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Robert

Sedona, AZ USA | Member Since 2009

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  • Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Taylor Clark
    • Narrated By Rich Orlow
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    (40)
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    (35)
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    Popular author Taylor Clark draws on cutting-edge research in this enlightening exploration of stress—and how to tackle it constructively. Using such divergent examples as Russian sub commanders and game show contestants, Clark shows that most people experience stress the same way. Those who understand how to accept it without freezing can accomplish what needs to get done.

    Lynn says: "Fear Not!"
    "Heartening news about grace under fire"
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    What made the experience of listening to Nerve the most enjoyable?

    The author seamlessly integrates narrative story-telling with hard science and with personal experience. Very pleasing that the author avoids cliches in favor of thoughtful analysis.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not applicable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The contrast between those who freeze under pressure and those who manage their fear to perform regardless.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wanted a do-this-and-your-fears-will-be-cured. Alas, this is not what the book offers. Instead, the author delivers solid methods to channel fear (nerves) into creative rather than paralyzing effect.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this audiobook to anyone who faces high-stress activities and has had a tendency to freeze (or flee) under pressure. The author clearly describes the mindset required to overcome these circumstances.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Douglas
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (254)
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    Maximizing the trader's state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions, and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well-grounded trader. Mark Douglas, an industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that a "thinking strategy" will profoundly influence a trader's success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market. Trading in the Zone offers specific solutions to the "people factor" of commodity price movement. It uncovers the true culprit for lack of consistency when it comes to stock picking: lack of focus and self-confidence. Through simple exercises, traders will learn how to think in terms of probabilities and adopt the specific beliefs necessary to developing a winner's mindset. Along the way, they'll gain valuable insights into their own entrenched misconceptions about the market.

    A User says: "Great a second time"
    "Required Reading for Traders"
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    If you could sum up Trading in the Zone in three words, what would they be?

    Essential, Provocative, Enlightening


    What other book might you compare Trading in the Zone to and why?

    Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow. Both deal with how difficult it is to think in probabilities and how to set oneself up to truly do so.


    Which character – as performed by Walter Dixon – was your favorite?

    Not applicable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. The mistakes traders make made me laugh as I have done them all. And cry because the solutions are simple but not easy.


    Any additional comments?

    At some point, every trader will need this book. Douglas assumes the reader already has a system for trading and knows how to use it, i.e., is already practiced at technical analysis. He deals flat-out with the psychological aspects of executing trades effectively.

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