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A brief history of humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - Harper Perennial - 2018 - 578 pages


2023 January 25 | by Arduino Mancini Change management - Conflict and Games Theory - Education

This book is essential for anyone who wants to understand who we are and where we are going, drawing inspiration from the history of humankind. As you understand, we are not talking about minor issues. Sapiens, A brief history of humankind is the summary of an immense study conducted over the years by Yuval Noah […]

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 […]

Better laugh at pessimism, especially when it says nonsense!
Arthur Bloch - Mandarin - 1979 - 96 pages

Murphy's Law

2022 September 22 | by Arduino Mancini Critical thinking - Resilience

Is it worth buying a worldwide best seller, which even today is influencing the way millions of people think? Before answering, it is important to know more about the book. In 1949, US Air Force aircraft engineer Captain Ed Murphy, observing the progress of some of his experiments, said: Anything that can go wrong, will […]

Making the Most of Change
Susan Bridges, William Bridges - Liferlong Books - 2017 - 190 pages

Managing Transitions

2022 August 10 | by Arduino Mancini Change management - Leadership

Here is a book that has deeply changed the way I observe change as well as accompany my clients to manage it. First of all, let’s ask ourselves: what is change all about? Change essentially means moving from one situation to another: the reorganization of a business department, a newly appointed general manager, a headquarters […]

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 […]

Being aware is really just the beginning.
Caroline Criado Perez – Vintage - 2019 - 432 pages

Invisible Women

2022 June 30 | by Monica Zhuang Gender Inequality

In office buildings during summer, have you ever seen an odd sight like this: female office workers wrapped up in blankets while their male colleagues wander around in summer clothes? If so, have you ever wondered why that is? Perez reveals that there’s the standard office temperature. In the 1960s, a formula for determining standard […]

Negotiation and the gender divide
Linda Babcock, Sara Laschever - Princeton University Press - 2021 - 223 pages

Women Don't Ask

2022 May 12 | by Arduino Mancini Leadership - Negotiation - Women and Men

The mistake a man might make when reading the title of this book is to stop and think that its contents only concerns women. But, as I said, that would be a mistake. That is why I warmly invite everyone to continue reading this review and to work with me to answer two rather complicated […]

A zoologist's study of the human animal
Desmond Morris – Random UK - 2000 - 272 pages

The naked Ape

2022 April 13 | by Arduino Mancini Emotion and Motivation - Leadership - Women and Men

Let me ask you a few questions: Why is man the only hairless primate? Where does our nutrition come from? And our sexual habits? To answer them, I will ask for the help of a song. The 2017 edition of the Italian Sanremo Song Festival saw the success of Francesco Gabbani with a song that […]

Why beauty, social interaction, vitality, elegance, sexuality and fertility are the secrets of success
Catherine Hakim - Basic Books - 2011 - 304 pages

Erotic Capital

2022 March 16 | by Arduino Mancini Staff management - Women and Men

In 1986, the French philosopher and sociologist Pierre Bordieu claimed, in his book The forms of capital, that the three personal resources of each person are economic capital (money and related goods), human capital (knowledge and skills) and social capital (knowledge, friendships, social status, etc.). In this book, Catherine Hakim, sociologist at the London School […]

Want to learn the best game on earth?
Yuri Averbakh, Mikhail Beilin - Chess Evolution - 2014 - 284 pages

Journey to the Chess Kingdom

2022 February 24 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict and Games Theory

Why have I decided to present you this chess manual? Simply because learning how to play chess will be extremely important for your professional and personal growth: more important than a course on strategy or conflict management; critical in reinforcing in a short time frame your ability to think intentionally in problem-solving. More than other […]