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  • New Power

  • How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You
  • By: Jeremy Heimans, Henry Timms
  • Narrated by: Andrew Fallaize
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This "old power" was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. "New power" is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency--and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel. New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, from #BlackLivesMatter to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Airbnb, uncovering the new power forces that made them huge. Drawing on examples from business, activism, and pop culture, as well as the study of organizations like Lego, NASA, Reddit, and TED, Heimans and Timms explain how to build new power and channel it successfully. They also explore the dark side of these forces: the way ISIS has co-opted new power to monstrous ends, and the rise of the alt-right's "intensity machine."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very Disappointing

  • By MCP on 06-01-18

Good to Great Redux. Smart!👍👍

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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: 01-10-19

Excellent explanation of a seismic shift from centralized to decentralized power structures. "From AARP to ADD," read this to understand massive change.

  • Science in the Soul

  • Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward, Gillian Somerscales
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

For decades Richard Dawkins has been the world's most brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. Science in the Soul brings together 42 essays, polemics, and paeans - culled from personal papers, newspapers, lectures, and online salons - all written with Dawkins' characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wide in scope - an engaging view into Dawkins

  • By Dennis A Robinson on 08-10-17

Some parts better than others

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Dawkins is eloquent summarizing evolution and explaining why other explanations for life fall short. It would be a great book for those who wonder about this, and those who already know these arguments will probably enjoy the way he puts it -- and the fascinating details he always adds. Here's super smart and very clever but not a natural comedian ... though he gives it a jolly good try.

  • 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 1,598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,419

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

Interesting mix of biography and thoughts

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

Plays fine at 1.2 speed but still very long. Mostly interesting biographies followed by sometimes tangential but often thoughtful analysis, or opinion rather, but a reasonable opinion except for ... well, I'm not into Jungian archetypes or Freudian explanations.

I listened to the whole book, tired just near the end when it seemed a little too much, generational differences oversimplified, death a bit much. I liked the chapter on groups and group dynamics, that's one of many I'd recommend. But why such laborious biographies? Bit hard getting through some, but if you know it's half biography going in, your probably ok.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emotional Intelligence Mastery: 7 Manuscripts

  • Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, Self-Discipline, How to Analyze People, Manipulation, Empath
  • By: David Clark
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell, Bob D, Roland Purdy, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Seven manuscripts in one audiobook. This bundle includes the most powerful collection of audiobooks that will help you improve every area of your emotional, personal, and relationship growth. It will quickly lead you to more rewarding and fulfilling relationships, as well as a more successful and enriching professional life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Self Help Book I’ve Read!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-18

A bit superficial

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I found it to be simple, could be useful for someone with little knowledge about therapy, it describes the very basics. I was a bit turned off by the grammatical errors, but my real criticism was in the platitudes. I returned it. To be fair, I only heard several chapters. Would make a good primer.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

Deep, Wise, Important

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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: 11-08-18

I am surprised to say I think this is the best of his three books because I liked the other two so much. So much food for thought! I listened through, and then bought the book to study a bit more carefully.

This actually may be my favorite of the 60 + I've heard recently. It's well written, well read, compelling, instructive, and -- to be honest -- more than a little unsettling. You probably want to also read Enlightenment by Pinker, to balance out your view of the future..

Highly highly recommend this one.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,473

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

Important story about data, thanks

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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: 10-26-18

It's mostly about weather data but touches on related political B.S. It's too short, I want more! Nice argument for public data collection, modeling, analytics, and psychology.

  • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

  • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: The Great Courses
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Human And Loving It!

  • By Gillian on 07-28-15

Great, but skip a couple chapters

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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: 10-11-18

I love Robert Sopolski. I loved this course. There were a few chapters, like the one on cultural views of the dead, which I skipped. But that's ok. There were quite a few I'll listen to again.

  • Fear

  • Trump in the White House
  • By: Bob Woodward
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,340

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

  • By BigNutz on 12-15-18

Watch bad sausage being made

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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: 09-23-18

How did Woodward get this information? Well I guess the sources are anonymous and from what he describes I imagine quite a few people needed to vent. In fact many -- including the President -- did and do so frequently, and publicly. Mainly through candid-sounding dialogue we get more background and clarity on so many issues -- N. Korea, China, tariffs and trade, immigration, race relations, taxes, the Russian investigation, and more. It's pathetic ... and unstable ... and worse, it's dangerous. I've just watched USA Sausage being made out of the very worst parts. What a steaming mess.

And yet ... it's a uniquely American privilege to read a book like this -- that's how we learn.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rejection Proof

  • How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection
  • By: Jia Jiang
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,577

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. Despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed and spiraled into a period of deep self-doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Never Waste A Rejection!

  • By Gillian on 05-30-16

useful for sure

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

A personal journey, am interesting story and valuable lessons. It's light, sometimes too personal I felt, and some of the stories were a bit of a stretch for this theme, and there was repetition but an interesting exploration with valuable lessons. It reminded me of So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.

  • The Road to Character

  • By: David Brooks
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,887

With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous best sellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich, textured stories

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-15

nice biographies, but loosely related

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I thought it started out with a good premise, the inner and outer character, Adam 1 and Adam 2... followed by biographies, some of which were impressive, others sort of common. The book is very well written, easy just to enjoy the telling. It's really well read too, it took me some time realize I didn't know where I was going.

Early on he says skip to the last chapter if you want to hear the summary, and about half way through, I did. I think it was about 8 minutes, and the intro, I thought, had said it better.

I didn't dislike the book, it's a loose collection of biographies though and I was looking for something else. Interesting that audible suggests similar books: Better Angels, of our Nature and Enlightenment Now, both by Pinker and in my view very focused in ways I felt this wasn't.