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Niv

34 year old, married +2 wonderful kids. Like fantasy and self development: moral, humility, listening, relationship, kids education etc

Petach Tiqva, Israel | Member Since 2011

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  • 13 reviews
  • 88 ratings
  • 155 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • Everybody Wins: The Chapman Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Dr. Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Maurice England
    Overall
    (101)
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    (66)
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    This guide provides a simple blueprint for achieving solutions to everyday disagreements without having to have a "winner" and a "loser". By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why some issues are so important to your spouse, not only will those daily problems be worked out successfully, but both of you will end up feeling appreciated, respected, and loved.

    Niv says: "Really helpful and practiacl"
    "Really helpful and practiacl"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I listened to it a while ago and I don't remember the specific techniques I liked.I do however remember that I was fascinated by every word and I felt like I never want the book to end.It talks mainly about listening which is something that I'd like to do more and better in life and in my marriage. It shows many examples of how conflicts that at first look unresolveable are being resolved by having the couple listen to each other.I also liked that the book is not repeating the well known principals of the 5 love languages (tough I think they are mentioned) but it gives new insights from totally new perspective,overall it is a must for everyone who likes to hear more of Garry Chapman.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (138)
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    (137)

    Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively.

    Colleen says: "Everyone Should Read This Book"
    "Nice approach for teaching."
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    If you could sum up The Anatomy of Peace in three words, what would they be?

    The book is written as a story and via the story intends to teach a method for being at peace with yourself.
    Half way through the book I felt I learned nothing and intended to jump to my next learning.
    BUT,
    Because the book is written as a story I was tempted to keep listening.
    And then the story made me cry, twice!
    So I completed the book.
    I feel I have learned a new concept which I started considering on my day to day interaction.
    I can also understand why the concept is more teachable via a story.
    And overall I'm happy to have read the book.
    However I don't know if I would recommend this to others as I'm not sure many would like this story approach for teaching.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
    • Narrated By John Meagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (202)

    We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them.

    John says: "Learn how to not strip your productivity away."
    "Hard to come by a good management book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Multipliers the most enjoyable?

    I've listened to several books about leadership and management, till now I wasn't able to recommend a really good one. (maybe with the exception the books of Jim Collins but they are applicable only for highly ranked organizational leaders)
    It is even harder to find books that are based on empirical research and able to backup the text with actual data and numbers.
    And so, I felt the book is very practical and it made me ask myself very hard questions:
    Is it possible to be a multiplier as a manager and diminisher as a team member?
    I'm now more aware to many of my "diminisher " behaviors and trying to avoid them as much as possible.
    I've also recommended the books to several colleagues and good really good feedbacks.
    really inspiring, highly recommended.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry W. Carpenter
    • Narrated By Matt Stone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (135)

    Your subconscious mind is powerful and will work for you without effort. It also works against you based on programs and concepts learned in childhood. Learn how to reprogram your mind to override these immature programs.

    Diana says: "Fast, Clean, Effective explanation and techniques"
    "WOW!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Genie Within: Your Subconscious Mind - How It Works and How to Use It the most enjoyable?

    I only write review for life changing-inspiring audiobooks.
    Lately I have great interest about the subconscious mind and I listened to many lectures about it.The book concentrates and summarizes many sources of information into one place.It includes every important fact I ever learned and much more.

    Additionally, this book is brilliantly and practical:Includes 5 meditation sessions for various goals.
    Another thing I liked are the amount of non-trivial examples, so clearly demonstrating the great power of subconscious mind that it is impossible to refute.

    Just this morning I used techniques from the book :After night sleep of only 3 hours I've gone through the relaxation, body cleaning, alert and health programs and felt instantaneous improvement, fresh and alert.

    Highly recommended.


    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Viktor Mayer-Schöberger, Kenneth Cukier
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (397)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (341)

    Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

    Michael says: "Pretty light stuff on Big Data"
    "Exactly what a developer needs"
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    What did you love best about Big Data?

    I'm a developer for 18 years now,
    If I have technical queries I would probably search for online example and find many.
    If I need to learn new concepts, I would usually sit with someone for an hour to learn the basics and carry on learning with examples.
    I usually listen to audiobooks to strengthen my soft skills like: listening, efficiency, motivation, leadership etc..
    I took this book only after an excellent recommendation by a college.
    I felt it very inspiring and it made a vivid connection between my day to day life and the outside world.
    The examples were non-trivial and I found the book very clear, well organized and slowly constructing nice arguments step by step.
    Everyone going to work every day wants to see meaning in his actions and this book definitely helped me clearing up the meaning in my work.
    Exactly what I needed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2290)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1887)

    Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

    Niv says: "life changing one of the best I read"
    "life changing one of the best I read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Willpower Instinct the most enjoyable?

    It is very rare to find books about this subject and even when I did, I didn't know what to expect.I was in the middle of a will struggle on many areas: some personal and some common to many people like loosing weight.I had some success before reading the book but I felt I exhausted and afraid that I'll break and return to my bad habits.After reading the book I got a boost in all areas I see good results (lost 10 KG) and I stopped feeling bad about the few times I do give in to temptation.I learned many simple techniques for controlling the mind and I also liked the simple and powerful analysis of the way we think and the many paths of the mind leading us to prefer short term satisfaction over our long term goals. (all backed up with many researches and explored in a scientific yet simple approach).This knowledge and techniques made me better understand how I used to think, I am now more immune and by simple change of the way I think I can overcome many temptations.I warmly recommend to everyone.


    62 of 63 people found this review helpful
  • Love as a Way of Life: The Seven Secrets Behind Every Language of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Gary Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (29)
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    (29)

    Each day involves countless interactions with others - not only among family and friends but also with neighbors, co-workers, even telephone solicitors. An attitude of love may not be your top priority in some of these encounters. But what if the ancient maxim "love your neighbor as yourself" applied to everyone, including those you meet in the most ordinary circumstances?

    Bodvar says: "An Absolute read for a prosperous life"
    "life changing, Garry please write more."
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It is hard to find books on the subject of


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Making Love: The Chapman Guide to Making Sex an Act of Love (Marriage Saver)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
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    Lets make love. Lets have sex. Is there a difference? You bet there is! While sex is the joining of two bodies, love is the joining of two souls. Sex without love will never be ultimately satisfying, but sex that grows out of love will take a marriage to a whole new level of satisfaction. In his trademark simple, straightforward style, Dr. Gary Chapman explores the Judeo-Christian teachings on love and sex and teaches couples that if they desire greater sexual satisfaction, they must first learn how to love.

    Niv says: "not much added value from the book."
    "not much added value from the book."
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    Would you try another book from Gary Chapman and/or the narrator?

    I bought the book mainly because of the title and expected a practical discussion about sex in marriage and maybe some advice of how to increase the frequency of it.Instead I felt I'm getting some philosophy, many quotes from the bible but too little practice.Garry is a very good author, I listened to many of his books and I have very high expectations when I start listening to a new book. This book did not meet them and I do not recommend it,


    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Values: Lighting the Candle of Excellence, A Practical Guide for the Family

    • NONE (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marva Collins
    • Narrated By Marva Collins
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Rajendra says: "Most valuable audiobook for any parent"
    "I forced myself to hear and stoppen in the middle"
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    What did you like best about Values? What did you like least?

    The book is composed of isolated subjects and is not developing ideas slowly like I would expect from a parenting book. The lack of overall story got me lost and I quit in the middle.
    The English was also bit hard for me.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Hal Edward Runkel
    • Narrated By Hal Edward Runkel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (255)

    Parenting is not about kids, it's about parents. If you're not in control, then you cannot be in charge. What every kid really needs are parents who are able to keep their cool no matter what. Easier said than done? Not anymore, thanks to ScreamFree Parenting, the principle-based approach that's inspiring parents everywhere to truly revolutionize their family dynamics.

    Crystal says: "CALLING ALL PARENTS: MUST READ!"
    "goes from good to great."
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    If you could sum up ScreamFree Parenting in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed the first hour or so but felt it was little trivial and not really educating.
    The rest of the book far exceeded my expectations and the ending left me full of many useful insights.
    I learnt a few nontrivial facts about parenting and I liked the examples though I think there should have been more examples.
    Inspired by the book I got the courage to do something I avoided for a few months as I feared of hurting my child: I decided to teach my one and half year old kid to fall a sleep without my presence. As I kept my cool and showed a lot of empathy during the process I felt we got connected in a way we didn't experience before.
    I was able to get my child to respect and try hard to achieve the task instead of having to cry for a few days until she has no option but to comply with the new situation.
    The book made me more aware of my needs as a person and feel good about fulfilling my needs even on expense of my family knowing that I will take care of them better once I feel good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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