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5 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

Question everything you think you know
by Michael Benninger | Mar 7 2017

When was the last time you had your mind blown by a fascinating fact? Or, when was the last time you had your perspectives on the world challenged?

Reading is a great way to transform the way you think but with so many great books out there, it’s hard to know where to start and it’s doubly hard to find the time to read them all.

open your mind, discover new ideas, dare to say your dreams out loud

Never fear! We’ve got 5 books to transform the way you think and you can power through them all in one day thanks to the Blinkist app. The app gives you the key learnings from the best nonfiction books in minutes that you can read or listen to on-the-go.

So get started with these 5 titles. They’re guaranteed to shed light on aspects of the world you never knew existed.

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance by Nassim Nicholas

Luck and arbitrary events play a much larger role in our lives that most of us realize. Though we often chalk our successes up to skill or determination, the truth is we can never be certain of anything, and our reasoning is rooted in instincts, rather than rational thoughts.

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

When it comes to weighing options in almost any area of life, it’s often better to trust big groups instead of so-called experts. A large, diverse crowd comprised of independent thinkers is far less likely to make damaging decisions compared to smaller teams of specialists who agree on a particular course of action.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Although external rewards can be great motivators on a short-term basis, the stick-and-carrot method is fatally flawed. For lasting fulfillment at work and home, follow your passion till you can effortlessly enter a state of flow.

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein

You don’t have to look far to see that humans have a tendency to make self-destructive decisions, which often stem from having too little or too much information. Yet by utilizing nudges—or subtle changes in context—it’s easier to avoid bad choices and achieve more.

Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential by Carol Dweck

Though most of us fail to realize it, our fixed attitudes toward different aspects of life prevent us from becoming our best selves. Liberate yourself from a closed cycle of thinking, and embrace a growth mindset to start living your life to the fullest.

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