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Jose

NaucalpanMexico | Member Since 2009

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  • 121 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • How the Mind Works

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Steven Pinker
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (520)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (411)

    In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

    David says: "Excellent, but a difficult listen."
    "Very interesting , still sometimes repetitive"
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    If you could sum up How the Mind Works in three words, what would they be?

    Insightfull, Profound, Unstable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How the Mind Works?

    The concept about the diferent modes that the brain processes information is interesting, still I think needs a little polishing.


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

    The narratives of personal experiences are very interesting when heard with the tone of voice of the person that experienced them.


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

    It is a profound book with many concepts which I prefered digesting in various sesions. I listen to it while jogging and it was perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    Very detailed and most concepts are supported by examples, still there are some times that ideas were presented without too much support.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness [Expanded Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (259)

    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we are all susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder. Our mistakes make us poorer and less healthy; we often make bad decisions involving education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, the family, and even the planet itself.

    Jay says: "An overly long Nudge in the right direction"
    "Must Read to improve your life"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it as we can learn how to be better leaders and make better decisions in a world where decision making is not clear


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept of choice arquitecture will be very helpfull for me


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    Do not recall a particular thing


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

    Inmersed in a World of Touch Choices


    Any additional comments?

    It is great reading with practical help

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Him? Why Her?: Understanding Your Personality Type and Finding the Perfect Match

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Helen Fisher
    • Narrated By Helen Fisher
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    Based on entirely new research - including a detailed questionnaire completed by five million people in 33 countries - Why Him? Why Her? will change your understanding of why you love him (or her) and help you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner.

    Paige says: "Better than I expected"
    "Not only to look for a match"
    Overall

    Great tool to understand yourself, your current souls mate and even friends , peers , direct reports and your boss.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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