"Really Clever Story!"
I really enjoyed the way David put together two different approaches, it made it much easier for me to relate to and maximise relevance when viewing the two characters from a with and without an understanding of how their brains work model.
The information is put together in a very clear, uncluttered manner. Sufficiently packed with important information yet not overly technical.
David had me seeing myself in so much of the characters at the beginning, and also gave me the solution to my seemingly impossible situation at the end.
"Fantasic and Very Usefull practical information"
Of course.. it is straight forward. very usefull in life and in work
Well explained easy to understand technical somehow but to the point
One of them yes
Thanks Audible for this service
"Loved it - but only on second attempt"
Not sure why but I started to listened to this book before and it really didn’t connect with me. Was irritated with the style and the characters. Clearly it must have been my mindset at the time because recently I had a long journey and thought I may as well give it another go and switch to something else if I still don’t like it. Wow! - what a difference on the second attempt. Unlike other listeners, I found the scenarios really helpful and the information I took away is making a real difference. This is the first book that has actually helped me understand the days that just go wrong and how to change it and of course why some days just flow.
I plan to replay it whilst not in the car and take more notes so I can refer to them and help keep me on track.
Highly recommend this, but be aware that you may need to hang in there and get into the subject and characters before fully understanding the message.
"Did not like"
I did not like this audio book and only managed to about two thirds of the way through before giving up. I'm not quite sure what it was that put me off although the constant repetition of the examples given from a positive and negative aspect got boring quickly. I also didn't like the narrators voice which didn't help with keeping the subject interesting.
"Very interesting and relevant!"
It was good to know it was not just me who, when I get to work find it very hard to concentrate on one thing as my brain decides to jump around all over the place especially when under pressure.
This book brought out several things I know I do - That feeling of dread when 100 emails download in the morning, the lack of focus and the feeling of being constantly interrupted by my own thoughts, putting things off etc
By using the analogy of the stage to represent how your brain works and how much energy somethings require it was really easy to understand the key points from this book. At first I was worried as the narrator started talking about Frontal Cortex, frontal lobes etc and thought this would be a dull listen but by using the characters in the book, couple of busy married people with pressured jobs and typical family life, it made the theories and approaches from the book very relevant, easy to understand and grasp.
Really good audio book if you are trying to focus more and understand how your brain works (at work and at home) and how you need to manage your brain and stop it losing focus and energy then I would recommend this book.
"Helped me better focus at work"
I work with multinational teams spread out across the globe and the topics discussed in this book addressed major areas of concern that I had in such working environments. The author starts with an example that highlights a less than ideal way of dealing with a scenario, discusses what went wrong, why, and how to avoid it, then goes through a modified version of the scenario that fixes what went wrong.
"This book really plays with your mind"
A good book but only listen/read if you are doing nothing else as you need to give it all of your energy.
"Your Brain At Work"
Really loved this book. It is one of the few self help books with examples that can happen in any professional's life. The book gives effective ways of making your brain operate effectively in stressful time-bound situations and in working with other people. Definitely one of the best self help books I ever listened to!
"Great practical ideas"
I was reluctant to buy this audiobook because of the various comments relating to the narrators advice. I'm glad I decided to ignore the comments and buy it! Ok, I know what people mean about the narrator's voice, he does sound a little like the voiceover guy on 'The Twilight Zone'!, but to be honest I didn't find this off-putting at all - on the contrary his vocal style seemed to fit the subject matter.
As far as the content goes, the book explains how the brain works, how that effects peoples performance at every day work tasks, and tips about how to organise your thinking in a more effective way. The book uses a series of scenes from a play depicting two people at work in order to illustrate the key points.
I found this a really interesting and useful book, and have already started to apply some of the ideas.
"Why don't we know this already?"
Your brain is up there with, er oxygen and it is amazing how little most of us know about its capabilities and limitations and how to make the most of this most vital of assets. The core analogy, namely seeing the brain as a stage, works well. I would have awarded 5 stars but found that at just short of 10hrs the message could have been delivered more succinctly.