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Intelligence And How To Get It Why Schools And Cultures Count

Author : Richard E. Nisbett
ISBN : 9780393071412
Genre : Psychology
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“[Nisbett] weighs in forcefully and articulately . . . [using] a thoroughly appealing style to engage . . . throughout.”—Publishers Weekly Who are smarter, Asians or Westerners? Are there genetic explanations for group differences in test scores? From the damning research of The Bell Curve to the more recent controversy surrounding geneticist James Watson’s statements, one factor has been consistently left out of the equation: culture. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould’s The Mismeasure of Man, world-class social psychologist Richard E. Nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically determined and impervious to culture with vast implications for the role of education as it relates to social and economic development. Intelligence and How to Get It asserts that intellect is not primarily genetic but is principally determined by societal influences.
Category: Psychology

What S Wrong With Management And How To Get It Right

Author : Tony Manning
ISBN : 9781770229006
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today’s rapidly changing and increasingly complex world, companies everywhere struggle to meet new challenges and continue to underperform – and despite churning out a constant stream of theories and tools, the management ideas industry has made little progress in advancing management thought. In his latest book, top strategy consultant Tony Manning brings managers the insights and advice they need for the coming decades of turbulence and hyper competition. Drawing lessons from 100 years of management history, plus his own extensive research and experience, he shows how management’s frenetic quest for “silver bullets” has led to confusion and complexity rather than clarity and simplicity. And he identifies eight critical strategy practices that apply to every company everywhere, and explains how to use them. This fascinating and practical guide is a must-read for anyone interested in improving business results.
Category: Business & Economics

Sex And How To Get It

Author : Christopher Cherry
ISBN : 9781628578317
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 60.39 MB
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Christopher Cherry?s very informative and instructive ebook addresses the many thousands of men worldwide who just do not know how to talk to women or get sex from them.Cherry reveals some amazing sexual secrets that otherwise would remain unknown to all these males, up to and including the day that they die. Read ?Sex and How To Get It? and transform your sex life completely with this specialized knowledge.If you want the woman in your life, or the one you have just met, BEGGING and PLEADING with you for sex, then read, ?Sex and How To Get It? by Christopher Cherry.
Category: Health & Fitness

Intelligence And Surprise Attack

Author : Erik J. Dahl
ISBN : 9781589019980
Genre : Political Science
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How can the United States avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies? Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings had been available beforehand. Erik J. Dahl challenges the conventional wisdom about intelligence failure, which holds that attacks succeed because important warnings get lost amid noise or because intelligence officials lack the imagination and collaboration to “connect the dots” of available information. Comparing cases of intelligence failure with intelligence success, Dahl finds that the key to success is not more imagination or better analysis, but better acquisition of precise, tactical-level intelligence combined with the presence of decision makers who are willing to listen to and act on the warnings they receive from their intelligence staff. The book offers a new understanding of classic cases of conventional and terrorist attacks such as Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, and the bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The book also presents a comprehensive analysis of the intelligence picture before the 9/11 attacks, making use of new information available since the publication of the 9/11 Commission Report and challenging some of that report’s findings.
Category: Political Science

Best Laid Plans The Tyranny Of Unintended Consequences And How To Avoid Them

Author : William A. Sherden
ISBN : 9780313385322
Genre : Business & Economics
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This intriguing and informative probe into the dynamics of unintended consequences reveal the real reasons our best laid plans often go askew in our political, business, and personal lives. • 60 case studies clearly illustrate how unintended consequences occurred in current and historical events • Various charts and figures clarify key points and information • A bibliography contains 250 books and articles referenced in the book
Category: Business & Economics

Annals Of Gullibility Why We Get Duped And How To Avoid It

Author : Stephen Greenspan
ISBN : 9780313362170
Genre : Psychology
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The first book to provide a comprehensive look at the problem of gullibility, this groundbreaking work covers how and why we are fooled in areas that range from religion, politics, science, and medicine, to personal finance and relationships. First laying the groundwork by showing gullibility at play in the writings of historic authors we all know, developmental psychologist Stephen Greenspan follows with chapters that describe social duping across the gamut of human conduct. From people who pour bucks into investment scams, to those who follow the faith of scientologists, believe in fortunetellers, or champion unfounded medicine akin to snake oil, we all know someone who has been duped. A lot of us have been duped ourselves, out of naive trust. It's not a matter of low intelligence that moves us to, without evidence, believe the words of politicians, salesmen, academics, lawyers, military figures, or cult leaders, among others. Greenspan shows us the four broad reasons we become drawn into gullible behavior, and he presents ways people can become less gullible. Greenspan takes us into the vast realm of gullibility from the fictional Pied Piper to the historical Trojan Horse, then through modern-day military maneuvers, political untruths, police and criminal justice scams, and financial and love lies. While there have been earlier books focused on liars and manipulators of all sorts, this is the first to focus on the gullible who are their victims, and how the gullible can become less likely to be taken again.
Category: Psychology

Sexual Intelligence

Author : Marty Klein
ISBN : 9780062098580
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 47.92 MB
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This is not your standard sex book. Sex therapist, sociologist, and Psychology Today contributor Dr. Marty Klein goes beyond the sex manuals to reveal how our mindsets during sex are more important than any tricks or techniques—and that the way to a healthier, more exciting, more fulfilling sex life lies in first developing our sexual intelligence. This book is the antidote to the many gimmick-oriented sex guides and manuals; Dr. Klein shows us how to reorient how we think about sex in order to experience a truly different way of being sexual. “Marty Klein is the Steve Jobs of sex advice. . . . Sexual Intelligence is a work of enormous wisdom and expansiveness, and will inspire readers, regardless of age, to realize their full sexual potential.” —Ian Kerner, best-selling author of She Comes First
Category: Health & Fitness

Competitive Intelligence And Senior Management

Author : Josèph H.A.M. Rodenberg
ISBN : 9789059721920
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the fast-paced world of international business, competitive intelligence is necessary for the daily survival of small firms and national economies alike. In Competitive Intelligence and Senior Management, veteran consultant Joseph H. A. M. Rodenberg argues that business leaders should devote more of their time and attention to seeking out and interpreting information about competitors. This instructive volume offers tools that will help senior managers to increase their firms’ competitiveness, carry out successful mergers and acquisitions, and avoid surprise attacks from corporate raiders and private equity firms.
Category: Business & Economics

Make It Stick

Author : Peter C. Brown
ISBN : 9780674419384
Genre : Psychology
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Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.
Category: Psychology