The Hidden Habits of Genius

The Hidden Habits of Genius
Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness

by Craig Wright

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 006289272X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“An unusually engaging book on the forces that fuel originality across fields.” --Adam Grant Looking at the 14 key traits of genius, from curiosity to creative maladjustment to obsession, Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University's popular “Genius Course,” explores what we can learn from brilliant minds that have changed the world. Einstein. Beethoven. Picasso. Jobs. The word genius evokes these iconic figures, whose cultural contributions have irreversibly shaped society. Yet Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn’t pass a 4th grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. What does this say about our metrics for measuring success and achievement today? Why do we teach children to behave and play by the rules, when the transformative geniuses of Western culture have done just the opposite? And what is genius, really? Professor Craig Wright, creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course,” has devoted more than two decades to exploring these questions and probing the nature of this term, which is deeply embedded in our culture. In The Hidden Habits of Genius, he reveals what we can learn from the lives of those we have dubbed “geniuses,” past and present. Examining the lives of transformative individuals ranging from Charles Darwin and Marie Curie to Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol to Toni Morrison and Elon Musk, Wright identifies more than a dozen drivers of genius—characteristics and patterns of behavior common to great minds throughout history. He argues that genius is about more than intellect and work ethic—it is far more complex—and that the famed “eureka” moment is a Hollywood fiction. Brilliant insights that change the world are never sudden, but rather, they are the result of unique modes of thinking and lengthy gestation. Most importantly, the habits of mind that produce great thinking and discovery can be actively learned and cultivated, and Wright shows us how. This book won't make you a genius. But embracing the hidden habits of these transformative individuals will make you more strategic, creative, and successful, and, ultimately, happier.

Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550

Music and Ceremony at Notre Dame of Paris, 500-1550
A Book

by Craig Wright

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780521088343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a history of the early musical life of the Parisian cathedral of Notre Dame. All aspects of the musical establishment of Notre Dame are covered, from Merovingian times to the period of the wars of religion in France. Nine discrete essays discuss the history of Parisian chant and liturgy and the pattern and structure of the cathedral services in the late Middle Ages; Notre Dame polyphony and the composers most closely associated with the cathedral, among them Leoninus, Perotinus and Philippe de Vitry; the organ and its repertoire; the choir, the musical education and performing traditions; and the relationship of the cathedral to the court.

Music in Western Civilization

Music in Western Civilization
A Book

by Craig Wright,Bryan R. Simms

  • Publisher : Schirmer Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 871
  • ISBN : 9780495572732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Music in Western Civilization, Media Update combines superior scholarship with pedagogy that helps students master the difficult and exhaustive material covered in the music history course. Its lively narrative discusses the 'place' of music history. Short chapters make material easier for students to study and enable instructors to pick and choose the repertoire they wish to emphasize"--Publisher's website.

Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun
The Role of the COO, Updated Edition

by Nate Bennett,Stephen Miles

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2017-01-11
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1503601005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The role of Chief Operating Officer is clearly important. In fact, it's arguable that the number two position is the toughest job in a company. COOs play a critical part in executing the strategies developed by top management. And, in many cases, they are being groomed—or test-driven—as the firm's CEO-elect. Riding Shotgun provides unique insight into this little-understood role. The authors develop a framework that illustrates who the COO is, why a company should create this position, and what the challenges associated with this job entail. Drawing heavily on first-person accounts from top executives, the authors offer a set of strategies to inform individuals who aspire to serve as COO. With a new preface and conclusion, and even more interviews from some of the most established and important companies in today's economy, this book is a one-of-a-kind resource for the C-suite and the boardroom.

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street
A Book

by Elizabeth Goudge

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1944
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Genius Habit

The Genius Habit
How One Habit Can Radically Change Your Work and Your Life

by Laura Garnett

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2019-02-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1492667315
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Make your job the right job Maybe you're a young professional just starting to think seriously about what you want out of your career. Maybe you've been job hopping for a few years and haven't found the perfect fit. Or maybe you want to launch your career to a new level and bring fresh energy to your work. In The Genius Habit, performance strategist Laura Garnett shows you how the path to finding long-lasting professional happiness starts with building the habit that makes extraordinary accomplishment all but guaranteed, as well as: The difference between passion and purpose and why one matters more than the other How to stop equating achievements with happiness Why having a mentor is not a necessity for career success The benefits of continually fine-tuning your career so you are challenged and fulfilled every day Combining the most recent and exciting research on productivity and performance with Laura's experience guiding dozens of high-level clients to the heights of success, The Genius Habit is a must-read for anyone who believes that work can and should be one of the most rewarding aspects of life.

The Secret Principles of Genius

The Secret Principles of Genius
The Key to Unlocking Your Hidden Genius Potential

by I. C. Robledo

  • Publisher : I. C. Robledo
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 8827599940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlock the Hidden Powers of Your Mind These secret principles of genius have been hidden, lost, or even forgotten through time. They have played a critical role in the greatest achievements of humanity, yet most of us are unaware of them. Now, they are finally revealed. Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has profiled the brightest minds to demonstrate why these secret principles are so important. Their lives range from time periods that span millennia and include a wide range of cultures, professions, and personalities. We will explore the intellect of icons such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maria Montessori, and Sun Tzu. An important theme is that brilliant people have used these principles to accomplish what no one thought was possible. When everyone said “No”, they still found a way to make it happen. What has become clear through the ages is that with the right principles, it is possible to tap into a potential that is limitless. Discover the Secret Principles Which Changed the Following Lives - Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance man who gave us the Mona Lisa and was so committed to learning the human form that he dissected cadavers - Dr. Ben Carson, who grew up in a Detroit ghetto, yet he gained notoriety as a neurosurgeon for separating conjoined twins successfully - Wolfgang Mozart, and the secret principle which played a major role in his incredible rise to stardom in the classical music scene - Sun Tzu, whose timeless military wisdom has been applied in countless battles and beyond to business, law, and chess - The late musical artist Prince, who played 27 musical instruments and had no tolerance for low standards - Maria Montessori, who was ages ahead of her time with her revolutionary system for educating children - Ben Underwood, a boy who learned to “see” the world despite having his eyes removed because of retinal cancer - Many more brilliant minds and lives, and the secret principles they applied are discussed inside… Learn the life-changing Secret Principles of Genius to discover what you are truly capable of. Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.

The Essential Listening to Music

The Essential Listening to Music
A Book

by Craig Wright

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 130544583X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offering outstanding listening pedagogy, THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC 2e delivers a streamlined and succinct presentation of classical music that inspires a lifelong appreciation of music. Scholar and master-teacher Craig Wright focuses on the key concepts and works presented within a typical Music Appreciation course. Organized chronologically, the text discusses musical examples from each historical period within its social context--giving students a sense of a piece’s construction as well as its historical and cultural meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct
How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

by Kelly McGonigal

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-12-29
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1101553731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

The Human Edge

The Human Edge
How Curiosity and Creativity are Your Superpowers in the Digital Economy

by Greg Orme

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781292267906
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This text has been prompted by the impact of technology, but it's not about microchips, databases and algorithms. It's about humans. Particularly, humans' response to how AI is transforming our world. The author offers a development path through this emerging landscape. In a world that's changing at a dizzying pace, the text encourages to become an even more human human"--

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind
The Secret to a Bigger Life

by Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147673075X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

LSD, My Problem Child

LSD, My Problem Child
Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism, and Science

by Albert Hofmann

  • Publisher : Multidisciplinary Assn for
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

The Business Model Book

The Business Model Book
Design, build and adapt business ideas that drive business growth

by Adam J. Bock,Gerard George

  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release : 2017-12-15
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1292135727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Business models are the beating heart of your firm's value proposition. Great business models drive rapid growth; bad business models can doom the most promising ventures. Brilliant Business Models clearly shows you how to create, test, adapt, and innovate successful and appropriate business models in any business context. Every company has a business model. When the business model works, the company creates value. Brilliant Business Models combines the latest research, straightforward tools and current examples to bring this surprisingly tricky topic to life. Straightforward cases from the author's research and experience highlight key lessons. This book applies a novel, life-cycle based approach to make business models relevant to your company's development stage. Your company changes over time—so should your business model. Understand how and why business models matter to your organisations success Learn how to evaluate and test business models to identify the most appropriate model Use the business model life-cycle approach to keep your business model relevant and successful. “Clever, innovative, and simple -- a must read workbook for entrepreneurs!” Charles CHEN Yidan, Co-Founder, Tencent Holdings. “Buy it. Read it. Most importantly, use it!” John Mullins, London Business School, Author of The Customer-Funded Business and The New Business Road Test. “This may well turn out to be your scrapbook for business models. An excellent resource that will get your ideas flowing!” Shane Corstorphine, VP, Regional Growth (Global Regions) and General Manager (Americas), Skyscanner.

Think for Yourself

Think for Yourself
Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence

by Vikram Mansharamani

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1633699226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We've outsourced too much of our thinking. How do we get it back? Have you ever followed your GPS device to a deserted parking lot? Or unquestioningly followed the advice of an expert—perhaps a doctor or financial adviser—only to learn later that your own thoughts and doubts were correct? And what about the stories we've all heard over the years about sick patients—whether infected with Ebola or COVID-19—who were sent home or allowed to travel because busy staff people were following a protocol to the letter rather than using common sense? Why and how do these kinds of things happen? As Harvard lecturer and global trend watcher Vikram Mansharamani shows in this eye-opening and perspective-shifting book, our complex, data-flooded world has made us ever more reliant on experts, protocols, and technology. Too often, we've stopped thinking for ourselves. With stark and compelling examples drawn from business, sports, and everyday life, Mansharamani illustrates how in a very real sense we have outsourced our thinking to a troubling degree, relinquishing our autonomy. Of course, experts, protocols, and computer-based systems are essential to helping us make informed decisions. What we need is a new approach for integrating these information sources more effectively, harnessing the value they provide without undermining our ability to think for ourselves. The author provides principles and techniques for doing just that, empowering readers with a more critical and nuanced approach to making decisions. Think for Yourself is an indispensable guide for those looking to restore self-reliant thinking in a data-driven and technology-dependent yet overwhelmingly uncertain world.

The Real Book of Real Estate

The Real Book of Real Estate
Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life.

by Robert Kiyosaki

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2010-05
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN : 1458772586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the #1 bestselling author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" comes the ultimate guide to real estate--the advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, downs, and in-betweens of the market.

Creativity & Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

Creativity & Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library)
A Book

by Brian Tracy

  • Publisher : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • Release : 2014-10-15
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0814433170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The crucial element separating an exceptional career from a lackluster one is the ability to devise innovative solutions to work challenges. With research showing the direct relationship between ideas and profitability, creative thinking skills are vital to professional advancement. As one of the world’s premiere success experts, Brian Tracy knows that creativity can be developed with practice and a few helpful tools. This concise book reveals 21 proven, practical techniques readers can use to immediately begin generating a stream of productive ideas, including how to: Stimulate the three primary triggers to creativity • Inspire a creative mindset in staff through recognition, rewards, and environment • Use methods such as Brainstorming, Zero-Based Thinking, Nominal Group Technique, and Lateral Thinking to solve problems, improve systems, devise new products, and come up with fresh, exciting marketing angles • Ask focused questions to generate elegant solutions • Understand the difference between mechanical and adaptive thinking • Rigorously evaluate new ideas . . .without shutting down the creative impulse Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, this career-changing book helps anyone tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius.

Three Simple Steps

Three Simple Steps
A Map to Success in Business and Life

by Trevor Blake

  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 1936661713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shows you how to take back control of your destiny and reshape your mind for increased creativity, serenity and achievement. While building on the wisdom of great thinkers and accomplished individuals from East and West, Three Simple Steps isn't a new age text or guide to esoteric fulfillment. Rather, it's a practical guide to real-life achievement by a pragmatic businessman who attributes his incredible successes to these very simple ideas, a guide for everyone who wants to achieve more, live better andbe happier.

Defining Moments

Defining Moments
When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release : 2016-08-16
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 163369240X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Business and Personal Values Collide “Defining moments” occur when managers face business decisions that trigger conflicts with their personal values. These moments test a person’s commitment to those values and ultimately shape their character. But these are also the decisions that can make or break a career. Is there a thoughtful, yet pragmatic, way to make the right choice? Bestselling author Joseph Badaracco shows how to approach these dilemmas using three case examples that, when taken together, represent the escalating responsibilities and personal tests managers face as they advance in their careers. The first story presents a young manager whose choice will affect him only as an individual; the second, a department head whose decision will influence his organization; the third, a corporate executive whose actions will have much larger, societal ramifications. To guide the decision-making process, the book draws on the insights of four philosophers—Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and James—who offer distinctly practical, rather than theoretical, advice. Defining Moments is the ultimate manager’s guide for resolving issues of conflicting responsibility in practical ways.

Think Twice

Think Twice
Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition

by Michael J. Mauboussin

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1422155544
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No matter your field, industry, or specialty, as a leader you make a series of crucial decisions every single day. And the harsh truth is that the majority of decisions—no matter how good the intentions behind them—are mismanaged, resulting in a huge toll on organizations, the people they employ, and even the people they serve. So why is it so hard to make sound decisions? In Think Twice, now in paperback, Michael Mauboussin argues that we often fall victim to simplified mental routines that prevent us from coping with the complex realities inherent in important judgment calls. Yet these cognitive errors are preventable. In this engaging book, Mauboussin shows us how to recognize and avoid common mental missteps. These include misunderstanding cause-and-effect linkages, not considering enough alternative possibilities in making a decision, and relying too much on experts. Through vivid stories, the author presents memorable rules for avoiding each error and explains how to recognize when you should “think twice”—questioning your reasoning and adopting decision-making strategies that are far more effective, even if they seem counterintuitive. Armed with this awareness, you'll soon begin making sounder judgment calls that benefit (rather than hurt) your organization.

Creating Great Choices

Creating Great Choices
A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking

by Jennifer Riel,Roger L. Martin

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2017-08-29
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1633692973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Move Beyond Trade-Off Thinking When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it. The book includes fresh stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving, as well as practical tools and exercises to help readers engage with the ideas. And it lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices, which can be applied in virtually any context. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.