Blind Them… with SCIENCE!
How much better would your life be if you had an army of Nobel Laureates, MacArthur ‘geniuses’ and National Medal of Science winners whispering tips in your ear about your body language, or how to resist that impulse purchase you’ll regret tomorrow, or when to sell your car - or even helping you trick your spouse into doing the dishes?
With this mighty little tome, you can have the next best thing - because Brain Trust is packed with bite-sized scientific wisdom on our everyday challenges, hand-delivered to you direct from the galaxy’s biggest brains. Based entirely on interviews with an incredible lineup of luminaries from the fields of neuroscience, economics, anthropology, music, mathematics, and more, Brain Trust is full of cutting-edge science that’ll help you see the real world better - and smarter.
…And much, much more.
©2012 Garth Sundem (P)2012 Random House
Complete rewrite, narration by someone else with much less fake excitement.
Extremely amateur, disturbingly college-hype talker. This is not a book; but an exaggerated low quality talk you can listen to at a coffee shop near any college overhearing junior students. Awful. I very rarely write reviews; but this one deserves it. Just listen to the preview and read some other reviews, you will understand very well. I wish I had done that before purchase. Couldn't stand it even though I tried being patient and listen a few times. My worst Audible purchase ever.
The whole book is what do you think about ____________. followed by expert X says that it is exactly what you would expect. This is the first author that did an excellent job reading his own book! I would recommend he spend more time reading books for audio than actually writing them. His ablity to read in an interesting manner, like there was at some point going to be something useful to come is what got me to listen to the entire book.
Interesting, inspiring, byte-size.
Cheerful e confident but most of all: nerdy!!! ;-p
Perfect companion for subway rides, lunch breaks. Since it is a compilation of numerous described interviews with notable intellects. Each with really nice life hacks.
I'm new to the audio book world, but this book was great!
See answer above
There are so many, it's hard to choose. I really liked the section on training your child to have perfect pitch
The information provided was great, but I didn't cry
Great information on so many topics!
Depends. Though the material was interesting, there wasn't much practical information that you can actually use. If I were rating this as a book on trivia, I would have rated it an overall four star. (I felt that some of the information was a little too complex for the average layman.)
If stories were grouped by some kind of theme.
Maybe, but I don't know if I would read anything by him.
Narration was just "fine". Nothing stood out for me.
I enjoyed this book, it held my attention and provided an interesting look into some amazing research. However, interesting is the only word I have for it. I feel like it could have been more. Garth Sundem attempts to explain how the research could affect our daily lives, but the conclusions are so short and so simplified it's almost easy to miss them.
I could have used a lot more "So...what?" in this book. How should this research affect my approach to life.
Still, enjoyable book, interesting concepts, far from a waste of time.
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
very few scientific or practical useful info . there were glimpses of useful information followed by tons of rubbish , the author didn't concentrate on any useful theme , basically chose at random few tidbits of questionable scientific validity and claimed it to be a book ?????
the problem is the material
do not buy
I purchased this book after being intrigued by the free preview. Unfortunately, there are several things about this audio-book I don't like.
Though I understand why authors sometimes like to narrate their own books, in this case I found it bothersome. The author should have left the narration to the professionals. His diction and pacing are fine, I'm just not a big fan of his voice and I don't think the quality of the recording is great.
The content of the book is good and interesting at times, but I find it is often all over the place, a jumble of information that would be difficult to put to any practical use.
Often, the author refers to a pdf... not sure where this pdf is.
Overall, I think I probably would have really enjoyed this as a book; but as an audiobook it is disappointing.
Instructional Designer is the area of Workforce Development.
Of the 93 items listed, I only found about 15 helpful to me. I would say this a book for someone under 40. People over 40 may find many of these items boring or a bit childish.
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