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Darwin8u

Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States Member Since 2011

A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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  • "The Tyranny of Pop Economics"

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    A solid survey of behavioral economics literature related to the premise that the wide range of choices we have (what to read, how to read it, what rating to give it, where to post our review) actually ends up making us unhappier (tyranny of small decisions). Schwartz's summary is similar to a lot of those pop-economic books that seem to pop up regularly and sell quite well because they both tell us something we kinda already suspected, but also gently surprise us with counter-intuitive ideas at the same time. We are surprised, we are also a little validated: just little bit of supply with a very light touch demand.

    This book belongs snug on the bookshelf next to: anything by Malcolm Gladwell, Freakonomics, Predictably Irrational, Nudge, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), etc. All interesting, all worth the time (as long as the time is < 5 hrs), but none of them are brilliant. They are all Gladwell-like in their reductionism (this is why they all sell so well to the business community and are pimped heavily by Forbes to TED). I am both attracted and repelled by the form. They seem to span the fissure between academic and pop, between economics and self-help. I read them and I end up feeling like I know a bit more about myself, and NOW I'm just disappointed in that bastard for a couple more rational reasons.

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    The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barry Schwartz
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
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    By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

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  • No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline for Success in Your Life

    "Nothing new. Poor audio quality"

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    If you have not read or listened to Brian Tracy before this book will have value. But, as a long time fan/reader/listener I am disappointed. First, there is nothing really new here. Tracy makes many of the same points in several programs his has authored. He even tells one story that I first heard from him on a cassette (yes, cassette) series I purchased in 1997. Second, the book is not really about personal disciple. That is just a lead to connect topics he covers better in other programs – goal setting, time management, sales. Third, the audio quality is sub standard. Not to the point of distraction. But, for a person of his stature you would expect better. I am still a fan. But, would suggest you skip this offering.

  • Think and Grow Rich

    "The Original is Always the Best"

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    If you have read or listened to other versions of Think and Grow Rich you need to listen to this one too. It is the original 1938 text. It is longer than most other editions but, it’s worth it. There are whole sections of this book that are left out of other versions. And I found those sections to be quite valuable. As for the narrator – I thought he was fine. His delivery allowed me to add whatever color I needed to as I digested the information

  • The Big Leap

    "Breaking Your Personal Glass Ceiling"

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    This book is really eye opening. Does this sound like you – You have success and things are going very well. Then something goes wrong and you end up back where you were. Has that happened in your career, with your finances or your relationships? If you said yes, The Big Leap is for you. It is about how to recognize your upper limit behavior and break through you self imposed glass ceiling.

  • Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

    "Just a Short Speech. NOT the Audio Book"

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    This is just a 20 minute speech Dr. Kembro gave at a conference. The speech is pretty good. But, giving this the same title as the book is false advertising.

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  • "Deepak's Best"

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    This is perhaps the most relevant and up to date book I've heard from Deepak Chopra. Highly recommended. Yes - you may have to get used to his accent if you're American. I'm Asian and have no problems with his words. What he has to say is excellent.

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    Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New Self

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    Fifteen years after his number-one New York Times best seller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle" - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this miracle, Chopra says, unless you are willing to completely reinvent your body, transforming it from a material object to a dynamic, flowing process.

    Diannedelmore says: "A Wonderful Source of Knowledge..."

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    Are you waiting for New Life, for your talents to bloom? With The Late Bloomer, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes presents volume four of her masterwork on the Wise Woman archetype, bringing you six sessions of origial tales, stories from her ethnic families, poems, blessings, and psychological commentary exploring the cycles of "burgeoning, blooming New Life."

    Die Falknerin says: "Water the soul's garden so you can bloom"
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    Kathryn says: "Finally-- words that describe my inner landscape"
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    • By Napoleon Hill
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    The principles and philosophy of success that Napoleon Hill outlined in his masterwork, The Laws of Success, and his international best seller, Think and Grow Rich, have served as the foundation for every motivational speaker since. Now, in these rare recordings, you will hear a complete and thorough exposition of Napoleon Hill's life-altering philosophy of personal achievement in his own voice.

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    Colette says: "Puts you in a great frame of mind"
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    • Narrated By Rubén Moya
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    Jacqueline says: "Excelente."
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    You Are Made for More!: How to Become All You Were Created to Be

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    • By Lisa Osteen Comes
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    Carolyn Bowlen says: "Interesting and Inspirational"
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    Anita says: "Excellent Insights"
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    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
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    Lela says: "insightful, deep and highly entertaining"
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    • By Josh Waitzkin
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  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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    • By Brene Brown
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
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    Laura says: "Really powerful"
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    • By Greg McKeown
    • Narrated By Greg McKeown
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    By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know

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    • By Katty Kay, Claire Shipman
    • Narrated By Sandy Rustin
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    • By David Allen
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    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Greta says: "Get the "Paper Book" instead."
  • Think and Grow Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
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    Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

    Dave says: "It's a must."
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  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

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    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
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    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
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    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Fulfillment and Exuberance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
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    • By Michael A. Singer
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
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    Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

    Lea says: "Fabulous!"
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    • By Anthony Robbins
    • Narrated By Anthony Robbins
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    Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.

    Adam says: "Bring clarity and strategy to your life!"
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    • By Erin Spineto
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
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    Islands and Insulin is the story of a girl, given a boat, one hundred nautical miles of ocean, and way too much caffeine to reflect on how an incorrigible disease has altered her voyage into adulthood, all wrapped inside a diabetes survival manual.

  • A Renaissance Redneck in a Mega-Church Pulpit

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    • By Randy Elrod
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    From bellbottoms and Bible camp to a career center stage, this beautifully written, heartfelt memoir, written in the style of Mark Twain, is both a coming of age and American success story. The first person in his family ever to graduate high school, Elrod made the unprecedented decision to leave his redneck region behind-the coalmines and poverty of Appalachia-and seek, instead, something more from life.

  • Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me: My Journey Through Depression

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    • By Rachel Kelly
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    Black Rainbow is the powerful first-person story of one woman's struggle with depression and how she managed to recover from it through the power of poetry. In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother, and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days.

  • Santo Diablo: Un despertar espiritual: [Holy Devil: A Spiritual Awakening]

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    • By Leandro Taub
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    Holy Devil is a collection of reflections with which Leandro Taub teaches us to see life differently, addressing human feelings and the things which keep us from making progress; in them we find the knowledge that will lead to spiritual fulfilment. The Holy Devil is a creature which develops its strength and, with patience, can deal with any circumstances: the more the obstacles he overcomes, the more his power is increased. He has a wonderful physical, mental, emotional, and sexual strength.

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  • The Well-Watered Life: Experiencing God's Goodness in the Desert Places of Your Life

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    • By Todd Shuler
    • Narrated By Matthew Pilch
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    Feeling like you’ve been left for dead in a “desert” place of your life? Take heart. God has not forgotten you. Author Todd Shuler’s message of hope is based on his reflections and meditations into the life of Abraham’s son, Isaac. The Well-Watered Life is about thriving in the deserts of your own life, being led out by the power of the Holy Spirit, and learning to be a source of refreshing encouragement to others.

  • Think: Why You Should Question Everything

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    • By Guy P. Harrison
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire listeners of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills. Think shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain.

  • Born to Receive: Seven Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe

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    • By Amanda Owen
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
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    Discover the seven secrets women can use to get ahead in the world! This audiobook from consultant-coach Amanda Owen (author of The Power of Receiving) presents self-improvement strategies for women and a radically different approach to helping them achieve their goals, reduce stress, and create better health and happiness by using the power that already exists within them.