Books

Decisive: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Decisive containing key details about the book. What is Decisive About? In Decisive, the authors, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. It takes readers on a journey from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s […]

Cracked: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Cracked containing key details about the book. What is Cracked About? In Cracked, the author uses his insider knowledge to illustrate for a general readership how psychiatry has put riches and medical status above patients’ well-being. The charge sheet is damning: negative drug trials routinely buried; antidepressants that work […]

Common Sense: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Common Sense containing key details about the book. What is Common Sense About? Common Sense cites the evils of monarchy, accuses the British government of inflicting economic and social injustices upon the colonies, and points to the absurdity of an island attempting to rule a continent. Credited by George […]

Color: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Color containing key details about the book. What is Color About? Color is a vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist’s palette where the author takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value […]

Collaborative Intelligence: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Collaborative Intelligence containing key details about the book. What is Collaborative Intelligence About? Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of more than fifty years of original research that draws on the author’s background in cognitive neuroscience and her most recent work, with Angie McArthur, as a “Professional Thinking Partner” to […]

Civilizations: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Civilizations containing key details about the book. What is Civilizations About? The idea of ‘civilizations’ has always been debated, even fought over. At the heart of those debates lies the big question of how people – from prehistory to the present day – have depicted themselves and others, both […]

Childhood Disrupted: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Childhood Disrupted containing key details about the book. What is Childhood Disrupted About? Childhood Disrupted is a book showing the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. It also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even […]

Capitalism and Freedom: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Capitalism and Freedom containing key details about the book. What is Capitalism and Freedom About? Capitalism and Freedom discusses the role of economic capitalism in liberal society. Under the Kennedy and preceding Eisenhower administrations, federal expenditures were growing at a quick pace in the areas of national defense, social […]

Captivology: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Captivology containing key details about the book. What is Captivology About? In Captivology, the author explains how and why the mind pays attention to some events or people—and not others—and presents seven captivation triggers—techniques guaranteed to help you capture and retain the attention of friends, colleagues, customers, fans, and […]

Catalyst: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Catalyst containing key details about the book. What is Catalyst About? A good job, hard work, IQ, EQ, good communication skills–these are all ingredients for a successful life. This robustly effective book identifies the various catalysts that you can cultivate and how you can leverage them to propel yourself […]

Carrots and Sticks: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Carrots and Sticks containing key details about the book. What is Carrots and Sticks About? In Carrots and Sticks, the author applies the lessons learned from behavioral economics—the fascinating new science of rewards and punishments—to introduce readers to the concept of “commitment contracts”: an easy but high-powered strategy for […]

Captivate: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Captivate containing key details about the book. What is Captivate About? Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate Deluxe provides simple ways to solve people’s problems. You’ll learn, for example: How to work a room: […]

Breakfast with Socrates: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Breakfast with Socrates containing key details about the book. What is Breakfast with Socrates About? What does it mean to be awake? What exactly is therapeutic about retail therapy? And what are you really working on when you’re at your desk, in the gym, or having dinner? From getting […]

Buddhism – Plain and Simple: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Buddhism – Plain and Simple containing key details about the book. What is Buddhism – Plain and Simple About? Buddhism – Plain and Simple provides a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and awareness in particular – the book is all about being awake and in touch with […]

Broadcasting Happiness: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Broadcasting Happiness containing key details about the book. What is Broadcasting Happiness About? In Broadcasting Happiness, readers can learn the author’s simple research-based communication habits that have been featured in her PBS program Inspire Happiness and Oprah’s 21 Days to Happiness class. Generally speaking, Broadcasting Happiness is about: Inoculate […]

Brainstorm: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Brainstorm containing key details about the book. What is Brainstorm About? In Brainstorm, the author shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. This book busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, […]

Braving the Wilderness: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Braving the Wilderness containing key details about the book. What is Braving the Wilderness About? In Braving the Wilderness, the author argues that what we’re experiencing today is a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each […]

Brave, Not Perfect: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Brave, Not Perfect containing key details about the book. What is Brave, Not Perfect About? In Brave, Not Perfect, the author lets the readers imagine if they lived without the fear of failure, without the fear of not measuring up. If they no longer felt the need to stifle […]

Braiding Sweetgrass: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Braiding Sweetgrass containing key details about the book. What is Braiding Sweetgrass About? Braiding Sweetgrass is a nonfiction book about the role of Indigenous knowledge as an alternative or complementary approach to Western mainstream scientific methodologies. It is about botany and the relationship to land in Native American traditions. […]

Brain Rules: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Brain Rules containing key details about the book. What is Brain Rules About? Brain Rules has tried to explain how the brain works in twelve perspectives: exercise, survival, wiring, attention, short-term memory, long-term memory, sleep, stress, multisensory perception, vision, gender and exploration. Each chapter demonstrates things scientists already know […]

Born Liars: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Born Liars containing key details about the book. What is Born Liars About? Lying is an intrinsic part of our social fabric, but it is also a deeply problematic and misunderstood aspect of what makes us human. In Born Liars, the author takes us on a fascinating journey that […]

Better Living Through Criticism: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Better Living Through Criticism containing key details about the book. What is Better Living Through Criticism About? Better Living Through Criticism shows that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and […]

Boost!: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Boost! containing key details about the book. What is Boost! About? Boost! breaks down the complex behavioral science of getting ahead. Through original scientific research, unique case studies, and anecdotes from the world of sports and beyond, the author explains the psychological underpinnings of human behavior and how we […]

Beyond Willpower: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Beyond Willpower containing key details about the book. What is Beyond Willpower About? In Beyond Willpower, the author reveals the definitive step-by-step programme to help you finally achieve the life you want and the success you deserve. Science has proven that stress is the primary source of virtually any […]

Behave: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Behave containing key details about the book. What is Behave About? Behave describes how various biological processes influence human behavior, on scales ranging from less than a second before an action to thousands of years before. The author builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest […]

 
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