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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

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Saturday
May252019

Kindle Pick of the Week: RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

On sale this week:

A great read to start your summer!

David Epstein—science writer and author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance—is a stunning, lucid, and provocative writer. In his new book “RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” (Riverhead Books; On Sale May 28, 2019) he turns decades of self-help advice on its head. Self-styled performance gurus (and our parents!) have all told us to specialize early, stay the course, climb the ladder. But Epstein marshals a mountain of scientific research to argue that the most impactful inventors, athletes, artists, musicians and more are the ones who cross domains, rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. With cutting-edge research distilled into captivating prose, RANGE will change how you think about your career, your education, your hobbies, and the way you parent.
 
Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.
 
Epstein shows that in most fields—especially those that are complex and unpredictable, and difficult to automate—generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, abandon projects (or even entire careers) readily, and juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see.
 
Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, RANGE explains the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking, and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly demands hyperspecialization. Captivating and enthralling, Epstein’s potent insights and delightful storytelling make RANGE a vital read for everyone.

Order or pre-order here:

https://www.amazon.com/Range-Generalists-Triumph-Specialized-World-ebook/dp/B07H1ZYWTM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Sunday
May052019

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: Havana Tips and Tricks: Interesting Facts and Tips On Havana And Cuba

With Cuba opening its doors and so many people starting to visit.

This sample guide includes dozens of interesting facts, tips and tricks to help you understand Cuban culture and daily life. The information presented in this guide was taken from the book Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like A Local And Save Money. This book is available at most online book retailers. It offers a complete description of all the information presented below.

In this mini-guide you will learn about:

● Dozens of facts and tips on Cuban Culture and daily life.
● Money saving tips on Cuban cuisine and dining.
● Common restaurant scams in Havana.
● Facts about buying alcohol, cigars and shopping in general.
● Important tips on using taxis, public transportation and rental cars.
● Info on biking in Havana
● Booking a cheap apartment in Havana (casa particular)

Plus, this updated edition includes a special Trinidad City Guide.

Sunday
Apr212019

100 Ingenious Ways To Detect Lies: How to Spot a Liar Like a Pro

Spot liars.

Discover how to detect lies from your child, partner, coworker or employee by using the 100 human lie detection techniques from the FBI.

"When your child practices lying, he or she is developing a myriad of cognitive and emotional states that are natural to a human being’s brain. Your child uses lying to test his or her theories and beliefs. He or she uses lying to pretend and use their imagination during play."

"Autism is one of the disorders in which a child struggles with lying and pretending the way that a normal child might due to cognitive impairment."

"Someone who is a pathological or compulsive liar may or may not even be aware that they are lying. They may be having fantasies or their reality or perception may be inaccurate because they have an underlying psychiatric or mental disorder that could be causing them to lie."

- Pathological or Compulsive Liar
- Is Lying a Symptom of Underlying Problems?
- The Reason Behind the Lies
- The Different Types of Lies We Tell
- What We are Taught About Lying
- I dentifying When Your Child is Lying
- I dentifying when Your Partner is Lying
- I dentifying when Your Employee or Acquaintance is Lying
- 100 Lie Detecting Techniques to Use On Virtually Anyone- The Reason Behind the Lies

Sunday
Apr072019

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: A Dude's Guide to the Couch

From award-winning writer and cartoonist John Weiler, A Dude’s Guide to the Couch takes you on a journey from little dude (where making forts, fire, and can pyramids ruled the day) to living the ultimate dude dream life (think monkey butlers, Denise Richards, and victory cigars).

This irreverent, cartoon-packed trip through dude culture pays homage to those who paved the way—Lebowski, Al Bundy, Bill & Ted, Chuck Norris and more—while never forgetting the staples that make life worth living:

Beer. Pizza. Naps.

You’ll never look at your couch the same way again.

Get it for free now!

Saturday
Mar302019

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: Happier At Work: How to Love the Job You Already Have

Happier at Work!

You can love the job you currently have.

Discover the five steps you can take to bring you happiness in the job you have

Figure out how to apply these five steps to your own situation to increase your happiness at work

Your Fears
•I could spend pages describing all the reasons people give me of why they should stay in their current job.
•Do any of these sounds familiar?
•I can’t afford to leave a well-paid job
•I won’t find another job
•I won’t find another job as well-paid/convenient/close to home
•I don’t have the right qualifications to do what I really want to do
•I’m too old/young
•I’m the wrong race/gender
•I need the experience
•It’s a small industry – leaving will damage my reputation
•I don’t want ‘them’ to win

These thoughts can feel overwhelming and all too real. They may be keeping you stuck in a job that leaves you tired, sick, frustrated and miserable. They keep you where you are.

There’s a better reason to stay.

Mounting research shows that happiness is not a destination or something you are born with. It is a product of the effort you put into it.