BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE is a masterpiece Whether you are a connoisseur of self help books, or despise them, you wont be able to resist this recipe for living a better life Robert Sutton, Stanford Professor and bestselling author of The Asshole Survival Guide How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt In this compulsively readable, brilliant kaleidoscope BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE, Barker is your rollicking guide through the science of success Youll discover what pirates and inmates can teach us about honesty and generosity, how to network like the worlds greatest mathematician, and much, muchDaniel H Pink,New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human Delightfully puckish, evidence backed and full of insight, this book answers questions about success that have puzzled us for far too long Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take This book is compelling because Barkers irreverence is so consistently on target, relentlessly puncturing the wisdom balloons that most need bursting Robert B Cialdini ,New York Times bestselling author of Influence and Pre SuasionMuch of the advice weve been told about achievement is logical, earnestd downright wrongIn Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success andmost importanthow anyone can achieve it Youll learn Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strengthWhether nice guys finish last, and why the best lessons about cooperation come from gang members, pirates, and serial killersWhy trying to increase confidence fails, and how Buddhist philosophy holds a superior solutionThe secret ingredient to grit that Navy SEALs and disaster survivors leverage to keep goingHow to find work life balance using the strategy of Genghis Khan, the errors of Albert Einstein, and a little lesson from Spider ManBy looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to belike themand find out in some cases why its good that we arent Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesnt so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want