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Essentialism

By Greg McKeown
  • ISBN Code: : 0804137390
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. “A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked.”—Adam Grant Have you ever: • found yourself stretched too thin? • simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized? • felt busy but not productive? • felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

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What do Americans think "race" means? What determines one’s race—appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To unravel these complex questions, Ann Morning takes a close look at how scientists are influencing ideas about race through teaching and textbooks. Drawing from in-depth interviews with biologists, anthropologists, and undergraduates, Morning explores different conceptions of race—finding for example, that while many sociologists now assume that race is a social invention or "construct," anthropologists and biologists are far from such a consensus. She discusses powerful new genetic accounts of race, and considers how corporations and the government use scientific research—for example, in designing DNA ancestry tests or census questionnaires—in ways that often reinforce the idea that race is biologically determined. Widening the debate about race beyond the pages of scholarly journals, The Nature of Race dissects competing definitions in straightforward language to reveal the logic and assumptions underpinning today’s claims about human difference.

Causal Learning

By Alison Gopnik,Laura Schulz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190208260
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Psychology
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Understanding causal structure is a central task of human cognition. Causal learning underpins the development of our concepts and categories, our intuitive theories, and our capacities for planning, imagination and inference. During the last few years, there has been an interdisciplinary revolution in our understanding of learning and reasoning: Researchers in philosophy, psychology, and computation have discovered new mechanisms for learning the causal structure of the world. This new work provides a rigorous, formal basis for theory theories of concepts and cognitive development, and moreover, the causal learning mechanisms it has uncovered go dramatically beyond the traditional mechanisms of both nativist theories, such as modularity theories, and empiricist ones, such as association or connectionism.

The Dip

By Seth Godin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101216344
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Business & Economics
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller In this iconic bestseller, popular business blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin proves that winners are really just the best quitters. Godin shows that winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip. Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out fun…then gets really hard, and not much fun at all. You might be in a Dip—a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac—a total dead end. What really sets superstars apart is the ability to tell the two apart. Winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can beat the Dip to be the best, you’ll earn profits, glory, and long-term security. Whether you’re an intern or a CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you’re in a Dip that’s worthy of your time, effort, and talents. The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win.

Sexing the Body

By Anne Fausto-Sterling
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 1541672909
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Social Science
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Now updated with groundbreaking research, this award-winning classic examines the construction of sexual identity in biology, society, and history. Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced. Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms -- sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed -- and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.

Extended Summary Of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less - By Greg McKeown

By Sapiens Editorial
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  • Publisher : Sapiens Editorial
  • Book Code : 3966610809
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 885
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INTRODUCTIONDo you usually say, "I have to do it / I should do it", instead of freely choosing if you want to do a certain activity? If you answered yes, then you are not following the path of essentialism. This book, written by Greg McKeown, studies essentialism, a systematic discipline that seeks to locate the most essential tasks of a particular activity. This approach allows for a more planned and easier execution of your routine, since it will eliminate everything that is unnecessary. The aim of the author is to help us discover what is fundamental, essential, a thought that will allow us to have a more useful and productive life.If we define essentialism in a few words, we would say that it is the art of doing less but with a better outcome. In other words, the idea is to do the essentials and make smarter use of your time, energy and resources. Essentialism seeks to achieve few but significant achievements, instead of having many of little relevance. But how do we distinguish between the relevant and the irrelevant, the necessary from the unnecessary? We must learn to simplify our lives.It may seem like an unrealistic postulate, but let's reflect a little on this. To work in current societies and achieve a good standard of living with better opportunities, peoples work schedules tend to be excessive. We are bombarded with this idea of abundance, resulting in our feeling that we must have everything, but can we? Evidently, not. We cannot know everything, and we cannot have all the tools and if we did, it doesnt mean that we would be happy. If we analyze this thought of abundance, you will see that there are many things or activities that become unnecessary, simply because you do not have the time to make use of them. For this reason, it is better that we focus on what we should do, on what is fundamental to our happiness and our success.These arguments are based on McKeown's background as a business coach and his own personal experiences. He proposes that if we focus on "less, but better" our progress will be huge, because we will be directing our efforts in one direction, instead of dividing it into thousands of directions. In this text you will learn to identify the essential things in your life and how you can eliminate unnecessary activities. This process seems very simple and trivial, but it will allow you to develop a greater mental and emotional strength, and an attitude that will greatly improve your performance. In addition, focusing only on the essentials allows us to be clearer in our objectives and our decision making is better. Although it seems hard to believe, our decision-making ability is undermined by the overwhelming feeling of having too much to do. And this path leads to one place: having a life full of passivity.ABOUT GREG MCKEOWN: AUTHOR OF THE ORIGINAL BOOKGreg McKeown (born in London, England, in 1977) is a public speaker, a leadership and business consultant, and also an author.He is the founder and CEO of THIS, Inc., a leadership and strategy design agency based in Silicon Valley.In 2012, the World Economic Forum introduced McKeown to the Young Global Leaders Forum.His project Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, is a business and self-help book that deals with how to lead a more meaningful and successful life.McKeown earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business after studying communications and journalism at Brigham Young University.Originally from England, he is now a US citizen and lives in Menlo Park, California. Prior to founding THIS, Inc., Greg worked for the Global Leadership Practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Full Summary Of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less – By Greg McKeown"

By Sapiens Editorial
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  • Publisher : Sapiens Editorial
  • Book Code : 3964549711
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Self-Help
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ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK Do you usually say, "I have to do it / I should do it", instead of freely choosing if you want to do a certain activity? If you answered yes, then you are not following the path of essentialism. This book, written by Greg McKeown, studies essentialism, a systematic discipline that seeks to locate the most essential tasks of a particular activity. This approach allows for a more planned and easier execution of your routine, since it will eliminate everything that is unnecessary. The aim of the author is to help us discover what is fundamental, essential, a thought that will allow us to have a more useful and productive life.

The Development of Social Essentialism

By
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128200871
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 619
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Expecting a gentle baby tiger to inevitably grow up to be ferocious, a young girl growing up in a household of boys to prefer princesses to toy trucks, or that liberals and conservatives are fundamentally different kinds of people, all reflect a conceptual commitment to psychological essentialism. Psychological essentialism is a pervasive conceptual bias to think that some everyday categories reflect the real, underlying, natural structure of the world. Whereas essentialist thought can sometimes be useful, it is often problematic, particularly when people rely on essentialist thinking to understand groups of people, including those based on gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. This Volume will bring together diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives on how essentialist thinking about the social world develops in childhood and on the implications of these beliefs for children’s social behavior and intergroup relations more generally. This volume draws on diverse theoretical perspectives from psychology, philosophy, and linguistics, and empirical work from experiments with children and cross-cultural studies to provide a comprehensive view of how social essentialism develops. This volume addresses the link between cognition (essentialist beliefs) and social behavior, with implications for prejudice, morality, the justice system, and inter-group relations. By drawing on a diverse evidence base, this volume addresses how beliefs emerge from the interplay among children’s conceptual biases and their social experiences.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition

By Donal E. Carlston
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199359180
  • Total of Pages : 966
  • Category : Psychology
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Social cognition, as a field, can be characterized as a distinct subarea of social psychology that examines all of the countless cognitive complexities, mental representations, and processes implicated in interaction, as well as an approach to studying interactions in the context of the groups, cultures, and societies to which they belong. Together these two facets of social cognition create one of the most influential and important social sciences to come along in some time. Providing a comprehensive review of major topics in the field of social cognition, The Oxford Handbook of Social Cognition expresses that excitement and fascination in describing the content and approach that constitute the field today. The 43 chapters included in this handbook cover: - central aspects of the field of social cognition, including its history and historically important foundational research areas (attribution, attitudes, impression formation, and prejudice/stereotyping), along with methodology - core issues relating to social cognitive representations and processes (including those that are visual, implicit, or automatic) and the stages of information processing (attention, perception, memory, and judgment, along with simulation and thought suppression) - applications of the social cognition approach to areas of social psychology, general psychology, and other disciplines, such as marketing, law, health and politics After more than 30 years, the vibrant field of social cognition continues to reign as one of psychology's most dominant approaches. The impressive chapters collected in this volume define the field and contribute enormously to our understanding of what social cognition is today.

A Bioethical Analysis of Sexual Reorientation Interventions

By Travis K. Svensson
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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Book Code : 1581124155
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Medical
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Introduction -- Section I: Ethics -- A methodology for ethical analysis -- The stakeholders and their issues -- Section II: Morally relevant facts and fictions -- Homosexual incidence and prevalence -- Cross cultural sexuality -- Bisexuality -- Heterosexism, homonegativity, and homophobia -- Section III: Original theories and theories of origin -- The essentialists and social constructionists -- A biological philosophy of sexual orientation -- A psychological philosophy of sexual orientation -- Sexual reorientation interventions -- The professional associations -- Section IV: Queer philosophy -- Identity evolution and the historical homosexual -- Queer theory -- Homosexual identity development -- Section V: Bioethics -- Bioethics and substituted judgment -- Bioethics and biotechnology -- Bioethics and religion -- Bioethics of sexual shame -- Bioethics and psychiatry -- Section VI: Bioethical analysis -- Postmodern bioethics.

Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies

By S. Gupta
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230801293
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist commitments. Gupta examines the institutionalization of social constructionist identity politics in literary studies, considering the notions of canonicity.

The Achievement of David Novak

By Matthew Levering,Tom Angier
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725277093
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Religion
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This book is a Festschrift offered by twelve Catholic theologians and philosophers to the great Jewish theologian David Novak. Each of the twelve essays is followed by a response by David Novak, and it thereby represents a significant addition to his oeuvre. The book includes an introduction by Matthew Levering surveying Novak’s many contributions to Jewish-Christian dialogue, as well as a transcribed conversation between Robert George and David Novak that encapsulates Novak’s sense of the present situation for Jews and Christians. Among the topics treated by the authors are religious engagement in a pluralist and secular culture, the question of whether Jews and Christians worship the same God, the morality of suicide, the role of divine commandments in Catholic moral theology, the question of whether classical versions of natural-law doctrine are susceptible to the critiques proffered by Novak, the pedagogical impact of Dabru Emet, religious freedom, the recent debate about Pope Pius IX and Edgardo Mortara, the nature of justice, the relationship of reason and revelation, the sanctity of human life and the death penalty, and supersessionism.