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Book Summary: Thinking, Fast and Slow – Intuition or deliberation? Where you can (and can’t) trust your brain

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) – a recapitulation of the decades of research that led to Kahneman’s winning the Nobel Prize – explains his contributions to our current understanding of psychology and behavioral economics. Over the years, the research of Kahneman and his colleagues has helped us better understand how decisions are made, why certain …

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Book Summary: The Why Café – A Story About the Meaning of Life

The Why Café (2003) is a semi-autobiographical account of one man’s search for meaning. When protagonist John stumbles upon a little Café in the middle of nowhere, he’s confronted with three existential questions. The other customers guide John on his philosophical journey and help him discover the secrets to living a fulfilled life – teaching …

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[Book Summary] The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance

Dr. Zinsser is the director of the Performance Psychology Program at the West Point Military Academy. Dr. Zinsser helps soldiers, athletes, and business leaders win their “First Victory” before big performances. He helped quarterback Eli Manning achieve his “First Victory” before Super Bowl 42 by getting him to believe he was as good as any …

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[Book Summary] You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want

You Do You (2017) is part broadside against the enforcers of silly norms and part invitation to rethink our relationships with ourselves. Packed with no-nonsense truth-telling, these summaries suggest that whatever you’ve been told to the contrary, there’s nothing wrong with being you – warts and all. In fact, Sarah Knight argues, embracing your true …

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[Book Summary] Critique of Pure Reason: A groundbreaking and influential philosophy classic about the limits of human reason

The Critique of Pure Reason (1781) is one of the most groundbreaking, revolutionary, and influential books in the history of Western philosophy. Pointing out the limits of human reason, it argues that we can have knowledge about the world as we experience it, but we can never know anything about the ultimate nature of reality.

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