Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It enables you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life - be it a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions. And the maze is where you look for what you want - your organization, family or community. This book shows how to anticipate change, adapt quickly, enjoy change, and be ready for more.
Takes you to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. This book brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation. It shows, by harnessing this science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
A guide to negotiation. Including principles such as: Don't bargain over positions; Separate the people from the problem; and, Insist on objective criteria, it simplifies the whole negotiation process, offering an effective framework that ensures success.
The concise edition of the 2019 WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD From the million-copy bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Concise Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.
Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power.
Drawing on the research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, this book shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
We're told that women today have never had it so good, yet millennial women are of the brokest generation, they're burning out and in danger of giving it all up. How to Work Without Losing Your Mind is a painfully honest, hilarious and relatable guide to surviving the hell of the nine to five. It will help you navigate the real, messy, stressful and sometimes bizarre side of work that everyone experiences but no one talks about. Drawing on her time working in both giant corporations and scrappy startups, Cate Sevilla will be your guide through every shitstorm you'll ever face, whether you're: - feeling overwhelmed by your workload - trying to get out of a job you hate - battling a boss who seems determined to keep you down - struggling to stay motivated - or bouncing back from failure or being fired How to Work Without Losing Your Mind will replace the G&T at the end of your day. It'll be your tonic to a long, hard working week, where you've cried in the office loos and are wondering what to do next.
B>'The most productive man you'd ever hope to meet'/b>br>b>TED/b>br>b>/b>b>/b>br>b>Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey is a practical guide to managing your attention - the most powerful resource you have to become more creative, get stuff done, and live a more meaningful life./b>In Hyperfocus, you will learn:br>- How working fewer hours can increase our productivitybr>- How we get more done by making our work harder, not easierbr>- How we do our best creative work when we're the most tiredOur attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today and we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little.In Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. He reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both.b>'The best productivity plans call for strategy, not just hacks or tactics - and Hyperfocus gives you strategy in spades. When you read this book, get ready to do your most important work!' Chris Guillebeau/b>
How do we rate work? It''s good, it''s bad or it''s brilliant. What response does your work usually get? Be honest. This book will help you make your work brilliant. You don''t have to be brilliant to produce brilliant work. Many of the characters you will meet in this book failed at school, lacked natural talent, were not especially gifted or were repeatedly sacked. But their methods produced brilliant work - and they will work for you, too. Make Brilliant Work is the essential book from Rod Judkins, author of the international bestseller The Art of Creative Thinking . Whether you are a business or an individual, you might find it hard to produce something significant and important. The real-life heroes in this book will show you how to make the transformation from ordinary to extraordinary. From Roald Dahl to Steven Spielberg, and star architect Zaha Hadid: the figures in Make Brilliant Work will show you how to think for yourself, take risks and persevere to create brilliant work.
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD 2019 Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.
Ryan Holiday shows us how and why ego is such a powerful internal opponent to be guarded against at all stages of our careers and lives. Drawing on an array of inspiring characters and narratives from literature, philosophy and history, the book explores the nature and dangers of ego to illustrate how you can be humble in your aspirations, gracious in your success and resilient in your failures.
Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. It also draws on interviews with world leaders.
The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned on its head.
Suitable for those with an interest in conquest, self-defense, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, this book teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.
Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau presents a full-color ideabook featuring 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do. This unique guide features the startup stories of regular people launching side businesses that almost anyone can do: an urban tour guide, an artist inspired by maps, a travel site founder, an ice pop maker, a confetti photographer, a group of friends who sell hammocks to support local economies, and many more. In 100 Side Hustles , best-selling author of The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau presents a colorful "idea book" filled with inspiration for your next big idea. Distilled from Guillebeau's popular Side Hustle School podcast, these case studies feature teachers, artists, coders, and even entire families who've found ways to create new sources of income. With insights, takeaways, and photography that reveals the human element behind the hustles, this playbook covers every important step of launching a side hustle, from identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions. Soon you'll find yourself joining the ranks of these innovative entrepreneurs--making money on the side while living your best life.
Hardly anyone gets it right the first time, but many of us are crippled by indecision and fear of failure. The desire to get it right can inhibit us from getting started. In this book Rob Moore, the bestselling author of MONEY, shows that the quickest way to perfect is starting right now and improving as you go. This book will show you how to launch your business or idea, begin the next phase of your career, and overcome self-doubt - right away. Get perfect later, get started NOW.
B>'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - /b>b>Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project/b>br>b>/b>br>b>It's time to move 'doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list /b>br>b>/b>br>Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode. In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Spark will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self.b>'Full of easy steps to make each day more effective' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit/b>br>b>/b>br>b>*Spark was previously published as Bored and Brilliant/b>b>.*/b>
Deliver compelling presentations in any context, from a meeting with colleagues to a client pitch or keynote address. Whenever you talk to anyone, you are presenting yourself and your ideas to an audience. You are giving a presentation. This could be in person, on the phone, or via videoconference. In any case, both your content and your delivery contribute to the vitality and effectiveness of your message. Too many speakers fail to engage their audience and get their ideas across. Don't be one of them! Practical Presentation Skills will help you master the three fundamental elements responsible for a presentation's success: authenticity, focus, and strength.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind challenges everything you thought you knew about how to inspire and empower your teams. The Code of the Extraordinary Team is a call to action for business leaders or anyone who aspires to be one. Corporate pioneer Vishen Lakhiani reveals the revolutionary culture-hacking formula he used to grow Mindvalley, his burgeoning personal development business that went from $700 into a $50 Million business with zero funding. It's a clearly defined, five-step process that can transform your company into a magnet for the world's top talent, create a growth-centric culture, and engineer an environment of symbiotic co-creation, where the balance of autonomy, collaboration, and connection breeds happy, productive teams. You'll learn: ;; * ;; How to attract the right people : Focus not on hiring into specific roles, but hiring people who fit the culture you're trying to build. ;; * ;; How to create a motivated, inspired work culture : Vishen shares the four emotions that are dominant across all people looking for jobs so you can hire the right people. ;; * ;; How to create a culture where employees live better lives outside of work: Vishen shares his theory that we should work for the "minimum effective dose"--working harder, not longer, taking advantage of short spikes of energy to get a lot done. ;; * ;; How to coax the leadership instinct in your people: You should want your employees to be so good that they eventually leave you! ;; * ;; How to prepare for the future of work: What will the workplace look like when AI and robots replace employees and universal income is implemented? This is a guide to transforming your beliefs and habits to realize happiness, achieve success, and fulfill your purpose, using the exact strategies Lakhiani used to fuel Mindvalley's explosive growth.