Best New Books for January 2017

  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
    The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our MindsBest-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.
  • Reinvent Yourself [Read online]
    Reinvent Yourself. – (Business Week) James Altucher is scary smart – (Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics) James Altucher is the best blogger of our generation. – (Search Engine Journal).
  • The Case Against Sugar [Read online]
    The Case Against SugarAnd sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. 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.
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
    Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionInfluence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes – and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion.
  • Be Obsessed or Be Average
    Be Obsessed or Be Average. Obsession made all of his wildest dreams come true. And it can help you achieve massive success too.
  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of AccelerationsDue 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.
  • Getting Noticed: A No-Nonsense Guide to Standing Out and Selling More for Mompreneurs Who ‘Ain’t Got Time for That’ [Read online]
    Getting Noticed: A No-Nonsense Guide to Standing Out and Selling More for Mompreneurs Who 'Ain't Got Time for That'“Lindsay Teague Moreno is one of the smartest, most insightful people I’ve ever met when it comes to getting noticed. ” – Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling Author / Speaker “Lindsay Teague Moreno’s Getting Noticed is an inspiring read for anyone looking to be more intentional in social media and get real results. Lindsay Teague Moreno knows the hardcore mom life.
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
    The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of LivingWhy have history’s greatest minds – from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today’s top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities – embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from Emperor Marcus Aurelius, playwright Seneca, and slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year, you’ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.

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