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NASHVILLE, TN, United States | Member Since 2012

  • 4 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Fascinating Insights About Why We Do What We Do"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book really got my wheels turning about how I could apply these great insights in my own life to drive change.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Habit?

    The story of Pepsodent.

    What does Mike Chamberlain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I've listened to his books before and was excited when I realized it was him doing the reading. He brings emotion and emphasis without going over the top.

    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Power of Habit?

    Cues. Routine. Reward. Keep the cue and reward the same, change the routine — the most effective way to change behavior.

    Any additional comments?

    I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys non-fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "It rocked my world then let me down"
    If you could sum up The Omnivore's Dilemma in three words, what would they be?

    The first half of the book affected me like nothing I've read in a long time. But once he's done painting a vivd picture of how broke the system is, he starts down this inane path about hunting and gathering and trying to cook some special meals. It's self-indulgent and uninteresting beyond words. But the first half was SO GOOD. It's still worth it to me.

    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    MOST: Investigation into the realities of where our food comes from. LEAST: His personal quest to build meals in the second half.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    Polyface Farms. Such a brilliant model.

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

    It was long. And the second half seemed interminable.

    Any additional comments?

    It was worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "More than just funny. Smart and inspiring."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    She's a great narrator. And she customized the book to reflect the audiobook format in places. It really felt like she cared about the format enough to make it its own piece of work.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Talking about management and what she learned from Lorne Michaels.

    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first, but I hope there are more to come.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Keeping it real in the unreal world of film and TV.

    Any additional comments?

    Get it now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Eric Ries
    • Narrated By Eric Ries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

    Zed says: "Great book, fascinating ideas"
    "Some smart ideas, but really dry."
    What did you like best about The Lean Startup? What did you like least?

    Overall, it feels like some really good ideas that were put together into a very convincing argument or compelling story.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Eric Ries? Why or why not?

    Probably not. I found listening to this to be a bit of a chore. While I'm glad I stuck with it, I was honestly pretty happy when it was over.

    What three words best describe Eric Ries’s performance?

    Unemotional, mechanical, solid.

    Do you think The Lean Startup needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. I felt like this one could have been a bit shorter.

    Any additional comments?

    Try REWORK instead.

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