February 12, 2014

Megan McArdle spoke about her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success, at Sixth & I on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.

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ISBN: 9780143126362
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

January 11, 2014

Dr. David B. Agus, M.D. spoke about his book, A Short Guide to a Long Life, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

One of the world’s leading doctors and bestselling author presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy, and productive life. Dr. Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep—and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements..

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ISBN: 9781476736099
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster - December 30th, 2014

August 29, 2013

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. spoke about his book, The Gift of Adversity, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter.

Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision-making, a desire to test one’s mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life’s most important lessons—from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners—can be best learned from it.

Running counter to society’s current prevailing message that “excellence” must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom.

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ISBN: 9780399168857
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Published: TarcherPerigee - September 4th, 2014