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Book Recommendation: How to Lie with Statistics  by Darrell Huff

Book Recommendation: How to Lie with Statistics
by Darrell Huff

We are bombarded with factoids and sound bites in political speeches, subway ads, water-cooler conversations—everywhere. It takes a sharp focus to separate the babble from the facts. For guidance with this important task, I recommend Darrell Huff's classic book, How...

Book Recommendation: When Panic Attacks by David Burns

Book Recommendation: When Panic Attacks
by David Burns

Please ignore the title of this book and read on. David Burns, a well-known cognitive psychologist, has created an insightful guide to help people deal with a wide range of disruptive emotional issues: depression, anxiety, unearned guilt, phobias. In fact, his...

Book Recommendation: The Art of Nonfiction  by Ayn Rand

Book Recommendation: The Art of Nonfiction
by Ayn Rand

The Art of Nonfiction contains a host of insights about the writing process. I recommend it to all serious writers. The book is based on an informal course Ayn Rand gave to some of her associates in 1969. Although a few sections presuppose the original audience, most...

Book Recommendation:  Getting Things Done  by David Allen

Book Recommendation: Getting Things Done
by David Allen

If you feel overloaded by all you have to do, there is hope. "It's possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control." So says David Allen in the opening line...

Book Recommendation: The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo

Book Recommendation: The Pomodoro Technique
by Francesco Cirillo

When people complain about not getting things done, they almost always wish they had bigger blocks of time to do the work. A surprising solution to this problem is to plan your unstructured time using standard time blocks of 25 minutes. The method, called the Pomodoro...

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