The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect
Author: Ian H. Robertson
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 125001364X
ISBN 13: 9781250013644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner Effect Book Review:

What makes a winner? Why do some people succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? Why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? The "winner effect" is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident, and more aggressive. The effect is as strong as any drug. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive. By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a "winner," how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others. He explains what makes a winner—or a loser—and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behavior of our business colleagues, family, friends, and ourselves.

The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1408831651
ISBN 13: 9781408831656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner Effect Book Review:

What makes a winner?Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident and more aggressive. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive.By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a 'winner', how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson explains what makes a winner or a loser - and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behaviour of our business colleagues, employees, family and friends.

The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1408824736
ISBN 13: 9781408824733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner Effect Book Review:

What makes a winner? Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? And why do a few individuals end up supremely powerful, while many remain powerless? Are men more likely to be power junkies than women?The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too.Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident and more aggressive. The effect is as strong as any drug. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive.By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a 'winner', how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others. He explains what makes a winner - or a loser - and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behaviour of our business colleagues, employees, family and friends.

The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 1408831651
ISBN 13: 9781408831656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner Effect Book Review:

What makes a winner?Why do some succeed both in life and in business, and others fail? The 'winner effect' is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders. As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident and more aggressive. And the more you win, the more you will go on to win. But the downside is that winning can become physically addictive.By understanding what the mental and physical changes are that take place in the brain of a 'winner', how they happen, and why they affect some people more than others, Robertson explains what makes a winner or a loser - and how we can use the answers to these questions to understand better the behaviour of our business colleagues, employees, family and friends.

The Winner Effect and Realted Hormones in Peromyscus Mice

The Winner Effect and Realted Hormones in Peromyscus Mice
Author: Temitayo Oyefunmike Oyegbile
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89095245171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner Effect and Realted Hormones in Peromyscus Mice Book Review:

The Stress Test

The Stress Test
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1632867311
ISBN 13: 9781632867315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Stress Test Book Review:

From one of the world's most respected neuroscientists, an eye-opening study of why we react to pressure in the way we do and how to be energized rather than defeated by stress. Why is it that some people react to seemingly trivial emotional upsets--like failing an unimportant exam or tackling a difficult project at work--with distress, while others power through life-changing tragedies showing barely any emotional upset whatsoever? How do some people shine brilliantly at public speaking while others stumble with their words and seem on the verge of an anxiety attack? Why do some people sink into all-consuming depression when life has dealt them a poor hand, while in others it merely increases their resilience? The difference between too much pressure and too little can result in either debilitating stress or lack of motivation in extreme situations. However, the right level of challenge and stress can help people flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible. In THE STRESS TEST, clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Ian Robertson, armed with over four decades of research, reveals how we can shape our brain's response to pressure and how stress actually can be a good thing. THE STRESS TEST is a revelatory study of how and why we react to pressure as we do, and how we can change our response to stress to our benefit.

Winners Take All

Winners Take All
Author: Anand Giridharadas
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0451493257
ISBN 13: 9780451493255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Winners Take All Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

Mind Sculpture

Mind Sculpture
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 1446436179
ISBN 13: 9781446436172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mind Sculpture Book Review:

Listen. Can you hear an aircraft passing overhead? A dog barking? The twittering of birds? In straining to listen, you have just sent a surge of electrical activity through millions of brain cells. In choosing to do this with your mind, you have changed your brain - you have made brain cells fire, at the side of your head, above the right eye. By the time you've read this far, you will have changed your brain permanently. These words will leave a faint trace in the woven electricity of you. For 'you' exists in the trembling web of connected brain cells. This web is in flux, continually remoulded, sculpted by the restless energy of the world. That energy is transformed at your senses into the utterly unique weave of brain connections that is YOU. New research has demonstrated the way in which the brain is shaped by experience and sculpted by our interactions with the world around us. As one of the world's leading authorities on brain rehabilitation, Ian Robertson is uniquely placed to explore these ground-breaking discoveries, that free us from the currently fashionable genetically determinist view. Mind Sculpture is a singularly accessible and imaginative book which communicates the excitement and challenge of the most recent research, its consequences for how we understand the brain and how we perceive ourselves.

The Winner's Brain

The Winner's Brain
Author: Jeff Brown,Mark Fenske
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 0738214078
ISBN 13: 9780738214078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Winner's Brain Book Review:

Ever wonder why some people seem blessed with success? In fact, everyone is capable of winning in life—you just need to develop the right brain for it. In The Winner's Brain, Drs. Jeffrey Brown and Mark J. Fenske use cutting-edge neuroscience to identify the secrets of those who succeed no matter what—and demonstrate how little it has to do with IQ or upbringing. Through simple everyday practices, Brown and Fenske explain how to unlock the brain's hidden potential, using: • Balance: Make emotions work in your favor • Bounce: Create a failure-resistant brain • Opportunity Radar: Spot hot prospects previously hidden by problems • Focus Laser: Lock into what's important • Effort Accelerator: Cultivate the drive to win Along the way, meet dozens of interesting people who possess “win factors” (like the inventor of Whac-A-Mole™) and glean fascinating information (like why you should never take a test while wearing red). Compulsively readable, The Winner's Brain will not only give you an edge, but also motivate you to pursue your biggest dreams.

The 2 AM Principle

The 2 AM Principle
Author: Jon Levy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 1942872690
ISBN 13: 9781942872696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The 2 AM Principle Book Review:

It's another Saturday night at your local pub. The lights flicker on and off. 2:00 AM again. Time to slink home, or time to get started on a new adventure? The 2 AM Principle will be your inspiration and guide to living life to the fullest. Adventures don't happen by accident - just ask Levy. Once a high school geek, Jon is now a world-traveling behaviour expert and creator of the EPIC Model of Adventure, a breakthrough four-step process for creating an unforgettable night. The 2 AM Principle is stocked with amazing stories, both outrageous and touching.

They F*** You Up

They F*** You Up
Author: Oliver James
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN 10: 1408821338
ISBN 13: 9781408821336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


They F*** You Up Book Review:

Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family's expectations of you? Does your life seem overwhelmingly governed by jealousy or competitiveness or lack of confidence? In this ground-breaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave. Nurture, in effect, shapes our very nature. James combines the latest scientific research with fascinating interviews to show that understanding your past is the first step to controlling your present.

The Gold Mine Effect

The Gold Mine Effect
Author: Rasmus Ankersen
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 184831423X
ISBN 13: 9781848314238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Gold Mine Effect Book Review:

'A great read and a fascinating insight into performance.' Sir Clive Woodward We all want to discover our hidden talents and make an impact with them. But how? Rasmus Ankersen, an ex-footballer and performance specialist, quit his job and for six intense months lived with the world's best athletes in an attempt to answer this question. Why have the best middle distance runners grown up in the same Ethiopian village? Why are the leading female golfers from South Korea? How did one athletic club in Kingston, Jamaica, succeed in producing so many world-class sprinters? Ankersen presents his surprising conclusions in seven lessons on how anyone - or any business, organisation or team - can defy the many misconceptions of high performance and learn to build their own gold mine of real talent.

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World

How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World
Author: Neil Irwin
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 125017628X
ISBN 13: 9781250176288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author and senior economic correspondent at The New York Times, how to survive—and thrive—in this increasingly challenging economy. Every ambitious professional is trying to navigate a perilous global economy to do work that is lucrative and satisfying, but some find success while others struggle to get by. In an era of remarkable economic change, how should you navigate your career to increase your chances of landing not only on your feet, but ahead of those around you? In How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, delivers the essential guide to being successful in today’s economy when the very notion of the “job” is shifting and the corporate landscape has become dominated by global firms. He shows that the route to success lies in cultivating the ability to bring multiple specialties together—to become a “glue person” who can ensure people with radically different technical skills work together effectively—and how a winding career path makes you better prepared for today's fast-changing world. Through original data, close analysis, and case studies, Irwin deftly explains the 21st century economic landscape and its implications for ambitious people seeking a lifetime of professional success. Using insights from global giants like Microsoft, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs, and from smaller lesser known organizations like those that make cutting-edge digital effects in Planet of the Apes movies or Jim Beam bourbon, How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World illuminates what it really takes to be on top in this world of technological complexity and global competition.

Unilateral Neglect

Unilateral Neglect
Author: John Marshall,Ian Robertson
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134831811
ISBN 13: 9781134831814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unilateral Neglect Book Review:

Unilateral neglect is a fairly common disorder, usually associated with a stroke, which results in a neglect or lack of attention to one side of space usually, but not exclusively, the left. Theoretically, it is one of the most interesting and important areas in neuropsychology; practically, it is one of the greatest therapeutic problems facing therapists and rehabilitationists. This book covers all aspects of the disorder, from an historical survey of research to date, through the nature and anatomical bases of neglect, and on to review contemporary theories on the subject. The final section covers behavioural and physical remediation. A greater understanding of unilateral neglect will have important implications not just for this particular disorder but for the understanding of brain function as a whole.

The Leadership Hubris Epidemic

The Leadership Hubris Epidemic
Author: Peter Garrard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319572555
ISBN 13: 9783319572550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Leadership Hubris Epidemic Book Review:

This edited collection surveys and analyses the multidimensional problem of Hubris syndrome, and its deleterious effect on leadership within organisations. The study develops an extended metaphor of the social and political ill of Hubris as a virulent, communicable disease of dysfunctional leadership, illustrating its ubiquity and potential for serious harm. Taking a biological perspective to understand the possible underlying mechanisms as well as the environments in which hubris has been found to thrive, contributors emphasise the notion of prevention over cure. Divided into three sections, The Leadership Hubris Epidemic examines psychological, neuroendocrinological and neuropsychological approaches to the biology of Hubris, explores factors that encourage or inhibit its growth, and finally provides methods for preventing or retarding its development. This book has huge interdisciplinary appeal and scholars of biology, psychology, sociology, management, and politics will find the topic extremely useful, as well as anyone who is interested in the structure and governance of organisations.

Opening the Mind's Eye

Opening the Mind's Eye
Author: Ian Robertson
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429979828
ISBN 13: 9781429979825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Opening the Mind's Eye Book Review:

Ian Robertson has always been fascinated by how the mind makes images, for that awesome power directly and deeply affects our lives. All of us "visualize" the world differently, and how we do so dictates the way we feel, remember, and think--and therefore our health, memory, and creativity. In this lively, accessible and fascinating book, Robertson explains that most of us employ language as a basis for visualization. In effect, we think in words more than in images. The result is an imbalance between the logical and the intuitive, between imagery-based thought and language-based thought. Opening the Mind's Eye is both an enlightening and stimulating explanation of how we "see," and a compelling argument for extending the mind's powers to improve the quality of our lives. Like Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, it combines insight and application.

Performing Under Pressure

Performing Under Pressure
Author: Hendrie Weisinger,J. P. Pawliw-Fry
Publsiher: Broadway Business
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0804136726
ISBN 13: 9780804136723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Performing Under Pressure Book Review:

Offers more than 20 different strategies to use to downplay and reduce the feelings of stress while under pressure in both personal and professional situations, from public speaking, sales presentations to job interviews and even playing a friendly, but competitive, game of golf. 40,000 first printing.

Performing Under Pressure

Performing Under Pressure
Author: Hendrie Weisinger,J. P. Pawliw-Fry
Publsiher: Crown Business
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0804136734
ISBN 13: 9780804136730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Performing Under Pressure Book Review:

Nobody performs better under pressure. Regardless of the task, pressure ruthlessly diminishes our judgment, decision-making, attention, dexterity, and performance in every professional and personal arena. In Performing Under Pressure, Drs. Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry introduce us to the concept of pressure management, offering empirically tested short term and long term solutions to help us overcome the debilitating effects of pressure. Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one "rises to the occasion" under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse, and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance. Performing Under Pressure draws on research from over 12,000 people, and features the latest research from neuroscience and from the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and others. It offers 22 specific strategies each of us can use to reduce pressure in our personal and professional lives and allow us to better excel in whatever we do. Whether you’re a corporate manager, a basketball player, or a student preparing for the SAT, Performing Under Pressure will help you to do your best when it matters most.

Fish Cognition and Behavior

Fish Cognition and Behavior
Author: Culum Brown,Kevin Laland,Jens Krause
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1444342517
ISBN 13: 9781444342512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fish Cognition and Behavior Book Review:

In the second edition of this fascinating book an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including: Foraging skills Predator recognition Social organisation and learning Welfare and pain Three new chapters covering fish personality, lateralisation, and fish cognition and fish welfare, have been added to this fully revised and expanded second edition. Fish Cognition and Behavior, Second Edition contains essential information for all fish biologists and animal behaviorists and contains much new information of commercial importance for fisheries managers and aquaculture personnel. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught will find it an important addition to their shelves.

The Psychology of Winning

The Psychology of Winning
Author: Denis Waitley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780909608071
ISBN 13: 0909608075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Psychology of Winning Book Review:

Imprint. Denis Waitley, a distinguished motivator, teacher and US air force pilot, has spent most of his life showing people how they can win He creates the formula to develop the qualities of a total winner - self-awareness, self-esteem, self-control, self-motivation, self-image, self-direction, self-discipline, self-dimension ...