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"Profound...engaging...packed with insight. I couldn't recommend it more highly." (Stephen R. Covey)
The material in this book is very thoughtful and enlightening. It needs a re-read and refresher as you try to apply these principles. The effort is worth it, it will have positive and lasting effects on your success.
Right up there with "The Art of Profitability".
I was amazed and changed forever.
If you do not understand this book, play it again.
If you still don't get it, don't be suprised
when your hard work is all for nothing.
This is book is necessary read for everyone. It is very insightful with great examples and applicable approach. I have learned so much from it and started applying it the next day.
The performance could be enhanced by having multiple reads especially for male and female performance rather than one person imitating the female voice.
I've been an Audie Awards judge since 2008. I have enjoyed audiobooks since the days when they were called "Books on Tape".
A great lecture told in story fashion about a guy who pins his problems on everyone around him and blows up at people, including his own wife and kids. It is a story on how to own up to your own actions and how to view things from multiple fascets BEFORE opening your fat mouth. Quite often someone else's mistakes are the result of your own. It's about thinking "outside the box", where the box is your selfish point of view. William Dufris presents this story in a fashion that has you feeling like you're being given a very important life lession by your grandfather. The book is designed for managers, and I've actually used it with some fellow employees who seem to refuse to see things from less selfish angles. Some things said in this little story will really hit home.
The concept in this book is very useful, and the whole world would run a lot more peacefully, if people would learn to look at themselves, when tension or conflict arises. In fact, many people credit this book and it's companion, Anatomy of Peace, with saving their families, or even their lives. It certainly did open avenues of conversation in my family. The book is written as a story, though, and is overly simplistic and really dumbed down. This may help it to reach a broader audience, but it was even too annoyingly patronizing for my teenagers. Nobody I know likes being talked down to.
You certainly do NOT have to read/listen to both books. The concept is simple enough, though it takes the authors half the book to spin it out. The second half hammers the point home--and hammers and hammers... The performance was a little cloying--and the portrayal of women's voices was absolutely simpering and cartoonish, almost mocking.
If I had read this book, I would have skimmed it, at best. Listening takes much too long.
This book has great application both personally and in the world of business.
The most memorable story in this book was when he's lying in bed with his wife and the baby cries and his first instinct is to go get the baby. His second thought is "why should I have to get the baby, why doesn't she do it."
Yes! I love the message that it delivers
There isn't one.
Yes. I thought he did a great job narrating!
Yes, I would have if I could have.
This book is a great book for anybody trying to find a balance in there life.
It was an easy listen. I really enjoyed the performance as well as the story.
The story was very applicable to life at work, at home or any situation.
He created characters with voices that might not be there if I read it.
It was something that is kind of a page turner.I could listen all at one sitting if I had the time to do so. Most of the time I don't.
I didn't feel like the ending really put a bow on the topic. I didn't really feel equipped to use any of the stuff talked about in the book. It was too abstract for me to apply in a practical way.
Good, versatile, engaging
My wife read this book and thought it was awesome. I however, just didn't really get it. It seemed to leave you hanging at the end and I didn't find much that I could apply. The in-the-box and out-of-the-box dialog almost seemed silly to me at times.
Keep Growing Yourself!
this is another book that needs to be applied in our children’s education today one must not even graduate until this book has been read.
A must have for all my Executives & Insurance Professionals
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