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Nashville, TN, USA

  • 2 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 99 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • How We Decide

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jonah Lehrer
    • Narrated By David Colacci

    Jonah Lehrer arms us with the tools we need to figure out how we decide, drawing on cutting-edge research by Daniel Kahneman, Colin Camerer, and others, as well as the real-world experiences of a wide range of "deciders" - from airplane pilots and hedge fund investors to serial killers and poker players. Lehrer shows how people are taking advantage of the new science to make better television shows, win more football games, and improve military intelligence.

    Sarah says: "Summarizes information from several superior books"
    "Excellent Insights"

    I've been listening to several non-fiction books about how and why people behave and this one is at the top of the list. The author support all of this theses with interesting stories like most recent books in the genre, but in later chapters he will refer to one from earlier chapters to help you make the connection.

    The reader, David Colacci, is one of the best I have heard. His voice is naturally varies in tone and his inflections are spot on. It's easy to tell he took the time to get to know the material as he always seems to emphasis the right word at the right time.

    I think the only book in the same genre I have enjoyed more is Predictably Irrational. This book even references one of the studies performed by Dan Ariely (the author of Predictably Irrational).

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage Generation Y

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bruce Tulgan
    • Narrated By Bill Quinn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This book will frame Generation Y (children born between 1978-1991) for corporate leaders and managers at time when the corporate world is desperate to recruit and retain workers in this age group. It will debunk dozens of myths, including that young employees have no sense of loyalty, won't do grunt work, won't take direction, want to interact only with computers, and are only about money.

    Tom says: "Tom Benson"
    "Read Like a Movie Trailer Voice over"

    I had to give this audio book 1 star because of the narrator. I have listened to about 25% of this book and don't think I can make it through any more. Bill Quinn is in voice over mode the entire time. It's like they recorded one sentence at at time and put them together in post production. The performance here is the worst I have heard on Audible so far.

    I picked up this book because I am on the edge between Gen X and Y (born in 1977) and was interested to learn more about how Gen Y is being perceived in the work place. I've had a few managers over the years (I'm a CPA who works in the health care) who I don't think will be able to cope with some of the stereo typically Gen Y employees and wanted to be able to help coach my co-workers when trouble arose. The book is pretty much what most late Gen X people would consider common sense, it's all about the game. They game these older managers play is heads down, butts in seats and crank through work. What younger people want are opportunities to show off their skills and critical thinking skills. This usually means questioning and changing the status quo, which will rub older managers the wrong way (I made this mistake a few times early in my career). I think this, or something similar, should be required for managers because if they are not aware of the potential issues and pitfalls businesses are going to see an increase in turnover and recruitment and training costs.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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