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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

By Eric Barker
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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree (2017) explores the divide between the extremely successful and the rest of the pack. These blinks draw on science, statistics and surprising anecdotes to explain the factors that determine success – and how almost anyone can attain it.

  • Parents, coaches and teachers
  • Psychologists and those interested in the field
  • Anyone who wants to be more successful in life

Eric Barker is a former screenwriter for Walt Disney and Twentieth Century Fox. His popular blog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, offers scientific insights that help readers succeed. Barker’s work has been published in the New York Times, Wired, the Wall Street Journal and TIME magazine, for which he writes a regular column.

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