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  • Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Topus
    • Narrated By David Topus
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Every day, random encounters really can change lives, when you make them happen the right way and leverage the connection at the other end. Talk to Strangers explains how to stand out and tap the potential of others by taking notice of who is standing alongside you on the bank line, the latte pickup point, or the ticket counter at the airport. David Topus' life-changing message is that we should "always connect".

    Martin Goldberg says: "A New Low."
    "A New Low."
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    I was intrigued in purchasing this Audio Book, as I thought..with such a simple premise, there has to be some sort of valuable insight, or a twist on how to intereact with people. Boy was I wrong! This had all of the quality and sophistication of a 1950's-era- educational film on how the earth "is round." Not only does Mr. Topus confirm by his very writings that he manipulates people and settings for his personal business agenda, he undermines the very premise of this book, that all people have something to offer. Apparently not. Stunningly bad book. I do give it one star for this reason -- clearly, Mr. Topus walks his talk. Only through a "random connection" could he have come into contact with someone high enough in a publishing house could this book have been published.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen G. Post
    • Narrated By Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
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    The world's religions affirm it to be so and recent research across a number of disciplines tell us that "Helping others not only benefits those we assist but is good for us as well." The recent and astonishingly generous outpouring of help and donations in response to the earthquake in Haiti is a clear demonstration of this phenomenon, but what if we could be convinced to make helping others a way of life, even when times are hard?

    Martin Goldberg says: "Wonderful Book"
    "Wonderful Book"
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    Intelligently written, very-well narrated, this was a very solid listen. Admittedly, I went into it not expecting much. The author struck a chord with me, however, in terms of the benefits of helping.Turned out to be a wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Resilience

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Brooks
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Why can some of us overcome life's greatest trials while others become burdened by the slightest setback? What factors help some adults bounce back from adversity while others languish in feelings of helplessness and hopelessness? And what exactly is the inner strength that some people simply exude in their daily lives? Such people possess a powerful quality called resilience.

    Lech says: "Difficult to learn from"
    "Disappointing"
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    Could have been so much better. Kind of rambles. Way too focused on recounting the authors therapy sessions with clients. "Succeeding When Your Supposed To Fail" by Rom Brafman is very similar by WAY better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Living a Laptop Lifestyle: Reclaim Your Life by Making Money Online

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Greg Scott, Fiona Scott
    • Narrated By Lucy Price-Lewis, Gavin Osborn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Follow the "Five Essential Steps to Success" as you listen to this intriguing and compelling guide for creating your own online business. Each chapter is carefully composed to suit the budding entrepreneur: from the basics of getting started, right through to creating your own Web site and making money online. Greg and Fiona Scott take you on an engrossing journey as they share their own account of "living a laptop lifestyle" through their online business, discussing the many trials and pitfalls they encountered along the way.

    Martin Goldberg says: "Excellent"
    "Excellent"
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    The best book on this topic I've ever read (or listened to). Smart, reasonable, and very well organized. Almost didn't make this purchase but am really glad I did. Only issue is that the narrators have heavy English accents, which, if not from UK, can be a little tricky to get used for those of us on this side of the Pond.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Helaine Olen
    • Narrated By Lyn Landon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    For the past few decades, Americans have spent billions of dollars on personal finance products. As salaries have stagnated and companies have cut back on benefits, we've taken matters into our own hands, embracing the can-do attitude that if we're smart enough, we can overcome even daunting financial obstacles. But that's not true. In this meticulously reported and shocking audiobook, journalist and former financial columnist Helaine Olen goes behind the curtain of the personal finance industry to expose the myths, contradictions, and outright lies it has perpetuated.

    Johanna Turner says: "The dark side of my industry"
    "Very, Very Disappointing"
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    I so wanted to like this. But, to call it disappointing would be an understatement. Really, Helaine? Is everybody trying to scam the consuming public? Really? Is it possible to add value to lives and still make a buck? Your book reminds me of the quote by Oscar Wilde: “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Daniel Goleman
    • Narrated By Daniel Goleman
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Head and heart. Maybe you read the recent article about companies that are now testing applicants for their emotional intelligence as well as their skills. Listen to what started this practice: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Also, in unabridged. See more from Goleman.

    Carla says: "More appropriate for someone interested in psych"
    "Good But Surpassed By Others"
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    I'm sure his work was groundbreaking, but authors such as Tal Ben-Shahar and Jonathan Haight have written works much fresher and offer more nuianced insights.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen R. Covey

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey (introduction and notes)
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    After Dr. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, there was an outpouring of emotion for the loss of one of the world's great thinkers on success and leadership. His insightful, straightforward advice has given guidance to millions of people from all walks of life, demonstrating how each of us can control our own destiny. Among his many best-selling books are The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 8th Habit, Principle-Centered Leadership, and First Things First, all of which left a legacy unmatched in its motivational thrust.

    Gary says: "The Best from the Best!"
    "Disappointing"
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    The principles are sound, and nicely sum up Dr. Covey's key philosophies. But, it doesn't work well as an audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Laura Vanderkam
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    How happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? We spend endless hours obsessing over our budgets and investments, trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar. We try to follow the advice of money gurus and financial planners, then kick ourselves whenever we spend too much or save too little. For all of the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective.

    Herstory buff says: "Very Practical Book with Good Ideas"
    "Very Interesting Concepts About Money & Happiness"
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    If you could sum up All the Money in the World in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting Happiness Ideas


    Any additional comments?

    Great take on what it is about money that bring us happiness. However, the narrator is very weak. One of the few times where the narration significant detracts fromt the overall experience of the audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extraordinary Leadership

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Robin Sharma
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (872)

    In a constantly changing, hyper-competitive world, leadership is more important than ever. Yet few people have what it takes to inspire, develop, and guide others. In this presentation, Robin Sharma shares the leadership lessons that he gives to clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and NASA.

    Mrs says: "Di's point of view"
    "Actually Quite Good"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Extraordinary Leadership to be better than the print version?

    I honestly don't know what others are talking about this being self-promoting. It's actually quite a good listen with concise, insightful, thoughts. Surprisingly good, and I wasn't expecting much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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