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  • On Dialogue

  • 2nd Edition
  • By: David Bohm
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4 out of 5 stars 17

Never before has there been a greater need for deeper listening and more open communication to cope with the complex problems facing our organizations, businesses, and societies. Renowned scientist David Bohm believed there was a better way for humanity to discover meaning and to achieve harmony. He identified creative dialogue, a sharing of assumptions and understanding, as a means by which the individual, and society as a whole, can learn more about themselves and others, and achieve a renewed sense of purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is more than jus On Dialogue

  • By Maven on 08-13-18

This book is more than jus On Dialogue

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Reviewed: 08-13-18

It contains work frm his earlier books. Bohm has a great way of presenting Krishnamurti's teaching in an analytical form.

  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

  • By: Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan, Jack Schwager (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Scott Morris on 11-08-14

Great book

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Reviewed: 12-11-17

Refreshing to have a book that isnt just about how to make a million dollars. It is a useful primer in heuristic biases that is the philosophy of behavioural economics.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sure It's An Aussie Book But--

  • By Gillian on 03-27-18

Honest and easy to understand

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Reviewed: 09-07-17

Thanks Scott. I have already implemented ur teachings. I tried to negotiate my mortgage rate but the bank refused to budge. I have more than 80% equity. But hey, thanks to you advice on cash back mortgage brokers, I have ditched my bank. I'm now on my way to getting $1000 or more back each year and paying less on my mortgage! Trailing commisions are awesome...especially when they are paid to me instead of the typical mortagage broker!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Simple Path to Wealth

  • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  • By: JL Collins
  • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,782
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,568
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,550

This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!! Get a physical copy though.

  • By Chris Hogan on 04-08-18

Simple, clear to understand and magnificent

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Reviewed: 09-07-17

I wish I had access to this book years ago. In my early 20's my friends and I were picking stocks. After years of trying and failing, we kept commenting how we have lost to the index fund each time. It takes great wisdom to understand that we shud have followed what JLCollins have suggested.

  • The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • A Message for an Age of Anxiety
  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

Alan W. Watts' "message for an age of anxiety" is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first published. We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future, too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the pleasures of the moment in our anxious efforts to ensure the next moment is as enjoyable. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Watts argues that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can find something truly worth knowing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • more pointed and considerate than his lectures

  • By IW, Albuquerque on 03-16-16

Good but not as mindblowing as You're It

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Reviewed: 03-29-17

An insightful book with many pearls of wisdom not present in Watt's lectures: "You're it" and "Out of Your Mind"

  • Out of Your Mind

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,998
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,963

With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Maven on 10-28-16

Another great book

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Reviewed: 10-28-16

This book is as amazing as other Alan Watts books. However, if you already purchased "You're it" then this book is very very similar with identical talks.

27 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Krishnamurti: Reflections on the Self

  • By: Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Described by the Dalai Lama as “one of the greatest thinkers of the age”, Jiddu Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the 20th century, including Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller and Joseph Campbell. Born of middle-class Brahmin parents in 1895, Krishnamurti was recognized at age fourteen by theosophists Annie Besant and C W Leadbetter as an anticipated world teacher and proclaimed to be the vehicle for the reincarnation of Christ in the West and of Buddha in the East.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing look at my self. Thank you.

  • By Susan Holmes on 03-22-15

A different perspective

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Reviewed: 09-28-16

Krishnamurti presents a different perspective that is secular and promotes the idea of self inquiry. Some parts were a bit repetitive, but perhaps necessary as we are all deluded in this concept of self/ego. This is the concept of Annata (or no self) in Buddhism but Krishnamuti poignantly explains that thought alone, cannot lead to wisdom because thought is limited and divisive.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Peace Is Every Step

  • The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633

Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries, meditations, personal anecdotes, and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the listener already is - in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking - and shows how deep meditative presence is available now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great approach to mindfulness

  • By Jeff on 02-03-16

A pleasant read

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Reviewed: 04-07-16

Thich Nhat Hanh presents a simple book which is vry easy to read and listen. The only caveat to this book is that it lacks depth. For those with a deep, inquisitive mind, I recommend "Conversations with a Mystic" by Sadhguru and Cheryl Simone.

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Midnights with The Mystic

  • A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss
  • By: Cheryl Simone, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasude
  • Narrated by: Cheryl Somone, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasude
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Constructed around a series of late night conversations around a camp fire between Cheryl Simone and Sadhguru Vasudev on an Island in the middle of a Western North Carolina lake near her mountain home, Midnights with the Mystic is the most thorough exposition of the teachings of India's most sought after mystic. Sadhguru challenges us to embrace the possibility that to each of us is available a higher realm of reality, an entre into the realm of freedom and bliss.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadhguru is a fascinating subject

  • By D. Clark on 11-15-16

An enlightening read

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Reviewed: 04-06-16

I love it how the author kept the original narrations of Sadhguru. A great book!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Relationship Cure

  • A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
  • By: John M. Gottman Ph.D., Joan DeClaire
  • Narrated by: John M. Gottman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 435
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real Answers Supported by Research

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-05

Great complement to the 7 Principles

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Reviewed: 02-21-16

This books helps cement Gottman's earlier work of the 7 principles. He extrapolates the principles to any relationship - work, parenting and couple's relationships.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful