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Lakshmanan M

India | Listener Since 2005

  • 8 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 71 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014

  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
    "Live within your means, Invest regularly"

    The theme of the book is millionaire don't spend as much as people who earn high income. Earning high income does not mean that a person is rich. In real life, we assume people who spend more as rich people but their networth may be less than people who don't spend on expensive goods. The books break common myths about millionaire. If a person has self discipline, live within the means and invest regularly, then he/she can become millionaire. On the other hand if a person is high earner and leads a upper class lifestyle, he may not become millionaire. It's a great book to read but towards the second half of the book, it began to feel like the same theme is repeated again. Spending behavior on automobile covers significant part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Narrated By Ken McLeod

    Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perspective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding which can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering. Also from the Dalai Lama:
    The Art of Happiness.

    Lakshmanan M says: "Ignorance leads to rebirth"
    "Ignorance leads to rebirth"

    It is not introduction to Buddhism but an in depth analysis of rebirth and karma. The book details on how ignorance leads to other causes and effect resulting in rebirth. Rebirth can be avoided by overcoming ignorance and enlightening like Buddha. But the concept is not easy to understand. I have to read the book three or four times to get a good understanding. If you have patience, interest in spirituality and Buddhism, then the book may of interest to you.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Hal Urban
    • Narrated By Hal Urban

    Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of an audiobook, Hal Urban, parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic Life's Greatest Lessons, shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives, both our own and those around us.

    Joe says: "Enlightening and Though provoking"
    "Good book to start improving relationship"

    The book deals mainly with positive expressions and positive approach to problem. If you have not read "How to win Friends and Influence People" or "7 Habits of Highly effective people", then this book would be useful. Otherwise there is nothing new or game changing in this book. It is a inspirational book on positive approach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Be a People Magnet

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Leil Lowndes
    • Narrated By Leil Lowndes

    Lowndes reveals specific and proven techniques for attracting friends and lovers and keeping them for life. She uncovers the secrets of networking to strengthen business contacts and relationships. Her advice is effective, yet easy for anyone to implement.

    Scott says: "Quite Helpful"
    "Not an inspiring book"

    The book does have few tips and tricks but overall the flow of the book is not coherent and it is not inspirational or motivational. If you really keep your interest in reading the book, then you may pickup few good points. But I lost my interest half way through the book and found it difficult to complete the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner

    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?

    Timothy says: "Fascinating book, despite the title."
    "New perspective in analyzing the information"

    Once you complete the book, you will ask different questions to challenge the common theories floating around the newspapers which are based on some numbers. Does the new safty mechanism in our car really feel us safe? The author analyse the data in different perspective and comesup with reasonablly acceptable logical reasoning for many issues. We may have never thoght in that directions without Steven Levit. Really a thoght provoking book. Also tts a fun to read to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
    • Narrated By Jim Ward, Deanna Hurst

    The real secret to making money and reaching financial independence is not staying an employee, but starting a company and quickly developing it. This book is for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to know how to take those first crucial steps.

    Ingrid says: "Common sense overview"
    "Old wine in new bottle"

    This book is a auto biography of the author and how he become rich by being a entrepreneur. He states his experiances as ten lessons. If you have read any of his previous book, you will find nothing new. There is no new concept or principle. It is same old theory. The later part of the book is a good advertisement for his game which he sells at $200. The title is very interesting but not the stuff inside the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John C. Maxwell
    • Narrated By John C. Maxwell

    John C. Maxwell combines insights from 30-plus years of leadership with observations from business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict to bring you a revealing study of the laws of leadership that govern your personal and organizational effectiveness.

    Michael says: "21 Laws of Leadership?"
    "Good concept on leadership"

    The 21 laws defines the leadership with 21 laws. Some of the laws we follow and some of these laws we don't follow. It gives an idea of what happens if we don't follow the laws. The self-introspection with the understanding of these 21 laws can help us identifing the missining links in leadership and work towards become a great leader.

    0 of 0 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

    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"
    "Great technique on negociation skills"

    Using pricipaled negociation as against taking position during negociation is explained in detail. Kowning the Best Alternative To Negaotiated Agreement(BATNA)of both partis before the negociation helps better negociation. Details examples give good idea of the negociation techniques. Very detailed and useful information for both personal and business dealing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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