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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know about Success Is (Mostly) Wrong – Eric Barker
Non-fiction / 14th February 2020

Introduction Everyone wants to be successful but how do we achieve success? Barking Up the Wrong Tree provides some interesting views on this topic. It explores what brings success in the real world. Author Eric Barker is a blogger. His blog has the same name as this book. He has experience working in the film industry and gaming industry. Content Barking Up the Wrong Tree has only 6 chapters. It begins with an introduction and ends with a conclusion. The chapters are 1) Should We Play It Safe and Do What We’re Told If We Want to Succeed? 2) Do Nice Guys Finish Last? 3) Do Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit? 4) It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know (Unless It Really Is What You Know), 5) Believe in Yourself… Sometimes, and 6) Work, Work, Work… or Work-Life Balance? In the chapters, the author presents the strengths and weaknesses of both perspectives and recommends the action with best upside and least downside. Review What does success mean? We have to define it on our own and it should be individualized. It is not supposed to be measured against other humans but according to our own choice….