Eric Barker, Author at Ladders
Eric Barker

Eric Barker

Eric Barker

Eric Barker is the author of “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.” He is also the author of the website by the same name.

Articles by Eric Barker

Productivity

How to say no without feeling guilty: 6 secrets from experts

Being “too nice” can cause legit problems. So how do you say no without feeling guilty? Experts and research have answers.

Productivity

Chronic procrastination: 5 weird (but effective) ways you can conquer it

The 5-step checklist to get you to stop procrastinating and start being more productive.

Advice

How to lower your bills: Tips from the FBI’s top hostage negotiator

How to lower your bills by using the same persuasive techniques as an FBI hostage negotiator.

Productivity

Old school: 7 ideas from ancient thinkers to improve your modern life

Seven powerful lessons from ancient wisdom for success in the modern world.

Productivity

Fearlessness: 3 things you can learn from special ops and Navy SEALS

The traits that help Navy SEALs and Special Ops to succeed — preparation, confidence and humor — add up to fearlessness. Here's how you can have it, too.

Productivity

New neuroscience reveals 2 rituals that will make you more mindful

You might think you lack self-control. Or that you make bad decisions. But none of these explanations fixes the problem. Here's how to be more mindful.

Productivity

How to read people: 5 secrets backed by research

Want to be perceptive like Sherlock Holmes? Here's the basic 101 on how to read people.

Advice

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

Four rituals to make you an expert in anything.

Advice

Research report: How to have a happy family in 7 steps

Happy families are better and the children of happy families are more successful. Here's how to get there in 7 steps.

Advice

4 things millionaires have in common, backed by research

Think millionaires are different from you and me? You're right, but not in the way you imagine. Four secrets behind many millionaires' success