This is a remarkable book."--Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything "In this accessible, authoritative book, Joseph Henrich explains why culture is essential for understanding human evolution.
Author: Joseph Henrich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
How our collective intelligence has helped us to evolve and prosper Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains—on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory. Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human uniqueness.
—Joseph Henrich writes that the 'cultural learning': The Secret of our Success,
Joseph Henrich (Princeton University Press, 2016), p. 36. —A basic cue we look
for is 'self-similarity': The Secret of our Success, Joseph Henrich (Princeton ...
Author: Will Storr
Category: Social Science
We are living in an age of heightened individualism. Success is a personal responsibility. Our culture tells us that to succeed is to be slim, rich, happy, extroverted, popular—flawless. We have become self-obsessed. And our expectation of perfection comes at a cost. Millions are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy. The pressure to conform to this ideal has changed who we are.It was not always like this. To explain how we got here, award-winning journalist Will Storr leads us on a “terrific tour through the history of self-obsession†? (NPR,Â On Point) that explores the origins of this notion of the perfect self that torments so many of us: Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie†? generation, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us.
In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more.
Author: Joseph Henrich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Include black-and-white illustrations.
An oft-quoted CIA saying is, ''The secret of our success is the secret of our success.''20 In cases in which intelligence has been gathered successfully, it is
critical to protect sources and methods. In counterintelligence, what's wrong with
However, the public does not know, largely because intelligence officials are
reluctant to talk about intelligence successes—often claiming, “the secret of our success is the secret of our success.” These people also shy away from talking
Author: Michael A. Turner
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Political Science
Michael Turner argues that the root causes of failures in American intelligence can be found in the way it is organized and in the intelligence process itself. Intelligence that has gone awry affects national decision making and, ultimately, American national security. Intelligence officials are reluctant to talk about intelligence successes, claiming "the secret of our success is the secret of our success." But these officials also shy away from talking about failures, largely because doing so would expose the failings of American intelligence and have an impact on policy consumers who may become more reluctant to accept and act on the intelligence they receive. Rather than focusing on case studies, the book takes a holistic approach, beginning with structural issues and all dysfunctions that emanate from them. Turner explores each step of the intelligence cycle--priority setting, intelligence collection, analysis, production, and dissemination--to identify the "inflection points" within each stage that contribute to intelligence failures. Finally, he examines a variety of plans that, if implemented, would reduce the likelihood of intelligence failures. While examining the causes of intelligence failures, Turner also explores intelligence as a critical governmental activity, making the book an excellent primer on secret intelligence. Turner writes in jargon-free prose for the informed reader interested in foreign policy and national security policy matters and brings enough depth to his subject that even experts will find this a must-read.
I have often thought that our disappointments in this life , are in exact ratio to the
foolishness or extravagance of our calculations , and that our success will
generally be found the least satisfactory , in those instances where our
In understanding this great secret, the Coca-Cola Company back in Atlanta,
declared thus: “The secret to our success lies outside the bottle.” That is, outside
the drink, but in people; in employees and customers! Reginald Mengi, a leading
Claiming Success Finally, in the last step of the counterintelligence process,
authorities often make public claims of success, a rare step in intelligence work.
Normally ... CIA saying is, “The secret of our success is the secret of our success.
Author: Loch K. Johnson
Category: Political Science
A highly valuable resource for students of intelligence studies, strategy and security, and foreign policy, this volume provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive exploration of U.S. espionage activities that addresses both the practical and ethical implications that attend the art and science of spying. • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of all aspects of intelligence by experts in the field, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert action and accountability • Probes into how the United States' intelligence agencies attempt to protect the nation from cyberattacks by foreign nations and terrorist groups—and documents the successes and failures • Documents the involvement of the National Security Agency (NSA) in bulk "metadata" collection of information on the telephone records and social media communications of American citizens • Examines the effects that have resulted from major leaks in the U.S. government, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks
In Pride, Tracy explains how we can make this double-edged emotion serve us—rather than the other way around. “A must-read for anyone pursuing noteworthy goals.” — Publishers Weekly Previously published in hardcover as TAKE PRIDE.
Author: Jessica Tracy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“A revelation.” — Angela Duckworth “Enlightening.” — Steven Pinker “Fascinating.” — Daniel H. Pink “Insightful and engaging.” — Daniel Gilbert “Stopped me in my tracks.” — Adam Grant “An intriguing new way to think about a complicated emotion.” — New York Why did Paul Gauguin abandon middle-class life to follow the path of a starving artist? What explains the massive success of Steve Jobs, a man with great ideas but weak programming skills and a questionable managerial style? How did Dean Karnazes—the famed “Ultramarathon Man”—transform himself from a directionless desk jockey into an extreme athlete who once ran fifty marathons in fifty days? As the renowned emotion researcher Jessica Tracy reveals, each of these superachievers has been motivated by an often maligned emotion: pride. Its dark, hubristic side is well known, but Tracy shows that pride is also essential for helping us become our best, brightest selves. It makes us strive for excellence. In the right doses and the right contexts, it has been proven to boost creativity, motivate altruism, and confer power and prestige on those who display it. In Pride, Tracy explains how we can make this double-edged emotion serve us—rather than the other way around. “A must-read for anyone pursuing noteworthy goals.” — Publishers Weekly Previously published in hardcover as TAKE PRIDE.
By using these special words often, they become wired into the brain of the person who uses them, guiding the person in everything they do. Hidden in plain sight, these are the "secret words of success.
Author: Shad Helmstetter
Each of us learns more than 20,000 words in our lifetime. The 'success people'--the people who have the greatest sense of well-being and peace of mind--focus on a short, select group of these words. By using these special words often, they become wired into the brain of the person who uses them, guiding the person in everything they do. Hidden in plain sight, these are the "secret words of success."Based on more than 35 years of work in the field of personal growth, in this remarkable book, Shad Helmstetter brings to light the special words you can use to literally rewire the software of your brain with positive programs of success, well-being, and peace of mind.Along with the most important success words and their meanings, Dr. Helmstetter has also included specially-worded self-talk phrases to help you immediately apply each of the words in the most effective way.Special reader support tools. Making this book even more helpful is an impressive list of downloadable support materials that are available to the reader at no cost. These optional extras include: * The 68-page 'Secret Words Workbook' designed to be used by individual readers, or for groups or organizations. * The parchment-style 'Secret Words Wall Poster' listing all of the secret words-to keep the special words in front of you in your home or office.* Easy-to-use goal-setting forms for your personal use. Download and print out as many as you need.* The complete 'Six Weeks to Success, ' comprehensive, six-week self-coaching program from Dr. Helmstetter, designed for home use._____________________________The Secret Words of Success is a book you will want all of your family to share. And it is a treasure you'll want to keep for a lifetim
There is God influencing the events in the lives of the successful people that we
have met or known. The successful people we see are ... The secret to our success is the calling God has placed upon our lives. God works with every one
of us to ...
Author: Ashbel Vudzijena
“Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21) It’s high time we realize that in the same way that life, in its broader version is a calling, success is similarly a calling. Nothing stands in the way of your calling, even a thousand troops! You can’t even stand in the way of your own calling. Jonah failed to stop himself from succeeding. No matter how much you try, your success can only materialize if God wills. On the other hand, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, you will succeed if it is the plan of God for you to succeed. He will lead you to places, people, circumstances, colleges, cities and villages that ensure your success. Among the various options life seems to offer, the best and only viable option is the plan of God for your life as an individual. The plan of God is ever inviting you towards the direction of your calling. If you don’t look for success, it will still look for you if it is your calling for you to succeed in a particular way. This book helps you to rely on God’s plan for every minute of your life. Seek to find out this plan. Everyone has a calling. You have a calling upon your life. A calling makes success inevitable, unavoidable. Success is not corruption or nepotism. It is not a beautiful plan, a sound education or an insightful workshop. All factors can only propel you or apply in your life if there is a calling for that kind of success, first and foremost. Let your own plan give way to the plan of God for your life. Your destiny is guaranteed. A desire for success is like a smell. When you detect it you know the source is around. You can tell the level of success you will attain by the natural, not artificial, desire you have for it. Your desire does not give you a future. Instead it is the guaranteed future that gives you a desire for it. A desire is therefore a signal not the fuel towards the success that you are guaranteed by way of a calling. Read this book and realize that ultimate success is unconscious. It is a calling.
Author: William Walker AtkinsonPublish On: 2009-01-01
The topic of success has been revisited in countless thousands of books, but in this self-help classic, renowned author William Walker Atkinson reveals a surprising secret -- each of us already possesses the mental, spiritual, and ...
Author: William Walker Atkinson
Publisher: The Floating Press
Need motivation? Read on. The topic of success has been revisited in countless thousands of books, but in this self-help classic, renowned author William Walker Atkinson reveals a surprising secret -- each of us already possesses the mental, spiritual, and psychological tools we need to achieve success, happiness, and fulfillment in life. The real challenge lies in tapping into our inborn potential and channeling it in the right way.
It is the secret to our success. Yes, we have had unparalleled success and good
fortune. Often we have been in the right place at the right time. We have also had
failures you've never heard about. We'll share some here. Yet the truth is, we ...
Author: Rick Cesari
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Learn the secrets of direct response marketing with the man who created the George Foreman Grill campaign In today's highly competitive, global marketplace, businesses have to do more than just advertise their products. By taking advantage of the accountable advertising model that direct response has to offer, you can improve your bottom line, build brands, and develop lasting relationships with legions of satisfied customers. In Buy Now!, Rick Cesari reveals twenty-five years' worth of insights and methods, enabling you to make the most of direct response marketing in your business toolkit. Whether you're a business owner, executive, inventor, or marketer, Buy Now! gives you the secrets behind the successful campaigns that catapulted products into millions of homes. Find out how to use direct response to create a "self-funding "marketing campaign Learn the techniques to building offers that will get people to respond to your products Use "high touch" direct response marketing to build brand equity and drive sales at retail Find out why large companies like Johnson & Johnson and Valvoline are using these concepts for their consumer brands Cesari has put more companies on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies than anyone else Buy Now! to launch your products and campaigns to new heights-and connect with customers as never before-with Cesari's market-leading insights.
" Jesus Daniel Ortiz is "America's #1 Latino Success Coach"TM and the author of the book 101 Secret Ways to Tell If You Are Living Your Life Purpose.
Author: Don Daniel Ortiz
Publisher: Xulon Press
Discover the 99 Success Secrets of the Greatest Teacher of All Time Jesus You Will Learn.. Leadership secrets of Jesus the bible doesn't reveal The hidden lessons in Jesus' teachings Your mission, message and purpose in life The fastest way to unlock your God-given potential Spiritual strategies for achieving your dreams The book achieves these objectives by. Illustrating specific examples utilized by Jesus Unlocking the mystery of Jesus' power Blending spiritual concepts with practical solutions Revealing insights into Jesus' miracles Providing a daily "Action Plan" for success ."say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there, ' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." Jesus Daniel Ortiz is "America's #1 Latino Success Coach"TM and the author of the book 101 Secret Ways to Tell If You Are Living Your Life Purpose." As a business coach, Ortiz has taught thousands of entrepreneurs, managers and sales professionals how to bridge the gap between worldly success and their spiritual calling. Over the last ten years he has developed a unique life coaching system that blends spiritual principles with practical personal development skills to help you unlock your God-given potential.
The secret to our success is determined by our daily planning, decisions,
management, and daily discipline we practice. God promises us success and
prosperity upon knowing His principles. Meditate in His words constantly and act
Author: Damian Iwuala
Decision making begins with a willingness to submit your intentions to God's perfect will and humbly follow His direction and understanding the impact of consequences in your decision making! The daily decisions that you make today will determine what kind of impact you will make tomorrow. The key to making better decisions is to educate yourself, make adjustments necessary, let your decisions be based on a solid foundation and take proper precaution. This book can help you understand decision making process and help you develop in moving forward in your journey of life and also makes the principles in the Bible relevant to everyday living.
In a moment of change, we had our title, and we had our goal, and we knew it
was as right and true as a fair maiden's heart. We just knew that those two words
were the secret, the real secret to our success, that they embodied what we did ...
Author: Joseph Callaway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
How honesty, competency, and caring will make you rich Throw out the sales manual. Get off the motivation elevator. Clients First is a two word miracle that can change your life. This book outlines a powerful path to riches that authors Joseph and JoAnn Callaway used to sell a billion dollars in real estate in just ten years—a feat never before achieved. Here, they explain the three keys to putting your clients first that helped them create one of the most successful realty firms in the U.S. Each of the three keys is important and can stand on its own. However, the success you can achieve when following the Clients First program can only be reached when all three keys are used in coordination. Explains how honesty ensures a strong client relationship Details the ways in which competency pervades all aspects of a client's perception of you Shows how being a caring individual can win over a client on a personal level Unlock your potential by putting these to use in your life and your business.
There are no successful “day traders” in leadership development. What matters
most is what you do day by day over the long haul. My friend Tag Short maintains
, “The secret of our success is found in our daily agenda.” If you continually invest
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Business & Economics
Theodore Roosevelt helped create a world power, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and became president of the United States. But today you wouldn't even know his name if he hadn't known the Law of Process.
The solution to our failure is not found in what we do but in who we turn to for
help. The secret to our success is a person— - The Solution to Our failure is not
found in what we do but in who xx - - -- We turn to for help. “do,” our actions.
Author: Sandra McCollom
Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must. The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised. For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace. In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.
Felton shares the profound life and business lessons that horses have taught her.
Author: Julia Felton
Publisher: Ecademy Press
Category: Business & Economics
Felton shares the profound life and business lessons that horses have taught her. Through her candid story telling she provides insights into how horses can help people become more self-aware and connected to themselves and others. The result is improved leadership skills.