Book Freak

By Mark Frauenfelder

Short pieces of advice from books

Short pieces of advice from books

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Book Freak #77: Daniel Kahneman’s Advice on How to Think More Effectively

“You are more likely to learn something by finding surprises in your own behavior than by hearing surprising facts about people in general.”


Book Freak #76: Daniel Pink’s Advice On How to Get Motivated

“People can have two different mindsets. Those with a 'fixed mindse' believe that their talents and abilities are carved in stone. Those with a 'growth mindset' believe that their talents and abilities can be developed. Fixed mindsets see every encounter as a…


Book Freak #75: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

“'No' is golden. 'No' is the kind of power the good witch wields. It's the way whole, healthy, emotionally evolved people manage to have relationships with jackasses while limiting the amount of jackass in their lives.”


Book Freak #74: How to Make Decisions

“When we have a broader vision for our lives, many of the decisions we face become simple, because we have a reliable framework for making them. Because we made a single decision — that is, deciding on a big-picture value — we can see all other decisions as p…


Book Freak #73: Advice from the Stoics

"It may take some hard work. But the more you say no to the things that don’t matter, the more you can say yes to the things that do.”


Book Freak #72: Reframe your "money" mindset

"More is better" drives a competitive culture of accumulation, acquisition, and greed that only heightens fears and quickens the pace of the race ... When we believe that more is better, and equate having more with being more — more smart or more able — then …


Book Freak #71: The Courage to Be Disliked

“The courage to be happy also includes the courage to be disliked. When you have gained that courage, your interpersonal relationships will all at once change into things of lightness.”


Book Freak #70: Think Like a Freak

“The key to learning is feedback. It is nearly impossible to learn anything without it.”