240 pages, 2018
science & nature1064 books
Jessica Tracy, a renowned emotion researcher, exposes the positive side to pride, our most misunderstood emotion. In her book Take Pride, she explains how it can be used to our advantage. Paul Gauguin left a comfortable middle-class existence to pursue a career as a starving artist because he was motivated by pride. Steve Jobs's huge success as a man with excellent ideas but mediocre programming abilities and a problematic management style was due to his pride. Similarly, Dean Karnazes, the world-famous Ultramarathon Man, went from a haphazard desk jockey to an extraordinary athlete who once ran fifty marathons in fifty days because of his pride.