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The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova

Title The Confidence Game
Author Maria Konnikova
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-01-12
Category Psychology
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780698170995
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.

Confidence Game by Christine S. Richard

Title Confidence Game
Author Christine S. Richard
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781118010419
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

Confidence Games by Mark C. Taylor

Title Confidence Games
Author Mark C. Taylor
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2004
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 395
ISBN 0226791688
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Confidence Games' argues that money and markets do not exist in a vacuum, but grow in a profoundly cultual medium, reflecting and in turn shaping their world. To understand the ongoing changes in the economy, one must consider the influence of art, philosophy and religion.

The Confidence Game by Steven Solomon

Title The Confidence Game
Author Steven Solomon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1995
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 606
ISBN STANFORD:36105012371717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and previously unpublished details of behind-closed-doors negotiations, an expose of the elite group that controls the international money supply reveals unprecedented power and how close the global economy has come to collapsing. 25,000 first printing.

Confidence Game by Michelle M. Welch

Title Confidence Game
Author Michelle M. Welch
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 2007-12-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780307417947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SHE DIDN’T BREAK THE RULES. THEY BROKE HER. Beneath its peaceful exterior, Dabion is a land of violence and intrigue, its politics run by judges, schemers, and spies. Elzith Kar is one such spy, gifted with an uncanny skill derived from rigorous training—and an unusual magic inherited from parents she never knew. Dabion may have use for her talent, but its rulers fear the magic that tempts it, so Elzith has hidden her history and true power, becoming a master player in a game she despises. But now, as she heals in the aftermath of a dangerous mission, Elzith finds herself temporarily forced into life as a civilian. It is here she finds Tod Redtanner, a humble man with secrets of his own, and feels compelled to tell him her story. But as Elzith’s history unfolds and the present begins to unravel, it soon becomes clear that the past haunts more than just her dreams. And that if Elzith is to survive, she has no choice but to return to the world of intrigue and corruption that was once her domain. And this time she must play to win.

Confidence Game by Dean Starkman

Title Confidence Game
Author Dean Starkman
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2011-12-22
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 12
ISBN 9780231527941
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dean Starkman takes on what has become a dominant perspective on the future of news in the digital age as personified by three well known media thinkers—Jay Rosen, Clay Shirky, and Jeff Jarvis—who have dominated the "future of news" debate. Starkman makes a powerful case that the perspective that these three represent, despite their many useful insights, is in the end corrosive to public-service journalism.

Mastermind by Maria Konnikova

Title Mastermind
Author Maria Konnikova
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-01-03
Category Psychology
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781101606230
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind.

Confidence Games by Tanina Rostain

Title Confidence Games
Author Tanina Rostain
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2014-05-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9780262027137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The rise and fall of a tax shelter industry that enabled some of America's richest citizens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.

Confidence Game by Jim Harmon

Title Confidence Game
Author Jim Harmon
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2016-10-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 26
ISBN 9781776672158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this mind-bending short story from the golden age of science fiction, a hard-living hobo named Kevin O'Malley finds his squalid daily routine falling to pieces around him when a mysterious woman shows up and begins throwing around some hard-to-believe accusations about his partner in crime, a lowlife who goes by the name of Doc.

Title Ramayana The Game of Life Book 5 Radiate Confidence
Author Shubha Vilas
Publisher Jaico Publishing House
Release Date 2019-10-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9789389305128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Being Patient and Finding Success THE RAMAYANA IS NOT A STORY. IT IS A WAY OF LIFE. IT IS THE GAME OF LIFE. How one expands one’s scope of action with confidence and calm under extremely challenging circumstances is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary, just like Hanuman did. His selfless determination to stay the course with steadfast focus and faith to accomplish his mission makes him a worthy and inspiring protagonist. Here are some invaluable lessons from his life on overcoming obstacles: Be confident. With unwavering faith in himself, Hanuman jumped across the ocean to find Sita in an unfamiliar land. Say no to distractions. Absolute focus helped him prioritize his course of action. Know your rivals. Competing with Surasa would be futile, so he realized that it was wiser to take on a humbler approach. Are you confident and fearless enough to achieve your goals? RADIATE CONFIDENCE is the fifth book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series. A modern retelling of the Sundara Kanda of Valmiki’s epic, this book highlights Hanuman’s devotion and heroics. Replete with lessons on faithfulness, loyalty, self-confidence, self-belief, fearlessness and all the attributes that help counter challenges and find success, the author, Shubha Vilas, illuminates the path to success. A spiritual seeker and motivational speaker, SHUBHA VILAS helps people in dealing with modernday life situations through the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and other dharmic traditions. He conducts leadership seminars in premier institutes across the world.

The Big Con by David Maurer

Title The Big Con
Author David Maurer
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2010-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780307755728
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated—of thousands upon thousands of dollars. The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.

Golf Is A Game Of Confidence by Dr. Bob Rotella

Title Golf is a Game of Confidence
Author Dr. Bob Rotella
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-12-11
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 16
ISBN 9781471104619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of the bestselling Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect comes a masterly illumination of golf's mental game. When that book was published, Dr Bob Rotella made accessible for the first time what he had learned from working with the best golfers in the world. Dr Rotella follows up the success of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect with a book filled with anecdotes and motivational instruction focusing on the most important skill a golfer can have: the ability to think confidently. Filled with inspirational stories about the great players, great courses and great tournaments, Golf Is a Game of Confidence encourages golfers, no matter what their level, to reach new heights in their games and their lives.

The Man Made City by Gerald D. Suttles

Title The Man Made City
Author Gerald D. Suttles
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1990-03-21
Category Social Science
Total Pages 312
ISBN 0226781933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses urban development in Chicago from 1976 through 1987 and how the lack of an effective planning body has led to disorganization, political influences, and control by market forces

Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley

Title Creative Confidence
Author Tom Kelley
Publisher Currency
Release Date 2013-10-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780385349376
Language English, Spanish, and French
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IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

The Inner Game Of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

Title The Inner Game of Tennis
Author W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2010-06-30
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780307758859
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Master your game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris

Title The Confidence Gap
Author Russ Harris
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2011-09-13
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780834827660
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it. Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to: • Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it • Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety • Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation • Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.

Title The Confidence Game in American Literature
Author Warwick Wadlington
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2015-03-08
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 346
ISBN 9781400871643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on modern studies of rhetoric and the concept of the Trickster, the author examines Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Nathanael West as creators of a fictive experience centered in deceptive or problematic transactions of confidence. The model of a confidence game, suggested by the writers' own thematic preoccupations, permits an analysis of the social motivations inherent in the fiction. The author concentrates on the process by which confidence is established and the ways in which deception leads to regeneration and an altered perception of authority. His approach increases our understanding of the interrelation between the writer, his reader, and the world each envisions. Warwick Wadlington examines individual texts, as well as the pattern of each writer's total work. His book distinctively combines an enlarging archetypal frame with rhetorical analysis of the writer-reader imaginative act. Treated as different forms of a coherent mode of fictive experience, the works of these important authors illuminate each other. Professor Wadlington's method results in decisively new readings of each text and contributes to a phenomenology of reading three writers whose works represent crucial "moments" in the artist-audience negotiation of mutual faith. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Title The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova Summary
Author QuickRead
Publisher QuickRead.com
Release Date 2021
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The Confidence Game (2016) lays bare the psychology behind pyramid schemes, get-rich-quick scams, and every other con artist trick in the book to help us understand why we so easily fall prey to manipulators. If you’ve ever wondered why we fall for con artists or even why we can be easily manipulated by others in everyday life, The Confidence Game has the answers. Drawing on examples from psychology and history, Maria Konnikova explains why confidence can create a master manipulator or a victim, why we’re attracted to successful people, and what’s wrong with our self-perception.

Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Title Hardwiring Happiness
Author Rick Hanson
Publisher Harmony
Release Date 2016-03-22
Category Psychology
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780385347334
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from the good ones. You can change this. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain— balancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.

Confidence Game by Christine S. Richard

Title Confidence Game
Author Christine S. Richard
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-03-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0470873302
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.