LUCA'S RECOMMENDED READING
Author: Scott H. Young
Summary: A book of strategies for tackling difficult, high-intensity learning projects in maximally effective ways.
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Authors: Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
Summary: This book describes the research done by Dr. K. Anders Ericsson into skill acquisition and the nature of expertise. In the book, Ericsson breaks down how you can apply effective practice techniques to your own learning.
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Authors: Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel
Summary: An examination of the failures of modern learning methods, and how we can use recent findings in neuroscience to learn and teach more effectively.
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Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl
Summary: A book that describes practical techniques for learning and teaching new information in "brain-friendly" ways. (German only)
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Summary: This book contains practical explanations and drills for unraveling and mastering the fascinating world of English phonetics.
Author: Kató Lomb
Summary: An autobiographical journey into the life and language learning methods of famed Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb.
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Author: Alex Rawlings
Summary: An overview of language learning strategies for the self-directed learner, written by British polyglot Alex Rawlings.
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Author: Barry J. Farber
Summary: An exploration of unorthodox self-study techniques for language learning, distilled through the life experiences of broadcast legend Barry Farber.
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Authors: Ann Longknife, K.D. Sullivan
Summary: This book explores the key elements of good English sentences, and 20 useful sentence patterns that you can bring to bear in your own writing.
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Author: Robert B. Cialdini
Summary: A book that discusses the key psychological principles that allow us to influence (and cause us to be influenced by) other people, as well as strategies for navigating influence in your own life.
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Author: Dale Carnegie
Summary: This classic book outlines 30 principles that will help you connect with, influence, and lead the people in your life.
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Author: Jonathan Haidt
Summary: A book that draws connections between modern psychology and ancient philosophy, helping you to achieve and enhance happiness throughout your own life.
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Summary: A book that applies the findings of modern neuroscience research to everyday life and work, providing strategies to get the most out of your brain (without overwhelming it).
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Author: Stephen R. Covey
Summary: A classic of personal development literature, this book discusses ways to develop seven key habits that are key for personal success in the modern age.
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Author: Brian Tracy
Summary: A book featuring 21 techniques for overcoming procrastination and making sure you consistently tackle the most important tasks in your life.
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Author: Charles Duhigg
Summary: This book describes the mechanics of habit formation, and how the key ingredients of habit can impact our lives in unexpected ways.
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Author: Cal Newport
Summary: A book on the benefits of highly-focused, uninterrupted work periods on creativity and innovation.
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Author: David Allen
Summary: A book that champions a simple and wildly popular productivity system (called "Getting Things Done" or "GTD") that you can use in your life to accomplish more while simultaneously lowering your stress.
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Author: B.J. Fogg
Summary: This book describes the findings of leading habit expert B.J. Fogg, PhD, in the fields of habit formation and behavior change. Throughout the book, Dr. Fogg provides clear, actionable tips for creating habits to change and transform any area of your life.
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Author: James Clear
Summary: A book on taking the mechanics of habit formation and putting them to maximal use in your day-to-day life.
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Author: Daniel Goleman
Summary: A book on finding and achieving focus, for the benefit of personal productivity and self-growth.
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Author: Cal Newport
Summary: A book on reducing the influence of digital devices on one’s life, with the aim of recovering time and focus for increased productivity and better living.
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