I didn't like the premise of the book, valuable researchers' resource redirected to the pleasure of a man's desire to go fishing. The concept of "researchers working only in fear of losing their job", ordered by higher-ups to make the salmon fishing happen so that they can get rich, was personally appalling. I can't help but put myself in the story, and I would have to say that I don't enjoy living other people's frustration.
I've already recommended it to a friend. Not everyone has the learning bug, though.
If you are looking to increase your own self control, or perhaps improve it in your students, you might gain from other's knowledge. That knowledge is presented here.
Did you know that there are three ways that we attempt to use to understand self control? Think about it - some of us view it as a reservoir that gets used up. What refills that reservoir? Others view it as a talent that we can grow. The scientific evidence shows that we can manipulate these areas.
This is one of those few books that I listen to where I wish I could pause life and let not another wasted moment escape.
How nerdy he is.
Yes. I will likely listen to it at least 2 more times.
Wait. Is this a trick question? I don't just sit there and listen to these books like I do written books. I listen to these books while driving, cooking, painting, doing laundry, et cetera.
I'm the smartest guy in the world.
No. I don't particularly enjoy sharing other people's misery.
If you enjoy associating with the characters of a novel, like I do, then be careful as this one will leave you with a sense of oppression. It starts out with the targeted discrimination of homosexuals in a, I believe, Stalin-era Russia.
The book is fantastic, and recommended by Steve Chandler - one of my favorite coaches.
It's obvious that the audio book was produced on a tight budget, and the concepts AS PRESENTED in this abridged version are dry, and the listening is difficult.
I would recommend that you buy the paper bound book and devote 15 minutes, when you get home from work, to reading it unabridged.
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