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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

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Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You’ll learn:


• Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength
• Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers

• Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution
• The secret ingredient to “grit” that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going
• How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them—and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn’t so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

Title:Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062416170
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:224 pages
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  • Sonya Choudhury
    May 27, 2017

    Bad boys do well in life. Much better than the class toppers, says Eric Barker, in his primer for success. The best lessons in cooperation come from gang members, pirates and serial killers, continues...

  • Lorilin
    Jun 15, 2017

    We all have ideas of what we think makes people successful. And though author Eric Barker claims to "EXPLODE ALL THE MYTHS!!" in this book, his ideas aren't actually all that crazy--and certainly not ...

  • Naiya
    Jul 01, 2017

    It did that thing where the answer is pretty much "it depends" to every question about what folks should do with their lives. That said, a pretty excellent book. Solid tips on figuring shit out. ...

  • Mart Roben
    Jun 26, 2017

    Have you ever read a self-help book that gave you all the answers, only to find that real world is far too messy to make use of “simple truths”? Or, from the other side of the genre, have you read...

  • Edwin Setiadi
    Jun 02, 2017

    The funnest, the most out-of-the-box analysis, on the keys for successThis is the 1st book I've ever pre-ordered. I am a regular reader of the blog Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and I once thought would ...

  • Ahn Mur
    Jun 11, 2017

    Started off strong and then slowly lost steam. First half of the book contains a few gems, but by the second half, the reflection gets to be a bit fluffier and less definitive / more of the same from ...

  • Jackie London
    May 14, 2017

    What a thoughtful and entertaining book. This gem kept me engaged as I learned about pirates and prisons and valedictorians success rate right out of the gate. The author uses studies and facts to cre...

  • Red
    Jul 16, 2017

    Eric Barker summarizes and distills modern psychological findings and distills them down into actionable information. A great non-fiction book gives me one big idea that enlarges my world view, this h...

  • Mat?j H.
    Jun 01, 2017

    Among other books aimed at describing whats necessary for sucees in life, this one felt both entertaining and thought-provoking, thanks to (mainly) two reasons: inclusion of wide array of demonstratin...

  • Daniel
    Jul 16, 2017

    This is one of the best books about success. It is not a mere self-help book that ask you to follow a program designed just by the author. This book is totally based on evidence. Many crucial question...