Barking Up the Wrong Tree - Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

By Eric Barker

  • Release Date: 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 5
From 13 Ratings


Wall Street Journal Bestseller

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.


  • Definitely recommend

    By Debo92420
    Told all my fiends about this book , a few of them actually bought it and really liked it .. such a good read .. even got my fiancé hooked on it now she has the audio .. the book drops knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb backed up by data and research .. such a easy read it had me wanting more no joke .. first time I've ever did a book review .. I normally never do stuff like this but I feel more people deserve to read this .. cheers