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Thomas

Sandy Hook, CT, United States

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  • 19 reviews
  • 24 ratings
  • 185 titles in library
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  • Free Agent Nation: How America's New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Live

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    From the marketing consultant down the street to the home based "mompreneur," they are America's new economic icons: the job-hopping, tech-savvy, fulfillment-seeking, independent workers. This entertaining and provocative account of the new frontier - by Fast Company contributor Pink - will change your thinking...and maybe even change your life.

    Thomas says: "Not what I expected"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall

    I was expecting a book detailing on how to transition to a free agent. This book examines the overall shift to free agents on a macro level. The author is a former speechwriter for Al Gore and Robt Reich(sp?) from the Dept of Labor. The book was published in 2001 at the height of the dot com/the internet will save the world boom and some of the references are out of date. While I agree with the author that for many in corporate life a logical transition at mid to late career is to shift to free agent status, I was hoping for some pracile advice and examples of success and failure. Would have made an interesting magazine article.

    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Get the Life You Want: The Secrets to Quick and Lasting Life Change with Neuro-Linguistic Programming

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Bandler
    • Narrated By Mark Morgann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (128)

    When people and therapists alike have a problem they can't fix, they call Richard Bandler because he delivers--often with miraculous results. Hailed as one of the greatest geniuses in the field of personal change, and the father of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Richard Bandler has helped tens of thousands of people around the globe rid themselves of 'incurable' phobias, fears, anxieties, addictions, negative habits, and past traumas often in a single session.

    Julia says: "Essential portions are omitted in the audiobook"
    "Finally"
    Overall

    Finally a concise easy to understand book on NLP. Author gets right to the point in terms everyone can understand. Please start here if looking into NLP - I almost quit because so many of the books and programs were either too technical with unending references to stuff like sub modalities, etc or the authors couldn't get to the point. That's not the case here.


    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Elizabeth B. Brown
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Harness the power of your emotions as you gain insight into why you react so strongly to the difficult people in your life. You may have come from a dysfunctional family, work for or with dysfunctional people, or live in a dysfunctional household. But you do not have to be dysfunctional! Learn how to stop playing the victim and start living as the victor. Living Successfully With Screwed-Up People shows you how.

    Martin says: "My Family"
    "Good Listen (with a warning)"
    Overall

    I liked this book and it is full of good advice. The book is far from concise with many examples and stories. The pledge at the end along with the last chapter really bring it all together. The narration is excellent.
    WARNING - there are repeated references to the deaths of children. I was thinking this odd until the author disclosed in later chapters that her first book was on this topic and she frequently lectures on the subject. After the first story or two I couldn't take it and fast forwarded past those stories.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By James Arthur Ray
    • Narrated By James Arthur Ray
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Are you ready to transform your current thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions? Are you ready to shatter the illusion that it's not "spiritual" to want a fit body or financial wealth? Are you ready to create outrageous results in every single area of your life? You're in the right place. This practical, results-based audiobook will help you to push beyond your self-imposed limitations and show you how to get past all the reasons you think you can't have what you want.

    Vaughan says: "Great Work"
    "I couldn't finish"
    Overall

    Not much new here - hard to descibe but book is alot of antodotes and not much substane.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stumbling on Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Gilbert
    • Narrated By Daniel Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1693)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (421)

    A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we're so lousy at predicting what will make us happy, and what we can do about it.

    Terril Lowe says: "Great Book!"
    "7 hour psychology class"
    Overall

    Agree it's not self help, it is a 7 hour psychology class - I couldn't finish. After 20 minutes on the concept "does everyone perceive the color yellow the same way?" I had to move on. From what I head the author has some good ideas but is far from concise. For a author narrated book the voice is ok.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unwritten Laws of Business

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By W.J. King, James G. Skakoon
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Success in one's career, and in one's life, depends fundamentally on communication, interpersonal skills, integrity, leadership, decorum, and personal and professional responsibility. By following the guidelines outlined in the book, new graduates and seasoned managers alike will learn how to master and apply these skills.

    Thomas says: "Basic Office Smarts"
    "Basic Office Smarts"
    Overall

    I would recommend this book to recent collge grads enteing the workforce. It is really a primer on how to handle office politics. Not of much use to anyone that has been in the workforce for awhile.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How to Think Like a CEO: The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By D.A. Benton
    • Narrated By D.A. Benton
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    What does it require to run a company at 30,000 feet? Listen and learn with How to Think Like a CEO. Whether you are preparing for the top position or would like a view from its perspective, this is one valuable download.

    Thomas says: "How to Think Like a CEO"
    "Executive Charisma is better"
    Overall

    Executive Charisma is a better effort by the author and I recommend it highly. I bought this title as I liked Executive Charisma so much - I was mostly disappointed with this work but there is some good stuff here - another contrast between the two works is that Executive Charisma was professionally narrated and this was not. Big difference, the pros are much easier on the ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Perfectly Yourself: 9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Matthew Kelly
    • Narrated By Matthew Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been helping people discover the best version of themselves. Now, in Perfectly Yourself, he addresses the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter once we decide to ask life's big questions: Who am I? What am I here for?

    Thomas says: "Couldn't make it past chapter 2"
    "Couldn't make it past chapter 2"
    Overall

    Author spends quite a bit of time off topic and can't seem to get to the point - the list of the authors favorite restaurants by city which is worked in - is self indulgent and proves my point. If this were condensed and consice I'm sur I would have a better reaction but as it is it is a frustrating listen. This title also makes the case for professional narration.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Executive Charisma

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By D.A. Benton
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Best-selling author and executive coach D.A. Benton presents a six-step process to help you acquire the powerful executive demeanor necessary to progressively move up in a corporation. Drawing upon her experience in coaching clients at top companies worldwide, Benton explains executive charisma, its importance to corporate success, and then outlines a proven six-step approach for learning how to think, act, and relate to others like an executive.

    Rob in Virginia says: "Key advice for executives"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I agree with the previous review - one of the best downloads on Audible. This book is full of practical advice on business life. Cooperation - not confrontation is the key. Narration is excellent - head and shoulders above many of the Author narrated titles.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Your Management Sucks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mark Stevens
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Everyone manages someone or something: your own life and career, an administrative assistant, hundreds or thousands of people. How well or poorly you manage has a profound impact on your personal success. Mark Stevens makes the compelling point that, at any given time, everyone's management sucks. It can, however, be improved and rethought so you can move away from patterns and habits that you can easily fall victim to.

    Thomas says: "Old school - in your face management"
    "Old school - in your face management"
    Overall

    The best use of this book is to gain an understanding of how the "maximum face time at the office" types think. In one section, the author brags about denieing an employee an "early" departure from the office at about 6pm so he could spend time with his young kids at dinner a couple of times a week. The author pointed out that the employee could spend full time at home as an alternative if he wasn't in the office serving clients - and how in the long run it was better to put in the office time so the family could have a better financial future with the dad employed. The result: a comprimise where the employee went home, had dinner with the family and came back to the office. The author states that he frequently slept at the office if only to set an example of dedication.

    This book should have been released in 1970 when these attitudes prevailed - in the age of the Blackberry, etc - this is at best an example of abstract thinking.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Give Me a Break

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Stossel
    • Narrated By John Stossel
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    When he hit the airwaves 30 years ago, John Stossel helped create a whole new category of news, dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. As a crusading reporter, he chased snake-oil peddlers, rip-off artists, and corporate thieves, winning the applause of his peers.

    But along the way, he noticed that there was something far more troublesome going on: While the networks screamed about the dangers of exploding BIC lighters and coffeepots, worse risks were ignored.

    Bill says: "Could be the original No Spin Zone"
    "Good Listen"
    Overall

    The fact that Stossel narrated this himself with some emotion really adds. Hearing his story and the circumstances around his reporting is fasinating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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