Most companies rely on manipulations to attract customers and employees; they use short-term motivators that do not inspire or encourage loyalty. Customers who are not inspired will stop buying the product as soon as the company cannot keep up the manipulative strategies, and employees are less motivated and less productive when they are not inspired.
"Mechanically read. Hated it"
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance is an account of the struggles of white working-class Americans in the post-industrial United States. The author offers a message of hope by telling the story of how he went from growing up poor in Ohio's Rust Belt to graduating from Yale Law School.
Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers is a compilation of selected interviews conducted by author Tim Ferriss on his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the story of a Russian aristocrat-turned-waiter who lives 32 years of his life under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, the novel follows its protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, as he develops new friendships, family, and loves, all while confined within the walls of the Metropol.
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure.
Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources.
Robert B. Cialdini's Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion examines the compliance methods by which marketers, salespeople, and others, such as cult leaders, pressure people into doing things they would not otherwise do. There are six basic compliance tools: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Listeners can learn specific techniques to resist each.
"you get what you pay for"
Living according to the seven habits requires paradigm shifts that allow an individual to become flexible enough to change. One is the shift in associations when considering independence and interdependence. Independence, which is more valued by contemporary personality-driven trends, can cause problematic isolation and stifle cooperation. Interdependence describes a healthier approach that enables teamwork.
A summary of Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. Predictably Irrational provides a data-driven window into the ways in which the human mind fails to make rational choices time and time again. While some of these irrational decisions are humorous or trivial, in many cases these behaviors can have far-ranging implications for governments and health care systems.
Inner Engineering by yogi and mystic Sadhguru is a nonfiction book that explores the path to spiritual enlightenment, a state in which joy is constant. Human consciousness is like a machine. When people learn how to master their own minds and bodies as they do machines, they will have the ability to experience profound and sustained joy. Therefore, a person's path to lasting joy begins with mastering their inner experience.
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government offers a critique of conventional wisdom surrounding popular theories of democracy. Authors Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that the public, journalists, and political scientists rely on a group of common-sense understandings of democracy. The authors collectively refer to these beliefs as the "folk theory" of democracy.
Dropshipping is increasingly becoming popular. In fact, today, many online business enthusiasts consider it an easy and lucrative online business approach. If dropshipping intrigues you, and your interest in starting a dropshipping empire is at an all-time high, this book will prove quite useful.
"Definitely helpful for online sellers"
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a study of inequity, both historically and in the present. The book describes how the concentration of wealth has changed over time. Its central thesis is that return on capital is greater than growth over time, which means that capital and inequality inevitably increase. The book also considers the ways governments might address the increasing concentration of wealth in the future.
Deep Work describes a method of engaging with one's professional efforts in a full and immersive manner to produce better results. This type of focused effort does not require longer hours. Instead, a seasoned practitioner can accomplish more in a shorter time frame. Furthermore, the product of this working style will be of a higher quality than what others produce when they attempt to work while succumbing to the noise of distractions around them, particularly those related to technological overload.
"A little to short"
This is the story of a young man who was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, seemingly destined to spend the rest of his life following the instruction of God's "Spirit Directed Organization". He soon came to discover, however, that things were not as they had first seemed. Following a patch of doubt and subsequent in-depth investigation into the religion, the young man began to realize that the things he had previously accepted without question no longer made sense.
"Informative and thought provoking."
Please note: this is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. This summary includes a summary of the book, main characters, character analysis, and analysis of the themes and author's style.
Moonwalking with Einstein recounts author Joshua Foer's yearlong journey from participant-journalist covering the national memory championships to becoming the 2006 USA World Memory Champion. Other segments offer a journalistic history of the human relationship with memory, addressing its failings, its successes, and its limitations.
Do you ever feel like your husband is an overgrown child? Or a really big teenager that needs to be reminded of everything or he'll forget? Is this the guy you married? What the heck happened to him? Was he always this way? More importantly, is there anything you can do to fix it, or do you have to suffer with his atrocious habits for the rest of your life? This book is an attempt to offer solid education and practical tips to help you deal with the daily frustrations of living with someone who has ADD/ADHD.
Triggers, written by executive coach Marshall Goldsmith, with Mark Reiter, his agent and writing partner, is a nonfiction, self-help book designed for people who need motivation, understanding, and concrete, practical tools to effect lasting behavioral changes. Triggers are stimuli that prompt a behavioral reaction; they can be beliefs, behaviors, or environments. Identifying triggers is useful in all interpersonal relationships, whether in the workplace or at home.
#AskGaryVee is entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk's guide to leadership and media. Structured in the form of questions and answers, #AskGaryVee follows the model of Vaynerchuk's YouTube show, in which he responds to a wide variety of inquiries - both personal and professional - from his followers.