In Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer talks about his personal feats with memorization while covering a national memory competition event as a journalist – then goes on to win the competition himself the next year by using the techniques he learned. He shares the techniques in detail and dispels doubt and rumor in this entertaining book.
In book one of a four part series, author Nassim Tabel breaks down the things of chance in our lives and how our minds deal with it. If you're someone who frets over decisions and needs to decode every outcome, this book offers a different perspective and argues the idea of picking a direction and acting quickly.
Wax motors are little devices that utilize the unique properties of wax to push and pull things when its temperature changes. If you’re like most people, you’ve benefitted from wax motors – likely even have a few of them at home – and don’t even know they’re around.
Kevin Ashton walks through the history of sequential innovation resulting in some of the familiar world-changing technologies we rely on every day in modern society. It’s not that there is nothing new and inventors should not be credited with their work, but rather the realization that new inventions depend on old inventions. New discoveries have foundations in earlier discoveries.
Over the past three decades, 3D printing has seen some remarkable advances. It has revolutionized industries across the board, streamlining the way things are made.
This book is written as a work of fiction about a new CEO coming on board a technology company and struggling with the interactions within her team of executives. These are relatable struggles most of us will have experienced in one context or another. In the book, Pat breaks down the five dysfunctions and lessons in overcoming them.
Polyurea spray coatings can add some really amazing properties to otherwise fragile structures in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never seen it, a video search can show loose stacks of concrete blocks, Styrofoam coolers, and even watermelons made indestructible after just “painting” them with this stuff.
In this book, Hal thoroughly unpacks the “why” of morning routines. Why we get the results we do when we lack daily structure? Why can we get impressive results in everything we do when we start each day with discipline? Why does this happen? All great questions and all answered in this book.
VA/VE is a process. VA stands for Value Analysis, and VE stands for Value Engineering. Together, they’re great tools for delivering exactly what your customers want at a great price excluding the unnecessary. The VA part is normally more applied to existing products or prototypes (quantify the value that exists), while VE is in the design phase for new or revised products (create the value that doesn’t yet exist).
In Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss takes you along for a ride through his adventures in becoming a hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris describes his journey from the beginning of his interest in the profession, to intense high-stakes international crises with human lives on the line, to having his own methods used against him by his consulting business associates.