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Oslo, Norway | Member Since 2013

  • 5 reviews
  • 28 ratings
  • 153 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Douglas Edwards
    • Narrated By Douglas Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

    Stephen says: "Definitely worth a credit"

    An entertaining, well written personal story of the career-choice of a lifetime. Highlights include the AOL-negotiations and the behind-the-curtain look at the googlers on the annual ski-trip. Edwards doesn't drop any huge bombs or surprises, except how blatantly he describes his sour relationship with Marissa Mayer who cannot be very pleased reading this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By Joe Ochman

    In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

    Liz says: "big fan but what is up with the bleeps?"
    "Frank and"
    What did you love best about Antifragile?

    This book has so many ideas and interesting concepts.

    Have you listened to any of Joe Ochman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Except he can't say 'modernity' it's great

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

    Nope, far too long and to many ideas.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What the Bleep Do We Know: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By William Arntz, Betsy Chase, Mark Vicente
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren

    With the help of 14 leading physicists, scientists, and spiritual thinkers, this book guides listeners on a course from the scientific to the spiritual, and from the universal to the personal. Along the way, it asks such questions as: Are we seeing the world as it really is What is the relationship between our thoughts and our world? How can I create my day every day? What the Bleep answers this question and others through an innovative new approach to self-help and spirituality.

    Henrik says: "Attacking straw men"
    "Attacking straw men"

    I'll admit it, I couldn't finish this book and didn't even come close. I made it halfway into chapter 3 before I had enough of the self-flattery and the nonsense attack on scientist straw men that the authors seemingly sees everywhere but I personally never have come across once. From what I could bear to read, it seems all scientists view people exclusively as 'machines' and ignoring all other aspects of the human existence. The authors even made a link between the inquisitions burning and the scientist, somehow accusing the scientist of taking control over the narrative of human understanding. I just found the critique uneducated, meaningless and without respect for the people who has been on the fronline of creating our modern world. In the beginning of the book the authors claimed they were surprised by some attacks on the film the book is based on from the scientific community. That they were surprised by this is probably the biggest testimony to how ignorant this authors are.

    What a waste of time and money, but if you like stuff like The Secret this book surely will fit your needs.

    52 of 58 people found this review helpful
  • Rain: What a Paperboy Learned About Business

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeffrey J. Fox
    • Narrated By Jeffrey J. Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Paperboys and girls symbolize our country's relentless, indefatigable entrepreneurial spirit. They bought, sold, and delivered papers. And they did it alone, often in the dark and cold - and they were kids! In this witty and wise story, best-selling business author Jeffrey J. Fox reveals why the lessons paperboys learn so often establish them on the early road to success.

    Emma says: "A Delightful Listen"
    "Repetitive and boring"

    After an interesting start this book take a turn for the repetetive and downright boring. Often it reads like a children's book, other times it is a cascade of numbers in long calculations in conversations between the characters. It seems there is not enough material for a book and would have worked better as a long article instead.

    Quite a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Brian Tracy
    • Narrated By Brian Tracy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day.

    Tymber Dalton says: "Excellent listen!"
    "Simplistic and boring"

    I don't really care how many people Tracy has had seminars with and how many countries sell his book. After reading a lot of really good and lifechanging books lately, this was a huge letdown. No inspiring examples, no interesting research. Basically his basic premise is: "Hey, just do it already, do the most difficult thing first, see? It's easy! You'll be AMAZED of how easy it is. (And remember to make lists for absolutely everything)." Repeat ad infinitum.

    This is simplistic and boring and likely not worth your money if you like some actual meat on your arguments and not someone who just tells you how simple and easy everything is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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