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Pekka

Oulu, Finland
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  • Think in Systems

  • Complexity Made Simple: The Theory and Practice of Strategic Planning, Problem Solving, and Creating Lasting Results
  • By: Zoe McKey
  • Narrated by: Anna Doyle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Apply systems thinking in your problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without the need to become a technical professional. Think in Systems is a concise information manual offering high-level problem-solving methods for personal and global issues. The guide presents the main features of systems thinking in an understandable and everyday manner, helping you to develop this skill top analysts and world leaders use. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, though not quite what I thought it was

  • By David A Hedges on 06-25-18

The book is short and lacking in depth.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This seems like it's been optimized to check all the boxes for anyone looking for info on the subject, but doesn't go into any depth.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Very light on content

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Mostly a series of already familiar anecdotes on behavior with a few article length insightful chapters. Not worth the money.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Everything Bad Is Good for You

  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Wide Open comes a groundbreaking assessment of popular culture as it's never been considered before: through the lens of intelligence. Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • nice to hear "the rest of the story"

  • By stacey nelson on 03-17-18

Interesting, a little spread out

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Interesting, fun and varied.
[Audible: I would rather use the guided review form, but if you then ask me to give three describing words, try first removing the minimum limit of 15 words, okay?]

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • World Made by Hand

  • The World Made by Hand Novels, Book 1
  • By: James Howard Kunstler
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

The electricity has flickered out. The automobile age is over. In Union Grove, a little town in upstate New York, the future is nothing like people thought it would be. Life is hard and close to the bone. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A kind of Amish post-apocalypse

  • By David on 06-27-13

Nice but short

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

Reviewed: 08-13-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, for a stark wake-up to our lifestyle's wekanesses and societal assumptions.

Would you be willing to try another book from James Howard Kunstler? Why or why not?

Yes, he has an intelligent but alternative view on things-

What about Jim Meskimen’s performance did you like?

Overall good, a little overdone on some characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.