Mistakes That Worked Description: Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!


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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13 : 9780399552038
Copyright Year : 2016-10-11
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Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me Third Edition Description: A NEW EDITION UPDATED IN 2020 • Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake" — and really believe it? When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by decades of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification—how it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it. Extensively updated, this third edition has many recent and revealing examples, including the application of dissonance theory to divisive social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and he said/she said claims. It also features a new chapter that illuminates how cognitive dissonance is playing a role in the currently polarized political scene, changing the nation’s values and putting democracy itself at risk. “Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were made—but not in this book!” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness “A revelatory study of how lovers, lawyers, doctors, politicians—and all of us—pull the wool over our own eyes . . . Reading it, we recognize the behavior of our leaders, our loved ones, and—if we’re honest—ourselves, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer.” —Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine


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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 9780547416038
Copyright Year : 2020-04-28
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The Magnificent Mistake Description: They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. I would add a third: mistakes. We all commit errors - often small ones, sometimes big ones, and all too frequently the same ones. What if you learned it was actually crucially important to learn from our mistakes? What if you discovered that the most successful people and organizations in the world did just that, and it is often one of the secrets to their success? What if someone gave you a simple tool - a six-step checklist captured in the acronym M.A.S.T.E.R. - which you could use to quickly draw the right lessons from both little miscues and massive failures? Finally, what if you were taught 12 key habits that your team or organization could implement to harness the power of failure? Whether you're an entrepreneur, an employee or an executive, this book is for you. All winners in sports, business and life consistently and systematically learn from their mistakes. It's also the fastest, simplest, most powerful and yet least practiced way to improve you or your organization's performance. We know intuitively we should learn from our missteps. However, very few of us actually do, and that itself is a huge error. Discover what Michael Phelps, Warren Buffett, Amazon and Delta Force have in common in "The Magnificent Mistake."


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Publisher : Pop Philosophy Press
ISBN-13 : 0993931502
Copyright Year : 2014-12
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The Black Book Of Communism Description: Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.


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Genre : History
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 0674076087
Copyright Year : 1999
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Thinking Fast And Slow Description: The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. From the Hardcover edition.


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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780385676526
Copyright Year : 2011-11-01
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Pulse Of The Market Description: San Francisco's residential real estate is the hottest market for buyers and sellers in the country. If you're planning on entering the market, you may need the advice of real estate agent Malcolm Kaufman (BRE#01310392). For ten years, Kaufman has chronicled the region's real estate market. Through this publication, he has educated buyers on how to save money and sellers on how to maximize their profit. For the first time, these articles are now collected into one book-with sections dedicated to topics like changing neighborhoods, the factors driving San Francisco real estate, and what to keep in mind when buying/selling a home. Pulse of the Market offers an array of valuable information from an insider who knows both ends of the spectrum. So whether you're a buyer or a seller, Kaufman can help you make more informed decisions and negotiate a better deal. Just like his monthly newsletters, Kaufman's book is both concise and entertaining. A San Francisco resident, he knows what makes the area's real estate market tick-bringing his extensive knowledge in this one-of-a-kind guide to the hottest market around.


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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-13 : 1523952741
Copyright Year : 2016-04-23
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The Comedy Of Errors Description: Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts.


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Genre : Drama
Publisher : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486112237
Copyright Year : 2012-07-12
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Atonement Description: From the Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam, a brilliant new novel. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis’s cleaning lady, whose education has been subsidized by Cecilia’s and Briony’s father, and who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By day's end, their lives will be changed – irrevocably. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not imagined at its start. And Briony will have witnessed mysteries, seen an unspeakable word, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone… Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of love and war and class and childhood and England, An Atonement is a profound – and profoundly moving – exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and of the possibility of absolution.


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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage Canada
ISBN-13 : 9780307371492
Copyright Year : 2009-03-19
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Forecasting Principles And Practice Description: Forecasting is required in many situations. Stocking an inventory may require forecasts of demand months in advance. Telecommunication routing requires traffic forecasts a few minutes ahead. Whatever the circumstances or time horizons involved, forecasting is an important aid in effective and efficient planning. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to forecasting methods and presents enough information about each method for readers to use them sensibly.


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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : OTexts
ISBN-13 : 9780987507112
Copyright Year : 2018-05-08
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The 10 Mistakes Businesses Make Description: From the founder and director of the largest privately owned debt recovery agency in Australia, comes an informative and practical business book outlining the 10 mistakes businesses make and how to avoid them. This book is relevant at a time when we are seeing the downside of excessive lending, as interest rates fluctuate and the local and global economy is unstable. Chapters include the mistakes to avoid such as not developing leadership skills in your people; not setting goals; not focusing on the customer, and many more.


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Genre : Business
Publisher : New Holland Publishers (AU)
ISBN-13 : 1921024291
Copyright Year : 2009
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