Content tagged with "psychology"

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Book Review
May 17, 2020
108

“A good discussion about our hidden motives in all sorts of cognitive arenas like art, religion, politics, etc. We spend most of lives lying to ourselves about why we do things. Their thoughts on…”

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Book Review
May 23, 2014
28

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
Reading List
Book Review
July 31, 2022
277

“This is an interesting look about all the ways we think and process information other than the neurons and synapses in our brains. To be fair, we don’t really think outside the brain, but external…”

The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community
Reading List
Book Review
June 19, 2014
45

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes
Reading List
Book Review
October 16, 2021
238

“A book about how smart people are sometimes very stupid. Sometimes, we can be so smart and analytical that we outsmart ourselves, lose sight of the forest for the trees, and come full-circle back to…”

Intuition at Work: Why Developing Your Gut Instincts Will Make You Better at What You Do
Reading List
Book Review
July 24, 2017
64

“This is the ‘business’ version of Klein’s more academic ‘Sources of Power.’ A good book, but a lot to absorb. The key takeaway: map potential decision points, and role-play and practice scenarios.”

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Reading List
Book Review
February 22, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Reading List
Book Review
May 5, 2017
155

“The core point of this book is fantastic and wonderful: we are creatures of growth, and if we approach our lives with the mindset that we can change and are not fixed, then it will have a huge impact…”

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Reading List
Book Review
October 2, 2016
32

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Reading List
Book Review
May 7, 2014
38

“I did not write a review for this book.”

The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions That Shape Our World
Reading List
Book Review
July 26, 2020
139

“I didn’t get this book for about the first third of it. Then I figured out what it was all about – It’s about all the hidden things in life that we ignore from day to day. Where our food comes from,…”

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
Reading List
Book Review
December 2, 2019
168

“The value of this book depends on how much faith you place in the Enneagram, an ancient method of categorizing personalities into nine different types. The book is wonderfully well-written, but it…”

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions
Reading List
Book Review
July 17, 2017
69

“The result of years of research about decision making. Spoiler: we rarely compare alternative paths of action. Instead, we seize on something we think will work, then evaluate that. If we decide it’s…”

Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
Reading List
Book Review
September 5, 2016
428

“This is a book about Do Gooders – people who are compelled to help other people, often to a fault. The book is a series of stories about these people. These are people that sacrifice their lives,…”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Reading List
Book Review
January 23, 2018
202

“Meh. I just didn’t get most of this. I feel like this is a self-help book for people who don’t read many self-help books because a lot of it is obvious. Manson seems to be trying to play the ‘get…”

The Tacit Dimension
Reading List
Book Review
September 23, 2016
27

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Reading List
Book Review
February 6, 2017
51

“Fascinating, but a bit of a slog to get through. Gets tedious towards the end. Key takeaway: you’re not good at thinking, you’re just good at thinking that you’re good at thinking.”

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts
Reading List
Book Review
December 28, 2015
167

“This is one of those books which launches with a clear premise and then loses its way. The book is purportedly about ‘triggers,’ things in the environment that get in the way of you changing as a…”

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
Reading List
Book Review
July 31, 2022
462

“This book explains ‘The Romantic Lie,’ which is a theory proposed by Rene Girard. It says that we’re fooling ourselves when we think we want something just because we do – we actually only want things…”

The Weekend Effect: The Life Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork
Reading List
Book Review
October 6, 2017
78

“Nice reading, but I don’t know that I learned anything particularly new. She makes a case for taking time away from work, and has chapters about things you can do and why they matter, but I’m not sure…”