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Adam Robinson is an American educator, freelance author, and a US Chess Federation life master. He is the co-founder of The Princeton Review. He currently works as a global macro advisor to the heads of some of the world's largest hedge funds through his company Robinson Global Strategies.
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God in the Pits
Confessions of a Commodities Trader
Mark Andrew Ritchie - Sep 07, 2015 (first published in 1990)
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DONALD J TRUMP "GOD IN THE PITS was EXCELLENT" "BRILLIANT ... must reading" --Futures Magazine "DYNAMIC--a true page-turner" --Barron's "JUST WHAT THE PITS NEED" --Institutional Investor "One of the most unexpected stories to emerge from the trading floor" --Chicago Sun Times "Poignant and sensitively written." --Kansas City Times ..".has the confi...
Adam Robinson
Jan 28, 2021
@jimmynaviaux @wallstreetbets @jackschwager Great book by the way!      source
The Talent Code
Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
Daniel Coyle - Apr 01, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually.In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music ...
Adam Robinson
Aug 08, 2019
@TheArgenisPaul FANTASTIC book      source
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff
Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
Richard Carlson - Jan 16, 1997
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff is a book that shows you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things in perspective by making...
Adam Robinson
Mar 03, 2019
Richard Carlson's book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is FULL of LIFE WISDOM. All the GREATS would agree—it is indeed ALL small stuff BUT they got to the top of their game BECAUSE they sweated it, relentlessly. To become great, sweat the small stuff!      source
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The Act of Creation
Arthur Koestler - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 1964)
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The Act of Creation begins where this view ceases to be true. Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity, frequently suppressed by the automatic routines of thought and behavior that dominate their lives. The study of psychology has offered little in the way of an explanation of the creative process, and Koestler su...
Adam Robinson
A book that confirms there is far, far more in our unconscious mind than is dreamt of in our philosophy.      source
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The Definitive, 4th Edition
Betty Edwards - Apr 26, 2012 (first published in 1979)
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A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone.Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby,...
Adam Robinson
A book that confirms there is far, far more in our unconscious mind than is dreamt of in our philosophy.      source
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My 60 Memorable Games
Bobby Fischer - Apr 07, 2009 (first published in 1969)
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In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding “Game of the Century,” played when he was only 15 years old! The controversial alterations that were made to Bobby Fischer’s wo...
Adam Robinson
I played over these games every night, these 60 games.      source
The Essential Rumi
Jalal al-Din Rumi - May 28, 2004 (first published in 1273)
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This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-cent...
Adam Robinson
The author’s gotten me in touch with the mystical, and the mysterious, and the magical in life.      source
The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
New Constructs of Mind and Reality
Joseph Chilton Pearce - Sep 29, 2002 (first published in 1971)
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The classic work that shaped the thought of a generation with its powerful insights into the true nature of mind and reality.• Defines culture as a "cosmic egg" structured by the mind's drive for logical ordering of its universe.• Provides techniques allowing individuals to break through the vicious circle of logic-based systems to attain expanded ...
Adam Robinson
A book that confirms there is far, far more in our unconscious mind than is dreamt of in our philosophy.      source
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Julian Jaynes - Aug 15, 2000 (first published in 1976)
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At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every as...
Adam Robinson
A book that confirms there is far, far more in our unconscious mind than is dreamt of in our philosophy.      source
The HeartMath Solution
The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence
Doc Lew Childre - Aug 01, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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The Intelligent HeartAccess the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process....
Adam Robinson
I enthusiastically adopted biofeedback HRV training and in a few weeks learned to quiet my mind after just a single, deep diaphragm belly breath, gaining the ability to achieve a Zen-like calm on demand.      source
Zen in the Art of Archery
Eugen Herrigel - Jan 26, 1999 (first published in 1948)
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The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account.This book is the result of the author’s six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man’s journey to complete abandonment of ‘the self’ and the Wes...
Adam Robinson
A book that confirms there is far, far more in our unconscious mind than is dreamt of in our philosophy.      source
Judgment Under Uncertainty by Daniel Kahneman