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5 of the Best Educational Books of 2014

Educational Books

For you non-fiction lovers who like to be tought directly as apposed to a lesson alluded to via a fictional story, this list is for you. With the latest and greatest educational books of 2014, ranked by sales and customer reviews, you will be updated with all you need to know about the current advancements in science, psychology and medicine.

1. Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

The basis thesis of the book is simple. In judging the world around us, we use two mental systems: Fast and Slow. The Fast system is mostly unconscious and makes snap judgments based on our past experiences and emotions. When we use this system we are as likely to be wrong as right. The Slow system is rational, conscious and slow. They work together to provide us a view of the world around us.

2. How Children Succeed – Paul Tough

How Children Succeed - Paul Tough

In this book, Paul Tough sets out to identify the specific characteristics of successful children, regardless of their opportunities of backgrounds.

3. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

A beloved professor sums up a lifetime of scholarship and teaching as he is heading out the door for the last time. The professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University was just 46, and this really was his last lecture — he was dying, and this book outlines his last lecture.

4. Mastery – Robert Greene

Mastery - Robert Greene

Mastery is a book that will stand the test of time. Robert Greene writes to instruct others how to achieve mastery in any field, told through a series of mini-biographies, life lessons, timeless quotes, and a modern understanding of psychology and human nature.

5. The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don’ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life Charles Murray

The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life - Charles Murray

In his book, Charles Murray explains, at senior levels of an organization there are curmudgeons everywhere, judging your every move. Yet it is their good opinion you need to win if you hope to get ahead.