Tag Archives: Change (Psychology)

Tools of titans: the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers by Tim Ferriss.

Overview: From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, …
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The power of habit: why we do what we do and how to change by Charles Duhigg. (London : William Heinemann, 2012.)

Overview In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole …
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Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. ISBN: 9781847940315

Synopsis   The primary obstacle to change is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems — the rational mind and the emotional mind — that compete for control. The rational …
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Immunity to Change: how to overcome It and unlock the potential in yourself and your organization by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey. ISBN: 9781422117361.

Synopsis A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don’t change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren’t enough: even when it’s literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that …
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