I have listed to both this title and "The Google Story". Both are good, but this one is better. I would recommend listing to this one first and the other second.
A fantastic story of human endurance and what can be accomplished. My favorite line, which I tell myself all the time now is "not all pain is significant". Then I just keep running, or holding that yoga pose, or pumping that weight. It is easy to be a lazy, painless athlete, which leads to mediocre results forever.
The first half (first file of the download) focuses on the authors struggles with alcohol. The real story of the ultraman begins in the second half. It is a fantastic story of what a person can accomplish and endure at any age. I was inspired to workout harder and eat different. Beginning with vegan dinner and we will see how it goes from there.
This is a wonderful story. The authors and events are so rich that you enjoy it from beginning to end.
If you loved Divergent, then enjoyed Insurgent, you will be disappointed with Allegiant. The author just did not have a good story to tell. The characters did not develop, the story was shallow, the action was weak. All of the magic of Divergent was gone and only the names of the two main characters remained.
But, I know that many of you need closure on this trilogy. So you are going to buy this an listen to it. You will be very disappointed with the first half, but will get the closure you are seeking by the end.
Sandberg does a great job of exploring the issues that have surrounded women in the workplace. Many of my female coworkers found this book very helpful and enlightening. As a man, the first have of the book was enlightening to me as well.
But in the second half of the book Sandberg attempts to make a prescription for a more balanced family through work sharing. Her mistake is that she identifies the professional responsibilities of the man and the woman, but the home/family responsibilities of only the woman. She completely omits all of the responsibilities that most men shoulder at home, acting as if they spent their evenings watching TV and weekends out golfing. No credit is given for work like tending the lawn and landscaping, building and repairing fences, maintaining and repairing automobiles, cleaning the pool, handling insurance, tending to the electronic world that the family relies on, and dozens more. In my household all of this requires hours every day. But in her book there is no mention of any of this.
Warning to women readers - take the time to find out what your husband is doing now before asking him to take 50% of what you are doing. He may have 50% of his own house work to share with you in return.
Well that was sad. Gladwell's books are always so great that I jumped on this one right away. I know it will be a huge hit in sales with books in every store, airport, and web site. But it just says "small people have different strategies than big people". Then proceeds to illustrate with examples that are not very strong, exciting, or motivating.
Hope his next book is better.
Schiff does a great job of explaining how an economy is created from production and exchange. Then he goes on to explain how government activities disrupt production in favor of consumption. Everyone should listen to this. It is a better introduction than I received the 2 graduate-level economics classes I took from a major university.
This book is a combination of 1950's detective novel and Atlas Shrugged. I listened to 2 hours of the audio and still nothing had happened. Writing is stiff and does not really go anywhere.
The new technologies in the book are not bad. But, Al Gore admits that he is known for having a boring personality. So why die he decide to read his own book using his monotone voice? I could not listen any more, the reading was too dull. In danger of sleeping while driving.
This is a fantastic story spanning the entire history of the CIA. It is difficult to separate what is actual history from what is just speculation. Well connected characters across all of the stories. History woven throughout. I wish I could find a book like this every month.
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