How to Win Friends and Influence People – If You Wish to Understand People, This Is the Book for You

What it’s about How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. The book is all about understanding people with the aim being that by understanding better you will be better able to interact and communicate with people. So basically this is a book that triesContinue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People – If You Wish to Understand People, This Is the Book for You”

Outliers – If You Want to Understand the Difference between Success and Failure, Read This Book

What it’s about This book looks at the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful, and asks the question what is the key to their success. What makes a high achiever different from everyone else. Why you should read it This book is an absolutely fascinating read, and any person whoContinue reading “Outliers – If You Want to Understand the Difference between Success and Failure, Read This Book”

Success Is a Lottery – Acknowledging That Fact Will Make the World a Much Kinder and Fairer Place

I’ve just been reading a book by Malcolm Gladwell called Outliers, if you haven’t read it I highly recommend it, it truly is a fascinating read. But anyway, the point that it makes is that success and failure is all about luck. Yes most of the time hard work is needed to go with thatContinue reading “Success Is a Lottery – Acknowledging That Fact Will Make the World a Much Kinder and Fairer Place”

How Focusing on the Positives Helped Me to Stop Living in the past

It is so easy to get lost in the past, I used to be lost in the past, however, by changing the way that I thought about the past, by looking for the positives, I left the past behind and found the present. In this post I talk about exactly how I did this and how anyone can.

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction – Want to Start Making Better Decisions, This Book Will Teach You How to

What it’s about Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction is a book by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner released in 2015. It details findings from The Good Judgment Project which is a twenty year project in which the aim was to discover just how good forecasters were at forecasting.  Why you should readContinue reading “Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction – Want to Start Making Better Decisions, This Book Will Teach You How to”

Why It’s So Important Never To Give Something To Someone That You Don’t Like Giving

Imagine spending ten pounds to buy eight pounds, any person who agreed to this would be mad. Yet frequently when it comes to relationships this is exactly what people do. In this post David Graham talks about why it’s so important not to fall into this trap and how to avoid doing so.