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Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From ...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<h2><b>30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one).</b></h2><br />Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, <b>a path to the end destination</b>. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.<br /><br /><h2><b>Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.</b></h2> <br /><b><u>Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools</u></b> sheds light on true intelligence: it’s not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. <b><i>It’s about how you think</i></b>, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.<br /><br /><h2>Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.</h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. 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>The person with a hammer only sees nails. Become the person with a hammer, saw, sander, drill, screwdriver, and axe.</h2><br />•How to balance information and action without sacrificing speed - MM #3 and #5.<br />•<b>Understanding what data is really telling you - MM #8 and #10.</b><br />•Charles Darwin’s secret to clear and honest thinking - MM #11.<br /><br /><h2>Mental models for all walks of life: productivity, professional success, greater happiness, critical thinking, and decision-making.</h2><br />•Understanding correlation, causation, root causation, and proximate causation - MM #15 and #16.<br />•<b>Implementing anti-goals to find real priorities and focus - MM #19 and #23.</b><br />•Being able to predict the future with basic probabilistic thinking - MM #10 and #25.<br />•<b>How to strategically allocate your time and resources for biggest impact - MM #27 and #30.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Think in models and always be a step ahead. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON to become exceptional.</u></h2><br />
Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach
by Margarita Madrigal

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 26, 2012

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<b>Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. </b><br /><br />Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, <b><i>Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish</i></b> will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.
After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation
by George Steiner

Language

English

Pages

520

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<DIV><B>“A brilliant work . . . A dazzling meditation on the very nature of language itself” from the world-renowned scholar and author of <I>The Poetry of Thought</I> (<I>Kirkus Reviews</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> In his classic work, literary critic and scholar George Steiner tackles what he considers the Babel “problem”: Why, over the course of history, have humans developed thousands of different languages when the social, material, and economic advantages of a single tongue are obvious? Steiner argues that different cultures’ desires for privacy and exclusivity led to each developing its own language. Translation, he believes, is at the very heart of human communication, and thus at the heart of human nature. From our everyday perception of the world around us, to creativity and the uninhibited imagination, to the often inexplicable poignancy of poetry, we are constantly translating—even from our native language.</DIV>
The Science of Self-Learning: How to Teach Yourself Anything, Lea...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<h2><b>How to learn effectively when you have to be <i>both the teacher and student</i>. Work smarter and <i>save yourself countless hours.</i></b></h2> <br />Self-learning is not just about performing better in the classroom or the office. <b>It’s about being able to aim your life in whatever direction you choose and conquering the obstacles in front of you.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Replicable methods and insights to build expertise from ground zero.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Science of Self-Learning</b></u> focuses not only on learning, but what it means to direct your own learning. Anyone can read a book, but what about more? You will learn to deconstruct a topic and then construct your own syllabus and plan. <b>Gathering information, initial research, having a dialogue with new information - unlock these skills and you will unlock your life.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Make complex topics painless and less intimidating to approach and break down.</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>Develop habits and skills to fulfill your career or hobby goals.</b></h2><br />•Understand the learning success pyramid and how self-regulation and confidence impact learning.<br />•<b>How to stay motivated in tedious and tiring learning.</b><br />•The SQ3R Method and conversing with information.<br /><br /><h2><b>Science-based methods to help your brain absorb and retain more.</b></h2><br />•Speed reading and comprehension.<br />•<b>How to plan and schedule like Benjamin Franklin.</b><br />•How to extract information like juice from an orange.<br /><br /><h2><b>Most people have multiple careers in their lives. Self-learning is how you keep up and adapt.</b></h2> <br />The only thing that is given in life is that it will change. Seasons change. Moods change. You will change. Whatever happens, you will need to adapt to your new circumstances. Survival of the fittest isn’t just something that exists in science textbooks - it’s what happens in every phase of your life. <b>The ability to learn is what determines whether you sink or swim.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Gain the competitive edge and upgrade yourself by learning how to learn: scroll up and click the BUY NOW button.</b></h2> <br />
Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
by Pamela Meyer

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<p>GET TO THE TRUTH</p><p>People--friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople--lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. </p><p>Now there's something we can do about it. Pamela Meyer's <i>Liespotting</i> links three disciplines--facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field--into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception and get the information they need to successfully conduct their most important interactions and transactions. </p><p>Some of the nation's leading business executives have learned to use these methods to root out lies in high stakes situations. <i>Liespotting</i> for the first time brings years of knowledge--previously found only in the intelligence community, police training academies, and universities--into the corporate boardroom, the manager's meeting, the job interview, the legal proceeding, and the deal negotiation.</p><p>WHAT'S IN THE BOOK?</p><p>Learn communication secrets previously known only to a handful of scientists, interrogators and intelligence specialists.</p><p><i>Liespotting</i> reveals what's hiding in plain sight in every business meeting, job interview and negotiation: </p><p>- The single most dangerous facial expression to watch out for in business & personal relationships</p><p>- 10 questions that get people to tell you anything</p><p>- A simple 5-step method for spotting and stopping the lies told in nearly every high-stakes business negotiation and interview</p><p>- Dozens of postures and facial expressions that should instantly put you on Red Alert for deception </p><p>- The telltale phrases and verbal responses that separate truthful stories from deceitful ones</p><p>- How to create a circle of advisers who will guarantee your success</p>
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>"A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps." --<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br />Advice on writing and on life from an acclaimed bestselling author: <br />"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our  family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget I...
by Gabriel Wyner

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.  <br /><b> </b><br />The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. <i>Fluent Forever</i> tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. <br /> <br />Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into <i>familiar</i> sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to <i>think</i> in a foreign language<i>.  </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in <i>minutes</i> every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br /> <br />This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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<p>With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of <em>The Lost Continent</em>—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.</p>
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen
by Mary Norris

Language

English

Pages

233

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<p><strong>The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.</strong></p><br /><p>In her <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>Between You & Me</em>, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in <em>The New Yorker</em>’s celebrated copy department. In <em>Greek to Me</em>, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek.</p><br /><p><em>Greek to Me</em> is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, makes the case for Athena as a feminist icon, goes searching for the fabled Baths of Aphrodite, and reveals the surprising ways Greek helped form English. Filled with Norris’s memorable encounters with Greek words, Greek gods, Greek wine—and more than a few Greek men—<em>Greek to Me</em> is the Comma Queen’s fresh take on Greece and the exotic yet strangely familiar language that so deeply influences our own.</p>

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