The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Paperback ISBN: 1501111116
"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, 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, MacArthur "genius" 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 as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference"--
Broke Millennial Takes on Investing
A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money
Paperback ISBN: 0143133640
This second installment in the Broke Millennial is a hands-on guide to investment basics that will help anyone new to investing become a confident player in the market on their way to building wealth. Original.
Do Cool Sh*t
Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After
Paperback ISBN: 0062366858
Sharing her own adventures in entrepreneurship, the owner of Slice Perfect, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City, who has become an angel investor for other promising start-ups, offers practical, easy-to-follow advice, helping aspiring entrepreneurs make their own dream a reality. 25,000 first printing.
The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Hardcover ISBN: 0804140847
Looking way beyond power and money, the president of The Huffington Post Media Group introduces the Third Metric—the importance of wellbeing, wisdom and fulfillment—which will help all of us reinvent what it means to be successful in the workplace and in our personal lives. 100,000 first printing.
Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness
Paperback ISBN: 1250308070
An iconic self-help expert and legendary author of the classic bestseller Think and Grow Rich explains the fundamental rules that lead to a prosperous life, in this never-before-published book that is derived from a series of radio talks. Original.
Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
Paperback ISBN: 0316256587
"PRESENCE feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful."--Heather Havrilesky, New York Times Book Review Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
Hardcover ISBN: 0735214484
What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But if you take a closer look at the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, you'll find that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, studied the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't spy from deep in their hyperfocused trenches. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive. Our obsession with getting a head start is understandable; early specialization feels efficient. But Epstein marshals an enormous body of scientific research to argue that we should all actively cultivate inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization.
Designing Your Life
How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1101875321
The executive director of the Design Program at Stanford and the co-founder of Electronic Arts outline strategies for enabling a thriving life by incorporating "design thinking" habits that promote fulfillment and meaning by emulating the examples of the engineers of today's most popular technologies.
The Confidence Code
The Science and Art of Self-assurance--What Women Should Know
Hardcover ISBN: 006223062x
Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior and cognition, and using real-life examples, the authors of the best-selling Womenomics offer inspiration and practical advice to help women achieve the careers they want and deserve. 75,000 first printing.
The Introvert Entrepreneur
Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms
Paperback ISBN: 0399174834
A corporate trainer, certified coach and professional speaker shows introverts how to use their innate talents and balance their weaknesses with strengths in a business setting to become adept in networking, marketing, leadership and community building. Original.