Barking Up the Wrong Tree

The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD31476
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538415771
Narrator/s: Roger Wayne
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Much of the advice we've been told about achievement is logical, earnest.and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You'll learn: - Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength - Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers - Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution- The secret ingredient to "grit" that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going- How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them-and find out in some cases why it's good that we aren't. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.


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Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Product Number: BX00061798
Product Number:Z100120078
Product Number:DD31476

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Author(s): Eric Barker
Narrator(s): Roger Wayne
Product Number Z100120078
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062675040
Author(s): Eric Barker
Product Number EB00684153
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780062416179

Professional reviews

"Narrating this fascinating collection of research findings on who is successful and why, Roger Wayne brings the kind of vocal clarity and enthusiasm that an audiobook like this deserves. He sounds relaxed, in complete control of his craft, and engaged without overselling the author's message. Eric Barker explodes many myths we have about success--for example that nice guys and generous people finish last--by offering surprising studies of how people with various behavioral/emotional styles perform with various types of challenges. He shows how conditions like ADHD can help or hurt a person's effectiveness depending on the setting and type of task they're doing and how leaders who did poorly in school often succeed in real life because their creativity is "unfiltered"--they find solutions others don't see. T.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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