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SuperBetter - Jane McGonigal - Productivity Book Group

SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal, PhD – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games, [ http://amzn.to/2jh5Q2D ] by Jane McGonigal, PhD. Enjoy the discussion!

The Amazon book description states:

An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth

… In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals.

Our next reading selection is:

Transitions - William Bridges - February 2017 - Productivity Book Group

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary Edition, by William Bridges, PhD. Join us on February 25, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time for our live discussion!

Winter February 2/25/17 Transitions: Making Sense Of Life’s Changes William Bridges, PhD http://amzn.to/2hIzVqU
Spring March 3/25/17 Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time Brigid Schulte http://amzn.to/2kD36Nk
Spring April 4/22/17 Path of Least Resistence Robert Fritz http://amzn.to/2jCjOuy

Show Notes:

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Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein

Nudge – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness [ http://amzn.to/1rbRqZj ] by University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler (“THAY-LUHR”) and Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein. Enjoy the discussion!

The Amazon book description states:

Nudge is about choices—how we make them and how we can make better ones. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of behavioral science and economics, authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on preventing the countless mistakes we make—ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources—and show us how sensible “choice architecture” can successfully nudge people toward the best decisions. In the tradition of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics, Nudge is straightforward, informative, and entertaining—a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.

Our next reading selections are:

2/27/2016 The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss http://amzn.to/1nzHvMq

The 4-Hour Workweek - Productivity Book Group
3/26/2016 Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin http://amzn.to/1OQLjKy

Better Than Before - Productivity Book Group

Show Notes:

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2016 Financial Productivity Challenge - One Year to an Organized Financial Life - Productivity Book Group


The callers you hear in this episode are readers just like you, and you are more than welcome to join us on the live calls to discuss productivity books too! Please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and find out the details and the schedule for upcoming book discussion calls. If you plan to read ahead or read a little more slowly, please visit ProductivityBookGroup.org and check out the schedule on the “Upcoming Books” page.

Please feel free to visit iTunes, Stitcher or whichever podcast directory or app you prefer to access Productivity Book Group…and feel free to review us there! This helps expand our readership and bring new discussion callers into the fold. Thank you.

Finally, all podcast episodes are archived at ProductivityBookGroup.org under “Episodes” so if you missed a call and want to review it, feel free to head over and give them a listen.


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The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year (Chapters 14 to 21) – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months [ http://amzn.to/1bXq6fk ], Chapters 14 through 21, by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, finishing out the conversation on this book. Enjoy the discussion!

NOTES:

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The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year (Chapters 1 to 13) – Productivity Book Group

Productivity Book Group [ http://productivitybookgroup.org ] discussed The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months [ http://amzn.to/1bXq6fk ], Chapters 1 through 13 by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. Enjoy the discussion!

NOTES:

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