ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
I've read Mindsight 6 months ago. And I thought this one would be an interesting pick. I got disappointed. Too much psychology and too little brain science. Repetitive and slow. I had to put at 1 and 1/2 speed to enjoy the listening. There better books out there.
"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.
I bought this book three months ago but I was not in a mood to listen to it. When I finally grabbed it, was sorry I didn't listen right away because it is an EXCELLENT book! I think REDIRECT is one of the greatest psychology books out there. If Carol Dweck's "Mindset" is the tip of the Iceberg, Redirect is the rest of the body from the same Iceberg.
Listen to it! I bet you will like it.
I like biographies and I longed for a Thomas Alva Edison's. This book is well researched and well written, but something is missing: a good picture of Edison, a palpable one, like Roosevelt's or Tesla's. It left me with a goshtlike image of a great man.
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure is a book full of interesting stories, about some curious characters that I've never heard of. It is an easy listening that stresses trial and error and complexity of problems.
His 3 Principles- try new things/ ideas; make failure survivable; learn from your mistakes and adapt, and in the end, he gives the the forth principle: security (or delusion of security).
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