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  • The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging, and Postponing, or, Getting Things Done by Putting Them Off

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By John Perry
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
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    John Perry’s insights and laugh-out-loud humor bring to mind Thurber, Wodehouse, and Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit. This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that you can actually accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating. In fact, the book itself is the result of Perry avoiding grading papers, refereeing academic proposals, and reviewing dissertation drafts. It also has a practical side, offering up advice that listeners can put to use.

    LongerILiveLessIKnow says: "Great read for a time-management nerd like me."
    "Deep Gratitude from a Structured Procratinator"
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    What did you love best about The Art of Procrastination?

    My 3rd grade teacher wrote on my report card I was a procrastinator - John Perry finally made that okay for me. Thank you Mr. Perry. I am proud to be a "Structured Procrastinator".


    What other book might you compare The Art of Procrastination to and why?

    I can not think of one. The author is an accomplished professional. He is realistic and takes a humorous approach to solving by normalizing what for many has been a life long struggle.

    He slips in a few helpful hits and good ideas. I have already signed up for LazyMeter.com. I do wish they would change their name - but I love their simple approach and visual graphs that shows you really aren't lazy - which is after all the whole idea.


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

    Great voice, lovely pace and humor.


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

    Structured Procrastinators Unite and Create a Horizontal Filing System!


    Any additional comments?

    It was a wonderful book. I have already recommended it to several others.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
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    From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking best seller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work.

    Michael says: "Not as good as A Whole New Mind"
    "Why We Do What We Do & What Works"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Drive to be better than the print version?

    I have both the audio and the print. I have had the print for 6 months and finally began reading it recently on a flight. I actually finished the book because my Audible account. I was able to listen to it in my car. I am keeping the print nearby as reference manual/workbook.The audio was well read by Daniel Pink and very informative. I look forward to listening to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Drive?

    The references, the quotes about mastery and information around setting and achieving goals.


    What does Daniel H. Pink bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You hear his passion behind the purpose of this work.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    "Mastery is an asymptote. .... Mastery is impossible to fully realize... The joy is in the pursuit more than the realization ... mastery attracts precisely because mastery eludes."


    Any additional comments?

    A read for all who are interested in understanding what "drives" the human operating system.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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