Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know about Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

ISBN: 9780062872630
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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 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-Man

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more 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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Based on 10 reviews
Lussi Abraham

This book is different. If you’re serious about living a life that’s more like the one you want to live, you should read this book. Before I tell you why, let me tell you something about me so you can judge my recommendations.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

The first thing that attracted my attention about this book was the title. 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 summarizes perfectly.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Super interesting read, love the discussion and examples throughout the book, highly recommended.

Rohani binti To'
Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This book has everything you need to live a life that will provide you with Happiness, Achievement, Significance, and the ability to look back on it some day in the future with a sense of well being.

Chen Lena
Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Well recommended for everyone to read this book. Well written and also very interesting. Very good book.