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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

Key insights from Eric Barker's

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong


Key insights from Eric Barker's

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong

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Learn how to debunk traditional success myths and cultivate success on your own terms.

What are the true causes of success? Which attitudes and habits can truly help you attain your personal and professional goals? Blogger Eric Barker deconstructs all the myths and good advice that you’ve probably received over the years to find out which strategies and attitudes can actually cultivate success. In this Snapshot, you will learn about why certain myths don’t fully explain the mysteries of success, and why all true success is, above all, profoundly personal.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Have an interest in the scientific research behind success stories
  • Seek new strategies for reaching your goals
  • Are curious about the veracity of conventional success wisdom
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Introduction

In school or in the professional world, you may have received a lot of well-meaning advice about how to succeed: get good grades, never quit, and don’t get duped into being the nice guy who finishes last. But do these myths about success really lead to high achievement and innovation?

By examining scientific research and consulting with experts, Eric Barker discovered that success doesn’t come from following a uniform set of rules. Instead, it’s the result of a personalized process in which you take stock of your strengths, pick your goals wisely, and choose the appropriate...

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