Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Eric Barker

Talk: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Eric Barker is the author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree. His book includes the ideas of achievement being logical, earnest...and downright wrong. Eric reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it.

Eric Barker

Creator of the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree, which presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. His work has been mentioned in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, TIME magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He is a former Hollywood screenwriter.

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them—and find out in some cases why it’s good that we aren’t. Barking Up the Wrong Tree draws on startling statistics and surprising anecdotes to help you understand what works and what doesn’t so you can stop guessing at success and start living the life you want.

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