ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
This is an excellent book for those who like brain science. It is written by a neuroscientist, R. Douglas Fields, and treats about the forgotten brain-- glia, astrocytes, white matter, and how it is the missing link to breakthroughs in dementia, alzheimer, palsy,....
The author dissects many diseases and their link to glia, complementing with a little bit of history and feedback by his own work.Very interesting.
This book has more content than his previous one "Start with Why". Has some interesting stories, feedback about hormones and stress, talks about the Circle of Safety and how the leader shouldn't think only about himself and his bonus, instead, should care about the people that he represents. Some stories I already knew (he does a good summary of the book Turn The Ship Around by David Marquet), but I did not lose interest.
Good book, but not a breakthrough.
THIS IS NOT AN ORDINARY BOOK. And Malala is no ordinary girl. She came from a poor family; her father was a teacher who had enough grit to form his own school and was doing relatively well, growing bit by bit; her mother was illiterate (was, because, in the end, she was taking lessons willing to change that status). And they lived in Pakistan, the country where Bin Laden was found, Benazir Bhutto was killed and where talibans grew like cockroaches, disrupting the already turbulent life of its people. The Talibans preach religious extremism and they use of extreme measures (like destroying schools, killing innocent people, exploding centuries old statues...) to reinforce it.
Malala describes in richness of details this gunpowder environment. And, with the backing of her father, she fights for girl's right for education. She shows her face, exposes herself. She shouts to the world... and we hear, but don't do a thing. Until she was shot in the head. She got operated but almost died anyway. With the help of great doctors, she was safe, but not with her usual smile, instead, with a distorted one. With another surgery she almost recovered completely. Anyway, she has the strength to keep fighting for world peace, for freedom and for a better world.
"I am Malala" is very well written, emotions tinting every words. And Malala does a great job narrating it.
This book reveals a young leader, one who is courageous enough to wrestle for what she believes in.
Thanks for sharing, Malala.
Thanks for being such a bright light where darkness prevails.
"Write. Publish. Repeat." is a good book about writing that covers most topics about the work and has a good length (a little bit more than 10 hours). I had never heard about the authors, and, really, after their emphasis in their work, It killed my curiosity.
The message from this book is simple: write a lot, publish and restart writing. Do this process over and over again and maybe you will earn a little bit of money from writing.
It is a huge contrast between the last book I've listened "The Millionaire Messenger" by Brendon Burchard, where he says that everyone is an expert and can make a LOT of money from it.
"Write. Publish. Repeat." is more down to earth and credible.
I did not know Bredon Burchard. But after I heard his story, that he gained millions of dollars, and that everyone can be rich and can be truly an expert, I was skeptical. So I google his name, and, yes, he is a best seller author, the gives interviews to many newspapers... How come?
Well, manly he is a good guy. When he is speaking, he seems like a friend, manifests his mistakes and personal tragedies, and his book is like a fast paced chitchat (neither with enough substance).
Really, The Millionaire Messenger is like "THE SECRET"-- you just have to believe (at least the writer believed and succeeded).
Priority is the word that define this book. If you know how to prioritize, make the right questions, you'll start a domino run in your life-- and make the halo effect though the rest of your life. A simple concept, but many pages too long, filled with self help tips.
I didn't pay attention when I bought this book. When I understood that was written by the actress Goldie Hawn I thought I wouldn't be interested. But I gave it a try and it surprised me. A good book, well based in researches and with many good doctors/ psychologists as feed backers.
A good story told by the owner of Starbucks. He seems to have a sixth sense to return to CEO before the Crash of 2008 and work hard and don't letting Starbucks adrift.
This book is an eye opener, even though I did not agree with the author 100%. Boys Adrift is an easy read and full of information. Shocked me to know about the motives why boys do not become great men, and specially about the endocrine disruptors in plastics, something that I was not aware.
Go ahead and listen to this book. You won't regret it.
Some minutes within the story I thought I was reading a Robert Greene's book, because there were many great characters from the past, with the same paced rhythm. In the end Ryan Holiday explains that Robert Greene is his mentor and it all made sense.
Overall, it is a good book. I don't think it is practical one, but the author says it is.
I didn't give it a five star because the last hour and a half it is a podcast between the author and Tim Ferris, the author of 4 hour workweek.
I am eager to listen to Ryan Holiday next book.
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