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Avid listener of business and technology books.. a.k.a. C0ffeeD00d

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  • How to Be Black

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Baratunde Thurston
    • Narrated By Baratunde Thurston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (450)

    Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from "How to Be the Black Friend" to "How to Be the (Next) Black President" to "How to Celebrate Black History Month". This is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply "how to be".

    Teddy says: "Funny yet insightful!"
    "I am now black!!!"
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    Would you listen to How to Be Black again? Why?

    I love it when the author can read his or her own work. Baratunde does a great job of both reading his work as well as present a very volatile subject in a way that even an old white guy like me is both educated without being offended and entertained while gaining a deeper appreciation for the topic.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (3514)
    Performance
    (1058)
    Story
    (1059)

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    Stephen says: "Well researched, well written, & well read"
    "AWESOME Book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Predictably Irrational the most enjoyable?

    I was blow away by the subject. I now feel I have no control of my own decisions... ;-)

    Honestly, this is a huge example for me more of why people do not decide to do things. If is both hard and important, doing nothing seems to be the safer decision. That alone was huge to me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Shawn Achor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1527)
    Performance
    (841)
    Story
    (827)

    Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

    Roy says: "Very Informative Application of Positive Psycholog"
    "This is a secret that everyone should learn..."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Happiness Advantage to be better than the print version?

    From the horses mouth. Shawn's reading of his book makes it all that more real and believable.


    What does Shawn Achor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Shawn brings his own emphasis on the subject and stories...


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    It is all in your head. Or better stated, your mind creates your reality.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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