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Your Brain at Work Audiobook
Your Brain at Work
Written by: 
David Rock
Narrated by: 
Bob Walter
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Your Brain at Work Audiobook

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it's possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

Your Brain At Work explores issues such as:

- why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources

- why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions

- how to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems

- how to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible

- how to collaborate more effectively with others

- why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier

- how to be more effective at changing other people's behavior.

©2009 David Rock (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-24-12
    Amazon Customer United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book, irritating narration"
    Would you try another book from David Rock and/or Bob Walter?

    I'll never try another book narrated by Bob Walter.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Would you be willing to try another one of Bob Walter’s performances?

    I'll never try another book narrated by Bob Walter.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I'll never try another book narrated by Bob Walter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    April Melbourne, FL, United States 01-22-12
    April Melbourne, FL, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2014

    Love a good mystery. Download to my iPad and listen on road trips.

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    "Excellent!! Best non-fiction book ever!"
    What made the experience of listening to Your Brain at Work the most enjoyable?

    Listening to the stories in laymans terms. Made the whole experience understandable. I really understood the problems and the changes to make life easier. No magic (or expensive) bullet to solve the problem.


    What about Bob Walter’s performance did you like?

    The pace at which he told the story. It could have been dull, but wasn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I have had some difficulties with finding words in my head since I had my brain tumor redacted. This gave me some easy to follow guidelines to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ARIA MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 01-03-12
    ARIA MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 01-03-12

    Harry

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    "Amazing F---ing Book!"
    What did you love best about Your Brain at Work?

    After listening to this; you better realise why some tossers behave as they do and what corrective actions you need to take....


    What did you like best about this story?

    That we are all ultimately machines....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip KISSIMMEE, FL, United States 01-03-12
    Phillip KISSIMMEE, FL, United States 01-03-12
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    "Great "Insight""
    What did you love best about Your Brain at Work?

    I got a lot of good information from this book. It gives really good details and understanding into your mind and how it operates. The narrator is great and examples are good.


    What about Bob Walter’s performance did you like?

    You can tell him was into the book and enjoyed the reading. He spoke very clear and gave a great audible reading.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who is looking to improve there people skills and understand themselves better; I'd recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michael roswell, Georgia, United States 12-26-11
    michael roswell, Georgia, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2015
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    "insight on you & your brain"
    If you could sum up Your Brain at Work in three words, what would they be?

    David Rock uses a stage metaphor which proves to be useful in understanding the way your brain addresses inside and outside realities. The main points of this book can be a the basis for a lifelong development of your


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Starrleen 12-19-11
    Starrleen 12-19-11
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    "Practical help for managing multiple priorities"
    What did you love best about Your Brain at Work?

    Concrete suggestions for applying the lessons in the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The examples used to illustrate the concepts.


    Have you listened to any of Bob Walter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. He presented this book very well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I've already recommended this book both to friends and colleagues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morten Esbjerg, Denmark 12-13-11
    Morten Esbjerg, Denmark 12-13-11
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    "Good points but long"
    Would you listen to Your Brain at Work again? Why?

    It gave me some good pointers but I doubt I'll listen to it again, it was far to long


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it combined theory with real life examples


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Learn your brain better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey Crummie Lawrenceville, GA USA 12-04-11
    Stacey Crummie Lawrenceville, GA USA 12-04-11 Listener Since 2003
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    "The best book I've every purchased"

    I've been reading (listening) to both self help and science books for many years, and I'll have to say that this is the best one yet. It can't be overstated how useful this book can be to anyone who works in corporate america, but the insights are equally useful to everyday living as well. Now granted, you probably need to be one who enjoys learning, and maybe scientific insight type of books to be as pumped as I am about the book, but the way the material is presented, any self help type can really enjoy this. I see myself listening to this book multiple times to make sure that I extract all the lessons, because I certainly intend to apply these insights into my everyday thinking. Great job.

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    arthur Edmonton, AB, Canada 11-23-11
    arthur Edmonton, AB, Canada 11-23-11 Member Since 2016
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    I bought this book hoping that it would help me with my quest to be more productive at work. However this book really did not add anything or help me out in any way. It was like listening to a neuro psychology text book. There were some interesting points but they were lost in useless psychological dribble and the narrator is so painfully slow, I couldnt finish the entire book. Bottom line dont waste your money, there is nothing in here that will help you be more productive. I would suggest buying the "get it done guys" book on organization. It is delivered well and will give you direct tips to use in your day to day work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Hervey Bay, Australia 11-23-11
    David Hervey Bay, Australia 11-23-11

    Be the master of your fate; the captain of your soul.

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    "I love this stuff!"

    After reading some reviews I was not completely sure it was what I was after. I'm very glad I downloaded it. I am only 3/4 way through and felt compelled to write a review. I disagree with the review saying the narration was off-putting. I found it quite good. I tend to focus on what good I can find in everything, not what isn't perfect. I couldn't care less if he sang the book. From my perspective the content is first class and the narration is good. I like the way David Rock also lends credit to his message by quoting from other research/books and giving book titles I can consider reading/listening to. Putting messages and teachings in story format gives a real-life way of understanding it.

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