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

  • Title: Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • Author: Eric Barker
  • ISBN: 9780062416179
  • Page: 182
  • Format: ebook
  • Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong By Eric Barker, 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 gMuch 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 ManBy looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be 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.

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    1. Readable to the extreme Loved the way the author stepped back from all the psychology popular stuff He went to great length to show that all the go and become the hero , get it done approach, don t say quits until you drop stuff can be counterproductive at times, though not always Also loved the author s way of thinking He basically employs the recipe for dealing with most tasks where one size fits all answers are unlikely to work.Surprisingly memorable, with bright examples easing the reader in [...]

    2. 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 Eric Barker in this how to strategize and be successful guide Sensational theories, but Barker, a former Hollywood screenwriter , uses stories, research studies and liberally quotes the gurus of productivity and psychology to buttress his analysis and advice The book has 6 chapters, all with catchy s [...]

    3. 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 so crazy that we ve never heard them before In fact, I recognized than a few ideas summarized from other books I ve read like Give and Take A Revolutionary Approach to Success, Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking, Just Enough Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life, [...]

    4. 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 of the same from other books in the genre.Still worth reading for the first half though My favourite take aways Volunteering 2 hours a week is the sweet spot for maximum benefit Work hard but draw attention to it, every Friday send an email with accomplishments There is really no point where flattery goes too far and backf [...]

    5. I heard this audio book in my car whilst driving It was a good companion As Barker says he is not inventing the wheel here What he did was remind me of the lessons I had learned in the past and gave me new examples or case histories What holds through the book is the message Know thyselfFind balanceBe positiveFocusA good voice and message to hear.Fits into slot 20 of my book challenge a book with career advice here I had career and life advice aplenty.

    6. Why Everything You Know About Success Is Mostly Wrong, Unless You ve Read Any Other Productivity Book From this Century.On the plus side, productivity classics like Cal Newport s Deep Work Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, or Susan Cain s Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking, are summarized in a single page each, so if you re new to this, the book works as a speed learning hack.

    7. Abandanded 50% of the way through It s rare that I abandon a book However, this book was enough of a struggle to get through that I decided to cut my losses It is not that book isn t well written it is It s not that it isn t slightly funny it is I gave up on reading it because the style was just not for me Each chapter seemed to hop, skip and jump all over the place The book covered all aspects of personal development work life balance to networking to what makes people successful and Within ea [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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 it be cool if Eric Barker can make a book out of these gems And my God he did, and it did not disappoint one bit.Like Dale Carnegie, Eric Barker uses so many stories, book references and great quotations to make his points accross There are stories such as how a poor boy in Mexico can become a world [...]

    10. 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 create arguments and then plays devils advocate to view a different side of the coin The lessons are told in a conversational way and asks questions that you can think about yourself or talk to co workers friends about It s a great mix of science and psychology and applying the information in your every [...]

    11. Thoroughly enjoyed this one It s balanced and full of interesting anecdotes to underline its arguments The style reminded me of Teams of teams , which I can also highly recommend

    12. 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 a self help book preaching how everything is relative, leading to the inevitable conclusion that you should stop making choices and stop trying in life Barking Up the Wrong Tree falls in the sweet spot between the dumb templates and the blind acceptance.The book explores research about life decisions and [...]

    13. Great read about how to be the most successful person you can beThis is a fantastic book full of wonderful advice from detailed research along with some great anecdotes unique to this book Eric covers lots of ground over many topics and at times it feels like a best hits of legendary self development books which he summarises perfectly I d recommend this and his blog to anyone

    14. Completely forgettable and totally unsurprising science behind everything I ve already heard everywhere else All the books in this genre should be called Kahneman and Tserversky lite There s got to be some behavioral flaw to explain why I keep reading these books even though they tell me the same thing over and over again.

    15. Was going to give it two stars, but it really redeemed itself at the end when he talked about making choices For the most part, the writing style was not so great It felt very poppy here s some advice, and here s a bunch of information distilled from scientific studies to back it up, so now you have to believe my advice My issue was that a lot of the connections between the studies and his advice seemed strained, if not forced He also went on long tangents and brought them back to his main point [...]

    16. Highly recommend In an easy to read style, Eric Barker summarizes and illustrates sociological research with engaging stories To spoil the ending, the theme is that success in life is not a product of any one trait, but the alignment of your own unique qualities with your job and other aspects of your environment For example, Glenn Gould was such a sensitive child that if he didn t have parents who were willing and able to provide him with the environment he needed, he probably would have ended [...]

    17. This book is a collection of disparate questions connected by the mechanism the author uses to explore them Each chapter is an aggregation of some really neat research on a specific facet of what makes people s lives better Barker presents two contrasting views in the research and then lays out the research backing up each view It s really quite exciting because Barker is a good writer and keeps you hooked from beginning to end of the book.Chapter 1 is about what kind of environment is right for [...]

    18. I was really intrigued by what was dictated by the eulogy values outlined in a section of this book The final definition of success legacy if you will is in a person s eulogy The values engraved as those expressed in eulogies are those that are personal stories that filter messiness of life, many of which bring meaning for life that consequently entail cognitive reappraisal for a optimistic life In retrospect, I learned that to have grit is to just quit not simply quit, yet strategically so The [...]

    19. 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 demonstrating real life examples including Genghis Khan or Spiderman, and looking at the dis advantages of BOTH competing aspects bad guy good guy in each of the chapters, instead of just saying being good guy is good, period.I really enjoyed the book authors writing style was easily digestible even for non native [...]

    20. Listened to this book on Audible Enjoyed the narrator spoke like he was talking to a friend The book is a collection of wisdoms about current business activities and philosophies Very well researched I picked up a couple of ideas that I had not previously considered, and some were reinforced for me Examples flattery even if not true almost always works, productivity plunges after 55 hours per week, not getting enough sleep has the same effect as being drunk Strong finishing element you must set [...]

    21. I thought this book was about something else, but instead, it s one of those everything you know is wrong self help books I ve read 100 times before I wouldn t have started it had I known that After all, it did claim it was to discuss the science of success However, what they meant was that they were going to use anecdotal stories to sing the same old song to people aiming to move up the corporate ladder Don t get me wrong, i guess there s nothing wrong with that I m just tired of this genre.

    22. 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 had at least half a dozen.

    23. An amazingly introspective look into the why and how we are I found plenty of material within to keep me thinking for the next while

    24. All is fine, research has something in it, but I can t resist the impression real insights are missing Correlations doesn t mean you can construct real causes just summing up all the research into words play.I don t have time to ding into broader picture of this, just one example, biggest amount of success what majority of people define depends on environment starting inputs In other words, be born in the richer family or just country All grits and efforts i.e alpha will be greatly influenced by [...]

    25. Very readable, quite entertaining with a long list of upstream reads to follow up on.___To find out your strengths, engage in feedback analysis Before you do something, write down how you expect to do, note the result, and assess Find out what you re good at that consistently produces desired results.Playing to your strengths by choosing the right challenges in your life puts you miles ahead of the average person for both success AND happiness.Pirate governance created sufficient order and coope [...]

    26. My first book of the year.Not such an amazing one,but due to work purposes I have to handle such a stuff.Just A BEGINNING.

    27. This was a good journey through a world of building success The stories are focused on various attributes you can obtain to increase your chance of becoming the person you want to be The anecdotes aren t really science, but that doesn t make the ideas any less valid Like any self help stuff, take it with a grain of salt You will definitely learn something new You will also likely be able to apply the new concept You cannot ask for from a book.

    28. An interesting book that provides some counterintuitive approaches to getting results, though, I believe it could have been shorter as many stories are inserted in there with no real value to the main points.

    29. Sometimes I wonder how my ratings work To be honest, the book didn t really give me a lot of insights, especially new ones I ve read a bunch or the books Eric references and other topics weren t a surprise either so the subtitle is Mostly Wrong itself And I m starting to hate all these All you knew is wrong , surprising science , hidden truths subtitles, all there just to catch an eye of a person who never reads.Still, I liked the book I liked how it was written, and I liked the way it reminded [...]

    30. I ve read a lot of books and articles on productivity, psychology, and how to live the best possible life This is the kind of book I would ve loved to write Barker covers several different topics, each one exploring dichotomies and teaching you something new He references tons of research to support his views and explains it in a balanced, easy to grasp manner There were a lot of parts in the book where I was screaming Yes Exactly coz I d read the material he was referring to and it had resonate [...]

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