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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2007)
The Black Swan changed my view of how the world works — Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
Great fun… brash, stubborn, entertaining, opinionated, curious, cajoling — Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics
A fascinating study of how we are regularly taken for suckers by the unexpected ― Guardian
Like the conversation of a raconteur … hugely enjoyable – compelling ― Financial Times
It has altered modern thinking ― The Times
Confirms his status as a guru for every would-be Damien Hirst, George Soros and aspirant despot ― Sunday Times
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The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable is a book that focuses on what has now come to be known as the Black Swan Theory. Through a number of examples, the author aims to show his readers how rare and unpredictable events have a deep and lasting impact on a person’s life. Human beings tend to try and rationalise such happenings almost immediately after they happen. This is an almost impossible task since such events are based on chance. A number of other topics, which relate to aesthetics, ways of life, knowledge and much more, have been discussed in this book.
The book shows you what the Wall Street crash, the invention of the wheel and Pompeii have in common. It also shows you what Catherine the Great’s lovers can show you about the concept of probability. This book is all about black swans, which are the random incidents in our lives, irrespective of how big or small they might be.
This book has been written with the intent of showing you the kind of impression events like these can have on a life. It also stresses on the fact that instead of trying to predict everything that happens in our life, we should embrace uncertainty and make the most of it.
The re-issue edition of The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable was published by Penguin in 2008 and is available in paperback.
- The book gives its readers new insight into handling life’s uncertain nature.
- It includes a number of real-life happenings that help prove the author’s point.
About the Author
About the Author: The author of The Black Swan is Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who spends a lot of his time relaxing in different places all over the world. He used to be a trader, but is currently Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University. He has also authored the book called Fooled By Randomness.
Title: The Black Swan : The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Published Year: 2007
Dimensions: 3.05 x 12.7 x 19.56 cm
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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
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Don Miguel Ruiz
- A New York Times bestseller for over a decade
- Over 6.5 million copies sold in the U.S
- Translated into 40 languages worldwide
“This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey
“Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
“An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic“In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern LifeRs. 2,290.00Read more
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Instant #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
“In this age of manufactured outrage and constant distraction, the ability to choose a focused inner stillness is arguably more important than ever before. Ryan Holiday’s book revives ancient wisdom that calls for a quiet life in a noisy and restless world.” —Mark Manson, #1 bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
“Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but wise and soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.” —Arianna Huffington
“Some authors give advice. Ryan Holiday distills wisdom. This book is a must read for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the frenetic demands of modern life.” —Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism
“Ryan Holiday is among the most psychologically wise writers I know. I’m a fan of all of his work, including this new gem, Stillness is the Key. If you struggle—as I do—to find your center in the increasingly noisy and frenetic world we live in, then this book is for you.” —Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit
“In the world today the dangers are many—most notably, the endless distractions and petty battles that make us act without purpose or direction. In this book, through his masterful synthesis of Eastern and Western philosophy, Ryan Holiday teaches us all how to maintain our focus and presence of mind amid the sometimes overwhelming conflicts and troubles of 21st-century life.” —Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power
“Ryan Holiday is a national treasure and a master in the field of self-mastery. In his most compelling book yet, he has mined both the classical literature of the ancient world and cultural touchstones from Mister Rogers to Tiger Woods, and brought his learnings to us in terms that the frantic, distracted, over-caffeinated modern mind can understand and put to use. Highly recommended.”
—Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art
Be Water, My Friend: The True Teachings of Bruce Lee
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A slender, potent book twining her father’s timeless philosophies of living with her own reflections — Maria Popova
An inspirational commemorative for Lee aficionados and those sharpening their personal-growth skills ― Kirkus
This inspired guide will remind any reader that, while one cannot control external circumstance, how one responds is always a choice. ― Publishers Weekly
Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives
‘Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water’
Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline – they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth.
In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father’s life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic ‘be water’ philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being.
This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee’s unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.
Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy lifeRs. 1,990.00Read more
Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
‘Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.’ –Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equation
‘A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness.’ —Stylist
“Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them. . . . Much in the same way that The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up emphasizes ‘choosing what we want to keep, and not what we want to get rid of,’ [Ikigai] demonstrates that aging could be an opportunity to keep working, keep smiling, keep active, and keep being social.” —KonMari Newsletter
“Discovering your ikigai, or passion, can be one of the greatest journeys you will embark on.” —Forbes
“A must-follow lifestyle hack, ikigai makes hygge look like a trip to Ikea. . . . Think feng shui with Venn diagrams—although this time there is no need to move the front door.” —The Guardian
“Persuasively shows that small changes can help readers find more joy and purpose in their lives [with] clear, succinct information . . . skillfully compiled . . . into an engaging, easily accessible format with lists, charts, and illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly
“Want to live longer? Keep super busy. If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy. . . . Pack up those cozy blankets and candles you purchased in last year’s hygge-fueled Ikea spree. Fall’s biggest imported lifestyle trend is ikigai, and it might help you live to 100.” —New York Post
“Busy-ness is a concept I’m familiar with and fascinated by, especially living in New York City. . . . The Japanese concept of ikigai (the happiness of being busy) [is] attainable and even an important key to living longer.” —Mia Feitel, Elle.com
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily LifeRs. 2,190.00Read more
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- The International Bestseller
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2018)
A thinker for uncertain times. . . If you want to better understand populism, Trump, Brexit and the anti-establishment backlash then Taleb, of no party or clique, is your man — Josh Glancy ― Sunday Times
A great iconoclast. . . Taleb, a Wall Street trader turned essayist, is a thinker touched by genius. . . The big picture he presents is powerfully argued and offers myriad policy implications — Matthew Syed ― The Times
The most prophetic voice of all . . . Taleb is a genuinely significant philosopher . . . someone who is able to change the way we view the structure of the world through the strength, originality and veracity of his ideas alone — John Gray ― GQ
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the Richard Wagner of uncertainty. While the Ring Cycle of the German composer/librettist portrayed the struggle of the gods in a series of operas, the Incerto series of books by the Lebanese-American author is devoted to humans — specifically how we deal with the endemic risk in our all-too-finite existence — Dominic Lawson ― Sunday Times
The author of The Black Swan is back with a simple warning: don’t buy what your neighbour is selling unless he owns some too. The obvious application for this is investing, but Taleb has a much broader domain. In a kind of philosophical Freakonomics, he takes us from 5th-century wandering monks (banned by the church because they were too free) to Donald Trump (his imperfections showed he had skin in the game) — Rosamund Urwin ― Sunday Times Books of the Year
As always with Taleb, this is a fascinating set of ideas. And he’s right. People with skin in the game learn how the game works. Without it, they don’t — William Leith ― Evening Standard
The ArcherRs. 1,490.00Read more
Paulo Coelho’s new book is inspired by his own practice ― Times of India
From the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way.
In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho’s story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill, that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build courage, and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer.
With the wisdom, generosity, simplicity, and grace that have made him an international best seller, Paulo Coelho provides the framework for a rewarding life: hard work, passion, purpose, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail, and the urge to make a difference.
The Secret Letters: A Fable About Living Your Best Life From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Rs. 1,690.00Read more
The much-anticipated new book in the number 1 bestselling Monk series, a compelling and timely fable about living your best life in these complex times.
Published in over 46 languages, with more than five million copies sold, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari has touched people around the world. Published to coincide with the fifteenth anniversary of the very first The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book, Robin Sharma has written a powerful and moving fable that will resonate with readers now and for years to come.
When the now-famous character of Julian Mantle falls ill, he sends his nephew on an international adventure to retrieve Julian’s mementoes and secret letters—writings that reflect what Julian has learned over many years about living a remarkable life, a collection that may become his legacy. A moving and fascinating journey from the Bosphorus River in Turkey to a remote fishing community in India to the catacombs of Paris, The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari offers transformational lessons for happiness and true success and shows readers how to live an authentic and meaningful life.
The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real HappinessRs. 2,190.00Read more
Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
- Marie Claire’s best self-help books for 2018
- Three million copies sold worldwide.
“Adlerian psychology meets Stoic philosophy in Socratic dialogue. Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend.” — Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and founder of Andreessen Horowitz
“A nuanced discussion of a complex theory, with moments of real philosophical insight…. [It’s] refreshing and useful to read a philosophy that goes against many contemporary orthodoxies. More than a century since Adler founded his school of psychology, there’s still insight and novelty in his theories.” ― Quartzy
“[The Courage to be Disliked guides] readers toward achieving happiness and lasting change… For those seeking a discourse that helps explain who they are in the world, Kishimi and Koga provide an illuminating conversation.” ― Library Journal
“an absorbing recent addition to the self-help subgenre . . . it is primarily an accessible exploration of the work of the Austrian psychotherapist Alfred Adler” — Oliver Burkeman ― Guardian
The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
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- New York Times Bestseller
- The Sunday Times Bestseller
Ever wondered why Denmark is always ranked one of the happiest places on earth? Well, that’s down to hygge. And want to know what hygge is? Then read this book. ― Daily Mail Ireland
Danish, dishy and the world’s happiest man (this book) is gorgeously designed ― Times
A thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you’ll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for Hygge! ― Heat
The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn’t directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness.
Hygge is the feeling you get when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, in warm knitted socks, in front of the fire, when it is dark, cold and stormy outside. It that feeling when you are sharing good, comfort food with your closest friends, by candle light and exchanging easy conversation. It is those cold, crisp blue sky mornings when the light through your window is just right.
Denmark is the happiest nation in the world and Meik puts this largely down to them living the hygge way. They focus on the small things that really matter, spend more quality time with friends and family and enjoy the good things in life. The Little Book of Hygge will give you practical steps and tips to become more hygge: how to pick the right lighting, organise a dinner party and even how to dress hygge, all backed up by Meik’s years’ of research at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
This year live more like a Dane, embrace hygge and become happier.
How Will You Measure your Life?: Finding Fulfilment Using Lessons From Some of the World’s Greatest Businesses
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Clayton Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon
- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
- Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Nonfiction (2012)
“If you’re ready to get deep, real quick, you need to read Clay Christensen’s new book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, co-written with James Allworth, a consultant and Harvard MBA, and Karen Dillon, former editor of the Harvard Business Review. It mixes tested business theories and a heap of common sense. It’s one of the more surprisingly powerful books of personal philosophy of the 21st century.” — Forbes
“How Will You Measure Your Life? is an intriguing paradox. A self-help book that is not a self-help book, based on rigorous research but enlivened by anecdotes about the experiences of a man who is hailed as a model by his students. It neatly reverses the technique of those business bestsellers that use the lives and careers of great leaders – from Attila the Hun to General George Patton – to lay down timeless rules for corporate executives.” — Financial Times
“[A] highly engaging and intensely revealing work….Spiritual without being preachy, this work is especially relevant for young people embarking on their career, but also useful for anyone who wants to live a more meaningful life in accordance with their values.” –Publishers Weekly
“The book encapsulates Christensen’s best advice to keep high achievers from being disrupted in their own lives….[P]rovocative but reassuring: Peter Drucker meets Mitch Albom.” — Bloomberg Businessweek