March 13th, 2011
04:00 PM ET

Book of the week on what motivates us

The Social Animal" by David Brooks

Brooks is, of course, a columnist for "The New York Times." But don't pick up the book expecting the usual political analysis. It's not that at all.

This is a profound meditation on what motivates human beings. What makes them win. What makes them succeed. What makes them love. What makes them relate to each other. It's a lot of neuroscience. Very well presented, wonderfully written.

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  1. Anand Ramachandran


    I follow your program almost 75% of the time. Needless to say GPS is all about "Telling me something what I did not know". It brings fresh news and thoughts and you always leave audience with some food for thought and that includes suggesting book/s of the week. I am getting overwhelmed. Wondering how am I going to catch up with this long list of books.

    Keep going Fareed. I am really proud of you and the wisdom you share.

    Best regards,

    March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am | Reply
  2. Miguel Campo

    Props from a fan Fareed. I've graduated from enjoying your interviews to watching your show, and now to reading your recommended books. Just finished "Bounce"...another gem I wouldn't have bought without your comments.

    Thank you.

    April 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply

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