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Isaiah61_1

Isaiah61_1 Beaverton, OR USA Member Since 2014

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  • "The Thumbnail sketch of the book..."

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    They're not kidding when they call this the "abridged version of The Intelligent Investor! How do you take a 700 page book and boil it down to under 3 hours and maintain much of the content? This is good if you want the general idea of what Graham is talking about, but if you're looking for nuts and bolts... I'd look elsewhere.

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    The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing

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    • By Benjamin Graham
    • Narrated By Bill McGowan
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    The classic best seller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham's book has remained the most respected guide to investing, due to his timeless philosophy of "value investing".

    gulrez says: "very useful, unfortunately abridged"
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    "An upbeat approach to doing more with less"

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    The authors are so positive and motivated to get their point across that at times I felt I was back on a sports team in middle school. Annette is so upbeat with her can do cheer you on attitude it was almost overwhelming. However, that said I wouldn't have missed the book for a minute and wish I had it when we started out. Filled with solid advice and clear applications for all levels. Their program meets people where they are and offers stages of change. You can start slow, middle of the road or jump into the deep end of changing the way you view and spend money. Really motivating.

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Rob Annapolis, MD, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2005
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  • "Consciousness ("Mentality")..."

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    The three simple steps revolve around the ways you can consciously use your mind (or "mentality" as Blake calls it):

    1. Focus only on what you want, not on what you do not want. Filter out negative conversation, people and media. Cultivate internal views of scenes and conditions you enjoy, love and wish to have more of.

    2. Set aside quiet time each day. Quiet is the ground of potentiality.

    3. Develop *intention* to attract your desired results and circumstances. Not a goal; a goal is inherently separate from us and has doubt attached. Intention -- or as Blake also puts it, a state of knowing -- is part of us and does not include doubt. Intention brings itself into being.

    The book includes inspiring stories, including the one at the beginning that I will refrain from spoiling by not revealing the surprise ending. He relates being bullied as an English boy growing up in poverty in Wales (with some truly harrowing anecdotes), and how he overcame trauma by learning about and following the examples of others from oppressed backgrounds who discovered secrets to phenomenal success.

    A modern take on some age-old ideas, the "Three Simple Steps" are refreshingly straightforward, but there is also nuance to this book. Blake encourages us to pay close attention to our internal and external experience, and to become the selectors of the circumstances and lives we want.

    The voice performance is adequate, although to hear Britishisms read in an American accent is a little odd at times. Overall there is nothing negative to say about Dudley's narration; it is easy to listen to without sending the listener to sleep.

    Recommended for those who wish to set their lives on an upward trajectory.

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    Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life

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    How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different. Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings. A few years later, without ever hiring an employee or leaving his home office, he sold it for more than $100 million. As the economy slipped into another free fall, he did this again with a company in a different field. He accomplished this through no particular genius.

    Rob says: "Consciousness ("Mentality") is the key"

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