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David

IDYLLWILD, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated By Leonard Mlodinow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (126)
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    (123)

    Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author of The Drunkard’s Walk and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

    Jeanine says: "All Around Good Book"
    "See Your Mind in a Whole New Way"
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    What you think--is not what you think you think. Your conscious mind--because it's the only part that speaks to you--is taking credit for a lot of the real work done in the much deeper parts of the brain. Very recent breakthrough discoveries in neuroscience have resulted in several surprisingly counter-intuitive insights into our intuition.The author turns what could have been a complicated subject, into clear explanations backed up with results of several very interesting experiments. This was a fun and fascinating journey into the the inner-space of the mind, giving the reader a peek into who 'they' really are.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8925)
    Performance
    (3532)
    Story
    (3538)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Liked Everything, But The Conclusion"
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    Very impressive information and a fascinating collection of success stories. I've already recommended the book to friends. It's interesting to see how timing and luck have had such a powerful influence on the outcomes of some people's lives. However the conclusion the author deduces from these findings had me mentally screaming at the book.The fact that luck plays a large part in creating opportunity does not seem to me to be the overriding deciding factor in a person's success any more than the luck of the deal Poker--there are many hands and many ways to play them. The author's conclusion is simply a handy excuse for failure. The author tries to take the interesting happenstances of a few people and project that onto the general population to prove that individual effort is futile--that everything takes a village. In other-words, "You didn't build that."The author argues that if more people got the breaks Bill Gates did, then there would have been more Bill Gate successes; but what market would there be for dozens of Microsofts? In fact there WERE more Bill Gate successes, but in many other fields.Yes, of course you could give additional benefits to some "underprivileged" person, but regardless what those benefits were, you would first have to TAKE them from someone else... and then that second person would then be underprivileged.It seemed to me that the author suffers from some of the same faulty reasoning he describes in others: He sees the world primarily through the narrow lens of his own history.Interesting book, but I would recommend bringing your own INDIVIDUAL analysis and deduction to the material.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (2132)
    Performance
    (1203)
    Story
    (1205)

    This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

    Jason says: "My favorite book for encouragement!"
    "Better than expected"
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    It took a while for me to get this book because I was skeptical since the promises sounded a bit far-fetched. But after listening to the book, I found that there is an awful lot of very useful information here. Whether or not I take it all, the the book definitely over-delivers on content. I only wish I had bought the eBook first so that I could get the Audible book at a discount because this is the type of book that is very good to have as reference material.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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