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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight
What is the book "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck" about? A lot of people are concerned about not only useless but even harmful things. However, due to deeply rooted social stereotypes, we rarely think about the reasons why these things are so important to us, taking everything...
What is the book "Leonardo da Vinci" about? Da Vinci listed his numerous talents in a letter to the Governor of Milan. He mentioned engineering of bridges, fortifications, cannons, armored vehicles and ships, architecture and construction of public buildings. Besides that, Leonardo briefly mentions that he is also a painter. At...
Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation by Jay Samit
What is the book "Disrupt You" about? Jay Samit, the author of the book, is aware of things about nowadays economy and consumer market. He is sure that the days when a successful company could do nothing and earn a lot of profit are gone. The endless stream of new...
UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship by MJ DeMarco
What is the book "Unscripted" about? MJ DeMarco is a businessman who became a millionaire in his youth. In spite of his higher education, he decided not to waste his time on building a hierarchical ladder in the prestigious corporations, which were so popular among his fellow students. He had...
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
What is the book "Incognito" about? Every person knows everything about himself. We are sure that we can orient in the world around us in a proper way, make decisions freely, think clearly and evaluate things reasonably. But is it actually so? David Eagleman studies this question in his book....
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
What is the book "Thrive" about? Arianna Huffington says that the thought of writing a book came to her when she was giving a speech to the graduates of Smith College in 2013. She was treating it very seriously, remembering her daughters, who were also about to graduate from college. All educated young people eagerly...
What is the book "The Happiness Hypothesis" about? According to the book’s author, Jonathan Haidt, it’s devoted to exploring 10 “Great Ideas” that have evolved throughout different civilizations. The thing that binds them is their mutual devotion on how to achieve happiness. Haidt attempts to examine them from a contemporary point of view, to approach them...
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
What is the book "Option B" about? Sheryl Sandberg is a legend of Silicon Valley. A successful, talented, and a fascinating woman, former vice-president of Google, who for several years headed the staff of the US Treasury, she is now a member of the Facebook Board of Directors. She is frequently featured on lists of the most...
Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson
What is the book "Hit Makers" about? Journalist Derek Thompson has committed himself to an ambitious task - to write a book that would explain the tastes of many people, who determine the success or the failure of a product, be it a song, a painting, or a film. Commercially successful products and ideas that are becoming...
The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self―Not Just Your "Good" Self―Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener
What is the book "The Upside of Your Dark Side" about? Even the most optimistic people can’t entirely avoid negative feelings and emotions. We all get upset when our dreams do not come true, when reality falls short of our expectations and when we suffer from discomfort and disorder in...