Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a multifaceted review and analysis of the current understanding of human evolution and the forces behind major historical developments. This companion to Sapiens includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
"Decent review but I should have bought the book."
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself chronicles the spiritual journey an individual can take to explore consciousness, achieve enlightenment, and enjoy a happier and more fulfilled life. Listeners are encouraged to delve into the relationships they have formed with themselves, others, and the world around them. This companion to The Untethered Soul includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and more much more!
"This is not the book. Very good though!"
The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success is a self-help book by the publisher of SUCCESS magazine, Darren Hardy. It describes how small attitude and behavior adjustments, when applied with consistency, can result in significant life changes....
"Good for a beginner"
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, written by psychology researcher Carol S. Dweck, PhD, uncovers the differences between two core mind-sets: the fixed mind-set and the growth mind-set. Through analysis of research and real-life accounts, Dweck examines the two mind-sets and discusses why one, the growth mind-set, tends to lead to a more successful and fulfilling life. This companion to Mindset includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
"Good reviews of Mindset, a book, not outstanding."
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (2010) is about how to bring about change in an organization. Its main focus is changing behavior by appealing to the rational and emotional sides of people's psyches. To generate change, authors Chip and Dan Heath believe a leader must connect with both sides, the rational and the emotional. This is because sometimes, one side can work against the other and sabotage successful change.
"presentation=dry ; analysis=clear & sufficient"
This Eureka Book of What to Expect When You're Expecting includes: an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analyses of key takeaways, and much more!
"WORST BOOK EVER!!!"
The Purpose Driven Life is a guide to spiritual development according to evangelical Christian values and teachings. The Bible instructs Christians to think of the world as a temporary situation and prepare for eternal life in heaven. Humanity was made in God's image to share his love.
"Not what I expected in length"
Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II is primarily focused on the results of an enormous survey of diet and mortality that T. Colin Campbell conducted in 65 Chinese counties.This companion to The China Study includes: overview of the book; important people; key takeaways; analysis of key takeaways; and much more!
"great summary but a little repetitive good read."
The Millionaire Next Door is a book about US millionaires, including a discussion on how they got to be millionaires. The key finding that surprised the authors is that the majority of millionaires do not stand out. They live in modest homes in average neighborhoods, run blue-collar businesses, and do not spend money on flashy cars, watches, or jewelry. In fact, most of their neighbors have no idea they are millionaires....
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a self-help-style book about identifying one's strengths and weaknesses in various areas of emotional intelligence and providing tools for improving emotional intelligence skills. It's an expansion on the 2004 book The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book and is based on the authors' online Emotional Intelligence Appraisal....
"Not worth a credit"
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey is a book about how to go from being debt ridden to financially secure....
Guns, Germs, & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond won the Pulitzer Prize for the first edition, which was published in 1997. Over 13,000 years of human history are explored in order to explain why societies around the world evolved differently from each other and how those differences led to the conquest of particular groups at the hands of others. This companion to Guns, Germs, & Steelincludes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a book by author, researcher, and speaker Tom Rath. The book is a guide that helps listeners identify their natural talents so that they might develop their strengths in order to do their best each day. This companion to StrengthsFinder 2.0 includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers is an urgent appeal for people everywhere to reconsider their beliefs regarding the cause of increasingly common brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, dementia, and other neurodegenerative disorders. Author David Perlmutter issues a call for his listeners to recognize that human fate does not decree that each of us reach the end of life in a fog of dementia as the brain naturally declines with age.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, originally published in 2011, is a passionate manifesto deriding modern wheat. Author William Davis identifies human consumption of gluten as the chief culprit in many common health ailments.
Getting Things Done by David Allen is the revised second edition of a book on organization and productivity, which was originally published in 2001. Allen takes listeners through the implementation of his method for personal and professional productivity, beginning with the various messy piles of incomplete tasks many people have lying around. This companion to Getting Things Done includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
David Brooks' The Road to Character examines how cultural and personal morals have altered over the last century, creating a world where virtues that were once considered poor character are now revered. This companion to The Road to Character includes an overview of the book, important characters, key takeaways and analyses of those key takeaways, and much more.
Inspired after binge watching Downton Abbey, a British television show about the relationship between a titled family and their servants, journalist Kate Andersen Brower decided to take a close look at the upstairs-downstairs dynamic of America's grandest home, the White House, in her book, The Residence.
Christiane Northrup, MD's Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being is a self-help book directed at older women, to whom she offers extensive advice on how to live an ageless life unbound by the cultural stereotypes of aging. This companion to Goddesses Never Age includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
"details were missing"
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8 AM, by Hal Elrod, is a self-help book that explores the key point that the start of a person's day not only sets the tone for that day but also has a profound impact on the rest of a person's life. Indeed, Elrod explains that 95 percent of people struggle their entire lives because they fail to work on personal development, fail to start their days off right, and fail to choose to live differently....
"Strait to the points."