The Happiness Hypothesis

Author : Jonathan Haidt
ISBN : 9781448166688
Genre : Science
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Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations. The pronouncements of philosophers are homespun by our grandmothers, and find their way into our common sense: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Happiness comes from within. But are these 'truths' really true? Today we all seem to prefer to cling to the notion that a little bit more money, love or success will make us truly happy. Are we wrong? In The Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. We learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think... Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.
Category: Science

Open And Unabashed Reviews On The Happiness Hypothesis

Author : Jacob Hacker
ISBN : 5517099688
Genre :
File Size : 50.23 MB
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Successful Failure

Author : Devery Youngblood
ISBN : 9781617772566
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 76.51 MB
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OUR BIGGEST FAILURES IN LIFE – THOUGH PAINFUL AND SOMETHING WE WOULD NEVER WANT TO REPEAT – OFTEN END UP BEING THE BEST THINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED TO US. SO WHY DO WE KEEP FAILING AT FAILURE?After not keeping score in Little League games, bailouts for businesses, and 'bad credit/no problem' financing schemes, a new reality is setting in. As the world wrestles with failure in our economy, in relationships, our homes, and more, author Devery Youngblood argues that failure helps us eliminate what does not work and gives us incentive to take the more challenging road of strength. We learn, not from being rescued (though it is temporarily more pleasing), but from developing the tools to rescue ourselves. Far from an inherent negative, failure is actually a needed feedback device that teaches us how to be successful. In this wise and honest book the author talks openly about failures of the famous as well as his own – from marriage to money, from turning around a city to facing life-and-death health choices. Far from disengaged theory, this is a look at failure from the inside, told in a refreshingly upbeat, positive manner that will take you on a journey through tears and laughter - from sadness to genuine hope.
Category: Self-Help

Das Gegenteil Von Einsamkeit

Author : Marina Keegan
ISBN : 9783104033334
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 51.27 MB
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Meisterhafte Stories voller Lebenslust Wenige Tage nach ihrem Yale-Abschluss starb Marina Keegan bei einem Autounfall. Sie war ein Ausnahmetalent, das der Welt brillante Texte voller Lebenslust hinterließ. Selbstbewusst und authentisch schrieb sie über Themen, die sie wie viele junge Erwachsene beschäftigten: Liebe, Lust, Eifersucht, Selbstzweifel, Geborgenheit, Ablehnung, Familie und Zukunft. Marina Keegans Stories und Essays vereinen schwerelosen, sensiblen und mitreißenden Optimismus mit ungeheurer literarischer Reife: hoffnungsvoll, wild und melancholisch. Man liest sich atemlos, lachend und mit Tränen in den Augen durch das ganze fulminante Buch.
Category: Fiction

Contemporary Moral And Social Issues

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ISBN : 9781118625354
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 65.19 MB
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Contemporary Moral and Social Issues is a uniquely entertaining introduction that brings ethical thought to life. It makes innovative use of engaging, topically oriented original short fiction, together with classic and influential readings and editorial discussion as a means of helping students think philosophically about ethical theory and practical ethical problems. Introduces students to ethical theory and a range of practical moral issues through a combination of key primary texts, clear editorial commentary, and engaging, original fiction Includes discussion of topics such as world poverty, abortion, animals, the environment, and genetic engineering, containing “Facts and Factual Issues” for each topic to give students an up-to-date understanding of related factual issues. Uses immersive, original short works of fiction as a means to engage students to think philosophically about serious ethical issues Sample Course Framework available
Category: Philosophy

The Righteous Mind

Author : Jonathan Haidt
ISBN : 9780307907035
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 34.39 MB
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This well-researched examination of human moral impulses will appeal to liberals and conservatives alike following the 2016 presidential campaign and election. As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.
Category: Psychology

Delivering Happiness

Author : Tony Hsieh
ISBN : 9783800654154
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.22 MB
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Die zehn wichtigsten Gründe, dieses Buch zu lesen 10. Sie wollen erfahren, welchen Weg wir bei Zappos gegangen sind, um in weniger als zehn Jahren einen jährlichen Umsatz von über einer Milliarde Dollar zu erzielen. 9. Sie wollen erfahren, welcher Weg mich zu Zappos geführt hat und welche Lektionen ich auf meiner Reise gelernt habe. 8. Sie wollen aus den vielen Fehlern lernen, die wir im Laufe der Jahre bei Zappos gemacht haben, damit Ihr Unternehmen einige davon vermeiden kann. 7. Sie wollen wissen, wie man im Geschäft und im Leben den richtigen Mix aus Profit, Leidenschaft und Sinn erzielt. 6. Sie wollen eine dauerhafte und stabile Organisation und Marke aufbauen. 5. Sie wollen eine stärkere Firmenkultur schaffen, die Ihre Mitarbeiter glücklicher macht, ihre Motivation steigert und im Endeffekt zu mehr Produktivität führt. 4. Sie wollen für eine bessere Customer Experience sorgen, die Ihre Kunden glücklicher macht, die Kundentreue steigert und im Endeffekt zu mehr Gewinn führt. 3. Sie möchten etwas ganz Besonderes aufbauen. 2. Sie sind auf der Suche nach Inspiration und Glück in Ihrer Arbeit und in Ihrem Leben. 1. Ihnen ist das Brennholz für Ihren Kamin ausgegangen. Dieses Buch kann wunderbar als Anzünder benutzt werden. Zum Autor Tony Hsieh verkaufte im Alter von 24 Jahren das von ihm mitgegründete Unternehmen LinkExchange für 265 Millionen USD an Microsoft. Danach beriet er den Online-Händler Zappos, dessen CEO er bald wurde und noch heute ist. Das Unternehmen, welches unter anderem vom Fortune Magazine zur „Best Company to Work For“ gewählt wurde, wurde später mit einem Jahresumsatz von mehr als einer Milliarde USD an Amazon verkauft.
Category: Business & Economics