is the author of “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong,” a Wall Street Journal best-seller. He is also the 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, Forbes, TIME magazine, The Week, and Business Insider.
As a result of his popular work, Barker has become one of the most prolific and authoritative career expert voices on the internet. His writing often focuses on philosophy, strategies used by both NAVY Seals and disaster survivors, and how to avoid stress and wasting time so you can succeed and thrive. He also writes about the latest findings in the science of human behavior to help people improve their performance at work and at home. Barker is an expert on the science of success.
Barker has had many careers including screenwriter and video game creator. All of these have helped him become a notable contributor in the career advice space. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Boston College and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA.