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Grain Brain Summary
Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD
4.6 at Amazon 2013
food • nutrition
Grain Brain is about improving brain health through eating more "good fats" and less grains, sugars and processed carbs. Dr. Perlmutter says this diet helped many of his patients lower their weight, blood sugar, inflammation and cholesterol levels—thereby decreasing their risk for dementia, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Influence Summary
Influence by Robert Cialdini
4.6 at Amazon 1984
communication • free • marketing • negotiation • sales • trending
Influence is about six principles of persuasion useful for sales, marketing and negotiation. Professor Robert Cialdini says certain triggers can influence human decisions almost automatically. The six principles are: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity.
Thinking, Fast and Slow Summary
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
4.6 at Amazon 2011
communication • economics • philosophy
Thinking, Fast and Slow is about how irrational mental shortcuts often guide our decision-making. Based on countless studies, Daniel Kahneman shows we rely on our intuitive mind (System 1) more than our lazy logical mind (System 2), and why this causes systematic errors in our judgement.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Summary
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
4.7 at Amazon 2013
biography • entrepreneur • productivity • self discipline
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is about the hilarious wisdom and many business failures of Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. He shares pragmatic strategies for increasing our odds of success—by using systems over goals, building a talent stack and repeating (mysteriously powerful) affirmations.
The Everything Store Summary
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
4.6 at Amazon 2013
billionaire • biography • entrepreneur • silicon valley • technology
The Everything Store is the story of Amazon and Jeff Bezos—one of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs today. Brad Stone explores how Amazon became the largest online retailer in the world, through a mix of customer obsession and ruthless competition.
As a Man Thinketh Summary
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
4.6 at Amazon 1902
classic • success
As a Man Thinketh says our thoughts set the course our life, not our circumstances. James Allen says thoughts are seeds for actions, so our mind is a garden where we must cultivate the right seeds. This short, inspiring book still influences many modern self-help teachers.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
4.8 at Amazon 1989
habits • leadership • management • productivity • success • time management
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the most popular self-help books ever, selling over 25 million copies. Stephen Covey explains 7 principles that will help us become more effective. They include: taking 100% responsibility, playing the long-term game, and building win-win relationships.
Grinding it Out Summary
Grinding it Out by Ray Kroc
4.6 at Amazon 1977
billionaire • biography • entrepreneur • success
Grinding It Out is about how McDonald's grew to be one of the biggest companies in the world. Ray Kroc did it through seizing the right opportunity, perfecting the fundamentals of the business, always emphasizing growth, and persisting until he found the successful strategy.
Sapiens Summary
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
4.6 at Amazon 2011
bestselling now • economics • history • philosophy • science
Sapiens is about how we went from being simple primates 2.5 million years ago... to walking on the moon. Yuval Noah Harari explores the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions, which made us who we are today. He says common myths like money, laws and nations hold human societies together.

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