- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (January 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 009193558X
- ISBN-13: 978-0091935580
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4.430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness Paperback – 5 January 2012
"He is the best. I've played my most consistent form for Liverpool and England since seeing Steve." -- Steven Gerrard * Steven Gerrard * "The mind programme that helped me win my Olympic Golds" * Sir Chris Hoy * "Steve Peters is the most important person in my career" * Victoria Pendleton, World and Olympic Cycling Champion * "Steve's been excellent. He is a specialist in what he does and a genius in that field, and is such an understanding guy." * Brendan Rodgers * "Absolutely fascinating, the book is fantastic ... I'm obsessed with this book" * Chris Evans, Radio Two *
About the Author
Prof Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist and has worked in the clinical field of psychiatry for over 20 years. He specialises in optimising the functioning of the mind and also holds degrees in mathematics and medicine. Prof Peters is Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University Medical School and resident psychiatrist with Sky ProCycling. He is also the consultant psychiatrist for Liverpool FC and, from May 2014, for the England football team. Steven Gerrard, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Victoria Pendleton and Craig Bellamy have all spoken publicly about how Prof Peters' unique model has helped them improve their performance. Outside of elite sport, Prof Peters works with CEOs, senior executives, students, hospital staff and patients, helping them to understand why they think and act as they do and how to manage their minds to optimise their performance at work and in their personal lives.
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It is very understandable, very usable, and excellently written.
I've read many, many, many books on the brain, emotions, behaviors, but I would say this is one of the best overall and, I think, the best for most people to read and learn from - and to implement from. I've taken the liberty on my site of doing an overview chart of the functions and characteristics of these three brains, which I think will help people to understand better how the pieces fit together.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who needs to learn how the brain operates and how to operate it - which should be every human on the planet.
Keith D. Garrick
Working in Corporate America, I found myself overly stressed, frustrated, depressed and reactive to so much in my life.
"WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME???"
- Just SOME of the daily mantras I would scream in my head as I begrudgingly poured my morning coffee and wished a sudden and tragic death upon my life...!!
This was my daily life before listening to this book..
I committed this entire book to memory.
I remember the EXACT moment when I suddenly realised, while listening to this book...
"LIFE ISN'T FAIR.
IT ISN'T ACTUALLY FAIR, IS IT?!"
You see, I was UTTERLY CONVINCED that things would always 'turn out in the end'.. 'it would 'all be okay'.
IT'S BLOODY NOT OKAY.
"THE WICKED WITCH DOESN'T DIE IN THE END!!!!"
I nearly cried that day.
I wanted to call my mum up and straight have a MASSIVE GO AT HER and ask her
WHY ON EARTH DID SHE LIE TO ME ALL THESE YEARS WITH THESE SOPPY FAIRYTALES?!?!?!?
Needless to say that was the best moment of my life.
A turning point.
My journey to taking back the reins of my life started around then.
Rarely again, would I be a victim to my EMOTIONAL CHIMP.
Get this book.
Your mindset will shift dramatically.
Derive his fact-based theories from neurological researches and decades of experience, Prof Steve Peters analyses the mechanism of the brain between the Frontal (the logical Human), the Limbic (the emotional Chimp) and Parietal (the memory-storing Computer), and how different functions of these 3 can conflict and/or complement each others to produce our thinking process and decision making process.
Surprisingly, for such a complex subject matter this book is really a light reading, which is written in a simple and concise way using easy to digest symbols, diagrams and bullet points. But yet, when I tried to read more on neuobiology as a follow up, I can somehow keep up with the complicated and serious stuff thanks to the understanding from this book.
It is by far the book that I highlighted the most, with every single line seems to be important, and it is so psychologically spot on that it feels like it is tailored on the conflicts between my own Human and Chimp. It also gives me huge understanding on how to differentiate between the Human and the Chimp in people around me (and how to engage to them accordingly), and it even has given me a clear and simple solutions to some of my, my family's, and friends' real problems. 5 stars!
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