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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<b></b><br /><b></b><br /><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<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>
Think In Systems: The Theory and Practice of Strategic Planning, ...
by Zoe McKey

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English

Pages

209

Publication Date

April 21, 2018

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<h2>Are you stuck in a rut despite your best efforts to get out? Looking for long-term solutions to your problems? </h2> <br /><br />We have the best of intentions to improve our conditions, but often our solutions fall short of improving our lives. Sometimes our best efforts can result in the opposite of what we want over time. How can we avoid these unwanted results? <br /><br />If we apply conventional thinking to complex issues, we often maintain or increase the very problems we want to fix. There is, however, a solution to get the desired results. <br /><br /><i>Think in Systems</i> is a concise information manual offering high-level problem-solving methods for personal and global issues. The book presents the main features of systems thinking in an understandable and everyday manner, helping you to develop this skill top analysts and world leaders use. <br /><br />If you thought that complex thinking is only for people who deal with complex issues like running a company or country, think again. Every issue is complex. Running out of gas is a simple problem, but I’m sure you’re dealing with much greater headaches on a daily basis. <br /><br />Your life is a system. Everything that is connected to your system (life) is a part of it. However, you are just a subsystem in the larger picture. Your town, country, the world, the solar system are all bigger systems you are a part of. These systems are interconnected. Whatever you do will affect the system and whatever the system does will affect your life. <br /><br />Systems can have positive and negative effect on your life – or on the life of people generally. The greatest problems like hunger, war, and poverty are all failures in the system. Similarly, fights with your loved ones, being stuck in a rut at your job are also system failures. They are not only your fault. Thus they can’t be fixed with a simple cause-effect thinking. <br /><br /><u>Learn to use systems thinking in your business, relationships, friendships, and general political, socio-economic, and environmental issues. </u><br /><br />Systems thinking boosts your <b>critical thinking skills, makes you more logical, enhances your analytical abilities, and makes you more creative. </b><br /><br />Systems thinking won’t put extra pressure on your cognition. Quite the contrary, you’ll have fewer headaches knowing that you surely didn’t miss any detail when you tried to solve a problem.<br /><br /><br /><h2>"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein</h2><br />•Learn the main aspects, concepts, and models of systems thinking.<br />•<b>Design models and systems maps to solve your problems</b><br />•Find solutions to your underlying problems, not just the symptoms<br />•<b>Improve your mental health, wealth, and relationships</b><br /><br />Systems thinking is a relatively new discipline which doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. However, our world grows more connected, interdependent and complex with each passing day. Becoming a systems thinker will help you to overcome your confusion and fear of missing the whole picture, and help you find more effective solutions to your personal (and if you are up to it), global problems. <br /><br />•Widen your understanding of international economic, political, and socio-economic affairs<br />•<b>Manage your business better</b> <br />•The most helpful materials, books, and experts to learn even more about systems thinking <br /><br />Identify your problems more accurately. <b>Find solutions to your problems, don’t just treat the symptoms.</b> Map out a strategic action plan to change your circumstances. Become more patient by understanding the world – and your place in it – better. Shift your focus from the unimportant details and focus on the real issues. Stay a learner. <br /><br /><h2>Apply systems thinking in your problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without the need to become a technical professional. </h2><br />
The Critical Thinker: The Path To Better Problem Solving, Accurat...
by Steven Schuster

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English

Pages

166

Publication Date

May 05, 2018

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<h2>Do you want to be logical like Einstein, observant like Sherlock, and rational like Plato? </h2><br />These great names have something in common: they are all exceptional critical thinkers. <br /> <br />What did they do differently that made them so recognizable for their intellects? <br /><br />•They thought slowly and deliberately before making a snap judgment or decision<br />•<b>They questioned every fact and opinion (including their own) </b><br />•They took the time to study the subject or object of their decision making to gather information before jumping to conclusions<br />•<b>They accepted and expected that human nature is ultimately biased and prone to make cognitive errors</b><br /><br /><i>The Critical Thinker</i> gives you a thorough description of the rules and principles of critical thinking practiced by Einstein, Plato and every great thinker in history. You will learn about the most important critical thinking principles as well as shortcuts to <b>make better decisions in specific situations.</b> These critical thinking principles will help your personal life, career, and friendships.<br /><br />Improve your <b>critical, logical, observational, and rational thinking skills</b> with the timeless principles presented in this book.<br /><br /><h2>Critical thinking skills will improve your relationships and your financial life too. </h2><br />•Learn the main principles of critical thinking.<br />•<b>Train your cognitive muscles to think faster and jump to the best conclusions effortlessly. </b><br />•Find the most rewarding options in any opportunity.<br />•<b>Don’t just attack symptoms, solve your problems once and for all. </b><br /><br /><br /><h2>Become a lie and cognitive bias detector. </h2> <br /><i>The Critical Thinker</i> is a fitting read for everyone who wants to improve their critical thinking skills. Regardless of your stage of life or field of work (business, education, healthcare, or student) you’ll find the book equally useful. <br /><br />•Become a more effective communicator with more impactful points.<br />•<b>Detect the thinking errors of larger groups or individuals. </b><br />•Powerful questions to effectively self-assess. <br />•<b>Best practices to employ critical thinking principles in your life immediately. </b> <br /><br />Improving your critical thinking skills will help you save time, filter out irrelevant information efficiently, and prioritize your resources to get the best results. It will help you identify better problem-solving approaches rather than relying on standard methods that don’t suit your case. Critical thinking will enhance your communication skills, reasoning, and logic. You will also become more compassionate and understanding for the perspectives of others.<br /><br /><h2>Be solution-oriented, solve difficult tasks, and understand the world better. </h2><br /><br />*Please note the following before purchasing the book: The book is not strictly about the philosophy of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Their picture is used for cover art purposes.
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>
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>
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have Al...
by Annie Duke

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.</b><br /><br />In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck?<br /><br />Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. There's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. So the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making? <br /><br />Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes.<br /><br />By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don't, you'll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You'll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.
The Insane Energy System: Activate Untapped Brain Energy To Work ...
by Peter Farrell

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English

Pages

41

Publication Date

May 07, 2018

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<h2>Do you <u>regularly</u> procrastinate? Do you <b>often struggle to get started on important projects</b>? Do you allow tasks to pile up until they make you feel <u>stressed and overwhelmed</u>?</h2><br />These are all pretty common...<br /><br />In fact, most people believe that a lack of time is what's holding them back in life.<br /><br />You've probably thought to yourself...<br /><br />“If only I had a few more hours in the day, I could spend more time picking up the house or handling chores...<br /><br />Or maybe you long for some more time in your busy schedule to spend with the people you care about the most, or on one of your favorite hobbies...<br /><br />I'm here to tell you that the reason you have <b>NO TIME</b> has nothing to do with time management...<h2>With Proper Energy Management, You'll Be Able To Get A Lot More Done Each Day...</h2>If you've ever struggled to find the time, when you know how to manage your energy, you'll have the time AND energy to get things done...<br /><br />That's means, you'll be able to do things like...<br /><br /><li><b>Find the time to get in shape... and not just any shape... the BEST shape of your life... <br /></b></li><li>Wake up energized and ready to meet the day with excitement every single morning<br /></li><li><b>Spend more time each day doing the things that YOU want to do<br /></b></li><li>Improve your productivity in every aspect of your life... work, chores, you name it<br /></li><li><b>Have the energy to spend do things with the people you care about the most<br /></b></li><li>And the list goes on and on...<h2>Here's Just A Quick Preview Of What
You'll Discover Inside... </h2><br /></li><li><b>The simple, little changes you can make in your life that will quickly supercharge your energy levels each day... you'll wake up refreshed, become more productive instantly, and ultimately be a “super” version of your current self</b></li><li>The key to waking up full of energy each and every day so you can tackle the day and get everything done that you want... and then some!</li><li><b>The devastating effect of stress on your energy levels and how to stop it... dead in its tracks!</b></li><li>The power of nutrients in your body, and how to make sure you don't run out of steam... inside, you'll discover the best foods to eat to stimulate energy levels and the supplements that will help you get more energy... naturally!<br /></li><li><b>Why energy management is far more powerful than time management and the exact difference between the two<br /></b></li><li>Plus, a whole lot more...<br /><br />You'll know exactly what actions to take to get you to your goals. Moreover, once you developed these skills, they are life skills which not only will help you in your learning but also your work and every area of your life.<br /><br />You have my <b>personal guarantee</b> that you'll start seeing a difference or I will happily refund your money.<br /><h2><u>Click <b>Buy Now</b> to lock your discounted price for a limited time only</u></h2></li>
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns M.D.

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English

Pages

681

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>
Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Actio...
by Peter Hollins

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

March 17, 2018

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<h2>Practical tactics to grow your willpower, stop procrastination, focus like a laser, and <u>achieve whatever you set your mind to</u>.</h2><br />Following through and finishing what you start- more valuable skills than you realize. They are a combination of traits that enables you to create the life you want - without having to compromise or wait. <b>The alternative is a status quo that you’re stuck in.</b><br /><br /><h2>Is your life a series of unfinished tasks and intentions? That stops now.</h2><br /><b><u>Finish What You Start</u></b> is a unique deep dive into the psychology and science of accomplishment, productivity, and getting things done. It takes a thorough look why we are sometimes stuck, and gives detailed, step by step solutions you can start using today. Every phase of finishing and following through is covered, and even productivity pros will be able to learn something new.<br /><br /><b>Above all else, this is a guide to understanding your brain and instincts better for optimal results.</b><br /><br /><h2>Channel massive productivity and mental toughness.</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 dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Resist distractions, de-motivation, temptations, laziness, and excuses.</h2><br />•The surprising motivations that push us past obstacles.<br />•<b>How daily rules and a manifesto can help you achieve.</b><br />•Valuable and insightful mindsets to view productivity from entirely new lights.<br /><br /><h2>Seize self-control and finally accomplish your big and small goals.</h2><br />•The science and tactics to beating procrastination easily.<br />•<b>Focus and willpower pitfalls you are probably committing at this very moment.</b><br />•How to beat distractions, remain focused, stay on task, and get to what matters - consistently.<br /><br /><h2>Transform your life through productive habits and avoiding mental traps.</h2><br />You only have 24 hours in the day, but so does everyone else. You can be among those who make the most and accomplish exactly what they want. The ability to finish and follow through parallels your ability to be happy and fulfilled. <b>Your life is in your hands, so make the most of it!</b><br /><br /><h2>Finish what you started by reading this far and click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</h2>
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
by Daniel H. Pink

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English

Pages

268

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b>Instant <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />#1 <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Business Bestseller<br />Instant <i>Washington Post</i> Bestseller<br /><br />The perfect graduation gift<br /><br />"Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --<i>The Wall Street Journal</i><br /><br />Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of <i>Drive</i> and <i>To Sell Is Human</i>, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.</b><br /><br />Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.<br /><br />Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In W<i>hen: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</i>, Pink shows that timing is really a science.<br /><br />Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?<br /><br />In <i>When</i>, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

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