Success

The Tipping Point

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Summary of Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point“: Malcolm Gladwell takes us through a myriad of stories and case studies to explain that sometimes we can look upon something as a complete success story if it becomes widely accepted, but that sometimes it is the smallest changes that can turn the tide. By Malcolm Gladwell, 2016, […]

General

Universal Principles of Design

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Summary of “Universal Principles of Design”: The meeting of design, psychology and science to design successful products and experiences. By William Lidwell, Katrina Holden and Jill Butler, 272 pages, 2011 Note: This article is a guest article written by Clémence Perrin from the Freewheeler Travel Blog and K-character Chronicle of the book “Universal Principles of […]

Happiness

Nudge

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Summary of “Nudge”: The book “Nudge” is about how everyone can use a little judicious nudge to make one decision over another without the need to infringe upon individual freedoms. Nudge is co-authored by a professor of economics and behavioral sciences (Nobel Prize in economics) and an internationally renowned jurist who heads the Harvard Program […]

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In Search of Wisdom

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Summary of “In Search of Wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most” : In this three-author book, Christophe André, psychiatrist, Alexandre Jollien, philosopher and Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk recount their experiences, their practices, and their journeys while covering the many topics of existence that fascinate them; their points of view, which are at times […]

Happiness

Happiness

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Summary of “Happiness” by Matthieu Ricard: Matthieu Ricard, one of the world’s greatest specialists in Buddhism, offers us a fascinating philosophical reflection on authentic happiness and the means to achieve it: to do this, let’s no longer look outside but inside ourselves and practice a more altruistic approach to the world! By Matthieu Ricard, 2004, […]