The list author says: "There are hundreds of thousands of books that seek to push you to your physical and mental limits. But while it's great to improve yourself and strive for higher levels of education achievement, there is also something to be said for accepting yourself the way you are -- warts and all."
"While we adore the idea of the superhero overachiever, there is a lot to be said for double checking and making sure you're not cutting off the wrong leg. Adding checklists cuts down on 80% of medical errors."
"Some of the worst disasters in recent history—the collapse of major investment banks, the global financial meltdown—were the result of seemingly reasonable decisions made by a lot of smart people. The author categorizes common mental mistakes and offers actionable advice for avoiding them."