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David

Toronto, ON, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Subattraction Attract Wealth: Using Hypnosis & The Law Of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Craig Beck
    • Narrated By Craig Beck
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Many people have read books such as The Secret or the classic Think And Grow Rich and set about trying the Law Of Attraction for themselves. The Law Of Attraction states whatever you give your attention to is what you attract into your life. Readers are advised to think more about what they want in life in order to bring those things closer using an automatic law of the universe. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of people trying the system will fail to achieve the life of abundance they dream of. A short, relaxing audio track cleans your subconscious....

    Stefan says: "Unbelievably Accurate"
    "Nonsense. He contradicts himself constantly."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't imagine.


    What was most disappointing about Craig Beck’s story?

    the fact he takes decent principles and twists twists with huge flaws in basic argumentation and persuasion. When he can't prove he alludes to authority, when there is none that agree with him, he makes a rhythm and hopes you forget, Terrible.


    Have you listened to any of Craig Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I can't imagine putting myself through that again.


    What character would you cut from Subattraction Attract Wealth?

    This interpretation.


    Any additional comments?

    How does one disqualify basic logic by suggesting there is no higher power but our own, there by constructing his rationale as to all the basic flaws in religion. HOWEVER, when it suites his and his points suddenly GOD is there and HE decries this and responds to that.

    I'm embarrassed for paying for this.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Coyle
    • Narrated By John Farrell
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (466)
    Story
    (462)

    New research has revealed that myelin, once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells, may be the holy grail of acquiring skill. Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds, interviewing world-class practitioners (top soccer players, violinists, fighter, pilots, artists, and bank robbers) and neuroscientists. In clear, accessible language, he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition.

    Stephen says: "Anecdotes presented as data"
    "Great performance of reasonable ideas"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Talent Code to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Talent Code?

    Being a collection of supporting evidence and stories it's a difficult question to answer withing singling out those stories, which in my mind takes away from the question and the book as a whole.

    I think it's well put together though sometimes I'm unsure of the logic in the sequence of the stories, I'm not a writer so I would assume there is a purpose for the progression.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Talent Code?

    The idea of deep practice and the practice of absorbing information, then consciously recalling it at my own will to solidify that pathway. I found I've done intuitively a lot of the ideas put forth in this book, which gives me greater appreciation for having read it because it brings structure now to what was once instinct.


    Any additional comments?

    If even as fiction or anecdotal evidence only the book still is worth a read on interest alone, it's a worthy practice to try and put aside preconceived ideas and opening the mind up to new ones without bias.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Bill Duggan
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    How "Aha!" really happens....When do you get your best ideas? You probably answer "At night" or "In the shower" or "Stuck in traffic". You get a flash of insight. Things come together in your mind. You connect the dots. You say to yourself, "Aha! I see what to do." Brain science now reveals how these flashes of insight happen. It's a special form of intuition. We call it strategic intuition, because it gives you an idea for action - a strategy. This new book by William Duggan is the first full treatment of strategic intuition.

    Ricardo says: "It makes perfect sense, great insights"
    "Everything is right if you lie to make it so..."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The only redeeming aspect of the book is when Bill cites true events and real knowledge he had nothing to do with. Where it goes wrong is his blatantly wrong interpretation of them to support his


    If you’ve listened to books by Bill Duggan before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of Dennis Holland’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Strategic Intuition?

    I would suggest Bill go back and write something less insulting to the people he cites.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader need only to read the preface to catch the setup to what results into a recount of historical events, reinterpreted and often blatantly wrong or subjective exactly before Bill makes a bold claim and relation to his theories.

    It's easy to be right when you redefine the elements challenging your ideas, BEFORE you explain those ideas. It's call framing in negotiations. Get the opposing party to agree with you on a broad and general direction appearing to be reasonable, but in actuality you preconceived using backward induction to control decisions and opinions.

    Napoleon according to Bill is the greatest military strategist in history, what's worth discussion is not Napoleon's merits for that title, but rather Bill's selective use of Napoleon and butchering history to fit his points. Likewise with Buddha, he begins by saying the area he sites to support his theory can not be confirmed and is gathered from legend. Incredibly insulting to the reader if you use legend as fact as an appeal to authority when the writer's credibility is in question.

    To say Microsoft and Google are 1st tier companies in the

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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