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  • His Brain, Her Brain: How Divinely Designed Differences Can Strengthen Your Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Walt Larimore, MD
    • Narrated By Max Bloomquist, Ruth Bloomquist
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Men and women really are different - even their brains are different - and they were divinely designed that way. Using the latest research, Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore show how the God-designed differences between the male brain and the female brain complement each other to help couples build a delightful, lasting marriage.

    Thomas says: "True and enlightening"
    "Way too religious"
    Overall

    This is a good book but its constantly quoting the bible as Truth gets old fast. I'm pretty sure God didn't write a book that condones slavery. A scientific book that insists on inflicting upon us religious assumptions and biases should come with warning label. I am that warning label. :)

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (622)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (243)

    Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

    Andrew says: "Seth Should Have Quit"
    "Waste of time"
    Overall

    I'm usually a big Seth Godin fan but this book was terrible! He spends an hour and a half telling you that if you cant be #1 then quit, if there is no light at the tunnel then quit, and don't imagine a light at the tunnel if there is none. Over and over.

    What he doesn't say is how to know if there is a light at the end of the tunnel or if you are imagining one. When you have a great business idea, you always think there's light at the end of the tunnel but you might work for years in vain. This book doesn't teach you how to evaluate opportunities, how to know when to quit, how to know what's on the other side of the dip. It reads like a rough draft that should come back with repetitive sections crossed out and the words "needs to include more practical advice" on it.



    I could have gotten the same advice from one paragraph about Jack Welsh. Godin just says if there is a big payoff after the dip then you should stay on track but if there's not then quit and don't be average. Duh. I think his editor should quit.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Soundview Executive Book Summaries, April 2007

    • ABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, John J. Sosik
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    This month, we'll hear summaries of two great business books: Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams and Leading With Character by John J. Sosik.

    E says: "Waste of time"
    "Waste of time"
    Overall

    Leading With Character offered no new insights and was just a waste of time. A few of the people mentioned as people of character actually have terrible blemishes on their moral records. It's either poorly researched or blindly biased. I'd say say save your time and money and buy a different book about character and leadership.

    Wikinomics was pretty good, although fairly obvious for anyone who uses the web, and the Mavericks at Work book review was good albeit vague, it inspired me to buy the book so it did its job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eight Steps to Seven Figures

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles B. Carlson, C.F.A.
    • Narrated By Charles B. Carlson
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Discover the investment strategies of everyday millionaires and learn how you can become wealthy too. Best selling author and chartered financial analyst Charles Carlson reveals the keys used by the newly wealthy to reap extraordinary dividends. Learn how to determine the amount of time needed to research and watch over your portfolio, when to buy, and equally important, when to sell.

    John says: "jb"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book, I highly recommend it. Balance out Carlson's advice with "How to pick stocks like Warren Buffett" by Timothy Vick.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: What You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Donald J. Trump, Meredith McIver
    • Narrated By Barry Bostwick
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    It's not good enough to want it. You've got to know how to get it. Real estate titan, best-selling author, and TV star Donald J. Trump is the man to teach you the billionaire mindset; how to think about money, career skills, and life. Here is crucial advice on investing in real estate from the expert.

    Susan says: "A Great Promoter !"
    "Audio-torture! Don't waste your time..."
    Overall

    This book was incredibly painful to listen to. The 'practical tips' are obvious and not useful and the rest of the book consists of a series of narcissistic and smug ramblings that border range from distasteful to pathological. One wonders how many yes-men Trump is surrounded by... a true friend or colleague would have lit fire to the manuscript and told Trump not to make an ass out of himself.

    If anyone actually wants to become rich, read The Automatic Millionaire (the author has a painful tone but provides useful information) and Eight Steps to Seven Figures (excellent book). Those books are straight-forward and contain practical information. I became a millionaire after reading those two books and using emigrant-direct.com as a temporary holding bin/ high-interest bank account between investment decisions. Good luck!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken -- and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict -- whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

    John says: "Beats a new age CD for falling asleep"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    This book is fantastic. I was a bit hesitant to get it because of what the others reviewers said about it being boring and monotone. It's not; it's fine. It's a business book, not a broadway musical. If you are worried about the narrator being too monotone, just listen to the sample. The information is useful and well-presented. I thought the narrator was very clear and articulate; I could listen to this on a faster speed without losing any comprehension.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful

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