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Good insight into the brain even as we readers receive wonderful insight into the frailty and wonder of human consciousness. Along with useful insights, Andrii provides wonderful stories about speaking, including his own growth from shy youth to outgoing public speaker. A useful primer to help you gain more comfort in speaking publicly, and an easy, nice read. A thought-provoking and interesting read. This was such a riveting book that we finished it all in one evening. The upshot is this whopping cautionary tale featuring world-class frauds and utterly ruthless, no-bounds-of-human-decency litigators.
John Carreyrou and the Wall Street Journal deserve kudos for this edge-of-the-seat investigative reporting. Also a great book for audio. Macular Degeneration: A guide to help someone you love , by Paul Wallis. But who would have ever thought that a book on macular degeneration could be both entertaining and enlightening? Yes, Macular Degeneration: A guide to help someone you love is a delightful, informative, and upbeat book about a condition that most know little about. Chapters 1 through 9 in particular give a nice overview of the topic.
If you want a more up-to-date perspective on modern-day social structures in China, this book will give you a broad perspective. While in China we were also recommended another related biography— Wu: The Chinese Empress who schemed, seduced and murdered her way to become a living God , a living God is, after all, a nice gig if you can get it. This revisionist biography lends a sympathetic eye to Empress Dowager Cixi — , who is considered by many to be the most important woman in Chinese history. If you want to catch a sense of the conditions that led to modern China, this intriguing book will keep you captivated—great biographies are one of the easiest ways to learn about history.
Incidentally, Empress Dowager Cixi is a nice book for audio. Jung Chang is also the author of the spectacular international best-seller Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China , with over ten million copies sold worldwide. Yes, Jung Chang can write! We LOVE this best-selling book, which has been optioned for translation into 19 different languages! She also read the Audible version of her book. This National Book Award Finalist caught our attention because we had no idea that octopuses are so smart and so filled with personality.
Montgomery is an infectiously enthusiastic writer who could get you excited about anything. The book also gives great insight into the behind-the-scenes work needed to run a world-class aquarium, and the magic of diving on coral reefs in search of wild octopuses. Have you always wondered how an utterly alien intelligence might think? Read on! This insightful book was co-authored by some of the most influential researchers around. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly.
More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement. He offers great insight into how and why you can broaden your network, and how important it is to open your mind to those who are different from you, in background, training, outlook, or ideology.
A nice book also for audio listening. Rimbeaux, which comes complete with three bean bags for juggling. So recently, Barb picked up another copy of Juggling for the Complete Klutz and its accompanying bean bags and began to renew her juggling skills. Fantastic book! An honest, forthright, deeply thought-provoking book about what an education could and should be.
Audio version read by Laura Sandefer herself.
Our tendency is to focus on obviously disadvantaged kids coming from poor families. That can be a mistake, says author and practicing psychologist Madeline Levine, who works in affluent Marin County, California. Consumerism and focus on achievement can produce depressed, anxious, angry and bored teenagers who suffer from high rates of drug use, eating disorders, and suicide. Sometimes, in fact, the seeming poor can have far wealthier internal lives.
Levine offers great suggestions for the advantaged to help them avoid common parenting pitfalls involving intrusiveness and autonomy. King has sailed through it all—including his near lethal run-in with an out-of-control car. Renie was a smart, independent career woman. When she retired, to her surprise, found herself unable to afford to live independently.
The reason? As it turns out, putting away a little each month beginning relatively early in your career can make enormous improvements in your life, and the lives of your family members, as you grow older. John Schwartz tells you how to get your financial life in order, no matter what your age.
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If you want to do the best you can long term for yourself and those you love, you owe it to yourself to read this excellent book. Also nice on audio. Now, forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history, and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States. This means, at least in part, being aware of your internal signals of annoyance, anger, or irritability—which are all signs of close-mindedness.
You can use those internal signals to trigger quality reflections. We have often used radical open-mindedness even in our research—for example, we send advance versions of our research papers to people we know will dislike our work. It is a deep book of productivity that gets at the essentials of your life. Even if you have no interest in business, the book is worthwhile for its insights into contrarianism and creativity. Barb has used this book for years to teach basic ideas of engineering to ordinary non-engineering types. Although Dr. Bloomfield would have no memory of it now, about a decade ago, Barb was able to visit and tour his fantastic physics demonstrations at the University of Virginia.
These puppies are amongst the most effective sound protectors available. A great strength of this book was its broad coverage of prodigies of all sorts—from computer programming savants like Bill Gates to dance and acting prodigy Shirley Temple. Some parents with extraordinary IQs, for example, have pushed their children in bizarre ways—with often disastrous results. Other parents have wholeheartedly devoted their lives to the children they wished to make into prodigies, only to find little solace in the long run.
Somehow through all this, the book provides healthy encouragement for ordinary, non-savant types. There was a disconcerting tendency through the book to switch between prodigies even mid-paragraph, but otherwise, highly recommended! Sarah Levitt has written a book to help leaders better understand how other leaders wend their way through the difficult, sometimes lonely path of great leadership: A Book for Magnificent Leadership: Transform Uncertainty, Transcend Circumstance, Claim the Future.
Through interviewing successful leaders, Sarah has laid out guidelines that others can find useful. Sousa, now in its fifth edition , which was recommended to us as a top neuroscience-based book on learning.
There are so many books to help teachers understand how younger students learn. But you may be surprised to learn that there are virtually no books for those students themselves, or for their parents. The funny but deeply informative pictures alone are worth the price of the book. We make it a practice to ask people about their all-time favorite book.
So we finally broke down and read it. This book, incidentally, has been on the New York Times best-seller list for weeks, and has over 7, Amazon reviews with a 4. Walls experienced, along with her brother and sisters, a deeply dysfunctional upbringing. The audiobook is read by Walls herself—you may be able to get two free audiobooks through this link. Highly recommended! If you are in any way involved in education, or you think education is important as we do!
But unlike The New Education , The Case Against Education is rigorously argued, and it will force you to examine the premises of your support for learning. Strongly recommended. The eloquence and intelligence with which Gatto vivisects the modern K world makes the book a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in education; it is particularly worthwhile for parents. Highly recommended. We went into this book with high hopes—Davidson characterizes herself as a contrarian instigator with provocative new ideas about how to revolutionize higher education. Her ultimate underlying recommendation for improving universities?
Throw more money at them. No wonder academicians love her despite her self-proclaimed contrarian stance. How readers would have benefited by seeing a profile a student like Tulio Baars , who has taken over MOOCs to self-educate and used that knowledge to found an innovative new data analysis company! This is one of the few books we are reviewing without recommending.
Education and the State , by E.
We believe this is one of the most important books written in the last twenty years. Audio book here. Peterson, with his wonderfully listenable accent from rural Canada, reads the audio version of his book. You may be able to get two free audiobooks through this link.
Covey actually read the Audible version of his book. There is a reason this book has been translated into 32 languages and has sold over 5 million copies. It is one of our personal, life-changing favorites—a synthesis of timeless principles for personal effectiveness that focus on character, rather than technique. The stories he uses to convey key ideas help the ideas resonate unforgettably.
We only wish that Dr. Covey were still alive to do a MOOC! He goes into the nitty-gritty of travel, preparation, and what it feels like to be on stage, plus tips on calming down about verbal flubs and the like. We were astonished to find a CEO who is the real deal as far as caring both for his customers and the employees of his company. Also includes interesting perspectives on quantum computing and artificial intelligence. This is basically a compendium of workaholic work habits of a number of famous writers and artists.
In one way, the book was a little unsatisfying, because most of the descriptions of people work habits were very short. On the other hand, the brevity of the entries is part of what made it such an intriguing book—Currey breezed through the lives of dozens of creative people in a way that allowed us to quickly glean key ideas from a lot of different people. It was gratifying to learn that many writers are bothered by noise, just as we are. Audible version available here. This is a nice book for listening. This is one of those books that we love because it confirms our own previous experiences with regards experts, particularly academic experts.
This book explores, in broad-ranging fashion, how helping can hurt. The reader will emerge with a much deeper and nuanced understanding of altruism in reading this book, the best on altruism in the last 15 years. Redirect is a great and thoughtful book. The book has terrific explanations—no wonder it is so highly rated! Yes, Steve did the Audible narrative , too. Working as a professional stand up comedian is hard. Right from the start, we were riveted to read of a ship sunk on a sunny afternoon within sight of shore—with over a thousand lives lost.
How did it happen? Dan himself reads the Audible version, here. We received this delightful book for Christmas. By making fun, in hilarious fashion of common parental foibles, it also helps us keep in mind what good parenting really entails. Barb regifted this to her pediatrician daughter—the book is now an even bigger hit, making the rounds with her fellow pediatrician-residents. But you may not know that exercise coupled with a healthy diet has a bigger impact on our health, and our ability to learn, than either exercise or a healthy diet alone.
But which diet is best? So read this book to help you do your part in making healthier and tastier! Pre-order to be first in line for a copy! We prefer the hard copy over the e-reader copy, because the images are easier to see on the hard copy. There is a reason this book has been translated into translated into 32 languages and has sold over 5 million copies. Influence will help you to see more clearly the subtle influences that others are exerting on you—and allow you to more easily bring people to agreement with your own ideas.
If you want to try Audible, you can get two free audiobooks through this link. This stealth world-wide best-seller has been translated into over a dozen languages worldwide. Unlike most books on learning, A Mind for Numbers delves into the neuroscience—walking you through research insights that are immediately and practically useful.
Wynne and Donald M. Silver, This 32 page long, award-winning coloring book is actually used in some regular classes, and could be a particular boon for the wide-ranging interests of home-schooled kids. Suitable for ages 8—12, but grownups also seem to enjoy the relaxing process of coloring while they learn.
The Audible version seems to be on sale now. We read this book when it first came out in , and then reread it again recently. This has clearly been beneficial! But instead, as we like to say in English, it knocked our socks off! This riveting book should be read by anyone who needs to communicate with others which means everyone , and especially by teachers.
Even as Anderson regales us with the intriguing and sometimes hilarious stories that lie behind the great TED talks, he gives all sorts of useful nuggets about how we grow to trust and learn from others. Highly recommended, also in the Audible version , which is actually read by Chris Anderson. Peter the Great: His Life and World , by Robert Massie, is in our opinion, truly one of the greatest biographies ever written—fully deserving of its Pulitzer Prize. Not only does the book provide great insight into Peter the Great—it also takes us down some of the stranger rabbit holes of history.
Barb babbled so much about this book at home that she was temporarily banned from discussing it. Author Jack Weatherford has spent years traveling, exploring, and researching in Mongolia. This is a not-t0-be-missed biography!
Jack Weatherford himself narrated the audio version. Who would have thought that a little physically handicapped boy in manly Mongolia, and his more-than-a-decade older mentor and, eventually, wife , could grow a nation? Yet Walker is also a masterful writer, full of witty, insightful metaphors that give an in-depth understanding of how and why we need to sleep.
Do not miss this book. Audio version here. Da Vinci will always remain something of an enigma, because the inner turmoil he communicated so poignantly in his paintings is not something he described in his otherwise comprehensive notebooks. Da Vinci tackled virtually every field of science and turned it into art. As Isaacson observes, we ourselves can learn to observe life more fully by seeing how the magnificent Leonardo did it.
Not only was Waitzkin an eight-time National Chess Champion—he is also a world champion in martial arts. Josh is a wonderful writer with a wealth of telling stories—his book is hard to put down. We love The Like Switch!
With the information in this book, you can find yourself making friends quite literally with the flick of an eyebrow. The level of effort to produce this fantastic volume, and the extraordinary nature of the illustrations themselves, have to be seen to be appreciated!
At first, her recommendations may simply seem impossible. Dan Pink says it best! When some of the most prestigious business schools in the world began providing free versions of their courses online, Laurie Pickard whose great ideas Barb featured in her latest book, Mindshift saw an opportunity to get the business education she had long desired, at a fraction of the typical MBA price tag.
This book has an amazing 5-star rating with over reviews on Amazon. Browder was the co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, which specialized in Russian investments. On a side note, we often think that relentless focus is the best way to learn and be successful. If you have trouble keeping your focus on just one thing, it may sometimes be an advantage. Barb would not have become a successful writer or MOOC-maker! Anyone who writes will benefit from reading this book.
When you are trying to focus on something difficult, whether reading a book or anything else, one of the best things you can do to help you keep that focus is to block out sounds. Earphones like these are used by professional memory champions to help them keep their focus—whether in competition or just learning something new.
Goya , by Robert Hughes. This, perhaps, set Goya unwillingly apart from the world—allowing him to be the last of the Old Masters as well as the first of the Moderns. Rebecca read the Audible version of her book. Rebecca Fett is a science author with a degree in molecular biotechnology and biochemistry. Before becoming a full-time author, Rebecca spent ten years as a biotechnology patent litigation attorney in New York, where she specialized in analyzing the scientific and clinical evidence for biotechnology companies.
This book has enabled Barb to largely get off of medications for rheumatoid arthritis—remarkable, given her 30 years on a cornucopia of drugs. The central idea of this book is that Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple have become pernicious monopolies. One result, according to Foer, is that the writing world has changed dramatically, and not for the better.
Foer has personally experienced this upheaval. The magazine he edited, the New Republic, ran roughshod over his career.