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The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley. Science journalist Ridley believes there is a reason to be optimistic about the human race and he defies the unprecedented economic pessimism he observes.

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

The book is about the rapid and continuous change that human society experiences, unlike any other animal group. Ideas needed to meet and mate for culture to turn cumulative, and “there was a point in human pre-history when big-brained, cultural learning people for the first time began to exchange things with each other and that once they started doing so, culture suddenly became cumulative and the great headlong experiment of human economic progress began.”

Summary/Reviews: The end of power : Stephanie D. Preston reviews The Breakdown of Will by George Ainslie. Human Nature Review 2002 Volume 2: 183-186 ( 4 May ) URL of this document Review Reviewed by Stephanie D.

Stephanie D. Preston reviews The Breakdown of Will by George Ainslie

Preston, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2RCP - Neurology Clinic, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. Breakdown of Will is presented as a model of decision making that is based on two interrelated phenomena, “hyperbolic discounting” and “intertemporal bargaining”. These are interesting phenomena, and I would have enjoyed reading about them in a theoretical review paper, but they did not make for a good book about decision making. The phenomena are not actually linked together into a coherent model, they are presented in contradistinction to weak alternative models, and like other economic-style theories of human behavior, they are descriptive rather than explanatory, and as such they cannot be directly applied to change or help people.

HOOKED: HOW TO BUILD HABIT-FORMING PRODUCTS BY NIR EYAL ANIMATED - NARRATED BY NIR EYAL. The World's Best Behavioral Economics Reading List. Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational Summary and Key Takeaways. I’ve always been fascinated by the mysterious ways of the human mind.

Dan Ariely Predictably Irrational Summary and Key Takeaways

Why we do what we do in certain situations and why we act sometimes totally irrationally. Dan Ariely’s book, Predictably Irrational, attempts to explore this question. He investigates irrationality from different aspects such as market dynamics, human relationships and government policy, but the implications may be valid in any field that involves human decision making. Will Durant on the Meaning of Life (A Second Look) In his book On the Meaning of Life (1932) Will Durant argued that we cannot answer the question of the meaning of life in any absolute sense, for our minds are too small to comprehend things in their entirety.

Will Durant on the Meaning of Life (A Second Look)

Still he believed we can say a few things about terrestrial meaning. Here are excerpts from a great thinker and wonderful prose stylist: The meaning of life, then, must lie within itself … it must be sought in life’s own instinctive cravings and natural fulfillments. Durant's "The Lessons of History" (page 2) (The HISTORY of CAPITALISM – continued) home | book summary index The LESSONS OF HISTORY (2 of 2) Chapter Seven: Religion and History.

Durant's "The Lessons of History" (page 2)

Book Summary: "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham. By Chris Samiullah, on Benjamin Graham, Book Summary, Intelligent Investor, Life-Life Balance To receive a free 1 page summary pdf report on the Intelligent Investor, subscribe to our mailing list With the tagline The Definitive Book on Value Investing, and referred to as “the best book about investing ever written” by big-dog Warren Buffett, it’s no surprise that the LLB book summary for is going to be a long one.

Book Summary: "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham

The detailed summary follows the evaluation. Here we go… Important Note: The original revised edition of The Intelligent Investor was published in 1973. I prefer a copy with modern commentary and references (I am using the HarperCollins Revised Edition 2003 with commentary by Jason Zweig). Tom Butler-Bowdon - Tom Butler-Bowdon. Made in America: My Story (1992)Sam WaltonIn 1985, Forbes magazine named Sam Walton 'richest man in America'.

Tom Butler-Bowdon - Tom Butler-Bowdon

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr Summary. Titan: The Life of John D.

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr Summary

Rockefeller, Sr Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr by Ron Chernow. Titan by Ron Chernow is the life story of John D. The wealthy scion came from humble beginnings in upstate New York. The business grew quickly as the economy began a boom period after the Civil War. John D. Rockefeller believed that God gave people wealth so they could use that wealth for the betterment of mankind. Secrets of the Superbosses. Kelly Blair What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common?

Secrets of the Superbosses

Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. Dan Kennedy - The Ultimate Success Secret. Ae30183. The Power of Full Engagement Book Summary. Posted on August 1st, 2013 Book: The power of full engagement: managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz Key Ideas Your most valuable resource is energy – not time.Energy management makes full engagement possible.Energy has four dimensions: body, emotions, mind and spirit.

The Power of Full Engagement Book Summary

Each one is necessary, but no single one is sufficient.In mental training, as in physical training, it is important to exercise and then rest.Regain physical and spiritual energy by building recovery rituals into your routine. Positive habits create energy; negative habits waste energy.Emotional energy is generated by self-confidence, self-discipline, sociability and empathy.Pleasure builds job performance; negative emotions undermine performance.Stress and rest are both necessary, in a rhythmic cycle.Too much work can be a fatal addiction.Becoming fully engaged is a change that requires defining a goal, examining where you are and taking action.

Mind. A Book in 5 Minutes: Summary of Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human” Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human,” released on December 31, 2012. Who should read this: Anyone who wants to be a more effective persuader in work or in life. Elevator pitch: Almost everyone is now a seller – someone who persuades others to take action – but best practices have changed since the days of slimy used car salesman. This book teaches specific traits and techniques that will improve your sales, and might also improve your life, as well. Author: Daniel H. Summary. Summary of Made to Sticky by Chip & Dan Heath. Introduction The main problem is the "Curse of Knowledge": The person sharing the idea has all sorts of insider information that others don't, so they have already framed the problem and understand its relevance. A single example illustrates the essence of the problem: One study tested a "tapper and listeners" game: They asked a person to tap out the rhythm of a song and have another recognize it - the listener nearly always failed to identify the song.

What happened, of course, is that the tapper sings the song in their head and thus thinks he has the right rhythm, but the person hearing the taps cannot hear the song inside the others head and therefore has no idea of what the taps mean. Chapter 1: Simple The goal is to strip an idea to its core without turning it into a silly sound bite. Psycho Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz (Review) - Basic Growth. This is a book review of the book “Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz. Skip to “Practical” and “Recommendation” for my advice on the book. –> Download The PDF Summary <– Watch The Video Review Watch On Youtube Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon who came in contact with many people who were not only physically scarred but also emotionally (trough the dis-empowering beliefs they held in their mind) Therefore he started to research the connection between the self-image and belief systems.

Psycho cybernetics goes into great depth to discover the effect our mind has on our life. My Notes From: The Magic of Thinking Big - Erik Unger's BlogErik Unger's Blog. This are my notes from David J. The-Power-of-Habit-Summary.