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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Post-War New World Map. (Via Wikipedia)

Neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Ian Robertson gives a scientific explanation of why some people succeed in life while others remain powerless, and looks at the brain functions behind winning and losing. Robert D. Kaplan tells why we should view global conflicts through geography.

The Neuroscience of Success and Failure

Neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Ian Robertson looks at why some people succeed in life and in business while others fail, and why some individuals become powerful while most others remain powerless. In The Winner Effect: The Neuroscience of Success and Failure, he shows how success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident, and more aggressive. It also answers the question of why some people attain and then handle success better than others.

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The Revenge of Geography

Robert D. Kaplan examines global upheavals, past and present, through the lens of geography and looks at what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world. In The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate  he traces the history of the world’s hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other conflicts. Kaplan then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East.

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