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The Pursuit of Unhappiness
Paul Watzlawick - W. W. Norton & Company - 1993 - 128 pages

The Situation Is Hopeless But Not Serious

2023 September 06 | by Arduino Mancini Critical thinking - Education - Effective thinking

Are you challenged by having diligently followed a good number of recipes for happiness that have turned out to be unsuccessful? Do you have enough of the recommendations of psychologists, coaches, and life masters? Are you tired of being told to simply be yourself because there are no limits to the achievements you can reach? […]

The power of thinking without thinking
Malcolm Gladwell - Penguin - 2006 - 304 pages


2023 July 05 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

When we talk about thinking, the first concept that comes to our mind is often related to critical thinking, the kind of thinking that allows us to make our own idea, find a solution to a problem or even make a judgment by analyzing facts and information inspired by logic and scientific evidence. However, there […]

Origins, ethics, and virtues of humour
John Morreall - SUNY Press - 1986 - 285 pages

The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor

2023 May 16 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking - Effective thinking

Laughing represents a positive and fulfilling experience. It makes us feel better because, in difficult situations, laughter provides us with the opportunity to take an emotional distance from what is happening, seizing a structure that enables us to perceive them as funny rather than tragic. An example? The famous quote by Oscar Wilde, who on […]

The psychology of persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini – 2021 - Harperbusiness – 568 pages


2022 November 17 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Resilience - Sales

Before I tell you why it is in your interest to read this book, I would like you to answer a few questions: Why do we buy more from a kind and/or good-looking person than from one we do not find so pleasant? Why when someone invites you to dinner you feel obliged to return […]

And why you should, too
LouAnn Lofton - Harper Business - 2012 - 259 pages

Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl

2022 July 13 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking - Gender Inequality - Women and Men

Do you think I’m joking? I know, every time you hear the word “girl” in a title you become diffident. But this is not a joke and I am not going mad: because by reading this book, you will discover that actually the investment strategy followed by Warren Buffett, widely acknowledged as one of the […]

How to recognize, and avoid, reasoning biases due to "thinking shortcuts"
Rolf Dobelli - Harper Paperbacks - 2014 - 384 pages

The Art of Thinking Clearly

2021 December 04 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

This book is part of the non-fiction related to cognitive psychology that studies reasoning errors and mental traps (heuristics and bias) we fall into every day. For what reasons? The most diverse and not all negative. Reasoning errors are often due to “thinking shortcuts“, called heuristics, which we constantly use during the day, and which […]

The complete guide to learning and using the most powerful thinking tool in the Universe
Tony Buzan - Watkins Pub Ltd - 2018 - 233 pages

Mind Map Mastery

2021 October 11 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking - Effective thinking - Problem solving

How to use the most powerful tool to help the brain to think, create, study, organise… What is a mind map? It is a form of graphic presentation of thought (ideas, knowledge, …) developed in its many aspects by the English cognitive psychologist Tony Buzan. Basically, the tool consists in using visual memory to structure […]

The strategy book for power people that everyone must read. Want to know why?
Sun Tzu – translation by Thomas Cleary - Shambhala Publications, Inc.- 1988 - 484 pages

The Art of War - Complete Texts and Commentaries

2021 June 22 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict and Games Theory - Effective thinking - Leadership

Sun Tzu’s Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the behaviour of organizations in conflict: it is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world. Sun Tzu’s Art of War, or Sun-Tzu pìng-fa, was written in the Warring States Period (453-221B.C.) by a mysterious Chinese […]

Would you like to know more about effective thinking? Buy this book now!
Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird - Princeton - 2012 - 168 p.


2019 June 13 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

Here is one of the most robust, useful and enjoyable books I’ve ever read. The authors, university professors and consultants, prove to be first of all two teachers, able to lead the reader to the discovery of the 5 elements that will guide him towards effective thinking. Before going into details, we would do well […]

The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment
Edited by Thomas Gilovich , Dale Griffin, Daniel Kahneman


2019 June 13 | by Arduino Mancini Effective thinking

Is our case strong enough to go to trial? Will interest rates go up? Can I trust this person? Such questions – and the judgments required to answer them – are woven into the fabric of everyday experience. This book examines how people make such judgments. The study of human judgment was transformed in the […]