Category: Book Recommendations

New Summer Readings

My latest picks: (mostly) recent books about decision making and goal achievement. The promise of a long summer ahead makes me very happy, and so does the knowledge that no matter how much I read, there will always be books

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Summer Reading List

Some book recommendations on decision making, innovation and productivity: Kayt Sukel (2016) The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance A very readable overview of current research on the neuroscience of risk, illustrated with personal stories and some inspiring interviews

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Instead of a Book Recommendation

This month I’m recommending an article instead of a book, by Gigerenzer and his colleagues, who have been pioneers in advocating for statistical literacy: Gigerenzer, G., Gaissmaier, W., Kurz-Milcke, E., Schwartz, L. M., & Woloshin, S. (2007). Helping Doctors and Patients Make Sense

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Book and Video Recommendation: Skills Trump Passion

“Follow your passion” is a very commonly heard career advice, but Cal Newport argues it’s actually quite terrible as a guiding principle. In his quest to figure out how people find great careers, he found not only that preexisting passions are

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Book Recommendation: Strategic Decision Making

Craig W. Kirkwood (1997). Strategic Decision Making: Multiobjective Decision Analysis with Spreadsheets. *** Geek Alert! *** Skip this month’s book recommendation if you don’t like spreadsheets. This book by Craig Kirkwood is all about spreadsheets, and how to use them

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Book Recommendation: How To Write A Lot

Paul J. Silvia (2007). How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Paul Silvia makes a strong case for scheduling in his book “How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing“. It

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Quote for June: Binge Working

“Binge writers foolishly search for big chunks of time, and they ‘find’ this time during the evenings and weekends. Binge writing thus consumes time that should be spent on normal living. Is writing more important than spending time with your

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Book Recommendations: How To Organize Both Space and Time

If you’re up for some serious spring cleaning of not only your home or work space, but also your schedule, Julie Morgenstern has written two books that can help: 1. Organizing from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home,

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Book Recommendation: The Upside of Irrationality

Dan Ariely (2011). The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic. Dan Ariely is a great thinker, scientist and story-teller. In this book, he weaves personal anecdotes and research findings together to help us gain insight into our

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Book Recommendation: Willpower

Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney (2012). Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. This book is a collaboration of the psychologist and researcher Roy Baumeister with New York Times science writer John Tierney. Together, they created the kind of book

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