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Jamie Madigan

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Average rating: 4.05 · 63 ratings · 18 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Getting Gamers: The Psychol...

4.05 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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We Have No Idea by Jorge Cham
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Jorge Cham is a smart guy and the creator of the PHD webcomic, which pokes gentle fun at scientists and grad students. Daniel Whiteson is another smart guy --a partical phycisist at UC Irvine. Together they wrote this book about all the stuff in the ...more
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Pre-Suasion by Robert B. Cialdini
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The Proteus Paradox by Nick Yee
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In this book, researcher and online game lover Nick Yee sets out to explore how the barriers between our online and offline personas tend to blend. Drawing on scientific research done by himself and his colleagues, Yee explores how the assumptions, p ...more
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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
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What happened here? Duhigg's last book, The Power of Habit, was a really tight, focused examination of the psychology of goals and habits. It had a coherent thesis that each chapter related to and built on. Smarter Faster Better, however, feels like ...more
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Finished #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso. I'm really not sure what this book is trying to be. Mostly I guess it's a biography about Amoruso, who went from running an eBay store selling vintage clothing to the CEO of a highly successful, online clothing r ...more
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
"In many ways, #GIRLBOSS is the Lean In of the millennial generation. I admire the success that Sophia managed to achieve despite barely finishing High School and failing to hold down the simplest of jobs in her youth. For the first half of her boo..." Read more of this review »
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The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
"EDIT: I've left my original opinion below. However, as time has passed, I don't really think I can recommend this book as anything but entertainment. Anything useful has been written elsewhere, better, and by people who aren't lying to you.
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The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
"Timothy Ferriss spoke at a management meeting last week where I work. A few of the managers came back pretty impressed, so I cadged a copy off of a manager and skimmed/read it one sitting Friday night.

The effect of this book is like being trapped..." Read more of this review »
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What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
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Sometimes it's good to read something outside your area of expertise and comfort zone. WHAT VIDEO GAMES HAVE TO TECH US ABOUT LEARNING AND LITERACY is first about the academic study of learning and education, second about linguistics, and a distant t ...more
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Give and Take by Adam M. Grant
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Here's something else I'm starting to notice about these many of these books: their hook is that they take some conventional wisdom and flip it.

For GIVE AND TAKE by Adam Grant, the flipped wisdom is that you get ahead by snatching opportunities at a
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