ORLANDO, FL, United States | Member Since 2011
Happy Money is a easily read book, with lots of stories and anecdotes. I enjoyed a lot while driving my car and felt sorry for finishing it. The science of smart spending resumes itself into 5 principles: 1st -buy Experiences; 2nd Make it a Treat; 3rd Buy Time
4th Pay Now, Consume Later and finally 5th Invest in Others. Although these principles are extensively outlined in the book, I thought it still lacked something else: maybe length, maybe five more principles.
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).
Good book, worth listening to. I really liked Scott Adams, he seems to be a nice guy. And his stories amused me. He gives tips to how to succeed, that I think don't fit to everyone, but worked for him.
Overall the book is a fast listening and lifts moods.
Go for it!
I was skeptical reading the reviews about this book. I thought that the book was outdated, because it was written almost ten years ago and neuroscience evolved a lot. But I was wrong. It is a great book, still actual, and many of his concepts I had listened for the first time.
Well, I bought this book at an audible's promotion but I don't think it was worth the money. The author has no substance, has attachment problems, is egocentric (he writes that he saved Wall Street, and the world, by giving chocolate to brokers) and the theme wonders and wonders and doesn't arrive nowhere.
Run away from this book. Choose yourself and listen to any other book out there.
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