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John

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  • On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Grossman
    • Narrated By Dave Grossman
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (297)

    The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating.

    g says: "Adam G"
    "Excellent work"
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    Where does On Killing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Extremely well written and thought out.


    What about Dave Grossman’s performance did you like?

    You can hear his interest and sympathy as he reads his work.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Management of the Absurd: Paradoxes in Leadership

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard Farson
    • Narrated By Richard Farson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Facile formulas and quick fixes too often dominate today's management training programs. But human behavior is seldom predictable, and business dilemmas do not easily lend themselves to gimmicks or simplistic answers. In Management of the Absurd, psychologist, educator, and former CEO Richard Farson presents a series of management paradoxes that will challenge conventional wisdom and encourage you to re-examine your assumptions about effective leadership.

    John says: "Excellent book"
    "Excellent book"
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    Any additional comments?

    It made sense of how intractable people can be on things you thought were so meaningless. Plus I have taken to heart letting the stand outs in my team be more independent which leaves me more time to help the hapless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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