The Best of Farnam Street July 2013

Here is a look at some of the things you loved in July:

The Most Popular Posts

Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport With Anyone
Robin Dreeke is the lead instructor at the FBI’s Counterintelligence Training Center in all behavioral and interpersonal skills training. And he wrote an awesome book on how to master the skills of communication.

Five Elements of Effective Thinking
You can personally choose to become more successful by adopting five learnable habits, which, in this book, we not only explain in detail but also make concrete and practical.

Energy Independence is a Terribly Stupid Idea
Charlie Munger explains why imported oil is not your enemy it’s your friend.

How to Improve Decision Making in Your Organization
Whenever you’re making a decision of consequence, take a moment to think; Write down the relevant variables that will govern the outcome, what you expect to happen, and why you expect it to happen.

The Fragilista
Trust me, you know one: They think that the reasons for something are immediately accessible to them, even if they have no clue.

Peak Listening — A Simple Trick You Can Apply Today
The person you are listening to is right. Always. You wife, your husband, your employee, your customers. They’re right.

Over to you

What were your top reads in July? Leave a note in the comments.