I was intrigued in purchasing this Audio Book, as I thought..with such a simple premise, there has to be some sort of valuable insight, or a twist on how to intereact with people. Boy was I wrong! This had all of the quality and sophistication of a 1950's-era- educational film on how the earth "is round." Not only does Mr. Topus confirm by his very writings that he manipulates people and settings for his personal business agenda, he undermines the very premise of this book, that all people have something to offer. Apparently not. Stunningly bad book. I do give it one star for this reason -- clearly, Mr. Topus walks his talk. Only through a "random connection" could he have come into contact with someone high enough in a publishing house could this book have been published.
Could have been so much better. Kind of rambles. Way too focused on recounting the authors therapy sessions with clients. "Succeeding When Your Supposed To Fail" by Rom Brafman is very similar by WAY better.
The best book on this topic I've ever read (or listened to). Smart, reasonable, and very well organized. Almost didn't make this purchase but am really glad I did. Only issue is that the narrators have heavy English accents, which, if not from UK, can be a little tricky to get used for those of us on this side of the Pond.
I so wanted to like this. But, to call it disappointing would be an understatement. Really, Helaine? Is everybody trying to scam the consuming public? Really? Is it possible to add value to lives and still make a buck? Your book reminds me of the quote by Oscar Wilde: “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
I'm sure his work was groundbreaking, but authors such as Tal Ben-Shahar and Jonathan Haight have written works much fresher and offer more nuianced insights.
The principles are sound, and nicely sum up Dr. Covey's key philosophies. But, it doesn't work well as an audio.
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Great take on what it is about money that bring us happiness. However, the narrator is very weak. One of the few times where the narration significant detracts fromt the overall experience of the audiobook
I honestly don't know what others are talking about this being self-promoting. It's actually quite a good listen with concise, insightful, thoughts. Surprisingly good, and I wasn't expecting much.
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