The Talent Code — Summary

Myelin, neural pathways, and skills Everything we think, feel and do is a result of electrical impulses traveling through our nerve fibers. We call this connected fibers “circuits.” Each circuit is responsible for a certain action, for example, thought or feeling. When we move a part of our body, it is the result of electrical impulses … Read moreThe Talent Code — Summary

Your Brain at Work — Summary

This book will teach you how to maximize your mental resources Our mental resources are limited, don’t multitask! Our brain’s ability to perform is limited. And modern technology, despite making our lives easier, represents a significant problem when it comes to our concentration. One study showed that constant distraction of, for example, emails and phone … Read moreYour Brain at Work — Summary

Bounce — Summary

Bounce looks at the science of attaining high performance, and how to get there Training can take you much farther than talent. Many people overrate the importance of talent. Mozart, one of the greatest composers, for example, would be assumed to possess incredible talent. But studies have discovered that practice time, not talent, is the deciding factor … Read moreBounce — Summary

You Can Negotiate Anything — Summary

Become a powerful negotiator in all areas of your life We all negotiate on a daily basis. Whether it is with our family, friends, business partners, or tax officials. Negotiations are ubiquitous, though. So you’d better start to developing your skills in negotiations, it will serve you well in life. Know whom to talk to The first thing … Read moreYou Can Negotiate Anything — Summary

Influence — Summary

This book will teach you the six universal principles of persuasion, how to use them and how to defend yourself against them. Nature is full of strange behavior. For example, turkeys care for their chicks only when they emit their distinctive “chep-chep” sound. Scientists can exploit this simplistic drive of the mother turkey with a stuffed … Read moreInfluence — Summary

Where good Ideas come from — Summary

This book identifies the key patterns behind genuine innovation Innovation depends on the adjacent possible Innovations don’t just happen at random. In the primordial soup of atoms four billion years ago, life didn’t just develop from a rearrangement of carbon atoms. First simpler structures like molecules, proteins, polymers, cells, and so on had to build the basic … Read moreWhere good Ideas come from — Summary

Zero to One — Summary

Zero to One presents a new way of thinking about innovation Intensive and extensive progress What do we really mean by thinking about the future? Surely we mean things which will be different from today. And for things to be different there has to be change or progress. There are two types of progress, horizontal … Read moreZero to One — Summary

Mindset — Summary

People with a fixed mindset — those who believe that abilities are fixed — are far less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset. Mindset There are some things over which we have little control like the body features we are born with. But there are many more over which we do have control, for example physical and … Read moreMindset — Summary

Por qué deje de ver noticias

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” — Mark Twain En informática hay un término “garbage in, garbage out”. Basura entra, basura sale. Lastimosamente al consumir cualquier noticia en las redes sociales, exponemos a nuestro cerebro al mismo principio. Hace años dejé de mirar a la tele y fue una … Read morePor qué deje de ver noticias

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do — Summary

Mental strength isn’t about acting tough; it’s about feeling empowered to overcome life’s challenges. Here is a list of things Mentally strong people don’t do. Waste time feeling sorry for themselves Give away their power Shy away from change Focus on things they can’t control Worry about pleasing everyone Fear taking calculated risks Dwell on the past Make the same mistakes … Read more13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do — Summary

The Checklist Manifesto — Summary

This book shows how we can deal with the complexity in our lives Human knowledge has become highly complex Thanks to the accumulative progress of human knowledge, we have increasingly detailed information about nearly every problem. Take for example medicine, over 13.000 diseases, injuries and syndromes are defined according to the World Health Organization. For many of … Read moreThe Checklist Manifesto — Summary

Grit : The Power of Passion and Perseverance — Summary

In this book you will learn that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence. We tend to self-deceive us about the key to success When people are asked about what they think is more important for success, hard work or natural talent, they tend to choose hard-work. … Read moreGrit : The Power of Passion and Perseverance — Summary

Outliers — Summary

In this book Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? The myth of talent Our culture tends to attribute an individual’s success to his or her talent and abilities, a so-called “self-made” individual. It turns out that the “self-made man” is a myth. There are many hidden factors which play an important role in every … Read moreOutliers — Summary

Cómo encontrar libros buenos

Las personas más exitosas tienen algo en común. Hacen un hábito de por vida del aprendizaje. Y una de las mejores formas de aprender es leer libros. La humanidad ha transferido su conocimiento a los libros desde hace más que 5000 años. Por estas y más razones, personas como Elon Musk (el empresario y geek celebrado), … Read moreCómo encontrar libros buenos

How to Win Friends & Influence People — Summary

This is one of the books everyone should read to get the most out of life. Smile Our actions, not our words have the most impact on our impression in others. Thus, when we meet someone the best way to tell them that we are happy to meet them is to smile. We tend to automatically like … Read moreHow to Win Friends & Influence People — Summary

Rewire — Summary

Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits Did you ever feel irritated after doing something unwanted unconsciously? It can be something harmless like a spelling error or something far worse like saying something you shouldn’t have said or smoking that one cigarette for old time’s sake. In this book, we will … Read moreRewire — Summary

Willpower — Summary

Drawing on cutting-edge research, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. Modern science has given us a better understanding of what willpower is, how it works and where it comes from. It’s closely tied to the brain chemistry and a crucial part of the mind’s functionality. Willpower is … Read moreWillpower — Summary

The power of Habit — Summary

This book takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Habits are “auto-pilot” routines that save effort (energy) Do you ever have to consciously think how to ride a bike or brush your teeth? No? That’s because you built a habit out of those activities. … Read moreThe power of Habit — Summary

Smarter Faster Better — Summary

This book explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think. Learn to stay on track Have you ever felt excited about something, for example, a new project, but after a while that excitement faded away? Researchers at Columbia University found that people feel more motivated when they have … Read moreSmarter Faster Better — Summary