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Drawn on Milkman’s research and the work of her scientific collaborators, How to Change introduces strategic methods for identifying and overcoming obstacles that hinder change. Habits such as impulsivity, procrastination, and forgetfulness often hold us back from making positive changes in our lives. Through various case studies and engaging stories, this book will teach you the following points: • Why timing can be everything when it comes to making a change • How to turn temptation and inertia into assets • That giving advice—even if it's about something you're struggling with—can help you achieve moreHow to Change helps you diagnose the internal obstacles you face and explores solutions that may help you succeed in changing for the better. This book reveals a proven path that can take you from where you are to where you want to be. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Surrounded by Idiots shares a groundbreaking new method of understanding the people around you. Ranging from your coworkers to your spouse, this book will change how you interact with everyoneIn this book, Thomas Erikson explains four key behaviour types that define how we interact with and perceive the people around us. Reds who are dominant and commanding, Yellows who are social and optimistic, Greens who are laid back and friendly, and Blues who are analytical and detail-oriented. The purpose of Surrounded by Idiots is to highlight that no group should be composed solely of individuals of the same type. Diversity is the best way to put a group of people together and achieve decent dynamics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hailed as the ultimate guidance through your financial problems, The Richest Man in Babylon reveals important financial principles that hold the key to personal wealth. The Richest Man in Babylon teaches us seven financial rules, using parables set 8,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia with a protagonist named Arkad. Arkad started his journey as a poor scribe but became the Richest Man in Babylon in the end. Told in simple language and engaging stories, The Richest Man in Babylon will set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Innovator's Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Why is success so difficult to sustain? When you look across the sweep of business history, most companies that once seemed successful would downgrade their position in the market a decade or two later. The Innovator's Dilemma is based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right. That's why we call it the innovator's dilemma. The dilemma rears its head when a type of disruptive technology arises at the low end of the market. In the most straightforward and unassuming application, explaining this paradox is the purpose of this book. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Used successfully by thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world, Six thinking hats is a model that allows your brain to go through practical and unique approaches to make decisions and explore new ideas. Six thinking hats also depersonalise arguments and allow teams to work collaboratively. Named by Dr De Bono as ‘Parallel Thinking’, this method enables each person to look at all sides of a situation and fully explore the subject before coming to a mutual decision. The emphasis here is not on who wins and who loses but on designing a path forward for everyone. In this book, Dr De Bono unscrambles the thinking process with his six thinking hats:WHITE HAT: neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figuresRED HAT: the emotional viewBLACK HAT: careful and cautious, the devil's advocate hatYELLOW HAT: sunny and positiveGREEN HAT: associated with fertile growth, creativity and new ideasBLUE HAT: cool, the colour of the sky, above everything else-the organising hatThrough case studies and real-life examples, Dr De Bono offers a simple tool that may provide you with clearer thinking, improved communication and greater creativity to make better decisions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth lays out the 7 deadly mistakes of economics and offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. Moving beyond the myths of ‘rational economic man’ and unlimited growth, Doughnut Economics zeroes in on the sweet spot: a system that meets all our needs without exhausting the planet.In this week’s episode, Jonesy and Ashto discover the 7 ways of thinking like a 21st-century economist. These ideas don't lay out specific policy prescriptions or institutional fixes, nor do they offer immediate solutions. However, these ideas are fundamental to developing the revolutionary economic mindset that this century demands. In the decades ahead, the task for economic thinkers in the 21st century is to practise these 7 ideas and potentially innovate the list. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Goal is about new global principles of manufacturing. It's about people who try to understand what makes their world tick so that they can make it better. As they think logically and consistently about the problems, they are able to determine cause and effect relationships between their actions and the results. Developed by Eli Goldratt, The Goal contains a serious message for all managers in the industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Goldratt believes that the goal of an individual or an organisation shouldn’t be defined in absolute terms. A good definition of a goal is one that sets us on a path of ongoing improvement. Pursuing such a goal necessitates more than one breakthrough—if anything, it requires many. In this week’s episode, Jonesy and Ashton identify the breakthroughs that we should have to understand the underlying rules of our environment, and hopefully help us elevate the constraints in our personal or professional life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Positioning reveals that advertising has entered a new era: The Positioning Era. Having the best product or the most creative ads is no longer the key to success. To succeed in today's overcommunicated society, a company must create and claim a position in the prospect's mind. A position that will take into account not only the company's strengths but also its competitor's weaknesses. In Positioning, advertising gurus Ries and Trout explain how to:Make and position an industry leader so that its name and message wheedles its way into the collective subconscious of your market and stays therePosition a follower so that it can occupy a niche not claimed by the leaderAvoid letting a second product ride on the coattails of an established one.In this week’s episode, Jonesy and Ashto investigate important strategies that may position your business brand in the mind of your prospective customers and make it a household name. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. Lying is almost by definition a refusal to cooperate with others. It condenses a lack of trust and trustworthiness into a single act. It is the failure of understanding and willingness to be understood. To lie is to recoil from a relationship. How would your relationships change if you resolved to never lie again? What truth about yourself might suddenly reveal itself? What kind of person would you become? And how might you change the people around you? Is it worth finding out? In this week’s episode, Jonesy and Ashto explore the underlying reasons why we lie and the impacts of lying on ourselves and those around us. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.