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Richard

Port Perry, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Andrew Zolli, Ann Marie Healy
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Katrina. Haiti. BP. Fukushima. The Great Recession. Those are just a few of the catastrophic disruptions the world has endured in recent years. As we try to respond to such crises, key questions arise: What causes one system to break under great stress and another to rebound? How much change can a complex system absorb while still retaining its purpose and function? What characteristics make it adaptive to change? Provocative and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on the nature of change.

    Doug says: "Totally Misleading Title"
    "Forget the strongest survive, it's the resilient."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great book especially for business thinkers.


    What other book might you compare Resilience to and why?

    Comparable to "Switch: How to change things when change is hard" by Chip Heath & Dan Heath


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a few memorable stories but the one that recounted the story when bankers had to decide whether to save Lehman Brothers or not was great. Also the whole story of one mans quest to save the orangutan through various methods was inspirational as well as thought provoking.


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

    No. It was one of those books that one wishes to pause at certain break points to ponder what one read. It was a book I went back and listened to again.


    Any additional comments?

    With the current world economic and environmental conditions, this book gets right down into the foundation of resilience, a skill worth having.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2089)
    Performance
    (658)
    Story
    (661)

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
    "Great book on why things stick. Love the stories."
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    Would you listen to Made to Stick again? Why?

    I am listening a second time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it broke down step by step what makes something stick and reinforcing them with stories.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Made to Stick?

    There were many insights, but 2 that I have already began implementing is starting with emotion before fact and making ideas concrete.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and their other book Switch were extremely practical and have had a direct impact on my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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