• Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
  • De : Eric Barker
  • Lu par : Roger Wayne
  • Durée : 9 h
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Date de publication : 16/05/2017
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Éditeur : HarperAudio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 notations)

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Much of the advice we've been told about achievement is logical, earnest...and downright wrong. In Barking up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and, most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You'll learn:

  • Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength
  • Whether nice guys finish last and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killers
  • Why trying to increase confidence fails and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solution
  • The secret ingredient to "grit" that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep going
  • How to find work-life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider-Man

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in some cases, why it's good that we aren't. Barking up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn't, so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

©2017 Eric Barker (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Un très bon audiobook de développement personnel

Ce livre est un condensé de tout ce qu'on retrouve dans tous les autres livres. Il cite les faits, études scientifiques et histoires majeures à connaitre. Contrairement à beaucoup de livres ou l'auteur répète pendant 300 pages la même idée, ce livre va a l'essentiel et n'est pas trop répétitif.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Dan_H.
  • 07/03/2018

Poorly written

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes but with the caveat that it reads more like a mediocre self-help book than an interesting collection of anecdotes about the science of success.

What could Eric Barker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He needs to omit the words "research shows" or "studies have shown" from his vocabulary entirely. If you're going to talk about research, describe a study or paraphrase what specific (named) researchers have said. Don't insult their work by degrading it down to the infomercial one-liner, "studies have shown". By Doing this he discredits many of his points since I don't know if he's talking about peer reviewed research or, you know, "research".

Was Barking up the Wrong Tree worth the listening time?

There are a few really interesting points, a few quotes worth hearing, and a few takeaways that I thought were really helpful. I think it's worth the listen if you're willing to get past the groan-worthy moments where he drones on about a point he made 3 times in the last 15 minutes. The takeaways are worth while, though.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Celso Relvas
  • 21/03/2018

Unbelievable wisdom. I just wish I were the author

Simply put: this is the most useful audiobook I've had the luck stumble upon and listen to. Through a very long list of totally disparate stories, Eric Barker made me realize that for many decades (I'm 51 now), I've chased many wrong objectives thinking that these would lead to the "success" (whatever that is). This is not a self help book and the lessons here should not be taken lightly. This is serious stuff and the best thing is that the 16-minute final chapter sums it all up. As always, Roger Wayne does a phenomenal job in narrating.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Michael0310
  • 12/12/2017

Nothing new here

I guess I can’t necessarily blame the author for this, but this book had no new information for me. If you’re familiar with the following researchers/authors then you’ll likely have a similar experience:

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Flow, Happiness, Motivation) referenced a lot
- Susan Cain (Quiet, introversion vs. extroversion)
- Dan Ariely (Psychology and Behavioral Economics)

The narrator was very good, easy to listen to.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Reggaws
  • 12/09/2017

Excellent presentation of cognitive research

Would you consider the audio edition of Barking up the Wrong Tree to be better than the print version?

I'll never believe audio is better than print but this audio is well read and a great way to learn on the move. Because the content is so "meaty" I have purchased the print version as well to digest with my eyes and mark up.

What about Roger Wayne’s performance did you like?

The reader's voice has the perfect pitch and cadence for this type of book. Well Read!

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  • Louisa
  • 05/09/2017

Amazing research and case studies!

When I first saw this book, I thought it would be a self help book with ideas for how to get success for yourself. This book is more of a book of facts and you making your own assessment which is fine but just not what I thought I was getting.

The real life case stories and tests are incredibly fascinating and this book was well worth the read. Only downside is that it might not expecting offer what you were expecting.

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  • Jeff
  • 20/05/2017

great book but

like many other books in this sphere of influence it starts strong has one or two nuggets of insight then fades in the last half to three quarters of the book. sometimes shorter and more concise is better rather than padding to fill space. that said the nuggets within are worth the read.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Medgeniva
  • 02/09/2017

Teaching to live a life, but how?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book is a collection of curious facts and anecdotes, so anyone interested in stories of success might enjoy it more. I found it contradictory and lacking depth. Some parts of the book made me angry.

What could Eric Barker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Be a different person?

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As I have already said, it is full of interesting stories and renderings of exciting experiments. This is the best part of the book and, in my opinion, the only part making it worth reading/listening. Ah, the performance as well. The performance is great.

Any additional comments?

Why was I angry?

First, when I heard about the distinction between Dandelions and Orchids, I decided I would stop listening to it right away, since it stopped being useful for me. You see, if you're a sensitive person (an orchid) who never had enough support in your childhood and whose parenting was so-so or just bad, you can only become an alcoholic, a drug-addict or some other miserable burdensome member of society. You can only bloom (much better than resilient dandelions) if you had perfect parents devoted to your talent.

The second maddening point concerned Moldova. OK. The level of trust between people in Moldova (and many other post-Soviet countries) is very low, which makes it impossible to be happy or reach any real lasting success there. Many times the author repeats: If you don't do this or If you do that, where will you find yourself? Right! Moldova! And he gives wonderful advice: "Keep as far away from Moldova as you can, both literally and figuratively!" And if you happen to be living there (I don't, but I live in a similar country)? Die!

Third. The division into givers, takers and matchers is described in such a way as if these styles of communication depend on a choice of a person. Be a giver but not to the extreme, says the author. Spend two hours a week on volunteering, but not more, or else you will exhaust yourself. Goodness. It sounds like sheer calculation. Has he ever heard about childhood trauma and other stuff leading to the experience of deficit in people (the desire to take)? Has he heard about lack of love, which incapacitates children, depriving them of the ability to love (=give unconditionally) in the future?In general, this book does not appeal to me, since it is shallow and contradictory. To achieve success (in the worst sense of this word), on the one hand you have to have the right upbringing and the right place of birth (not Moldova or the like), and on the other hand your background doesn't matter, since you can consciously choose whether to give (moderately) or to take.

If I had listened the book to the end, I am sure I would have found more to complain of, but I am returning it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09/09/2017

great

practical, intellectual, good research, easy to follow, and addictive to listen to. I would definitely recommend this book to every parent.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Clinton Aukstolis
  • 12/07/2017

Comprehensive update to the science of success

Do you have alignment between your career and your personality? Are you working too hard? Are you giving up too soon?

Eric Barker's book is a great resource for answering that most nagging question of "is this the right path for me?"

You may not discover your calling overnight but he will give you resources to take a holistic look at your life and help you decide for yourself if you're banging your head against the wall or if you should press on, and how.

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  • robert martin davison
  • 03/06/2017

Lots of interesting stories.

I think this book is most useful for people who are younger. I'm 45 and things are too stable in my life to really take advantage of the advice. However the book has so many interesting stories in it that it's worth reading or listening to, and I learned quite a lot. I seem to be addicted to self help books, and am always looking for ways to improve. I would say the main point of the book is, 'know thyself' .

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  • K.M.
  • 01/09/2017

Wissenschaftlich fundiert 100% direkt umsetzbar

Auf welchen Platz würden Sie Barking up the Wrong Tree auf Ihrer Hörbuch-Bestenliste setzen?

Das Buch ist wirklich hervorragend. Man merkt, dass der Autor sehr gründlich gearbeitet hat und kein 08/15 Erfolgs- oder Selbsthilfebuch geschrieben hat. Sehr strukturiert und immer gut belegt, geht er verschiedenste Aspekte eines "erfolgreichen Lebens" durch. Dabei ist nicht bloß finanzieller Erfolg ein Maßstab, sondern auch wie zufrieden wir am Ende unseres Lebens damit sein können. Er schaut sich Top Performer aller Bereiche an und liefert entsprechende wissenschaftliche Belege, was funktioniert und was nicht.

Besonders gut gefallen hat mir die Lebensnähe und Umsetzbarkeit. So gibt es am Ende jeden Kapitels eine genaue Anleitung, wie man das gelernte nun umsetzen kann.

Ich möchte betonen, dass dieses Buch der Schlüssel zu einem zufriedenen Leben sein könnte, für alle die große Ambitionen haben, aber noch nicht genau wissen, in welchem Bereich sie aktiv werden möchten. Hier gibt er Autor eine sehr hilfreiche und detailierte Anleitung, wie man seine "Passion" findet und loslegt. (Am besten direkt jedem Millenial zum Geburtstag schenken...)

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Karsten
  • 01/10/2017

Hervorragend!

Da ich schon viele Bücher dieser Art gelesen bzw. gehört habe, schreckte mich eine Rezension auf Amazon ab. Das Buch bringe leider keine neuen Erkenntnisse. Für mich tat es das in der Tat und ich kann es wirklich jedem ans Herz legen - extrem kurzweilig und reichlich neue Erkenntnisse, bzw. neue Blickwinkel. Hervorragend eben.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Kunde
  • 24/02/2018

loved it

Useful, down to earth advice, plus some surprising insights.
I am just now starting to listen to it one more time!

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • BPd
  • 17/10/2017

persuasive

even though I’ve been through quite a lot of this type of literature, this one was still special and inspired me to set myself up differently. very authentic writing style and extremely well narrated. recommended.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Marc
  • 21/09/2017

will be helpful

fantastic book. really enjoyed it and it definitely will be helpful in my future. great reader as well

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Martin
  • HL
  • 14/09/2018

Great listening experience

I'm not biggest fan of self help book and maybe this one is why is that. it's completely opposite to what you expect. it gives you perspective and makes you think whether the road you're going is the right one. sometimes it's better to stop and consider your choices. this book is just amazing. Ive just finished listening and I'm trying to find some time to do this again.
worth every penny. speaker is one of the best you can have on Audible.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Juan David Correa Ramírez
  • 15/07/2018

Great collection of science based facts that

Great collection of science based facts on a Re though definition of success, its factors and the drive behind many work life decisions. Great reflection on human behavior and social conventions.