Farnam Street

Farnam Street

Timeless wisdom and insights you can use at work and home to learn faster, think better, and avoid problems. Podcast @tkppodcast

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10+ Book Recommendations by Farnam Street

  • 😍 The reviews for volume 2 are starting to come in. https://t.co/QJamDX02X4 https://t.co/Gp8z1S69Iz

  • Alone Among Spies

    Rhiannon Beaubien

    Our very own Rhiannon Beaubien, co-author of The Great Mental Models, just released her debut spy novel Alone Among Spies. https://t.co/6JRn3CprRW https://t.co/V5n03f8n8M

  • The old saying goes, ''To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right. The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer. Until now. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet- ignore them. Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Farnam Street (FS) is one of the world's fastest growing websites, dedicated to helping our readers master the best of what other people have already figured out. We curate, examine and explore the timeless ideas and mental models that history's brightest minds have used to live lives of purpose. Our readers include students, teachers, CEOs, coaches, athletes, artists, leaders, followers, politicians and more. They're not defined by gender, age, income, or politics but rather by a shared passion for avoiding problems, making better decisions, and lifelong learning. AUTHOR HOME Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Wall Street Journal #4 non-fiction Ebook!! Thanks to everyone who purchased a copy! If you haven’t yet, audio, kindle and hardcover available here: https://t.co/wHJZvlwVEd https://t.co/yypVGxBhWe

  • The old saying goes, ''To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right. The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer. Until now. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet- ignore them. Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Farnam Street (FS) is one of the world's fastest growing websites, dedicated to helping our readers master the best of what other people have already figured out. We curate, examine and explore the timeless ideas and mental models that history's brightest minds have used to live lives of purpose. Our readers include students, teachers, CEOs, coaches, athletes, artists, leaders, followers, politicians and more. They're not defined by gender, age, income, or politics but rather by a shared passion for avoiding problems, making better decisions, and lifelong learning. AUTHOR HOME Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    #1 New Release in the Reference Book category today. Thank you to our incredible community for supporting this project! https://t.co/X8Fur1nUeK https://t.co/IHKXHCnMYq

  • Volume 1 of our book on mental models and general thinking concepts is now available on Kindle! https://t.co/UeBjUtOgV6

  • The Snow Leopard

    Peter Matthiessen

    An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by acclaimed travel writer and novelist Pico Iyer. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    Today in our weekly Brain Food newsletter our recommended book of the week is an incredible travel memoir from the 1970s. Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.

  • **Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award** Though Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail, its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, was never content with being just a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become 'the everything store', offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now... Jeff Bezos stands out for his relentless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way that Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing. Amazon placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet. Nothing would ever be the same again.

    10 Things I Learned Reading Brad Stone's The Everything Store https://t.co/rN0e1onZpu (*updated*)

  • Tribe of Mentors

    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

    Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world's highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice

    The part on Graham Duncan in Tribe of Mentors is worth the price of the book alone. Phenomenal. https://t.co/HoEzAAm8su (I'd love to have him on the podcast one day).

  • How to Read a Book

    Mortimer Jerome Adler

    Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works

    How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler https://t.co/u59tvqCLDJ

  • Social Proof

    Derek Strickland

    A bestselling author and motivational speaker; Derek Strickland has inspired people from across the country, to step away from the outdated business practices of a bygone generation.With his positive take on life, he weaves together aspects of faith and professionalism; providing his audience with proven methods of stress-free business development, personal branding, and new levels of success.In the follow-up to his debut bestseller, Secrets To Stress-Free Selling: A Cure For The Common Cold Call, Derek takes the reader on the journey of a lifetime, with a guided approach to building and launching a personal brand like none the world has ever seen.Social Proof: The Incomparable Brand Of You, Inc. is a powerful reminder that every true success story is built upon a foundation of faith, integrity and sincerity.

    Social Proof: Why We Look to Others For What We Should Think and Do https://t.co/a3cegMgM9I (Everyone is reading it.)

  • Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information. In this new companion volume, The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects—from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

    The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge https://t.co/vlHq5TO5D5