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  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,900

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tempo is key! (1.25X)

  • By James Hawkins on 11-12-18

Greene’s Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

This book goes beyond Greene’s previous excellent works by providing actions we can act on to become “students of human nature” and more effective human beings as a consequence.

  • Atomic Habits

  • Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,428
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,375

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal 2018.11

  • By Robert F. Jones on 11-10-18

Turns goal setting on its head

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Presents a step by step process to incorporate good habits and eliminate bad habits toward fulfilling your potential.

  • I Hear You

  • The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
  • By: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Narrated by: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this three-hour, conversational listen, you'll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills - validation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LIFE CHANGING....

  • By Erica DeLeone on 06-25-18

So good, I bought the Kindle...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-13-18

I wish more non-fiction advice books were as concise and to the point as this book. Michael doesn't waste time getting to the point or expanding on the concept ad nauseam. To accelerate my adoption of these counter-intuitive but straightforward practices, I purchased the Kindle version after completing the audible book.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,063

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Great lessons told through great stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-06-18

The best lessons are those told through stories. Chris Voss shares several powerful and counter-intuitive tools and techniques through a number of high stakes stories that you keep engaged. If only more business books were this entertaining.

  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • By: Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope with Confidence

  • By Dan on 07-25-12

Chocolate box of opportunities for social innovation

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

This is the definitive reference for social entrepreneurs and innovators looking for inspiration for how they can improve the world

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multifaceted

  • By jeremiah on 04-07-15

People Operations Manifesto for Innovatotors

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-17

Step-by-step manual for how to build an innovative culture in any type of organization

  • The Ultimate Focus Strategy

  • How to Set the Right Goals, Develop Powerful Focus, Stick to the Process, and Achieve Success
  • By: Martin Meadows
  • Narrated by: John Gagnepain
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Discover four steps to permanently eliminate distractions and focus on your goals in the long-term. How do you feel about investing years of your life into achieving an important goal - your time, energy, money, blood, sweat, and tears - only to give up and throw it all away? If you constantly switch your attention from one thing to another, dabble in multiple projects, and give up on your goals whenever things get hard, you'll eventually fail - absolutely guaranteed!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid book on the concept of achieving your goals

  • By mkral on 04-26-17

Simple and effective process to achieve your goals

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-01-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Focus Strategy to be better than the print version?

Yes, I had previously read the print version, however preferred the audio edition.

What did you like best about this story?

Practical process to achieve your key goals by eliminating all but the essential objectives in your life.

Which scene was your favorite?

Chapter 7: The Missing Fifth Component — Maintain Your Success reinforced one of Alan Weiss models that you always need to jump to the next plain of success avoid complacency.

Any additional comments?

Martin outlines a simple and effective process for achieving your goals. The method is supported by research and Martin’s personal life experience. He also references his earlier books where appropriate and several of the most respected thought leaders in the field. Martin’s writing is refreshing in its candour even outlining who this book is not for.

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  • Born for This

  • How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

Chris Guillebeau, the best-selling author of The $100 Start Up, has created a practical, actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks - whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Concepts That Might Be Difficult To Do

  • By Gillian on 02-06-17

Great gift for college grads

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-17

Provides lots of perspective and tools for planning one's career in the new gig economy

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,668

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

Priceless Financial Wisdom with a Purpose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

There are countless gems throughout the book such as introduction to Ray Daleo. The interviews with the top financial minds in the world are brilliant.

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,067

Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters - this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don't merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long and drawn out

  • By Joel on 08-05-16

The appendix pulls the 8 themes together

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-20-16

Enjoyed the format of dramatic stories to explain the individual themes. The appendix pulls the eight themes together into an actionable strategy.

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