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  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,054

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

Great Concept

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Great concept but I found the book structure to be disorganized. I wasn't left with anything actionable; rather, I ended up losing the plot...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Career Hacking for Millennials

  • How I Built a Career My Way, and How You Can Too
  • By: Max Altschuler
  • Narrated by: Max Altschuler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

As Millennials, we’ve been taught that it’s necessary to painstakingly creep our way up the corporate ladder - waiting years for a promotion, recognition, and our dream work environment. Max Altschuler calls bullsh*t. Times have changed, and this book is here to show you how to build a successful career through proven tactics and strategies, allowing you to conquer your career your way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's alright.

  • By Brittany on 01-05-19

Basic

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Information conveyed in this book is rudimentary for the most part. Should be marketed as a guide for high school students.

  • The Way of the Superior Man

  • The Teaching Sessions
  • By: David Deida
  • Narrated by: David Deida
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359

What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you're a man reading this, you've undoubtedly asked yourself these questions, but you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not the book!

  • By Alvin on 03-29-09

Interesting but not too useful

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Some interesting thoughts on masculine and feminine energies... The book overall lacks organization and a clear takeaway. Could get you to interpret people and situations differently but I lost the plot about halfway through.

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,268

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Focus on passion=Less stress and more success

  • By Mark on 05-04-15

Not Robert Greene's Best

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

Reviewed: 04-29-16

Robert Greene is still a genius but I thought 48 Laws of Power was better.