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Patrick

Sydney, Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Hannah B. Harvey
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (82)

    An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

    jackifus says: "Annoying Verbal Style"
    "Simply Brilliant"
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    What did you love best about The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals?

    It's not just the who, why, what, where and when of story. but also how to do it.
    This book gives you all the frameworks and templates to create your story.


    What does Professor Hannah B. Harvey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    All of the emotion and inflections that are difficult to convey in the written word


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a manual for anybody who needs to tell stories, whether it's personal, business, social or political.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
    (1908)
    Performance
    (800)
    Story
    (795)

    Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

    Kenneth says: "Brilliant, Obnoxious, Narcissistic, Brilliant"
    "Black Swans Revealed"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the most insightful book I have read / listened to on business risk, innovation and strategy. I would reccomend it to anyone exposed to economic, social or political networks.Your investment in this book will return Black Swan positive effects in your life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mediocrastan and extremeistan, because they demonstrate our inability to frame our thinking outside of linear networks, and see most of the networks we touch as non-linear dynamic experiences. We are thus condemned to bouts of mediocrity followed by extremism


    What about David Chandler’s performance did you like?

    Excellent


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, though it was not possible to do so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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