I've listened to a lot of the 50 classics series (success, prosperity, psychology) and (even though it's not related in any way) thought that this would be in line with it:
that i would have almost cliff notes of a bunch of different great speakers that i could then later research the ones i like.
I was wrong...
The volume levels are completely different from speaker to speaker, the content wasn't very good... a lot of it was them selling or saying how to contact them.
I kept listening thinking it would get better- it HONESTLY was like an amateur self-help speaking conference. almost like they put an ad in the paper saying, "show up and we'll give you your selfhelp speaking license and get on an audio book with other great speakers!"
Some were really trying but took WAAAAYYYY too long to get to the point, if they ever got to it at all.
I could go on and on, but for the price and the description i was VERY VERY disappointed.
I would have gave it one star but it's obvious that the people speaking are trying to feed their families.
I also had the leadership in my wish list... i will be deleting that right after this review.
If this is of interest to you then check out the 50 Prosperity classics... sooooooo much better!
sorry but this was a miss for me.
If your willing to put in the work this book is going to push you in the right direction.
Any time a book starts off by saying it's not your 'average self help book' you know your in for an average self help book with re-hashed info. This started that way and quickly changed, this isn't a book that you can read and get a few ideas from. You have to be willing to put in some work and after that you will find yourself in a better place. I will admit there are a few spots I glazed over, but overall I was quite impressed with the delivery and structure along with the exercises included.
Well worth the read, I actually bought the hard copy for my wife to read (she doesn't like audiobooks lol)
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Bottom line: this is a great book with REAL WORLD applications that can be used not just in negotiations but in ANY human interaction.
I wasn't sure about this book at first, but it had a lot of great reviews so I gave it a shot... I was first frustrated with the book because it would tease a lot of info or revisit points already covered and/or seemed 'obvious'.
Getting deeper in the book it started to make sense. A lot of the things this book covers seem pretty obvious but it works, I recently found this out:
I was having some major issues with a 'big bank' and they refused to reverse fees. After my wife spent over two days on the phone with them unsuccessful, I used some of the tactics in this book... took 15 minutes, and done -
I'm now looking at more opportunities to utilize this information. I've read at least 4 different books on negotiation and another 4 on persuasion along with my BA in psych etc; this is a great book with REAL WORLD applications that can be used not just in negotiations but in human interaction.
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When i bought this i was under the impression it was un-abridged, (i like the other reviewer awaited 12:00 and bought it early in the morning maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me) after getting through about half of the audiobook i stopped by a book store to check out the hard cover... almost 600 pages, 2.9 pounds! to say that there is some things missing is an understatement for sure.
The narrator is a bit annoying but tolerable. There is some useful info in here but overall if you want the most from this book you are going to have to buy the actual hardcover and read it.
Three stars because of all the missing information
This is a book that you read... and then you read it again. If your new to the subject and interested in a great overview, this is the book for you. The narrator is great in this one also, stop wasting time and get this book!
I'm not really into "stats" but this book was interesting all the way through and I found plenty of gems.
I would suggest the UNABRIDGED version (I tend to get those when available).
If you liked Predictably Irrational (different Author and subject... but something feels "similar"), then you will like this one also.
Some great financial advice... small things can make a difference.
I didn't realize until right now that this was under the category of speech until right now. And it makes sense... there is some great information in here, however because of the speech factor, there are times when he rambles.
I wasn't really liking the music in between the breaks.
Overall there is some good information, i expected more, however not bad overall.
I heard this as a recommendation off a popular tech podcast - I've never been a great writer, however i could always get my point across.
Me personally, i'm a student of success, and who better to learn from than one of the greats?! Not a straight up, laid out, here is how i write well, try it and see what works... but it's weaved with his life story.
Overall great nuggets of gold scattered throughout, and entertaining the whole way through. I would have given it 4 1/2 stars only because at some points Steven reading sounds a little bit tired (not the whole way through just little parts) but if i had to choose 4 or 5 i went with 5 stars...
check it out and learn something.
I really wanted to like this book. I got this one because i plan on getting a car soon and i wanted an edge.
This book is more for people who negotiate for a living, and was not very helpful at all for what i was looking to do.
Although i did find two things useful, "anchoring" (the reason car dealers use MSRP), and contingency clause (not useful for the car but possibly useful for other negotiations)
The book is a little dry and i could only take it down in bite sizes (30 min here and there).
Overall there is some useful info for those Negotiation pros out there, but not really for the beginner or novice.
What can i say that hasn't already been said...
I was walking through the books store and this one called me out. I flipped through it and realized how dark and sinister it seemed, yet i felt the draw to check it out.
When i got home and saw it was on Audible i got it.
Let me say this... If history class had been more like this book, i would have LOVED IT! A lot of great info and the narration adds to the enthrallment.
One thing is for sure, power takes commitment.
Great read, highly recommend.
I've always hated statistics, just not my thing. Going through college i realized how much it's actually used against us.
This book uses statistics but in a way that pulls you in. He makes statements, and then roll right into the study that BACKS UP what he is saying.
I found this book interesting the whole way through and a little humor here and there helped also.
Great start into how and why we do some of the things we do.
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