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Mindset: A New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck What we believe about people’s talent and intelligence can genuinely limit their capacity for learning and growth. Carol Dweck demonstrates how people with a so-called FIXED MINDSET, see intelligence as inherent and unchangeable. These people develop a tendency to focus on proving or sustaining their position, rather than

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

By Daniel H Pink Gone is the age of getting ahead by studying accounting, law and engineering. Much of that work can be outsourced to other countries, or done by computers. The future belongs to a different kind of person, one with a broader kind of mind. Designers, story-tellers, inventors

The Science of Happiness: How Our Brains Make Us Happy – and What We Can Do to Get Happier

By Stefan Klein PhD How Our Brains Make Us Happy — and What We Can Do to Get Happier. An extremely well-written, easy to read and expertly researched book that explores the latest frontiers of neuroscience and psychology to explain how happiness is generated in our brains, what biological purpose

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

By Norman Doidge MD Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. A riveting book that illustrates that far from being ‘hardwired’, as previously understood, the brain has remarkable powers for changing its own structure and compensating for even the most challenging neurological conditions. This ground-breaking research is

Time: A User’s Guide : Making Sense of Life’s Scarcest Commodity

By Stefan Klein PhD Our modern lives are ruled by minutes and hours. We race from one thing to the next, believing at some level that a mysterious cosmic force called ‘time’ is ticking on. And it’s in short supply. But could there be an alternative understanding?

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership

by joseph Jaworsky Joseph Jaworski’s personal journey illustrates how immense cultural and institutional change is not only possible, but essential for a viable future. (ISBN 1-57675-031-0)

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom ‘If you cut off a spider’s head, it dies; but if you cut off a starfish’s leg, it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organisations are like spiders, but now starfish organisations are

The Optimist: One Man’s Search for the Brighter Side of Life

by Laurence Shorter As an antidote to the depressing daily news, Laurence Shorter sets out on a quest to find genuine optimists, and asks if they hold the key to happiness. Can Desmond Tutu bring a smile to his face? Will he ride out the tide of pessimism with California’s

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins. In Natural Capitalism the authors see the world’s economy as being within the larger economy of natural resources and ecosystem services that sustain us. This implies that we should attribute value to things such as human intelligence and cultures to hydrocarbons,