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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! "You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts. If the facts don't hang together on a latticework of theory, you don't have them in a usable form. You've got to have models in your head." - Charlie Munger, investor, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more. Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need. How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples... • If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize. • Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem. • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanation. • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy. • Set up Forcing Functions, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur. So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.
* WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era—the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies. Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation—inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy—and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture. An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.
"Outlines a new approach to investing based on the ideas of two highly successful investors; Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway and Bill Miller of Legg Mason. Both Munger and Miller believe in the lattice-work approach to investing, one that is based on a working knowledge of a variety of disciplines." -- Jacket.
If you want to know how to get past all those difficult decisions in your life, then keep reading... Do you keep wondering what makes successful people the way they are? Is it because they have received better education or is it because they have simply got the genes for it? Do you keep comparing yourself to them? Then, this is the book that you need in your life because here you will learn all the tricks and tips of super thinking and how you can implement several mental models in your life to achieve all those goals you have on your vision board. A mental model is nothing but a simpler version of a complex problem and that is exactly what will help you make the right decisions in your life. Is your to-do list becoming longer day by day and you are still sitting on your desk procrastinating? Then you seriously need to do something about your productivity and guess what? This book will provide you with a solution to that too. Are you pondering over what the motive of your colleague is? All you need to do is ask the right questions and there is nothing to which you cannot get the answer to. And the best thing is that you can master all of these things in life with the help of the mental models. That is what successful people do in life. While there is no end to the type of mental models that are present out there, this book aims at dealing with boosting your productivity, avoiding all sorts of biases, and gaining clarity in thinking so that you can make better decisions. Some of the things that you will learn in this book are as follows: Get a basic idea about what mental models are in general Changing your existing thought patterns and making space for new thoughts Analyzing your existing assumptions to detect their viability Mental models that will develop a growth mindset and increase your problem-solving skills And much more... Even if you have not thought about questioning your beliefs or changing your thought processes ever in your life, this book will teach you in a step-by-step manner so that you do not get overwhelmed with all these new sets of information. The book provides a lot of real-life examples to help you understand each situation in a better way and you will be able to relate to every mental model. So, are you ready to tackle your problems from a new perspective? Do you want to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals? Then this book has already laid out the path for you. It will expose a side of thinking that exists in your subconscious but most of the time, you are not even aware of its existence. Your mind can be molded in any way you want. So, start using these mental models in your life and bring about awareness and productivity. Scroll up and click on the Buy Now button now!
Iceland is Book 2 of 4 of THE FLENSE quadrilogy (this ebook contains the full-length novel, parts 4-6 of the serial)THE FLENSE SERIES DESCRIPTIONHundreds die in a fiery train crash in northern China. A cargo ship smuggling refugees is lost to calm seas off the Libyan coast. Entire villages in Ghana are abandoned overnight. Contracted by an apocalypse prepper group to investigate a series of seemingly disconnected global tragedies, a young freelance medical reporter, Angelique de l'Enfantine, uncovers a disturbing pattern: each event is preceded by the sudden spread of a mysterious ailment and is followed by the appearance of a man dressed in black and silver who witnesses claim is the devil himself. Are the tragedies harbingers of an impending biblical catastrophe or practice runs of a fanatical organization bent on global annihilation? With each event more grisly than the last and the risk to her life growing, Angel must ask herself if her sponsors are using her to advance their own paranoid agenda. THE FLENSE consists of 4 full-length novels (12 novella-length serialized installments of 100 pages each) beginning Jul 2015 Sign up to be notified of new releases & exclusive giveaways, including advance access: https: //tinyletter.com/SWTanpepper BUNKER 12 (companion series to THE FLENSE)Requiring no more than the slightest skin-to-skin contact, the Flense spread across the globe with ruthless speed and stealth, decimating mankind before it was barely even aware of it. The infected were turned into soulless creatures, Wraiths, which wrought destruction upon anyone and anything in their path. Secure inside ten isolated bunkers are Humanity's tattered remains, each working tirelessly to unravel the mystery of the scourge. But the bunkers were never meant to protect forever. In fact, they were never meant to protect at all. CONTAIN (BUNKER 12 series pilot): Three years. That's how long Finnian Bolles has been hiding inside the impregnable walls of the hydroelectric complex known as Bunker 8. Three years, with enough resources to last him and the other thirty survivors three more. But then a series of disturbing events culminates in the sudden appearance of a stranger at their door. Before he too falls victim to the mysterious sickness known as the Flense, he warns them of a fate more horrific than the one they've been avoiding. But to prevent it, they must leave and seek a place many insist doesn't exist, a mythical twelfth bunker. From the creator of the highly acclaimed epic cyberpunk series GAMELAND GAMELAND SERIES DESCRIPTIONBuilt in the middle of Long Island's abandoned industrial wasteland is a hundred-square-mile virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged compete in a high-stakes game and the undead are their real-life avatars. There are only two ways to get into this horrifying yet wildly addictive game. The first is by paid invitation. The second is by volunteering to become an Undead Player. After finding themselves trapped inside a massive gaming arcade in the middle of Long Island's abandoned wasteland, a group of young computer hackers must figure out how to escape while staying out of the clutches of its undead inhabitants and their living controllers. Episode One: Deep Into the Game: A reckless end-of-summer prank sends six hackers trespassing onto abandoned Long Island hoping for a glimpse of the victims of the decade-old outbreak. But if they find breaking was easy, they'll soon learn that getting back out is a killer. Get the first two GAMELAND books for free while you still can! Subscribe to get your own four-book GAMELAND starter library: https: //tinyletter.com/SWTanpepper
Have you ever thought to question your thinking? Did you know you use mental models every day? Or have you ever felt in a mental rut where nothing is new and exciting to think about? If you are curious about any of these questions, this guide will give you the answers you have been searching for. So many people have no idea what a mental model is - or that they control our lives. Mental models are the mind's framework to help us make sense of the world, solve problems, and make informed decisions. They are built with your education, past experiences, and habits of thought you create over time. But did you know your mental models can go wrong? And even be harmful to your life? Harmful models come from biases or ill-formed beliefs, which can cause you to have low self-esteem, depression, and poor relationships. Understanding how mental models work is the first step towards using models to make you function more efficiently, make better, more logic-based decisions, and use your mental energy more wisely. In his influential 2011 book Thinking: Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman explains the two systems of thinking the brain has and why it uses mental models. He reveals that while part of our thinking is slow, thoughtful, and requires effort, the other part of our brain wants to conserve energy, using mental models to build shortcuts and patterns to automate our thoughts. In this guide, you'll learn: The best and most effective way to train your mind, just like you train your body, to reach your greatest potential and find your power Why your intuition may be seriously hindering or even hurting you The most-used models and how to reverse them to find mental flexibility and opportunity How you're unconsciously limiting yourself and narrowing your mind The key to getting out of your mental rut, before it's too late How to rid yourself of your "default" ways of thinking to improve your relationships, and love yourself How to maximize life's benefits by changing your thinking Why the most successful and happiest people are so good at "thinking out of the box" and how you can too Get a step ahead of everyone else by understanding your models, beliefs, and biases, so that you become aware of when they are affecting your choices and judgments. With this guide, you will build your mental toolbox to more efficiently and effectively make decisions, solve problems, and realize your life's greatest potential. Reclaim control of your mind from your mental models to achieve your best self by clicking "Add to Cart" right now
Lizzie O'Malley is back with a purpose in life. Still flighty and unpredictable, she knows that loving and losing Teagan Gallagher has changed her life forever. As she navigates her new life in Boston as a full time working mother, she promises herself she will never fall in love again. But can she keep that promise after meeting Nick Sawyer, the gorgeous Texan who has fallen for her? Follow Lizzie to Ireland where she struggles with tragedy and rediscovers herself all over again.
In the kingdom of Amaranyllis there is a legend... Of a prince who crossed the ocean chasing a prophecy. Of a princess traded for a rose. When destiny brings them together it will lead them through a fairy land and across the sea; along a road marked by strife and storms. For even though this destiny has bound their hearts together, it will also tear them apart. Embroiled in the battle between fairy magic and sorcery they will risk the schemes and lies of court and the wrath of rogue enemies to find their way back to one another. But will it be enough to defeat the prophecy that haunts them both? This loose fairy tale retelling evokes the romance of Beauty and the Beast and the perils of Eros and Psyche to reveal that legends are not always what they seem. ENCHANTED STORMS is a young adult fantasy romance where prince charming is only the beginning of the heroine's adventure. It is the second book in the PRINCESS KINGDOM, a richly imagined world of fairytale retellings full of sweet romance, compelling characters and fairy magic. Fans of Robin McKinley, Melanie Dickerson, and Juliet Marillier will enjoy ENCHANTED STORMS and the other books in the PRINCESS KINGDOM series.
Ancient feuds shift into uncertain alliances when murder threatens the secrecy of the supernatural world. Pushing papers at a werewolf sanctuary is the least appealing assignment Aviva could have wished for. It's the bottom rung of the career ladder for a vampire, a job that will leave her isolated from most of her kind as she watches over members of a species whose very existence threatens the secrecy of the supernatural world. Her only consolation is the promise of peace, quiet, and a chance to impress the elders over the course of an easy assignment. After all, the werewolves may be troublesome, but they've kept their own secrets for a century. But the situation at the sanctuary is not what she expected, and Aviva's hopes of easy success are quickly dashed. Age-old tensions between vampires and werewolves come to a head when a human in a nearby village is found brutally murdered and suspicion lands squarely on the sanctuary's supernatural inhabitants. When the pack leaders refuse to turn the killer in to face justice, Aviva knows her elders will do anything to keep their world safe from humans, even if it means wiping out the werewolves for good. With the help of a mistrustful female and a relentlessly tempting alpha male, it will be up to Aviva to overcome the instinctive hatred between their species and catch a murderer before the human world takes notice-and before the sanctuary turns into a battleground.