I have listened to a lot of personal and professional self-improvement books. Unlike all of the others combined, this one has changed my paradigm - and I am a happier, stronger, healthier, and more confident man for it.
Not only did this book help me recognize my wife's control tactics, but I began to see how I used some of the same tactics on her and others I love. Not only did I learn how to 'break the spell' with my wife, I also stopped behaving this way myself and my family is healthier for it. I can honestly say that this book has changed my life for the better.
The narrator is one of the best I've heard yet.
What a bargain.
I was hoping for something like Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". You know, old school timeless wisdom? Or maybe a more elaborate version of "The Secret". Instead, I got agonizing dribble. I really don't understand the hype over Napolean Hill. This book is junk. Sorry - I believe in the power of my mind and prayer. I know karma. And I know junk when I hear it.
It took a couple of listens to really digest it. Not a lot of fluff. Careful though, if your organization is run by ineffective leaders, this book will open your eyes to the root causes. THAT makes working for them even harder. I'm in a better job than the one I had when I first picked this book up. Maybe there's a correlation (or maybe not).
Definitely worth the credit if you are into the zombie/apocalypse genre. I have had my share of duds. The characters could be better developed and it seemed like it got off to a slow start, but all in all, it is a good listen.
I have the hardcover editions of all of the 'graphic novels' and the novels in this series. I have all of the TV episodes on DVD. WELL DONE, I have to say, I wasn't sure if Kirkman and Co. could deliver without pictures and/or video. I was very pleasantly surprised. It requires real talent to pull off the zombie genre without pictures (or video). They certainly have it.
The story was okay until the author injected his (liberal) political views. Setting that aside, I was hoping for a "Terminatoresque" story with plenty of twists and action. SPOILER ALERT: humans negotiate peace with the AI and everyone lives happily ever after (including the AI). So ridiculous and disappointing (and a bit insulting if you lean conservative - the author thinks you are an "extremist" - his words, not mine).
Excellent, excellent book. I wish I had read this book before I got married. It's sort of like reading your wife or girlfriend's Cosmo when no one is looking.
Nothing has ever gotten me closer to understanding the behavior and feelings of women until this book. Although it is written about why women have sex (literally), there is so much here that explains so many behaviors.
I will never understand my wife completely. But this book answers (between the lines) a lof of "why" questions about her behavior and motivations. I admit I have used the information to benefit myself - but only because I understand and can adequately address her needs better. In that respect, she has benefitted equally.
I wish it had been longer. Great reading too (by author). This was helpful to me during litigation in small claims court against a large construction company. It helped me understand who I was dealing with, set my emotions aside, and ultimately settle a grand ahead of where I would have settled otherwise (which is saying something in SC small claims court).
I think Sun Tzu said something about knowing your adversary and letting him misjudge you. This book helped me understand the defendant, their attorney, and their paradigm. The rest is history.
$2 well spent.
I wish it had been longer. Great reading too (by author). This was helpful to me during litigation in small claims court against a large construction company. It helped me understand who I was dealing with, set my emotions aside, and ultimately settle a grand ahead of where I would have settled otherwise (which is saying something in SC small claims court).I think Sun Tzu said something about knowing your adversary and letting him misjudge you. This book helped me understand the defendant, their attorney, and their paradigm. The rest is history.$2 well spent.
I feel kind of like all I did was learn how to identify different types of seductors - not how to operate as one or how to select which one would work in a given situation. Bought the book with intentions of applying the principals at work for career advancement (as advertised and without sex). I was pretty disappointed that my expectations were not met. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read and the "Publisher's Summary" did not oversell it terribly. I'll probably listen again some day and hopefully pick up on some subtleties I missed the first time.
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