Barking up the Wrong Tree

  • by Eric Barker
  • Narrated by Roger Wayne
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Enjoyable book

A very enjoyable listen. A collection of interesting observations. Not perhaps as controversial in its assertions as the title suggests. Would very much recommend.
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- JedHoll

The kind of book you would like to relisten

Had to keep rewinding as I found it a tad bit difficult to follow and connect the dots. Great book though! a must read/listen!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-05-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio