Tag Archives: Success

Principles by Ray Dalio

Overview: Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment …
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The power of moments: why certain experiences have extraordinary impact by Chip and Dan Heath

Overview: The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by …
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Deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted world by Cal Newport.

Overview: One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. …
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Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate business by Shane Snow

Overview: Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow, and cofounder of Contently, analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time. How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the …
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How to fly a horse: the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery by Kevin Ashton

Overview: As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and …
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Adaptability: the art of winning in an age of uncertainty by Max McKeown. (Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2012)

Overview This revolutionary new book harnesses the essence of human survival –the ability to adapt –to help people succeed in business and all other aspects of life. Through natural selection, humans have adapted unconsciously to their environment. Strategy and innovation expert, Max McKeown, draws on millions of years of evolution to create a practical and …
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Lighting the Path to Success

The Hay Group report, “Lighting the Path to Success” sheds light on the best practices of the Fortune Magazine World’s Most Admired Companies (WMACs). The study analyzes the findings from its 15 years of research to identify the WMACs and uncover the four most significant characteristics that have consistently enabled these companies to outperform their …
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Obliquity: why our goals are best achieved indirectly by John Kay. (Profile Books, 2011)

Synopsis Using dozens of practical examples from the worlds of business, politics, science, sports, literature, even parenting, esteemed economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: The best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal-from happiness to wealth to profit to preventing forest fires-is the indirect way. …
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Outliers: the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell. ISBN: 9780141036250

Synopsis The story of success is invariably recounted with a heavy emphasis on factors such as intelligence and ambition. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them–at such things as …
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