Rock's book provides some very applicable techniques that can really change our lives.
The metaphor of the mind as a stage with characters helps the reader make more tangible the concepts.
Yes, I would certainly and highly recommend this book. I am now 47 years old and have noticed changes in my phyhsical status as well as my memory and temperament. I have an excellent memory but have recently found it deteriorating. By the way, I am a gynecologist. As I specialist in my own field and clearly aware of my health and mental status, I started to seek for methods that help me adapt to my condition which is individualised . I bought this book out of curiosity but have found it to be very good, despite the fact that the ways and tactics are actually similar to my own thinking. I started out as a desire to know how non-medics feel and interpretate about the human brain and realised that the author truely put in very much effort to his work. I really appreciate his hard work and would sincerely recomment this book to the readers. However, if the reader is already an expert in this field, then this book will not be necessary.
He is excellent.
I appreciate all the tactis he used. These tactics are actually the very basics of how relationships should base on. In this way, there will be less flaws in life and less regrets, more successul and happy work and family relationships.
Many thanks to David Rock and Bob Walter for this fine piece of work !
Yes. it was easy to listen to and had useful application.
Many people criticised the narrator's repetitive pattern of speech and whilst this was very evident it soon fades into the background as you absorb the content, so for me it was not that much of a problem and his voice has a very mellow tone, so it was not all bad.
The value of any book like this is in how it helps you to change or think differently about yourself or the world and this book did both for me so I think it achieved its aim.
It was an okay listen. I have read many psychology books and the information in this book was not really filled with a lot of meat. What I mean, is that the information could have been written and illustrated in about 2 minutes of text. But, instead we get this long, overdrawn out analysis and explanation. So, the time spent was okay, I probably would want to get my time back.
I like that there were about 10 cases analyzed and the author wrote the cases from "what not to do", and then "what to do". This may help some people see the point, but I rather hear it directly and show a few different illustrations, not the same ones.
Yes, he did mention a few different characters, but they could have been lifeless automatons. You do not really get the history of the characters, so they do not seem animated or even real. But, yes, they are different and have their own properties.
No, the book is complete and could have been done in just a few minutes, rather than drawn out into several hours.
I got a good deal of benefit from the story based approach. The explanations and suggestions seemed sounds and backed up by research.
I want to be abel to research the papers and authors that are mentioned in the book, but there is no bibliography or citation section available. Please give me a PDF with the sources of the research!
Examples were practical, clear, and real! Understanding of the brain helped by this depiction.
Indeed, however it will happen over time and I will listen to it more than once!
Great format for busy folk like myself!
I found this reader very hard to listen to.
Yes, maybe if it was read by a different reader.
No. I would buy the paper or kindle version instead.
As another review stated, the narrator's tone is crazy, unnatural sounding. I found myself paying attention to the awkwardness of the speech pace over the story itself a few times.
You can realy picture the scenes in the book and apply that to your life.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
I recommend this book for anyone who has to communicate at work, manage time, organize projects, or maintain client relations.
Without an exact book, I'd compare from the subjects of management, nueroscience, and psychology books
Bob Walter's tone introduced human speech perception to the characters which wouldn't be as easy to induce from written text. He certainly does a better job at this than my mind would.
No, I had to let the information process.
A great method to improve self awareness of internal processes while planning, evaluating, reviewing, and inputting information.
This book used two fictional characters, Paul and Emily, to illustrate more effective ways of interacting with others in a day's work. I like to know rationale for how I should approach situations, and this book provides it. By relating the brain's physiologic functions to each scenario, I have a reason for why certain approaches work. The only aspect that I did not like is how the author tries to liken the situations and the brain to a play--referring to the director and actors. However, the scenarios are very practical--I bought this for an employee who works for me.