The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

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Published: 2012-06-14

ISBN: 9781594203381

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

A successful Wall Street trader turned Cambridge neuroscientist reveals the biology of boom and bust and how risk taking transforms our body chemistry, driving us to extremes of euphoria and risky behavior or stress and depressionThe laws of financial boom and bust, it turns out, have more than a little to do with male hormones. In a series of groundbreaking experiments, Dr. John Coates identified a feedback loop between testosterone and success that dramatically lowers the fear of risk in men, especially younger men—significantly, the fear of risk is not reduced in women. Similarly,

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Price: $27.95


Obliquity

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9780143120551

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

"John Kay tells a fast-paced detective story as he searches for the surprising secret to success…Brilliant."-Tim Harford, author of The Logic of Life In this revolutionary book, economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: the best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal, from happiness to preventing forest fires, is the indirect way. We can learn how to achieve our objectives only through a gradual process of risk taking and discovery-what Kay calls obliquity. The author traces this seemingly counterintuitive path

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Price: $16.00


Obliquity

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Published: 2011-04-14

ISBN: 9781594202780

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

A leading economist charts the indirect road to happiness and wealth. Using dozens of practical examples from the worlds of business, politics, science, sports, literature, even parenting, esteemed economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: The best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal-from happiness to wealth to profit to preventing forest fires-is the indirect way. As Kay points out, we rarely know enough about the intricacies of important problems to tackle them head-on. And our unpredictable interactions with other people and

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Price: $25.95


Secrets of the Moneylab

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Published: 2010-09-02

ISBN: 9781591843542

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

Taking the findings of behavioral economics from the cocktail party to the boardroom. Experimental economist Kay-Yut Chen leads an economics lab at Hewlett- Packard-the first of its kind at any company. His groundbreaking research into human behavior has turned into tangible results for HP. He has saved the company millions of dollars, simply by explaining why people really do the things they do. MoneyLab offers practical lessons being put to use right now at HP and other leading companies. It explains, for instance, how to: ? Use incentives to influence employees, suppliers, and buyers ? Determine

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Problem Solving 101

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Published: 2009-03-05

ISBN: 9781591842422

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

The fun and simple problem-solving guide that took Japan by stormKen Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant. He was amazed to discover that adults were hungry for his fun and easy guide to problem solving and decision making. The book became a surprise Japanese bestseller, with more than 370,000 in print after six months. Now American businesspeople can also use it to master some powerful

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Price: $22.95


Nudge

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Published: 2009-02-24

ISBN: 9780143115267

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Nudge is about choices-how we make them and how we can make better ones. Authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make- including ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources, and other bad decisions. Citing decades of cutting-edge behavioral science research, they demonstrate that sensible “choice architecture”can successfully nudge people towards the best decisions without restricting their freedom of choice. S straightforward, informative, and entertaining, this is a must-read

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Price: $16.00


The Accidental Creative

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Published: 1970-01-01

ISBN: 9781591844013

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout. It isn’t enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today’s marketplace, all of us-even the accountants-have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements: * Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind. * Relationships: Build stimulating

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Price: $25.95


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