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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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    Oscar Tampico, Mexico 03-05-12
    Oscar Tampico, Mexico 03-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting but bad narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator


    What was most disappointing about David Rock’s story?

    The narrator, and to may biological terms.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No, awful narration and voice.


    Did Your Brain at Work inspire you to do anything?

    To analize better how to react on certain circumstances.


    Any additional comments?

    The information is good, but the narrator makes you go to sleep. Its to much informaticion for an auditobook, with to many biological terms.

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    Tina Bear Creek, United States 03-01-12
    Tina Bear Creek, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Boring!"
    Would you try another book from David Rock and/or Bob Walter?

    No


    What was most disappointing about David Rock’s story?

    This book was more physical science than any useful information


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Your Brain at Work?

    The in depth explanations of the various regions of the brain


    Any additional comments?

    Was painful to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Armando L. Franco Carrillo Ensenada, Mexico 02-15-12
    Armando L. Franco Carrillo Ensenada, Mexico 02-15-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great listen."
    What made the experience of listening to Your Brain at Work the most enjoyable?

    The book is full of insights on how the brain works and why people react the way they do. It also provides several tips on how to use this knowledge on practical situations.


    What about Bob Walter’s performance did you like?

    As in most my reviews, I like when I can set the speed to three times as fast an still understand the reader.


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

    The title is perfect:


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    AndyG Papillion, NE, United States 02-14-12
    AndyG Papillion, NE, United States 02-14-12
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    "Enjoyed Frame Stories, But Narration A Little Off"

    I very much enjoyed the concept of this book - two characters Paul & Emily moving through their normal days at work and home scene-by-scene with breaks to review their mental processes and suggestions for mechanisms to improve the outcome of the scene, followed by a "Take Two" replaying the scene with the central character having more self-awareness and utilizing the concepts just described.

    At the end of the day many of the mechanisms presented by the author do boil down to having greater self-awareness and framing your situations in a less threatening fashion (don't just assume everyone is attacking you or making fun of you), but it was still a good overall audiobook that I did enjoy and would recommend.

    The narration was OK, but as other reviewers have mentioned there are times when it seems words are emphasized in an unusual fashion or sentences are broken at inappropriate places.

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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?

    n/a


    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.

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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

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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


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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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