Great read for entrepreneurs trying to figure out social enterprise in our shifting technology environment.
Sherlock Holmes mystery with a dash of Cthulhu and a twist of lime- I mean plot. As ever, Neil Gaiman adds further dimension and character to his stories by providing his own narration.
Great listen! Haidt contextualizes the sometimes obscure ancient ideologies behind pervasive societal tendencies using contemporary Psychology. Mostly on target, occasionally disappointing when jumping too far to reach his conclusions, but ultimately worth it for the build up and presentation of the final chapters on religion and spiritual elevation as components of a fulfilled life.
Gripping personal perspective on enduring uniquely extreme hardship, both physical and emotional. Additionally, hearing the author read the tale in his own words makes the audiobook version feel very intimate.
Jon brings his journalistic experience to bear in sorting through the chaos of the disaster and in recounting Everest lore, but he thankfully makes no attempt to temper his deeply personal journey, a style that makes this book a great listen.
Though Jill doesn't have the voice of a professional reader, hearing her personal experience in her own words really helps clarify the nature and affect of the competing minds within her brain.
The later parts of the book read like a how-to for meditation in neuro-anatomical metaphor, which may or may be interesting to you. Nevertheless, well worth hearing the personal account of a luckily-prepared stroke victim.
Oliver Wyman reads perfectly, doing justice to the varied characters and the sometimes lofty or esoteric tone of the book. Hearing the Jewish phrasing (and other less vernacular words) aloud was a great treat and wonderful learning experience that I could not create when reading the book.
The book is a fascinating look at some of the "Varieties of Religious Illusion" through an engaging character story. Full of allegory that I'm sure I'm not fully grasping, but I very much enjoyed the presentation of what I did grasp. The plot and setting will be familiar to those in grad school, but only a few things in the book require much extrinsic knowledge for comprehension, thanks to the aside thinking of the main character(s).
Rather thorough in its assessment of faith, the ways in which we believe, and human nature. Not always an easy listen, but well worth the time and thought.
This narration from Oliver (and later the author) makes a stellar companion to the physical book.
What we consider "thinking hard" about a decision isn't really a conscious deliberation of the facts in the way most of us imagine. At least not according to the neuro-imaging we're now able to study.
The emotional parts of our brains handle the hardest stuff. Consciousness arbitrates.
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