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Olivia M. Evans

Member Since 2010

  • 2 reviews
  • 75 ratings
  • 199 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "A long and winding road"
    What would have made The Power of Habit better?

    I felt there was very little substance and far too many random stories. There were several anticdotes to prove every point. A few would be great, but by the end I was getting down-right annoyed.

    Also, this is not a focused book. Part of it is about how we can change our own personal habits, part about how companies can change their habits and part about how businesses use our habits to sell us stuff. I didn't find it useful to have those three topics together in one book.

    Has The Power of Habit turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The book did not significantly increase my understanding of the subject. I left the book with very few ideas about how to change my habits.

    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    The book would have been more interesting and insightful if there were 1/10th the number of anticdotes.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Power of Habit?

    The performance was good

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Goulston
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.

    Joseph says: "Not for everyone"
    "A very interesting listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a good book for anyone whether you are a high powered manager who wants to improve his/her management skill, or a dedicated employee who wants to get ahead or noticed.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The author has a way of getting the reader/listener to see themselves from the point of view of others and objectively assess what characteristics may need to be changed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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