10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

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1. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance

We gravely underestimate the impact of luck and random events on our lives, using terms like “skills,” and “determinism,” when “luck” and “randomness” are the elements actually at play.

In this book, Nassim Nicholas Taleb cites real-world examples to whip the veil of certainty from our eyes and explains that life is mostly governed by chance. Read this one for an enlightened view on why life is non-linear and not always fair.

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2. The Wisdom of Crowds

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Sure, groupthink can be dangerous, but under the right circumstances crowds can make surprisingly intelligent decisions and even produce better results than the experts or the smartest individuals in those groups. If the group is full of independent thinkers who have no problem pooling intelligence for the common good, you’ve reached the apogee of collective brilliance.

In this book, James Surowiecki summons examples from popular culture, psychology, and biology, and more to illustrate this idea’s implications on how we vote, decide, do business, and move through the world.

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3. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Successful stories, advertising campaigns, and ideas with staying power share the same recognizable characteristics: they’re simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, and emotional — and they tell a unified story.

In this book, Chip & Dan Heath explore why some ideas stick and others don’t, and how you can make yours more velcro than slip ‘n slide.

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4. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future

Right brain aptitudes have been historically undervalued and dismissed, but as we move from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age, they’re becoming the future’s superpowers.

What business is increasingly discovering is that while analytical, left-brain thinking is still important, it isn’t insufficient on its own. Being innovative, creative and empathetic are traits that help us succeed professionally, while also increasing our personal well-being.

In this book, bestselling author Daniel Pink takes you on a journey that details the capacities of the two hemispheres and why appreciation for the right side, with all its inveterate skills in design, empathy, and humor, is growing.

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5. Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company

Routine work and innovative work are both important to a company’s success. But truly recognizing the differences between the two and understanding where each is most useful? That is invaluable.

Stanford professor Robert I. Sutton offers insight on the nature of innovation and experimentation, failure, and creative freedom. It’ll blow up everything you thought you knew about creativity and offers ways to put more innovation back into your business via expectation setting, hiring choices, and strategies for dealing with both failure and success.
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Hillary Clinton Was Behind the #BlackLivesMatter Protest During Bernie Sanders Campaign Speech in Seattle

“Why would the protesters and activist behind the #BlackLivesMovement shut down a political rally for the most Liberal, Democratic candidate running, Bernie Sanders? According to Michael Bentley, it is just another case of dirty politics.”

The world of politics can be a filthy business, and according to Publicist Michael Bentley, the mud was flying around in Seattle over the weekend. Bentley went on a small rant Sunday morning about the stoppage of Sander’s speech on Saturday. Michael Bentley was being interviewed on New York Radio’s Moonlight Gram Hour and the for the magazine edition of the NYC Gazette.

“It wasn’t about the #BlackLivesMatter movement at all. It was about making sure that Bernie Sanders didn’t get a chance to get his message out to the people of Seattle. It was a complete sabotage, a shady move that came from inside the Democratic Party. The whole movement of Black Lives Matter is super important, but not at a gathering of the most liberal candidate on the ballot. There is a list of republican candidates followed by other democrats that come higher in the line of this movement. This wasn’t even a publicity stunt; it was a straight hijacking.”

Bentley, himself is no stranger to working the rounds of the grand presidential race, in 2012 he helped President Barack Obama secure a second term by leaking Mitt Romney’s false social media stats after Romney hired Bentley, a Democrat, to help him with his failing social media status.

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Bentley also went on to say why he thinks this protest was a sabotage.

“The black lives matter campaign was largely funded by George Soros. Soros is clearly in love with Hillary Clinton, and Clinton is scared to death of Sanders. Here is a guy talking about things like free college, free daycare, fixing America the right way. The Bernie Sanders movement is flowing upstream, and the more it moves to the mainstream, the less chance Hillary has.”

Bentley continued, “The #BlackLivesMatter has been refereed to in the media as #SorosMoneyMatters. The #BlackLivesMatter campaign is an important issue, but it can be a tricky issue to talk about in the media. Black Lives Matter do matter, but do you know what would help the African-American community more than any protest? Free college. The opportunity for young men and women of all races to attend college for free! That alone would grow our country more in the next 20 years more than any protest.”

“We are a divided country and it isn’t just the rich vs the poor, we have racial issues and racism stems from pure ignorance and people being under educated. Let’s education our country, and we can see that we are all people. Once we realize that simple fact, that we are all human beings and equal, then we can come together and do great things in this country again. As Americans, not whites or blacks or latinos, but just as one, Americans. Educate this country, and the country will prosper.”

How did Bentley get this information? It seems that there were some email newsletters sent out to a few select people, and Bentley’s name and email was on that list.

So is it another manifest destiny for Bentley being on the right email newsletter blast at the right time, or could Bentley really again have insider information?

A quick google search shows that Soros hasn’t just targeted Sanders but Martin O’Malley too. Soros has his agenda, and his agenda doesn’t include anybody except Hillary Clinton right now.

The facts of who is backing who financially is readily available so it seems Michael Bentley does have some insider info, along with a wise insight on how the political world works, and the guts to talk about it publicly.

Bentley has been seen on CNN and the Wall Street Journal talking political strategy, fundraising, and how to execute successfully online, says that he hasn’t been approached by a democrat presidential candidate that he wants to work for yet.

“I have been approached by a few different campaigns, but I want to get behind a candidate, a person, that I feel is the right person for the job. It is an important job, and me taking a paycheck for the wrong person isn’t something that I am interested in doing.”

Happy birthday, Tony Bennett

Happy birthday, Tony Bennett! He celebrates his 89th birthday
today and is just as active as ever currently finishing up a
tour with Lady Gaga! Best known as a jazz and traditional pop
standard singer, he has also gone on to star in films and has
become an accomplished painter under his birth name Anthony
Benedetto. Over his career he has been honored with numerous
awards including 18 Grammys. He may have left his heart in San
Francisco, but he’s stolen the hearts of Americans to make up
for it.

Dave Grohl opens up about his broken leg and the Foo Fighters’ future

Broken leg be damned! Despite his fall from a Sweden stage last month, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have soldiered on for a star-studded 20th anniversary show in Washington D.C. on the Fourth of July and subsequent tour. On an off-day while touring in Canada—and with a seriously worn-out voice—Grohl opened up to EW about his crazy new stage throne, why his June accident has led to some of his favorite Foos shows ever, and the future of the band. (Hint: They’ll stick around.)

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KEITH RICHARDS RELEASES CROSSEYED HEART

Keith Richards will release his eagerly anticipatedCROSSEYED HEART, his third solo album and his first in over 20 years, September 18th on Republic Records.

CROSSEYED HEART, a fifteen track masterclass encompassing everything that makes Keith Richards one of the 20th century’s most celebrated talents, is a 5* musical journey that takes in reggae, rock, country and the blues.

The first taste of CROSSEYED HEART will be unveiled on July 17th with the explosive first single, “Trouble,” a taut guitar based slice of heaven featuring Richards on electric and acoustic guitars, bass, lead and backup vocals. He is richly supported by old friends, drummer Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel and Bernard Fowler on backup vocals. The song was written by and produced by Keith and Steve Jordan.

“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again. There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end. If you’re looking for ‘Trouble,’ you’ve come to the right place.”

Keith wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks on CROSSEYED HEART, many with co-producer Steve Jordan. Highlights include the country tinged ache of “Robbed Blind”, the reggae flavored “Love Overdue,” and the aptly named “Blues In The Morning.” Richards collaborates with several artists including a captivating duet with Norah Jones on the soulful ballad “Illusion” which she co-wrote.

Keith Richards, who plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, piano and vocals on the album, is also joined by guitarist Waddy Wachtel, keyboardist Ivan Neville and background singer Sarah Dash, part of the X-Pensive Winos, who accompanied Richards on his previous solo records.

Steve Jordan plays drums and vocals and other artists accompany Richards’ on individual tracks, including Stax songwriter and keyboardist Spooner Oldham on “Lovers Plea,” pedal steel by Larry Campbell on “Robbed Blind,” Aaron Neville on backup vocals on “Nothing On Me,” and dear friend Bobby Keys on saxophone on “Amnesia” and “Blues In The Morning.”

Keith has released two other solo studio albums, Talk Is Cheap in 1988 and Main Offender in 1992 as well as a live album entitled, Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988.

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‘Completely Disgusted’: Bill Cosby Has Lost Jill Scott’s Support

Jill Scott, the R&B singer who had fervently defended Bill Cosby against rape allegations, has retracted her support after testimony from a 2005 civil suit came to light on Monday.

As claims against Cosby surfaced, some of his mentees became disgusted with his actions, while others defended him against attack. Jill Scott was part of the latter group. In December, Jill Scott defended herself on Twitter as others questioned her decision to support the man she called her mentor.

For her efforts, she (as well as Whoopi Goldberg) even received gratitude from Cosby himself.

However, testimony from a 2005 deposition reveals that Cosby admitted to giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. At one point, Cosby was asked by the woman’s attorney about his use of prescriptions for the pills, known as Quaaludes.

 

“When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” the lawyer asked.

“Yes,” Cosby said, according to the document, which was released after a request by The Associated Press. After this was revealed to the public, Jill Scott rescinded her previous support for Cosby on Twitter.

In the past few months, as more than two dozen women came forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them, Cosby has faced financial consequences (NBC pulled the plug on a new Bill Cosby show, Netflix postponed a comedy special, and TV land cancelled his reruns).