In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,
Selected by the modern library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timedescribed by the chicago tribune as "a classic," stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. the publication of on september 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of theodore roosevelt becoming president.
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. now, in this updated edition, dr. burns adds an all-new consumer′s guide to anti-depressant drugs as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.- recognise what causes your
For david goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. but through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a u.s. armed forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. the only man in history to complete elite training as a navy seal, army ranger, and air force tactical air controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring outside magazine to name
For his groundbreaking sexual research, alfred kinsey and his team interviewed 18,000 people, relying on them to honestly report their most intimate experiences. using the internet, the neuroscientists ogas and gaddam quietly observed the raw sexual behaviors of half a billion people. by combining their observations with neuroscience and animal research, these two young neuroscientists finally answer the long-disputed question: what do people really like? ogas and gaddam's findings are transforming the way scientists and therapists think about sexual desire. in their startling book, ogas and gaddam analyze a "billion
Douglas murray examines the twenty-first century's most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. he reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.we are living through a postmodern era in which the grand narratives of religion and political ideology have collapsed. in their place have emerged a crusading desire to right perceived wrongs and a weaponization of identity, both accelerated by the new forms of social and news media. narrow sets of interests
The generation now coming of age has been taught three great untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain and discomfort; and they should look for faults in others and not themselves. these three great untruths are part of a larger philosophy that sees young people as fragile creatures who must be protected and supervised by adults. but despite the good intentions of the adults who impart them, the great untruths are harming kids by teaching them the opposite of ancient wisdom and the opposite of modern psychological
If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.the great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. in zero to one, legendary entrepreneur and investor peter thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason
For more than two decades, legendary trainer tim grover has taken the greats—michael jordan, kobe bryant, dwyane wade, and dozens more—and made them greater. now, for the first time in paperback, he reveals what it takes to get those results, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.fore more than two decades, legendary trainer tim grover has taken the greats—michael jordan, kobe bryant, dwayne wade, and dozens more—and made them greater. now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to get those results, showing
“reveals what it takes to get those results, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.”
The power of myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in joseph campbell and his work. a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. to him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." with bill moyers, one of america's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, the power of myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from jesus to john lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.
Are men literally born to cheat? does monogamy actually serve women's interests? these are among the questions that have made the moral animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. illustrations.
“it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —theodore rooseveltevery day we experience the uncertainty, risks,
E-myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workvoted #1 business book by inc. 500 ceos.an instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. small business consultant and author michael e. gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common
From the bestselling author of the black swan and one of the foremost philosophers of our time, nassim nicholas taleb, a book on how some systems actually benefit from disorder.in the black swan taleb outlined a problem; in antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. for what he calls the "antifragile" is one step beyond robust, as it benefits from adversity, uncertainty and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension.taleb
“begins an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand…”
We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. but it needn’t be this way. there is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from john d. rockefeller to amelia earhart to ulysses s. grant to steve jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.these men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in
This is the original 1937 version of napoleon hill's classic book: think and grow rich. to the greatest extent possible, the text and formatting have been kept exactly the same as in the original release with the exception of some minor formatting changes.
Alternate cover for this isbn can be found herefrom the coauthors of the new york times bestseller abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: bold—a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.bold unfolds in three parts. part one focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "i’ve got an idea" to "i run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before. the authors
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist angela duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.why do some people succeed and others fail? sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, angela duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.drawing on her own powerful story
“the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence”
Neuroscientist v.s. ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. his bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments -- using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store mirrors. in phantoms in the brain, dr. ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us
“answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address.”
Filled with inspiring stories from real people and packed with creative ideas, this thought-provoking book shows readers how to transform caregiving into an act of spiritual growth and personal discovery. drawing on aarp's deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, aarp's "caring for your parents explains how to help your elderly parents improve their lives-with a difference. by revealing the wealth of knowledge we stand to learn from other cultures-specifically, those that venerate elders as keepers of priceless wisdom-this eye-opening book guides readers through a new, creative approach to caregiving
“Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values.”
"the pracitcal wisdom in george leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come." —michael murphy, author of and drawing on zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author gorge leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help
“Mastery synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers”
Brendan doyle, a specialist in the work of the early-nineteenth century poet william ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-travelling tourists. but while attending a lecture given by samuel taylor coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in regency london, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by coleridge, doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious ashbless than he could ever have
What is the secret of talent? how do we unlock it? in this groundbreaking work, journalist and new york times bestselling author daniel coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. whether you're coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism.drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys
“provides ... everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.”
Extreme ownership by jocko willink and leif babin | key takeaways, analysis & review :extreme ownership by jocko willink and leif babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the united states navy’s sea, air, and land teams (seals) to business. at the center of the strategies that willink and babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved… inside this instaread of extreme ownership: overview of the book important people key takeaways analysis of key takeaways about the author with instaread, you can
Simon sinek is an optimist, a visionary thinker, and a leader of the cultural revolution of why. his second book is the natural extension of start with why, expanding his ideas at the organizational level. determining a company’s why is crucial, but only the beginning. the next step is how do you get people on board with your why? how do you inspire deep trust and commitment to the company and one another? he cites the marine corps for having found a way to build a culture in which men
Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.
Four-time new york times bestselling author gary vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.in his 2009 international bestseller crush it, gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, in crushing it!, gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. he also shares stories from
Psychiatrist viktor frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. at the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. man's
“riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.”
A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. for millions of years, humans have been seeking out tribes, be they religious, ethnic, economic, political, or even musical (think of the deadheads). it's our nature.now the internet has eliminated the barriers of geography, cost, and time. all those blogs and social networking sites are helping existing tribes get bigger. but more important, they're enabling countless new tribes to be born—groups of ten or ten thousand or ten million