Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Audiobook, by Eric Barker Play Audiobook Sample

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Audiobook

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Read By: Roger Wayne Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062675040

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

13

Longest Chapter Length:

62:45 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

17 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

41:35 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

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.

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“In this compulsively readable, brilliant kaleidoscope Barking up the Wrong Tree, Barker is your rollicking guide through the science of success.”

— Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Quotes

  • “Delightfully puckish, evidence-backed, and full of insight, this book answers questions about success that have puzzled us for far too long.”

    — Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
  • “This book is compelling because Barker’s irreverence is so consistently on-target, relentlessly puncturing the wisdom balloons that most need bursting.”

    — Robert B. Cialdini, New York Times bestselling author

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About Eric Barker

Eric Barker is an author and the creator of the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree, which presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Time magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He is a former Hollywood screenwriter, having worked on projects for Walt Disney Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Revolution Studios. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA degree from Boston College and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.

About Roger Wayne

Roger Wayne served in the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in South Korea and won several awards before obtaining a BA degree in communications and journalism. He is an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.