The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect


  • Author : Ian Robertson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Brain chemistry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408831656


The Winner Effect Book Description :

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...

The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect


  • Author : Ian H. Robertson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250013644


The Winner Effect Book Description :

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 pl...

The Winner Effect

The Winner Effect


  • Author : Ian Robertson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408824733


The Winner Effect Book Description :

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...

The Stress Test

The Stress Test


  • Author : Ian Robertson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632867315


The Stress Test Book Description :

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 pressur...

Mind Sculpture

Mind Sculpture


  • Author : Ian Robertson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446436172


Mind Sculpture Book Description :

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 ...

Winners Take All
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Winners Take All


  • Author : Anand Giridharadas
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451493255


Winners Take All Book Description :

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 ...

The Mind s Eye

The Mind s Eye


  • Author : Ian Robertson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446423288


The Mind s Eye Book Description :

A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Yet our world, our civilisation has grown up on a foundation of words - laws, constitutions, treaties, charters, creeds - words that have tamed and liberated in equal measure. Our education, from earliest childhood, emphasises the importance of words. We take the world before our eyes and define it in a verbal language, and in so doing we capture it, understand it, celebrate it. But there are costs. In our reliance on the cold efficency of language we have neglected the wordless ways of the brain. The uniquely complex human mind is capable of the most exquisite images and visions. But visualisation is not merely about sight and the imagined, it is about the way we interact with the world through ou...

They F    You Up
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

They F You Up


  • Author : Oliver James
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-12-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408821336


They F You Up Book Description :

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 2 AM Principle

The 2 AM Principle


  • Author : Jon Levy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781942872696


The 2 AM Principle Book Description :

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....