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  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds | Michael Lewis

    The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

    S. Yates says: "Amazing insight into an amazing partnership"
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business | Charles Duhigg

    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion | Robert B. Cialdini

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

    B. Ferguson says: "Excellent"
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance | Angela Duckworth

    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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    • By Angela Duckworth
    • Narrated By Angela Duckworth
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    In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

    Tristan says: "Two different books"
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

    Mark says: "Sums it up nicely"
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
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    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    Mike Kircher says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything | Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
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    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
  • Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking | S.J. Scott,Barrie Davenport

    Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport
    • Narrated By Greg Zarcone
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    Feel overwhelmed by your thoughts? Struggling with anxiety about your daily tasks? Or do you want to stop worrying about life? The truth is we all experience the occasional negative thought. But if you always feel overwhelmed, then you need to closely examine how these thoughts are negatively impacting your lifestyle. The solution is to practice specific mindfulness techniques that create more "space" in your mind to enjoy inner peace and happiness.

    Steshaboof says: "Horrible voiceover"
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference | Malcolm Gladwell

    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

    Marian Hanganu says: "Exceptional!"
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking | Susan Cain

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
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    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Theodore says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement |  The Great Courses

    Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John Medina
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    In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

    discoshrimp says: "Great Narrator"
  • Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You |  The Great Courses

    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Peter M. Vishton
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    The brain is an astounding organ, and today neuroscientists have more insights than ever about how it works - as well as strategies for helping us live better every day. These 24 practical lectures give you a wealth of useful strategies for improving your well-being. By presenting evidence-based "hacks" for your brain, Professor Vishton empowers you to take charge of your life and perform better all around.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great scientific self help information!"
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking | Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

    Jeremy says: "Buy it now! Or not.. Trust your instincts."
  • The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee

    The Gene: An Intimate History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.

    E. J. Potchen says: "An amazing book. Comprehensive, authoritative and very well written."
  • Mastery | Robert Greene

    Mastery

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    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

    Irina says: "Must read"
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future | Kevin Kelly

    The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

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    • By Kevin Kelly
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

    George J. Peacock says: "Most Important Book I'll Read This Year"
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
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    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
  • What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength | Scott Carney

    What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

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    • By Scott Carney
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    What Doesn't Kill Us traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed the Alps in animal skins and colonized the New World in loin cloths. They evaded predators and built civilizations with just their raw brainpower and inner grit.

    Amazon Customer says: "Entertaining and Inspiring"
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma | Bessel Van der Kolk, MD

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Bessel Van der Kolk, MD
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

    Penny K says: "An intense, transforming journey, inner and outer!"
  • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World | Peter Wohlleben

    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Peter Wohlleben
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
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    How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to.

    Kaysi12 says: "Transformative book"
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