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  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,029

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

It gets you off your a**

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-17

This must be one of the stupidest, simplistic books l have read and I read a lot of self help books, but you go from reading/ thinking to actually doing. l have achieved so much more in the last 3 months. THIS BOOK WORKS. It's a little embarrassing that an idea that appears so dumb has help me so much. Thank-you Mel.

  • Business Adventures

  • Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
  • By: John Brooks
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book

  • By Jason on 01-31-15

Very old Book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-16

If Warren gave this to Bill Gates, Bill was in his twenties at the time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saying It Well

  • Touching Others with Your Words
  • By: Charles Swindoll
  • Narrated by: Tim Habeger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Best-selling author and master communicator Charles Swindoll has been effectively speaking to others for over 50 years. In Saying It Well: Touching Others With Your Words he shares his secrets on how to talk so people will listen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Lives: Chalres Swindoll

  • By Carol Crouse on 03-23-12

Enjoyable read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-12

This is a christian testomial - it was interest to understand how a American christian thinks. This is not a book about how to speck, but how to say it well i.e. christian speck well.
I found the publishers reviews to be misleading and nothing to do with the book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tom Peters Seminar

  • Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations
  • By: Tom Peters
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Tom Peters isn't only one of the bestselling business author of all time, he's one of the business world's most engaging and challenging speakers. For the past twelve years he has been telling American business that the rules have changed. Now he goes farther in The Tom Peters Seminar, aimed at helping everyone thrive in the brave new world of business. He presents the provocative and sometimes scary analysis and advice that have led thousands from all over the globe to attend his trademark seminars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • check the age before buying

  • By Lance on 06-13-12

check the age before buying

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-12

When the authur tells you how great Arthur Anderson is, you know you have to question everthing about the book.

  • How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

  • Golden Rules Any Investor Can Learn
  • By: Allan S. Roth
  • Narrated by: Scott Peterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Investing is simple, but never easy. We carry a lot of investment baggage, including hot tips from friends and the financial media, as well as complicated financial recommendations from Wall Street "experts." Yet the biggest obstacle we face is the tendency to outsmart ourselves. In order to overcome this obstacle, you need to follow straightforward strategies that will consistently push your portfolio ahead of the pack by an additional three to four percent annually.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good starting point

  • By Brian on 10-20-11

waste of time

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-11

If you invest in unit trust/indexs across the market and do not pay high commision rates you will bet the market. That is the book. If ever I wanted my credit back it would be for this book. And I have read alot of rubish.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trading in the Zone

  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

Maximizing the trader's state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions, and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well-grounded trader. Mark Douglas, an industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that a "thinking strategy" will profoundly influence a trader's success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Edge and Consitency - The determining factors

  • By Bradley S. Lewitzke on 04-19-12

Great a second time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-11

I read this book (hard copy) years ago and was surprised how much extra I got out of this audible version. Is it a different version or am I in a different mindset or am I now in the zone? It is worth the credit. If you are into this topic I recommend "The Little Book of Behavioral Investing (Unabridged)" by James Montier

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Lowdown: Dodging the Bullet - Effective Risk Communication Skills

  • By: Andrew Powell, Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Lowdown: Dodging the Bullet - Effective Risk Communication Skills summarises some of the science behind risk communications, chronicles the four main theories of risk communications and gives you practical advice that will help turn you into a great communicator, both at work and at home - no matter how stressful the situation!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • fluffy thinking with an intellectual structure

  • By Lance on 08-29-11

fluffy thinking with an intellectual structure

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-11

Very general - introduction only. Its one of those books that sound like a lecture, it gives you an outline and tells you to go and find the information, which is great for a lecture, but not good if it is meant to be the information.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fascinate

  • Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation
  • By: Sally Hogshead
  • Narrated by: Sally Hogshead
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

Why are you captivated by some people but not by others? Why do you recall some brands yet forget the rest? In a distracted, overcrowded world, how do certain leaders, friends, and family members convince you to change your behavior? Answer: fascination, the most powerful way to influence decision-making. It's more persuasive than marketing, advertising, or any other form of communication. And it all starts with seven universal triggers: lust, mystique, alarm, prestige, power, vice, and trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hog your Head with Fascinate!

  • By Lanie Evans on 01-19-11

a little odd

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-11

I could not make my mind up, if I was listening to someones uni notes on communication in advertising or it was some hybreed of comunication in the media and the individual. Not Fascinating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Drunkard's Walk

  • How Randomness Rules Our Lives
  • By: Leonard Mlodinow
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,575

In this irreverent and illuminating audiobook, acclaimed writer and scientist Leonard Mlodinow shows us how randomness, chance, and probability reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives, and how we misunderstand the significance of everything from a casual conversation to a major financial setback. As a result, successes and failures in life are often attributed to clear and obvious causes, when in actuality they are more profoundly influenced by chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interested in statistics? This is the book.

  • By Robert on 02-21-14

History of probability

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-11

This book is 90% a history and development of probability theory up to the 1970's. With a last chapter added which looks like a publishers rewrite, so poorly developed and disjoint from the main body of the book, it is as if someone copied and pasted the introduction to a separate book as the conclusion to this one. I had to reread the publishers review to see why I brought this, their spin on this book makes me wonder if the reviewer was so bored they only read the first and last chapters. If you are interested in this topic check out "Predictably Irrational".

  • The Little Book of Behavioral Investing

  • How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy
  • By: James Montier
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

A detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing. Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'd Heard a Lot of this Before, But ...

  • By John on 06-25-11

One of the best investing books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-11

Best uses of a credit in ages, really enjoyed this book. It covers the modern way of investing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful