I had no background on Bobby Fischer before listening to this book. I was hooked from the start. One moment I would be rooting for him and the next I would be screaming at him. Its the type of story that is impossible to put down and leaves with questions of what could have been.
This book was an eye opening experience. When I heard about currency devaluation before reading this book I always thought about other countries being guilty of it not ours. Our country needs to get back to its roots and stop depending on academics to guide our financial system. If we are not thoughtful about controlling derivatives, leverage, printing of money and derogation of gold we may find the dollar obsolete. More people need to educate themselves so we can take a stand and demand real changes.
I recently experienced an injury that prevented me from working out for a several months. I now can say with certainty that my poor mood from my lack of exercise had a scientific explanation. I have recommended this book to a number of friends and associates. I enjoyed learning how aerobic / heart rate driven exercise can be prescribed for an number of conditions and used as preventative treatment as well. At times I had a hard time following all the acronyms but overall was able to comprehend and discuss the concepts. I read the book at the same time so that helped. I will refer back to this book and send specific sections to friends and family members.
This book had a big impact on me. I have read it twice and listened to it once. I think both forms are great but I prefer the written version. The overall concept of Drive is what motivates people. The belief that a system of rewards and punishments as a form of motivation and productivity is turned on its head. You can apply theory's in this book to your personal & business life.
I have listened to both Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln and enjoyed them both throughly. I like Bill O'Reillys narroration style, he has good tempo and is easy to listen to. If I had to recommend either Killing Kennedy or Killing Lincoln, I would probably go with Killing Kennedy. I enjoyed learning about that time period more and the history around the Kennedy's.
For a more detailed understanding and explanation of the topics discussed in this book check out "The Real Crash" by Peter D Schiff
In the Garden of the Beasts was the most interesting and entertaining out of the 3 Larson books I have read, which include Devil in the White City & Thunderstruck. This book kept you moving from story line to story line with less lulls than the other books by Larson. The story itself and the writing are his most compelling, this will be hard to top.
It's all down hill for Collins after Good to Great. There are some good points in the book that are useful when analyzing your business. I would recommend the written version. You can absorb the topics of the book in written form without the over dramatic narration that Collins delivers.
Yes. As a reminder of how lucky I am to have the life I have. To remeber and be grateful for all who are making sacraficies so my family can have the lifestyle we have.
The authors ability of putting you in the shoes of the men on their 15 month deployment. The effects war has on a persons mind. The guilt I feel for complaining about the little problems of daily life. This is a real look into war. No glamour, just reality.
Not being a history buff I enjoyed the insight into the era. In Kennedy's short time in office he was faced with everything from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Civil Rights (not to mention an extramartial lifestyle like no one else in history). I like the structure of the book; bouncing back and forth from Oswald to Kennedy.
Yes. The way the chapters were broken out gave you the opportunity to fit one more chapter in without having to commit a ton of time which I like.
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