Editor’s Book Picks For Success

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In today’s constantly changing world, you have to be smart to get ahead. But the average person uses only about 2 percent of their mental ability. How can we learn to unleash our brain’s full potential to maximize our opportunities, like the most successful people do?

In Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field, acclaimed success expert and bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals simple, proven ways to tap into natural thinking talents and abilities and make quantum leaps toward achieving our dreams. In this indispensable guide, you’ll learn to:

• Train your brain to think in ways that create successful results
• Recognize and exploit growth opportunities in any situation
• Identify and eliminate negative patterns holding you back
• Plan, act, and achieve goals with greater precision and speed

Whether you want to increase sales, bolster creativity or better navigate life’s unexpected changes, Get Smart! will help you tap into your powerful mental resources to obtain the results you want and reap the rewards successful people enjoy.

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has studied, researched, written, and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology.

Pre-order $15, release date: March 14, 2017.

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Since its original publication nearly 30 years ago, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight-forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

Co-authored by Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton. Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus and director emeritus of the Harvard Negotiation Project. Ury cofounded the Harvard Negotiation Project and is the award-winning author of several books on negotiation. Patton is cofounder and Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project and the author of Difficult Conversations.

Cost: $17; revised May 2011.

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Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Bill Burnett is the executive director of the Design Program at Stanford. Dave Evans is an adjunct lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, a management consultant, and a co-founder of Electronic Arts.

Cost: $24.95; printed Sept. 20, 2016.

—Compiled by Christy Hinko

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