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  • Talking to Crazy

  • How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
  • By: Mark Goulston MD
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for my Crazies

  • By Cecilia on 11-01-15

Must read if you interact with people

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Reviewed: 05-15-16

This book was great! Not everyone has a fairytale life. For those who don't or have to deal people who aren't fairytale heroes this book is for you. Since crazy surrounds us this is a must read for the cogent of the world!

Practical advice offered about getting ones own crazy under control as well as seeing and acknowledging personal flaws. The book went over so many varied interactions, defined them, discussed them, and then gave a solution on how to handle the situation in a dignified manner.

Additional topics that were discussed concerning mental illness were relevant to the times we live in. BRAVO to the author for approaching the topic of school shootings from a mental health standpoint! This book should be mandatory reading just for that chapter alone for all parents.

  • Narconomics

  • How to Run a Drug Cartel
  • By: Tom Wainwright
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087

What drug lords learned from big business. How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy book in the "economics explains X" genre

  • By Ethan M. on 04-11-16

Great book

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Reviewed: 04-23-16

Wonderfully thought out and made easy to understand. This is a topic touching so many people. The timing is impeccable. The economic portion was made simple enough for anyone to understand. I do not agree with the portion that knowledge of how the drug trade effects Central and South America will change the behavior of Americans and Europeans. I do however believe that regulation and taxation can lead to a windfall in the public sector just in time to save some of our failing infrastructure.

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