub-optimal techniques.</b></h2><br />•How to combine old and new information to learn.<br />•<b>10 question types to unlock deeper understanding.</b><br />•The role of buoyancy, failure, and confidence in learning.<br /><br /><h1><b>Work and learn smarter by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top of this page.</b></h1><br />
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Eve...
by Joshua Foer

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

March 03, 2011

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<b>The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory<br /><br /></b>An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, <i>Moonwalking with Einstein</i> recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.<b><br /></b>
Think Out of The Box: Generate Ideas on Demand, Improve Problem S...
by Som Bathla

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

June 12, 2019

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<p><em>"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein</em><br /></p><h2>Think different, become solution-centric, use intuitive thinking to solve problems quickly and radically transform the way you live.</h2><p>Thinking out of the box is powerful way to <u>separate average from the exceptional</u>. It’s your secret tool to attract expert insights that will empower you to <u>make difficult decisions with speed and confidence</u>.</p><h2>Filter information overwhelm, invite creativity breakthroughs & instant understanding to <u>solve complex challenges effortlessly</u></h2><p><br /></p><p><strong>Som Bathla </strong>is an avid reader, and researcher of human psychology and behavior.  He has written multiple bestselling books on how to redesign your mind by learning and thinking better and take consistent actions <strong>to achieve professional success and greater happiness in life</strong>.</p><h2>Idea is modern world currency for any startup, business or for rewarding professional success.</h2><p><br /></p><p>In <strong>Think Out Of The Box</strong>, you’ll be embarked on a exciting journey to understand how anyone can think smarter, quicker and more creatively by <u>instilling right beliefs</u> (with easy to implement techniques). </p><p>Whether you are a <strong>student, employee, professional, or running a business</strong>, discover how specifically <u>designing your surrounding environment</u> and <u>practicing just a few creativity routines</u> followed by smartest thinkers of the world can transform the way you think and predict the future.</p><h2>Learn how to generate exceptional ideas in plenty (and on demand), be known as “idea person”, make smarter decisions to start getting things done in less time</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li>Understand how offering challenge <strong>triggers your mind to look for best ideas</strong>.</li><li>Understand your brain. Find neuroscience of how ‘logical’ <strong>left brain </strong>and ‘imaginative’ <strong>right brain </strong>can be used to accomplish more with less efforts.</li></ul><h2>Design a creative thinking environment, install super-quick habits to boost your creative confidence</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li>How <u>openness to experiences </u>enhances brain’s neuroplasticity and prompts divergent thinking</li><li><strong>Become a creative thinker </strong>just by strengthening your creativity beliefs with Tick-Tock Exercise.</li><li>How only a <u>few habits and routines</u> directly release brain’s creativity chemicals like dopamine, BDNF etc. and help you master the art of creative thinking.</li></ul><h2>Become an idea machine, Gain new perspective and make you mark with innovative thinking</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li>Find how consulting non-subject experts <strong>offers more ideas (counter-intuitive approach)</strong> and produce sparks of genius</li><li>How creative thinkers like Einstein, Tesla, Archimedes used <u>chilling out technique </u>to invite innovative ideas and make insightful observations.</li><li>Find how a <strong>counter-intuitive multi-tasking can release creative juices</strong></li><li>Learn <u>specific questioning techniques </u>that activate your brain to create a storm of ideas in no time.</li></ul><h3><strong>This creative thinking handbook offers practical tools to get started instantly and unleash the creative potential within us all.</strong></h3><p><br /></p><p>So, don’t let you ideas blocked by your own thinking.</p><h2>Get Out Of Your Own Head, Trust Your Intuition; Take Your First Step To Build Your Idea Treasure by Clicking the Buy Button</h2>

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