James Clear

James Clear

Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits (https://t.co/S97QUDuBUa). I write about building better habits. Over 900,000 people read my 3-2-1 newsletter (see link)

50+ Book Recommendations by James Clear

  • Based on the premise that accountants often make finance unnecessarily confusing, this no-frills guide will help small business owners see beyond the numbers and translate financial statements into tangible business success. The author shows the reader how to use key financial indicators as a basis for smart business decisions, with a focus on companies in the range between start-up and $5 million in revenue. In a humorous and conversational tone, Crabtree explains how even the most harried business owners can use financial metrics to improve their bottom line. The author's down-to-earth discussion includes many insights: Most business owners are probably not paying themselves enough; Paying taxes can be a positive in accounting; A company-wide salary cap can help immensely with personnel decisions. Additionally, the numerous examples help readers see for themselves how following the author's advice will have a direct impact on their profits.

    @CRButler94 Reading these two books with probably be enough: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree Also, I use Bench for bookkeeping and have found it worth the money: https://t.co/P07dRt8s2l

  • Profit First

    Mike Michalowicz

    Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability. Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that: · Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances. · A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line. · Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth. With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.

    @CRButler94 Reading these two books with probably be enough: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree Also, I use Bench for bookkeeping and have found it worth the money: https://t.co/P07dRt8s2l

  • The Black Swan

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Examines the role of the unexpected, discussing why improbable events are not anticipated or understood properly, and how humans rationalize the black swan phenomenon to make it appear less random.

    For a full explanation of asymmetry see The Black Swan: https://t.co/GaM1gmOcZq

  • @MikeRMedici @RobertJ88916030 Getting Things Done by David Allen https://t.co/DKF5nUFFO8

  • The Drunkard's Walk

    Leonard Mlodinow

    An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.

    I just finished The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow (@lmlodinow). It was great and very useful for daily life. I think it deserves to be more widely known. What is another book that is incredibly useful and deserves to be more popular?

  • The War of Art

    Steven Pressfield

    "In this powerful, straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity. The War of Art is an inspirational, funny, well-aimed kick in the pants guaranteed to galvanize every would-be artist, visionary, or entrepreneur." --from back cover.

    @delk To your original question, I think The War of Art was out for years before blowing up. Also, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up exploded out of the gate but it had zero hype. (I think she only did one interview in English due to the language barrier.)

  • Presents a guide to cleaning and organizing a living space, discussing best methods for decluttering and the impact that an organized home can have on mood and physical and mental health.

    @delk To your original question, I think The War of Art was out for years before blowing up. Also, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up exploded out of the gate but it had zero hype. (I think she only did one interview in English due to the language barrier.)

  • The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.

    @APompliano The Simple Path to Wealth for the basics. Fooled by Randomness for humility. Atomic Habits for consistency.

  • Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.

    @APompliano The Simple Path to Wealth for the basics. Fooled by Randomness for humility. Atomic Habits for consistency.

  • What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom? A few examples: - The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Manual for Living by Epictetus - A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy What else?

  • Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. It covers topics such as: the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and Aurelius's own emotions.

    What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom? A few examples: - The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Manual for Living by Epictetus - A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy What else?

  • The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

    What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom? A few examples: - The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Manual for Living by Epictetus - A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy What else?

  • This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a brightness undimmed by time. Unjustly censored for nearly a century, it deserves to be placed with the few books in our history that will never cease teaching us the essence of what is important in this world.

    What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom? A few examples: - The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Manual for Living by Epictetus - A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy What else?

  • Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.

    Congrats to @RyanHoliday! For years, he has worked to complete his “Stoicism Trilogy.” First, The Obstacle is the Way. Then, Ego is the Enemy. And finally—launching this week—Stillness is the Key. A beautiful collection of timeless wisdom. https://t.co/rPCRVB5gGR

  • Ultralearning

    Scott Young

    Future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage by learning the skill necessary to stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way in this essential guide that goes beyond the insights of popular works such as Extreme Productivity, Deep Work, Peak, and Make It Stick. Faced with tumultuous economic times and rapid technological change, staying ahead in your career depends on continual learning—a lifelong mastery of new ideas, subjects, and skills. If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner. In this essential book, Scott Young incorporates the latest research about the most effective learning methods and the stories of other ultralearners like himself—among them Ben Franklin and Richard Feynman, as well as a host of others, such as little-known modern polymaths like Alexander Arguelles, who speaks more than forty languages. Young documents the methods he and others have used and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life. Ultralearning explores this fascinating subculture, shares the seven principles behind every successful ultralearning project, and offers insights into how you can organize and execute a plan to learn anything deeply and quickly, without teachers or budget-busting tuition costs. Whether the goal is to be fluent in a language (or ten languages), earn the equivalent of a college degree in a fraction of the time, or master multiple skills to build a product or business from the ground up, the principles in Ultralearning will guide you to success.

    Need a good book? Ultralearning by @ScottHYoung is out today. It shares a roadmap for accelerating your career and enhancing your life through periods of intense learning. If you're interested in learning faster, this is the best book on the subject. https://t.co/YcocSHXy6Q

  • @_camjohn_ Some of it is covered in Atomic Habits. The sections on craving and prediction are most relevant. For an in-depth look, read How Emotions Are Made by Barrett.

  • Range

    David Epstein

    Shares counterintuitive advice on the most effective path to success in any domain while revealing the essential contributions of generalist, not specialist, team members

    Looking for a book that makes you smarter with every page? @DavidEpstein's new book, Range, is out today. It's smart, scientifically-backed, and a fantastic complement to Atomic Habits. (His first book, The Sports Gene, was also top notch.) Grab it: https://t.co/ZFeiTpbBJ2

  • @PHLemos Under 5 - Duck Dodgers in Outer Space 5-15 - The Hardy Boys series 15-20 - Harry Potter

  • @PHLemos Under 5 - Duck Dodgers in Outer Space 5-15 - The Hardy Boys series 15-20 - Harry Potter

  • A new special edition boxed set of the complete Harry Potter series, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This collectible boxed set contains the complete bestselling Harry Potter series, books 1-7 by J.K. Rowling, brilliantly redesigned by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. A perfect gift to introduce a new reader to this beloved series, as well as a gorgeous addition to any fan's bookshelf.

    @PHLemos Under 5 - Duck Dodgers in Outer Space 5-15 - The Hardy Boys series 15-20 - Harry Potter

  • Deep Work

    Cal Newport

    @karthikkalyan90 Many readers have told me that Atomic Habits and Deep Work by Cal Newport deliver a nice 1-2 punch.

  • Dark Matter

    Blake Crouch

    "Extra Libris: Essays, Reader's Guides, and More"--Page [345].

    @SteveBissen Recently finished: Dark Matter by Crouch (first fiction in awhile) The Fish That Ate the Whale by Cohen The Outsiders by Thorndike Currently: Range by @DavidEpstein (comes out this month) Favs: https://t.co/kEcPoKYUiC

  • @SteveBissen Recently finished: Dark Matter by Crouch (first fiction in awhile) The Fish That Ate the Whale by Cohen The Outsiders by Thorndike Currently: Range by @DavidEpstein (comes out this month) Favs: https://t.co/kEcPoKYUiC

  • The Outsiders

    William Thorndike

    It's time to redefine the CEO success story. Meet eight iconoclastic leaders who helmed firms where returns on average outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 20 times.

    @SteveBissen Recently finished: Dark Matter by Crouch (first fiction in awhile) The Fish That Ate the Whale by Cohen The Outsiders by Thorndike Currently: Range by @DavidEpstein (comes out this month) Favs: https://t.co/kEcPoKYUiC

  • Range

    David Epstein

    Shares counterintuitive advice on the most effective path to success in any domain while revealing the essential contributions of generalist, not specialist, team members

    @SteveBissen Recently finished: Dark Matter by Crouch (first fiction in awhile) The Fish That Ate the Whale by Cohen The Outsiders by Thorndike Currently: Range by @DavidEpstein (comes out this month) Favs: https://t.co/kEcPoKYUiC

  • Shane Parrish (@farnamstreet) is one of the best curators and clearest thinkers on the web. For years, he has been compiling the most useful mental models for thinking better. Today, he finally released the most important ones in a new audiobook. Grab it: https://t.co/T59DfjphOT

  • Excerpt from Letters From a Self Made Merchant to His Son Dear Pierrepont: Your Ma got back safe this morning and she wants me to be sure to tell you not to over-study, and I want to tell you to be sure not to under-study. What we're really sending you to Harvard for is to get a little of the education that's so good and plenty there. When it's passed around you don't want to be bashful, but reach right out and take a big helping every time, for I want you to get your share. You'll find that education's about the only thing lying around loose in this world, and that it's about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he's willing to haul away. Everything else is screwed down tight and the screw-driver lost. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

    @impcapital Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by Lorimer The Quest of the Simple Life by Dawson Manual for Living by Epictetus

  • The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

    @impcapital Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by Lorimer The Quest of the Simple Life by Dawson Manual for Living by Epictetus

  • @NicholasGoodden You should read The Quest of the Simple Life by Dawson. The author basically followed your same path 100 years ago.

  • Into Thin Air

    Jon Krakauer

    The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived

    @polina_marinova Into Thin Air by Krakauer Red Notice by Browder Complications by Gawande All amazing. All must-reads.

  • Red Notice

    Bill Browder

    Expelled from Russia after exposing corruption in Russian companies, an investment broker describes how his attorney was detained, tortured and beaten to death for testifying against Russian law enforcement officers who stole millions in taxes paid to the government. Illustrations. Tour.

    @polina_marinova Into Thin Air by Krakauer Red Notice by Browder Complications by Gawande All amazing. All must-reads.

  • Complications

    Atul Gawande

    Drawing from compelling true accounts of patients and doctors, a provocative examination of the power and limits of modern medicine reveals a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur. 60,000 first printing.

    @polina_marinova Into Thin Air by Krakauer Red Notice by Browder Complications by Gawande All amazing. All must-reads.

  • Thinking in Systems

    Donella H. Meadows

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows' newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

    @neuhetak I originally found it by reading Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows.

  • A new edition written specifically for the American market presents the author's popular method for quitting smoking, based on a factual understanding of the harm of cigarette addiction and practical advice on how to successfully break the habit.

    @MikeFromMaine @andrewzahler Ha! Only good things. It was part of a section on breaking bad habits. You were the first one who told me about Alan Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking. It was related to that.

  • Atomic Habits

    James Clear

    James Clear presents strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that help lead to an improved life.

    After 3 years of work, I am very excited to announce that my first full-length book will be published by Penguin Random House on October 16th. The title is Atomic Habits and to make this book a success, I need your help. Here are 4 ways you can help: https://t.co/7QuzVUOvp5

  • Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw over 400 things, such as an airplane, anteater, submarine, train, kangaroo, gondola, and much much more! This classic book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment.

    @tferriss His style seems a bit different than yours (flatter, less 3D) and the book was originally written for children, but Make a World by Ed Emberley is tons of fun to play around with and might get your creative juices flowing. https://t.co/WWWojThJe3

  • Tao Te Ching

    Stephen Mitchell

    In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

    @patrick_oshag If you have less than one hour: Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell If you want an entertaining success story: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin If you want to broaden your thinking: The Art of Possibility by Zander If you want to listen to a great writer: Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Born Standing Up

    Steve Martin

    The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly. In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the story of “why I did stand-up and why I walked away.” Emmy and Grammy Award–winner, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shopgirl and The Pleasure of My Company, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Martin has always been a writer. His memoir of his years in stand-up is candid, spectacularly amusing, and beautifully written. At age ten Martin started his career at Disneyland, selling guidebooks in the newly opened theme park. In the decade that followed, he worked in the Disney magic shop and the Bird Cage Theatre at Knott’s Berry Farm, performing his first magic/comedy act a dozen times a week. The story of these years, during which he practiced and honed his craft, is moving and revelatory. The dedication to excellence and innovation is formed at an astonishingly early age and never wavers or wanes. Martin illuminates the sacrifice, discipline, and originality that made him an icon and informs his work to this day. To be this good, to perform so frequently, was isolating and lonely. It took Martin decades to reconnect with his parents and sister, and he tells that story with great tenderness. Martin also paints a portrait of his times—the era of free love and protests against the war in Vietnam, the heady irreverence of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the late sixties, and the transformative new voice of Saturday Night Live in the seventies. Throughout the text, Martin has placed photographs, many never seen before. Born Standing Up is a superb testament to the sheer tenacity, focus, and daring of one of the greatest and most iconoclastic comedians of all time.

    @patrick_oshag If you have less than one hour: Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell If you want an entertaining success story: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin If you want to broaden your thinking: The Art of Possibility by Zander If you want to listen to a great writer: Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • The art of possibility

    Rosamund Stone Zander

    Introduces twelve groundbreaking practices for integrating creativity into every facet of human endeavor, utilizing inspirational stories, parables, and personal anecdotes to demonstrate the powerful role and influence of possibility in every aspect of human life. Reprint.

    @patrick_oshag If you have less than one hour: Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell If you want an entertaining success story: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin If you want to broaden your thinking: The Art of Possibility by Zander If you want to listen to a great writer: Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Just Kids

    Patti Smith

    It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    @patrick_oshag If you have less than one hour: Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell If you want an entertaining success story: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin If you want to broaden your thinking: The Art of Possibility by Zander If you want to listen to a great writer: Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

    Here's a hack: Choose books that are already over 100 years old. Meditations by Aurelius, Essays by Montaigne, On the Origin of Species by Darwin, etc. Old ideas have passed a lot of tests. The longer a book has been around, the more likely it will be to continue to stay around.

  • The Complete Essays

    Michel Montaigne

    In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers.

    Here's a hack: Choose books that are already over 100 years old. Meditations by Aurelius, Essays by Montaigne, On the Origin of Species by Darwin, etc. Old ideas have passed a lot of tests. The longer a book has been around, the more likely it will be to continue to stay around.

  • The Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin

    States the evidence for a theory of evolution, explains how evolution takes place, and discusses instinct, hybridism, fossils, distribution and classification.

    Here's a hack: Choose books that are already over 100 years old. Meditations by Aurelius, Essays by Montaigne, On the Origin of Species by Darwin, etc. Old ideas have passed a lot of tests. The longer a book has been around, the more likely it will be to continue to stay around.

  • Thinking in Systems

    Donella H. Meadows

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows' newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

    @buster Thanks for sharing. I'll take a look. You've probably read it, but her book Thinking in Systems is solid as well.

  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari: Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis Inside this SpeedReader Summary, you’ll find: • An introduction to the main concepts of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari • Time-saving chapter summaries • Analysis and Commentary • A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, podcasts, and videos About Sapiens by Yuval Harari Did you know that, a hundred thousand years ago, there were at least six separate species of human beings on Earth? Today, there is only one—homo sapiens. Sapiens by Yuval Harari provides an expansive look at the modern world’s view of the ways human beings have evolved and the catalysts behind the species and cultures we’ve become, all the way from the beginning of mankind to the present day and beyond. Harari combines history and science to provide a unique perspective to the traditional narratives of human development and examines what happened to the other five species of humans and what may ultimately happen to us. Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be read as a supplement to the original. About SpeedReader Summaries Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource—time. Do you ever feel like you just want your favorite non-fiction books to get to the point? Are you tired of wasting time weeding through fluff and anecdotes to get to the meat of the material? SpeedReader Summaries carefully distill and analyze the key points of your favorite books and provide additional commentary and resources to supplement your understanding of the material. Inside every SpeedReader summary, you’ll find a thirty-second overall summary of the book, brief summaries of the key points of each chapter, a custom analysis, and additional resources like discussion questions, relevant articles, other books, and even quizzes. At SpeedReader Summaries, bringing you maximum benefit in minimum time is our main objective! Tags: harari sapiens a brief history of humankind, homo sapiens a brief history, sapiens a brief history of humankind, sapiens brief history of humankind, sapiens by Harari, sapiens by yuval noah Harari, sapiens history of humankind, sapiens noah Harari, sapiens summary, sapiens the book, sapiens the history, sapiens a brief history of humankind, sapiens a brief history of humankind review, sapiens a brief history of humankind summary, sapiens book review, sapiens book summary, sapiens chapter summary, sapiens chapters

    Book Lovers: @ScottHYoung and I sat down to discuss the mind-bending bestseller, Sapiens by Yuval Harari. Our convo: https://t.co/I5FBR0kOmo

  • The Art of Profitability

    Adrian J. Slywotzky

    Describes the various patterns of business operation that lead to profitability through a series of conversations in which an expert on profits teaches a student.

    @thanhtpham If you haven't read The Art of Profitability yet, I think you would like it. My notes: https://t.co/YG0V1b04p5

  • WEEKLY BOOK SUMMARY: On the Shortness of Life by Seneca Read all of my notes on the book here: https://t.co/HAXKtDAfIE https://t.co/sBmWi9fN7L

  • ‘Never announce you are a Knight, simply behave as one. You are better than no one, and no one is better than you.’ When Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke was a boy, his grandfather taught him how to be a knight. Now, on the eve of a battle from which he fears he may not return, Sir Thomas writes a letter to his children so that he may pass on all his hard-won lessons, deepest aspirations and most instructive failures. Full of adventure and wit, the letter provides a guide for living a good and noble life – a reminder that without a little agony none of us would bother to learn a thing; that we must work together as brothers or perish together as fools; that a friend loves you because you are true to yourself, not because you agree with him. And, most importantly, it shows that there is no obstacle that enough love cannot move.

    WEEKLY BOOK SUMMARY: Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke Read all of my notes on the book here: https://t.co/pO99Qxut4i https://t.co/QvVxGNgTg4

  • 2 distinguished historians express their evaluation of the nature of the human experience and what may be learned from it

    WEEKLY BOOK SUMMARY: The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant Read all of my notes on the book here: https://t.co/eVjAdmPbK9 https://t.co/yVfGo8FTvQ

  • The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

    @JoshShipp Not sure what this is for, so here's my top 10 list: https://t.co/i5Bqljxrzk If I had to pick: Manual for Living by Epictetus

  • The Tell-Tale Brain

    V. S. Ramachandran

    John, aged sixty, suffered a stroke and recovered fully, except in one respect: although he can see perfectly, he can no longer recognise faces, even his own reflection in a mirror. Whenever Francesca touches a particular texture, she experiences a vivid emotion: denim = extreme sadness; wax = embarrassment; orange peel = shock. Jimmie, whose left arm was recently amputated, can still feel it - and it's itchy. Our brains are the most enchanting and complex things in the known universe - but what happens when they go wrong? Dr V. S. Ramachandran, 'the Sherlock Holmes of brain science' and one of the world's leading neuroscientists, has spent a lifetime working with patients who suffer from rare and baffling brain conditions. In The Tell-Tale Brain, he tells their stories, and explores what they reveal about the greatest mystery of them all: how our minds work, and what makes each of us so uniquely human.

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  • Sapiens

    Yuval Noah Harari

    One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical—and sometimes devastating—breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, and incorporating full-color illustrations throughout the text, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the legacy of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage...and our future.

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  • Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.

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  • Complications

    Atul Gawande

    Drawing from compelling true accounts of patients and doctors, a provocative examination of the power and limits of modern medicine reveals a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur. 60,000 first printing.

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