ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure is a book full of interesting stories, about some curious characters that I've never heard of. It is an easy listening that stresses trial and error and complexity of problems.
His 3 Principles- try new things/ ideas; make failure survivable; learn from your mistakes and adapt, and in the end, he gives the the forth principle: security (or delusion of security).
I enjoyed Smarter-- I view it as the author's quest for choosing the right formula on how to increase his fluid intelligence. He meets a lot of great scientists, many who say that intelligence is immutable; others who insist that it is changeable and can be increased, reads lots of scientific papers, ponders, doubts,and then prepares his own regimen, mixing ingredients that he believes will augment his brain power.
Well, could he do it?
Read it and find out.
At least he "FEELS SMARTER"!-- good ending.
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I read "Cracking the Code" in one seat, or better, while doing groceries and cooking dinner. It is a great book: small, energetic, enthusiastic and fast paced. Go ahead and listen to it. You will love it too.
Commit to Win almost enchanted me. It is practical, well researched, objective, but something slipped from the author's view: I think it lacks passion. Heidi Reeder knows a lot about the subject of commitment and gives us the element to "going all in" or an alternative if it isn't working out (get out of the commitment without being ashamed or guilty), but the vast knowledge couldn't extrapolate to the pages with heart beating words. 4 stars, not five, but a good book after all.
Are you curious? Is curiosity really significant in our future and to the future of education? What drives us to be curious? Those are the questions that Ian Leslie tries to answer. Yes, he emphasizes that curiosity is not all, that we need to have the basis, the knowledge, first. But knowledge is linked as feedback loop to curiosity. Yes, we need to be curious to develop expertise. And there are types of curiosity, like novelty seeking (not so good) and a the much beneficial epistemic curiosity. It is a good book, enjoyable, captivating.
Walter Mischel is one of the popes from the recent psychology. He designed the well known Mashmallow Test that proved that kids who waited for the researcher to come back and earned the second treat (instead of ringing the bell early to get only one marshmallow) did better in life than their peers. He found out that this was because of self control and executive function, and that it could be learned and enhanced. Ok, that is common knowledge, and I thought that the book was only about that test, but Walter Mischel goes way beyond that, creating links between the research and the current knowledge to write a great book.
Go ahead! Listen to it. You will enjoy it.
EAT MOVE SLEEP is a small book, but, if you follow it specially the basics (EAT- right food, Move- many times a day, and don't just seat there, Sleep- well, at least 8 hours a day), you will live a great life and die old.
It really lifted my mood and when I finished it, I started to search for another book from the author, just to find out the his other books are even thinner. I will wait for his next book.
The author is a cardiologist like myself and he was diabetic until he discovered that wheat is the problem of today's world. Wheat causes acne, cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart failure, bloating, obesity.... and even death. You get it, right? Wheat is the cause of all evil. It is genetic modified and unlike "real" wheat, it spikes your blood glucose way higher, destroying your body and making a cascade of imune response.
It almost made me change my diet.
Why didn't I change?
It is all speculation.
Good book, but you should read it with double vigilance.
This is the second book I listened by Brendon Burchard. I was a little bit down and it recharged my batteries. Some good ideas, others not so good, but overall it is worth the money.
This is an excellent book for those who like brain science. It is written by a neuroscientist, R. Douglas Fields, and treats about the forgotten brain-- glia, astrocytes, white matter, and how it is the missing link to breakthroughs in dementia, alzheimer, palsy,....
The author dissects many diseases and their link to glia, complementing with a little bit of history and feedback by his own work.Very interesting.
This book has more content than his previous one "Start with Why". Has some interesting stories, feedback about hormones and stress, talks about the Circle of Safety and how the leader shouldn't think only about himself and his bonus, instead, should care about the people that he represents. Some stories I already knew (he does a good summary of the book Turn The Ship Around by David Marquet), but I did not lose interest.
Good book, but not a breakthrough.
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