B>'Crammed with practical exercises for anyone who wants to reclaim the power of spacing out' - /b>b>Gretchen Rubin, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller The Happiness Project/b>br>b>/b>br>b>It's time to move 'doing nothing' to the top of your to-do list /b>br>b>/b>br>Have you ever noticed how you have your best ideas when doing the dishes or staring out the window? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy connecting ideas and solving problems.However in the modern world it often feels as though we have completely removed boredom from our lives; we are addicted to our phones, we reply to our emails twenty-four hours a day, tweet as we watch TV, watch TV as we commute, check Facebook as we walk and Instagram while we eat. Constant stimulation has become our default mode. In this easy to follow, practical book, award-winning journalist Manoush Zomorodi explores the connection between boredom and original thinking, and will show you how to ditch your screens and start embracing time spent doing nothing. Spark will help you unlock the way to becoming your most productive and creative self.b>'Full of easy steps to make each day more effective' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit/b>br>b>/b>br>b>*Spark was previously published as Bored and Brilliant/b>b>.*/b>
B>In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life./b>Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be smart and savvy. But it's not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the workplace - until now.In How to Have a Good Day, Webb explains how three big scientific ideas can help us be at our best every day. She shows us exactly how to apply this science to our plans, tasks and conversations, in step-by-step guidance that allows us to: - Set better prioritiesbr>- Make the hours go furtherbr>- Turn every interaction into a successbr>- Strengthen our personal impactbr>- Be resilient in the face of setbacksbr>- Sustain our energy over the course of the day Webb teaches us how to be at our best under pressure, and gives us specific tools to tackle common work challenges - from conflict with colleagues, to dull meetings and packed inboxes.Filled with stories of people who have used Webb's insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, How to Have a Good Day is the book so many people wanted when they finished Nudge, Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow, and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers.b>A remarkable and much needed book, How to Have a Good Day firmly delivers on its promise, showing us all how to have a lifetime of good days./b>
The New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows us how to enjoy greater career success and personal fulfilment by finding the work we were born to do, whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on our own.Born For This helps you create your own self-styled career with a practical, step-by-step guide to finding work that feels so right it doesn't even seem like work. Learn how to:· Launch a side job that turns a passion into a profitable business.br>· Win the career lottery by finding a dream position within a traditional organization.br>· Become a DIY rock star by fashioning an entirely new profession around your varied interests.br>· OR hack an existing humdrum job into work you will love.Guillebeau offers an actionable method and framework for turning our passions into paychecks.