The story was engaging and interesting. I can't think of a Jim Collins book that would bore, but take that from an engineer with a keen interest in people. It isn't always easy listening to statistics.
The story about the race to the pole was fascinating.
The book is more of a
The book is good, very business-oriented and focuses on some common-sense ways to be successful. It's not going to blow you away with revelations, but it will probably inspire you.
In the first section (downloads in two parts), the authors talk about 12 step programs and the power of little actions and belief in changing lives, as well as how the brain forms habits and responds to stimuli. That part was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The second part lost composure a little and I felt was reaching a little too much to make connections between the author's stance and reality.
He sometimes reads with "voices" that make the listen a little easier.
Small changes to one's life can pave the way for a better lifestyle.
Cheap relationship therapy.
There were no characters.
His voice is very relatable.
Pretty much everything. The book highlights very common logic errors and character flaws that can wreak havoc on personal relationships. It also assured me that having the specific personality that I do isn't indicative that my personal relationships are doomed forever. Learning to let go of things that don't matter much and how to communicate which things are not negotiable... how mature of me!
This book requires a healthy degree of objectivity and self-reflection. Like all self-help type books, it won't change your life. But you will if you decide to internalize any of the sage advice it gives.
I would and I have... I found out that senior management at my company also have read it, and recommended it to me (although I had already read it)! It is really, really long though. Sometimes it seems to drag on and on. But it is full of great information about how the mind works.
The bat and ball story, demonstrating the lack of fact-checking done by the conscious mind when a problem is perceived as having a simple answer, is something I've used over and over when recommending the book.
I think reading the book might be a good idea because you could look at the pictures they use for some examples. Patrick's voice is great, though, and makes it feel like you're being told a story by a favorite professor.
This isn't really a laugh-y or cry-y book. It has really made me think and opened my eyes to my own thinking.
Find Yourself First.
Bethenny's childhood at the horse races was a good story.
I would. She will likely get better with experience. I didn't find it to be completely bland, but her voice could use a little more character while reading.
Yes. I actually brought it inside from the car (where I usually listen) to finish it faster.
This book was a fun read. I love relating to people and I felt that, especially during her cookie story, that I could really relate to Bethenny. I haven't seen some of the TV shows the talks about having been on, but I have seen a few episodes of RHONY and she doesn't come across as the most likeable in that capacity. In this format, she is much more relate-able and her life stories are interesting.
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