Personal Development & Human Behavior


How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life

By Ryan Schleicher, published February 17, 2016, at 9:00 AM in Staff Picks

Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent discoveries in behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our every day.


The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

By Michael, published February 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM in Staff Picks

In her new book, Ann Neumann looks squarely at the issues surrounding death and dying in America.


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 11, 2016, at 1:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Adam Grant gives us a new way to talk about change, and the personal and organizational knowledge to bring it about.


This is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon

By Sally Haldorson, published February 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM in Staff Picks

Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers have written a speedy compendium of sports stories and human behavioral tendencies that serves up social science insight with agility and good humor.


The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 3, 2016, at 12:30 PM in New Releases

Farai Chideya presents a practical guide to navigating today’s volatile, fast-changing job market.

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Adam Grant on Business and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 3, 2016, at 9:15 AM in Interviews

We wrap up our Thinker in Residence with Adam Grant by asking him what unanswered question he has about business, and what books have inspired him in the work he does.


A Q&A with Adam Grant

By Dylan Schleicher, published February 2, 2016, at 9:00 AM in Interviews

Adam Grant's new book, Originals, drops today. He was kind enough to take some time during what's surely a busy launch to answer some questions for us.


The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 28, 2016, at 12:30 PM in Editor's Choice

Todd Rose offers up a book to help us put an end to average in our own thinking, in the businesses we operate, and the society we live in.


The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time

By Sally Haldorson, published January 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM in Staff Picks

The author of Mastermind, a book that instructed us to think with deduction and precision in the vein of Sherlock Holmes, brings us The Confidence Game, a look at some of the most skillful cons every executed, how the grifters performed them, why people were often willing participants to the bitter end, and how we can be more aware and less likely to be taken for a ride.


A Q&A with Cal Newport

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 20, 2016, at 3:15 PM in Interviews

Cal Newport has a penchant for challenging accepted wisdom and exposing a deeper truth in our work lives. His new book explains why the technology taking over our work is undermining our ability to do it to our greatest ability.


Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 7, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Editor's Choice

Cal Newport details the advantages of deeper focus and concentration, of "deep work," and how to cultivate it.


It’s Not What You Say: How You Sell Your Message When It Matters Most

By Dylan Schleicher, published December 23, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Pitch coach Michael Parker teaches how to sell our message, and ourselves, most effectively.