© Dr. Franziska Frank, Berlin 2019


Golden rules for a successful and fulfilled life in the digital age

24 Karat Success

Golden rules for a successful and fulfilled life in the digital age

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The book that supports humans in meeting the digital age 

This book is a clever, lively, practical toolkit for those who are worried about getting lost as a human being in the digital age and who want to enhance their strengths as human beings. 
How? All too often we do not know exactly what is within us, where our limits are and how - without great effort - we can increase our influence on ourselves and others. 24 golden rules help us understand and optimize our hardware, compensate our programming errors and use our software wisely to influence us and others favorably.

First edition in German for HDI with a preface by board member Frank Harting  - available at HDI since 10th April 2019 

Second edition available in English and German at book stores and Amazon here 

Some reviews from Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk

Smily (translated from German)

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant guide, as captivating as a thriller!

21 May 2019

"24 Karat Success" is so captivatingly written that you don't want to let go of the book. I learnt a lot and at the same time felt excellently entertained. The experienced, clever author writes charmingly, wittily, vividly and with enchanting ease so that it is a pleasure to follow her and to immerse yourself into the highly gripping stories. While reading, I noticed how my own rigid thought patterns began to crack as if by themselves. If you want to broaden your horizon, whether within your family or at work, you should definitely read this enchanting, fascinating book.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Original, vital, lively, provocative

30 May 2019

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'Franziska Frank has written an original book on the human condition, on our propensity to avoid taking responsibility for our own situations, preferring to point the finger of blame at others.
The rules identified in 24 Karat Success – on how to change our lives - are based on her own unique experiences and the insights of others: how we function as humans, the choices available to us, and how we find and defend our values. This is a lively and vital work, one borne of courage and experience, one that provokes and causes us to reflect about who we are and how we might improve ourselves.'

Philippe Sands, barrister and writer

Harald H.

5,0 von 5 SternenRules for a successful and fulfilled life

19. Mai 2019

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I'm always sceptical when a book wants to tell me how I could live better - when a clever book tells me what to do and what not to do and how to think. But this book by Franziska Frank goes far beyond one of the usual advice books: It is based on scientific findings in psychology, neuroscience and economics - and not based on mere common sense (or unhealthy common sense). And it does not offer any simple-sounding standard solutions, but contains suggestions for reflection and for choosing which of the 24 rules makes sense for each individual. All this is packaged in 24 stories with which the scientific findings are vividly and captivatingly transported. Once you have started reading, you want more. And in addition, the reader receives vivid examples of how one can derive something for one's own life with the respective rule. Free of charge is the 25th carat: a plea for lightness and humour.
Despite (or maybe because of my initial scepticism) I read the book with great joy and profit. I recommend it to everyone who wants to learn something about themselves and their lives - and prefers to rely on scientific findings rather than on "guru knowledge".


5.0 out of 5 starsThought provoking and entertaining.

27 May 2019

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Well referenced behavioural science broken down into 24 absorbing chapters. The author applies her Karat 24 about storytelling, to bring to life some key facets of human behaviour in a way that makes the book incredibly readable. Each golden rule is clearly explained and referenced with quirky illustrations and thought provoking questions. The stories are an eclectic mix from Ancient Greece to modern German business via Chinese dining and early US election campaigns. There is considerable depth of information and I will certainly be dipping back into this book and re reading as I apply the rules in my life.