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The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time

Maria Konnikova - 2016 - Psychology - Limited preview
"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil ...
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Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

Pagan Kennedy - 2016 - No preview available
The writer of the "New York Times Magazine" s popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled aha moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in ...
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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and ...

Michael Greger, MD, Gene Stone - 2015 - Health & Fitness - Limited preview
From the physician behind the wildly popular website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. The vast ...
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Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance

John Kay - 2015 - Business & Economics - No preview available
The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The ...
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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire - 2015 - Self-Help - Limited preview
Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the ...
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Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own

Garett Jones - 2015 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Over the last few decades, economists and psychologists have quietly documented the many ways in which a person's IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation's IQ matters so much more. As Garett Jones argues in Hive Mind, modest differences ...
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The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

J. Richard Gott - 2016 - Science - Limited preview
J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies—a magnificent structure now called the "cosmic web ...
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Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact

Steven Kotler - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
The Flow Genome Project director and award-winning author of The Rise of Superman charts the world-changing transformation of fictional scientific concepts into real-world technologies. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret ...

Annie Jacobsen - 2015 - History - Limited preview
The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most ...
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Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success

Aaron Dignan - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we’re addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table? Or why some people are able to ...
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