Best New Books for February 2017
- The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Best-selling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’ own work possible.
- A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market [Read online]
”—The Wall Street Journal “[Thorp] gives a biological summation (think Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. . Edward O.
- Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens. Meanwhile, Mother Nature is also seeing dramatic changes as carbon levels rise and species go extinct, with compounding results.
- The Conversion Code: Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales
Capture and close more Internet leads with a new sales script and powerful marketing templates. This book provides clear guidance toward conquering the new paradigm shift toward online lead generation and inside sales. Traditional sales and marketing advice is becoming less and less relevant as today’s consumers are spending much more time online, and salespeople are calling, emailing, and texting leads instead of meeting them in person.
- Teach and Grow Rich: Share Your Knowledge to Create Global Impact, Freedom and Wealth [Read online]
If you’ve tried to create and sell an online product before and failed, this book will show you a process that will help you succeed at last: co-creation. Almost anyone can seize this opportunity and attain wealth, impact, and lifestyle freedom. To begin, you’ll learn how to: Address the common obstacle that keeps others from teaching online: confidence Determine your potential for becoming an online course creator Use co-creation to create an online course people will pay for and that will produce the outcomes they desire Following this blueprint, you’ll also learn how to: Find a hyper-narrow and specific topic for your first (pilot) online course and validate it Write a single-page curriculum with the flexibility for co-creating your course with your pilot students Sell your pilot course even before you’ve built it and even if you don’t have an audience Address different learning modalities and deliver an online course Gather meaningful feedback from your students and use them to keep making your courses better Lather, rinse, and repeat the process until you have an Education Empire.
- Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. The Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world’s largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster’s society was built. As Glass House unfolds, bankruptcy looms.
- The Case Against Sugar
Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical, society-wide, health-related problems. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss, and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
- Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
After interviewing fifty of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. In these pages, through plain English and inspiring stories, you’ll discover… -How to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom. -The core four principles that most of the world’s greatest financial minds utilize so that you can maximize upside and minimize downside.
- The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower [Read online]
” ―The New York Times Book Review From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. How did Israel do it.
- Your Gameplan: Build a Life beyond Survival Mode
Based on the best selling business book, Gameplan, this little book is the ultimate recruiting tool to introduce people to the Young Living opportunity. Full of convincing facts and inspiring success stories, this book will help you maximize every opportunity to share Young Living.
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