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Alain on Happiness

Alain on Happiness

Accessible wisdom from a celebrated and influential 19th century thinker

200 motivational quotes were extracted from Alain’s vast body of work.  These pieces of wisdom are separated by theme, making this a great book to pick up when you need a little bit of inspiration.  

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All About Mnemonic Systems

Illustrated Guidebook to Memory Trainings

In this book Kiyoshi Oshima, one of Japan’s most celebrated figures in neuroscience, discusses memory training methods that incorporate the latest scientific findings in this easy-to-understand guide. Learn how our brains are structured, their various functions, and a number of ways to improve your memory capacity with this fully illustrated guide.

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An Illustrated Introduction to Brainstorming and Problem Solving

An Illustrated Introduction to Brainstorming and Problem Solving

You’ve been asked to lead a project to develop a new product and you’ll need to work with a team in order to come up with new ideas.

But what's the best way to come up with a fantastic new idea? Is it best to talk with everyone until something good comes up, or should you wait until you come up with a genius plan on your own?

This guide covers everything you need to know about brainstorming and problem solving. Covering 20 thinking models, including more familiar methods like the logic tree to newer methods like the design thinking technique. Using these brainstorming models as the base to work from you’ll find yourself coming up with more varied and creative ideas than before. Complete with an appendix of worksheets and QR codes on each page linking to relevant articles and books, this is the perfect book for those looking to take their work methods a step ahead of the rest.

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An Instruction Book on Dads

An Instruction Book on Dads

This fresh take on parenting for mothers and fathers explains how by handling your child’s father as if he were a robot, and making sure that you use him efficiently, you can become more effective parents. Based upon the popular Japanese website “Papa no Nayami Sodan Yokocho,” where dads around Japan come to ask and offer parenting advice, this book offers a completely new take on raising your children.

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An Introduction to Neuroeconomics

An Introduction to Neuroeconomics: How the Brain Effects Economic Decision Making

Is it true that cheap people tend to be overweight and are more likely to fall into debt?

Are men really unsympathetic towards people they dislike?

Why do we get pleasure from the unhappiness of others?

According to the latest in neuroeconomic research from scholars Ohtake, Sakura and Tanaka, these seemingly unconnected factors human traits greatly impact our economic decision-making processes.

The first section of this book uses research on how we make economic decisions based upon a questionnaire about the lottery tickets and our ability to hold out for greater amounts of money or accept what we can immediately receive. In the second section, the authors explore what neurochemical levels are like in our brain as we make economic decisions, as well as how feelings of trust, compassion, sympathy and jealousy effect our choices. 

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Ancient Jewish Wisdom Reinterpreted in Modern Words

Ancient Jewish Wisdom Reinterpreted in Modern Words

All the knowledge you need to make it through these times of turmoil and chaos are written in The Bible. In this book a Japanese Christian pastor Marehisa Ishii introduces personally selected inspirational words of ancient wisdom left by Jewish saints from the Old Testament, and explains the meaning of each aphorism in easy-to-understand manner.

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Anger-Free Parenting

Anger-Free Parenting: No More Tears, No More Guilt

A simple guide to Common Sense Parenting techniques written especially for parents who find themselves frequently getting angry at their children. Focusing on building clear, effective communication skills and the use of positive encouragement instead of scolding, readers can break the anger cycle and instantly improve parent-child relationships.

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Another Fight

Eight years ago, Ogino fought Yoko for the kickboxing title.  However, the injuries Yoko sustained during the fight led to his sudden and untimely death.  Yoko had been like a brother to Ogino.  This grim deed took a serious psychological toll on Ogino.  He developed a debilitating phobia of hurting others, and was forced to retire from the sport he once loved.

Years later, a twist of fate would find Ogino back in the ring with an unlikely opponent from his past.  This match is his chance to set things right once and for all, and to quiet the demons that have plagued him all these years.

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Argue Back

Argue Back

A top lawyer reveals everything they know about rebuttals from their experiences in the courtroom!

Have you ever become irritated when trying to justify a point during a meeting, answer a question after a presentation, reply to an inquiry from a customer, deal with your co-workers, decline an invitation, or talk with your friends and partner?

Weren’t able to immediately find the right answer? Weren’t able to reply quickly enough? Becoming more and more panicked, you find yourself freezing and...

Argue Back teaches all you need to know to counter in any situation.

Lawyer and author of this book, Hirotsugu Kiyama, introduces what he calls “everyday rebuttal techniques,” and teaches how you can put them to use immediately. Give them a try, and you’ll be “arguing back” in no time!

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Become a Better Problem Solver! 20 Frameworks Taught to New Consultants

Become a Better Problem Solver! 20 Frameworks Taught to New Consultants

Coming in from outside the company ready to provide all the answers your company needs for problems regarding financial management, projects, etc. are consultants. You find yourself in awe of the jargon they use, feeling totally at ease that they will be able to solve everything for you. But, did you realize that this is possible because of the problem-solving framework they learned as new hires?

Become a Better Problem Solver! is jam-packed with basic frameworks that you can easily put to use in your everyday work. Even if you find yourself thinking that “frameworks have absolutely nothing to do with my job,” you’ll be surprised after reading just how useful they actually are. In fact, some of the frameworks have even been used for increasing customers for parties, and even getting a date.

Frameworks are not objectives but rather tools used to help you organize thoughts and ideas for business. They are used by so many people because of their capability to improve the effectiveness of your work, and allow you to increase the efficiency of brain-storming.

It’s not necessary to implement every framework at once. Even just by using one or two after reading, you’ll be surprised by how much more easily you are able to deal with work in areas you are unfamiliar with than before.

With the 20 frameworks in this book you can:

-    Become a more effective employee!

-    Be able to work at any company in any position!

-    Use the frameworks to help improve your personal life!

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