If you are bored and unfulfilled by dry and overly worthy self-help manuals, then this is the audiobook for you! Listen to this and take a very different look at yourself!
Former SAS hero Andy McNab and eminent psychologist Professor Kevin Dutton are unlikely partners. As Oxford academic and bestselling author of The Wisdom of Psychopaths, Kevin Dutton has plenty of experience of psychopaths, but he'd never met anyone quite like Andy McNab, decorated war hero and special forces warrior. And although they took very different paths on their roads through life, their personal stories are remarkably similar.
Together they decided to explore the subject of the psychopathic condition using a unique combination of McNab's personal experiences of 20 years in the army and Dutton's ability to analyse them. In their words, McNab pulls the trigger, Dutton explains why the gun goes bang!
This audiobook sets out to answer two main questions: What is a good psychopath? And how can you use the positive attributes of that psychology to be the 'best that you can be' In order to do so, they have created a Psychopath Manifesto, an alternative set of rules for life, which begins by asking 'what do you really want from life' and 'what does success look like to you'? It then offers a candid and penetrating insight into those questions viewed using Dutton's expertise through the prism of Andy McNab's wild and various career. It aims to provide an unusual and entertaining roadmap to self-fulfillment whether in your personal life, your business life or your social life
©2014 Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
A great read for all of those who feel like they just don't fall into the normal scheme of things. Those who are truly capable of acknowledging they need to grow in certain areas of their lives will get a lot out of this book. The way it is read keeps the flow of the book, upbeat, light hearted and fun. All while maintaining the integrity of a self-help book. I learned some great tricks, and had a laugh all at the same time. Cheers guys! (And I'm a Yank! See what you two have me doing by the end of this book?! Ha!)
I try not to be 'that guy' that tells everyone they should read x,y,z book, but I find myself repeatedly breaking my rule with all of Kevin Dutton's books, especially this one.
The format and interplay between the authors works brilliantly, and it's at once hugely entertaining and interesting. What more could you ask for? You won't be disappointed.
"Andy McNabb does it again!"
I really enjoyed this book. I've read most of Andy's books since 'Bravo Two Zero', and this one is very different, as with Kevin's input, providing the background to Andy's perspective and thoughts, it has a more scientific element. There are plenty of little nuggets of information that are very useful and could be used by the reader to enhance their lives. It is written in Andy's inimitable style, as some of the language used in the book is a little blunt and coarse.
It all seems to come down to an ability to seize an opportunity when it exists, without fear of the consequences for others. In other words the psychopath just does something (often with purpose and planning) without much conscience, agonising or consideration. He or she just sees that "the opportunity is there" and "if I don't take it someone else will." and "it's what has to be done." I felt that this book was aimed at giving you confidence in yourself and for you to believe in your own decisions? It's a more rigorously intellectual approach to decision making, but pros weigh more than cons, opportunities more than threats. In some scenarios getting our feelings out of the way is very useful, in others getting our thoughts and feelings to work together is a saner approach
There's an interesting, and rather different approach to life described in this book, particularly around making decisions and taking actions. It may not be everyone's way of working, but you can learn a lot from this approach. I would not recommend that everyone who reads this book implement all the ideas Andy and Kevin discuss in this book, but there are certainly some great little ideas that most people could use to enhance their lives and make some big improvements.
A must read!
Nothing like it to compare with.
No - just very thought provoking.
I've read most of McNabs books and have always been interested in self development. but as most tend to ba a little happy clappy this book spoke more in my language. making the ideas and themes more relevant and applicable.
now to take the tests :)
"Well worth a read"
I really enjoyed this book. It was very practical and easy to listen to. It wasn't hard going like some self help/psychology books.
I'm going to listen to it again and take notes so that I can put as much into practice as possible.
A great book that once you've heard it through you'll go back to the start again. This has become my business mentality bible. Some of the most crazy common sense I've ever read!
"Great Advice For Everyone!"
Personally this book has been invaluable to me in understanding the nature of my own mind.
"#1 self help manual of modern times!"
Everything. The intelligence, the fact that everything Andy and Kevin talk about is related to real life, what people go through on a daily basis. It's realistic. I've read many books of this kind, and as an avid Mcnab fan I wanted to give this a go for different reasons. I can categorically define this as the best self help manual of it's kind on the market. 10/10.
Buy it and "read" it. This book is full of so many useful snippets of information, ideas and suggestions on how you can improve your life by unleashing your "inner Psychopath".
Note: Do not be put off by the title. Just buy it and listen to it and let the magic happen. I can honestly say that I use a lot of strategies already that are talked about in this book and can tell you they are both 100% right in what they are saying. They just extended the ideas to make even more sense to an even wider range of people.
Whether you're an office worker, lawyer, nurse, manual labourer...whatever! this book is designed to help you in ways you couldn't imagine. Cue my favourite phrase on audible reviews...
BRAVO MCNAB! (...and Dutton)
"Buy it, contrast it with The Chimp Paradox"
Near the top,
The colourful examples narrated by Andy McNab himself.
Their funny stories and blunt outlook.
It is essentially a Psychologist's view of what a Neuroscientist described in The Chimp Paradox.
This is humorous and interesting, but, to me, less specific and scientific than The Chimp Paradox.
Nevertheless, buy it, you won't be disappointed.
"Look at me, look at me!!!"
Interesting - inspiring - a good guide
The Professor has covered an area which has been overlooked. As someone who sits very close to this category, I learned a lot about how to maximize my own skills.
It is a shame it is written with too much of a lads day out style with Steve Mitchell telling us how great he is. It's old and boring. I would have much rather had another person who could give us insight without Mitchell telling us to kiss his feet.
Great book, well read. may not be as relative to some but for those whom it will relate to, I suggest you take your finger from whatever orifice it is currently invading and get the book.
"Being a psychopath doesn't mean you're a nutter!"
I am listening to this again!
Why? It's funny, insightful and told in a narration style and accent I can identify with. Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton are obviously good mates and the story is about their researching, discussing and presenting the material for this book, which is a bit odd, but endearing and helps get to the point.
Books in this genre are the author explaining or giving insights, Kevin Dutton has laid out each chapter within the context of a meeting/ piss up/ flight/ dinner/ body boarding with his mate Andy and within that are the contexts for their insights, dialogue, tests and jokes between each other.
If they weren't good mates, Kevins' building up Andy to superhuman status could become tedious, but this isn't so much about them as it is about you and what your learning.
The excellent writing style and narration. Think Jason Statham meets Bricktop meets Ray Winston, blended together with some top psychology knowhow and an über hardcore warrior attitude.
Geek and warrior on a plane.
Losers need not apply.
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