The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits Of Genius
  • Author : Craig Wright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780062892720
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“An unusually engaging book on the forces that fuel originality across fields.” --Adam Grant Looking at the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular “Genius Course,” explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. Einstein. Beethoven. Picasso. Jobs. The word genius evokes these iconic figures, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn’t pass a 4th grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. What does this say about our metrics for measuring success and achievement today? Why do we teach children to behave and play by the rules, when the transformative geniuses of Western culture have done just the opposite? And what is genius, really? Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course,” has devoted more than two decades to exploring these questions and probing the nature of this term, which is deeply embedded in our culture. In The Hidden Habits of Genius, he reveals what we can learn from the lives of those we have dubbed “geniuses,” past and present. Examining the lives of transformative individuals ranging from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk, Wright identifies more than a dozen drivers of genius—characteristics and patterns of behavior common to great minds throughout history. He argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic—it is far more complex—and that the famed “eureka” moment is a Hollywood fiction. Brilliant insights that change the world are never sudden, but rather, they are the result of unique modes of thinking and lengthy gestation. Most importantly, the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated, and

The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits Of Genius
  • Author : Craig Wright
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 0063046717
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Examining the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular "Genius Course," explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. What is genius? The word evokes iconic figures like Einstein, Beethoven, Picasso, and Steve Jobs, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn't pass a fourth grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. The Hidden Habits of Genius explores the meaning of this contested term, and the unexpected motivations of those we have dubbed "genius" throughout history, from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. What personal characteristics drove these people to greatness? Wright argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic--it is far more complex. And the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated. This book won't make you a genius, but it will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, it will make you happier, by embracing the 14 hidden habits of genius: Work ethic Resilience Originality Childlike imagination Insatiable curiosity Passion Creative maladjustment Rebelliousness Cross-border thinking Contrarian action Preparation Obsession Relaxation Concentration

The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits Of Genius
  • Author : Craig Wright
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0062892711
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Examining the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular "Genius Course," explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. What is genius? The word evokes iconic figures like Einstein, Beethoven, Picasso, and Mozart, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn't pass a fourth grade math test. And the music of Mozart is incomprehensible to Aborigines. The Hidden Habits of Genius explores the meaning of this contested term, and the unexpected motivations of those we have dubbed "genius" throughout history, from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk. What personal characteristics drove these people to greatness? Wright argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic--it is far more complex. And the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated. This book won't make you a genius, but it will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, it will make you happier, by embracing the 14 hidden habits of genius: Work ethic Resilience Originality Childlike imagination Creative maladjustment Insatiable curiosity Passion Rebelliousness Cross-border thinking Contrarian action Relaxation Concentration Preparation Obsession

The Secret Principles of Genius by I. C. Robledo

The Secret Principles Of Genius
  • Author : I. C. Robledo
  • Publisher : I. C. Robledo
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9788827599945
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Unlock the Hidden Powers of Your Mind These secret principles of genius have been hidden, lost, or even forgotten through time. They have played a critical role in the greatest achievements of humanity, yet most of us are unaware of them. Now, they are finally revealed. Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has profiled the brightest minds to demonstrate why these secret principles are so important. Their lives range from time periods that span millennia and include a wide range of cultures, professions, and personalities. We will explore the intellect of icons such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria Montessori, and Sun Tzu. An important theme is that brilliant people have used these principles to accomplish what no one thought was possible. When everyone said “No”, they still found a way to make it happen. What has become clear through the ages is that with the right principles, it is possible to tap into a potential that is limitless. Discover the Secret Principles Which Changed the Following Lives - Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance man who gave us the Mona Lisa and was so committed to learning the human form that he dissected cadavers - Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in a Detroit ghetto, yet he gained notoriety as a neurosurgeon for separating conjoined twins successfully - Wolfgang Mozart, and the secret principle which played a major role in his incredible rise to stardom in the classical music scene - Sun Tzu, whose timeless military wisdom has been applied in countless battles and beyond to business, law, and chess - The late musical artist Prince, who played 27 musical instruments and had no tolerance for low standards - Maria Montessori, who was ages ahead of her time with her revolutionary system for educating children - Ben Underwood, a boy who learned to “see” the world despite having his eyes removed because of retinal cancer - Many more brilliant mind

The Genius Habit by Laura Garnett

The Genius Habit
  • Author : Laura Garnett
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9781492667315
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Make your job the right job Maybe you're a young professional just starting to think seriously about what you want out of your career. Maybe you've been job hopping for a few years and haven't found the perfect fit. Or maybe you want to launch your career to a new level and bring fresh energy to your work. In The Genius Habit, performance strategist Laura Garnett shows you how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed, as well as: The difference between passion and purpose and why one matters more than the other How to stop equating achievements with happiness Why having a mentor is not a necessity for career success The benefits of continually fine-tuning your career so you are challenged and fulfilled every day Combining the most recent and exciting research on productivity and performance with Laura's experience guiding dozens of high-level clients to the heights of success, The Genius Habit is a must-read for anyone who believes that work can and should be one of the most rewarding aspects of life.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb

How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Author : Michael J. Gelb
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-10-21
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9780307573520
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Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Genius Life by Max Lugavere

The Genius Life
  • Author : Max Lugavere
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780062892829
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Foods is back with a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its “factory settings,” to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. The human body was honed under conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright. In The Genius Life, Lugavere expands the Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains—including our cognitive function and emotional wellness—depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among Max’s groundbreaking findings, you will discover: · A trick that gives you the equivalent of a “marathon” workout, in 10 minutes · How to get the benefits of an extra 1-2 servings of veggies daily without eating them · The hidden chemicals in your home that could be making you fat and sick · How to boost melatonin levels by up to 58% for deeper sleep without supplements The book features an achievable prescriptive 21-day plan for Genius Living that includes daily workouts, meal plans, and meal prep tips, and a

Negotiation Genius by Deepak Malhotra

Negotiation Genius
  • Author : Deepak Malhotra
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780553384116
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Presents a comprehensive guide to the essential skills, strategies, techniques, and creative mindset of successful negotiation, drawing on the latest behavioral research and real-life case studies to explain how to prepare for and execute negotiations, from identifying opportunities to overcoming resistance and defusing hardball tactics. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Secrets to Becoming a Genius at Your Subject by Steven Dunlop

Secrets To Becoming A Genius At Your Subject
  • Author : Steven Dunlop
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1515176207
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Discover How To Go From Mr Average To "OMG That Guy Is A Genius!" Overcome Your Ineffective Study Habits And Maximise Your Learning Capabilities To Unlock Your Inner Genius - The Smarter You Of Tomorrow Want to be the smartest person in the room for a change? This book will teach you how! You're about to discover a series of proven strategies on how to study and learn more effectively that will turn you into a Genius. The content within this book is super powerful if applied and I guarantee that all the resources, tips and tricks within will give you the motivation to up your game, smash through any exams or hurdles that stand in your way to success and live a better life. The honest truth is, most people don't bother with learning how to learn. These people are setting themselves up to fail from the beginning. If your grades are poor and you're finding it difficult to study for something important to you it is because you are lacking an effective strategy and have not yet learnt how to use your mind most effectively for learning and creating an environment for yourself that maximises your true potential. Preview... How To: >Study Like A Pro >Make Studying Effective, Easy & Fun >Easily Retain Large Volumes Of Complex Information >Eat Foods That Will Make You Smarter >Take A Breather >Design Success Habits >Avoid Bad Study Habits >Study Like A Genius And Much More..

Great at Work by Morten T. Hansen

Great At Work
  • Author : Morten T. Hansen
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9781476765822
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The Wall Street Journal bestseller—a Financial Times Business Book of the Month and named by The Washington Post as “One of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018”—is “a refreshingly data-based, clearheaded guide” (Publishers Weekly) to individual performance, based on a groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen’s seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You’ll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his unassuming restaurant being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices. Each chapter “is intended to inspire people to be better workers…and improve their own work performance” (Booklist) with questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help us “reengineer our work lives, reduce burnout, and improve performance and job satisfaction” (Psychology Today).

When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein

When Genius Failed
  • Author : Roger Lowenstein
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2001-01-18
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780375506444
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With a new Afterword addressing today’s financial crisis A BUSINESS WEEK BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In this business classic—now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis—Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term’s partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall. When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term’s fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later. In his new Afterword, Lowenstein shows that LTCM’s implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability—and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored.

You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt

You Can Be A Stock Market Genius
  • Author : Joel Greenblatt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 1451628064
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A comprehensive and practical guide to the stock market from a successful fund manager—filled with case studies, important background information, and all the tools you’ll need to become a stock market genius. Fund manager Joel Greenblatt has been beating the Dow (with returns of 50 percent a year) for more than a decade. And now, in this highly accessible guide, he’s going to show you how to do it, too. You’re about to discover investment opportunities that portfolio managers, business-school professors, and top investment experts regularly miss—uncharted areas where the individual investor has a huge advantage over the Wall Street wizards. Here is your personal treasure map to special situations in which big profits are possible, including: · Spin-offs · Restructurings · Merger Securities · Rights Offerings · Recapitalizations · Bankruptcies · Risk Arbitrage

Genius Foods by Max Lugavere

Genius Foods
  • Author : Max Lugavere
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 9780062562890
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New York Times Bestseller Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departments—all in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition. Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood. Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them); the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age; a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; and the foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term. With Genius Foods, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.

Genius by James Gleick

Genius
  • Author : James Gleick
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-02-22
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781453210437
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New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

Millicent Min Girl Genius The Millicent Min Trilogy Book 1 by Lisa Yee

Millicent Min  Girl Genius  The Millicent Min Trilogy  Book 1
  • Author : Lisa Yee
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780545880220
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Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom. But then Millie meets Emily. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millie is cool. And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend. What's it going to take? Sheer genius.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-11-18
  • Categories : Psychology
  • ISBN : 9780141903491
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From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined. He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique. 'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian 'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer 'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times

Accidental Genius by Mark Levy

Accidental Genius
  • Author : Mark Levy
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-08-09
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9781605096513
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts so we sound smart and in control and so we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems and generate ideas for books, articles, and blog posts. Freewriting is deceptively simple: start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output—you’ll generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way. Levy shares his six secrets to freewriting as well as fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition. Also new to this edition: an extensive section on how to refine your raw freewriting into something you can share with the world.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, PhD

The Big Leap
  • Author : Gay Hendricks, PhD
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Categories : Self-Help
  • ISBN : 9780061872785
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“Gay Hendricks is a great role model for true success. He enjoys abundance and a deep connection with his own spiritual essence, and at the same time has lived for three decades in a thriving marriage. Now, he shows us how to do it for ourselves.” — Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Cracking the Millionaire Code In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks, the New York Times bestselling author of Five Wishes, demonstrates how to eliminate the barriers to success by overcoming false fears and beliefs. Fans of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and The Secret will find useful, effective tips for breaking down the walls to a better life in The Big Leap.

Genius At Play by Siobhan Roberts

Genius At Play
  • Author : Siobhan Roberts
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781620405949
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Winner of the 2017 JPBM Communications Award for Expository and Popular Books. “A delightful meta-biography--playful indeed--of a brilliant iconoclast.” --James Gleick, author of The Information John Horton Conway is a singular mathematician with a lovely loopy brain. He is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one--he boasts a rock star's charisma, a slyly bent sense of humor, a polymath's promiscuous curiosity, and an insatiable compulsion to explain everything about the world to everyone in it. At Cambridge, Conway wrestled with "Monstrous Moonshine," discovered the aptly named surreal numbers, and invented the cult classic Game of Life--more than just a cool fad, Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity and provides an analogy for mathematics and the entire universe. As a "mathemagician" at Princeton, he used ropes, dice, pennies, coat hangers, even the occasional Slinky, as props to extend his winning imagination and share his many nerdish delights. He granted Roberts full access to his idiosyncrasies and intellect both, though not without the occasional grumble: "Oh hell," he'd say. "You're not going to put that in the book. Are you?!?"

The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam

The Hidden Brain
  • Author : Shankar Vedantam
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2010-01-19
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781588369390
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.