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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

Very Useful

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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: 07-28-18

This book is a fun read, and very useful no matter who you are. Trying to motivate employees? Great. Trying to make little Timmy's birthday party one he'll remember forever. Awesome. Want to help a stubborn person change their mind? Groovy. The applicable possibilities are endless, they'll give you more creative ways to solve problems and great potential to create joy and fun out of the most mundane occasions in your life.

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    Length: 40 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Summary of The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience as well as the last moment and forget the rest. Why "we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they're not".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BUY THE FULL AUDIOBOOK!!

  • By Eduardo on 07-28-18

BUY THE FULL AUDIOBOOK!!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

I listened to the unabridged version of this, and the summary doesn't even come close to communicating the details that actually make the authors ideas work so magically. The full version is only 6 hours and 24 minutes, get the full version. THE FULL VERSION IS A 5 STAR BOOK, its amazing, it's such a good book in fact that I bought this summary too, so I could brush up on the core concepts frequently.

This summary is like buying a plane ticket to Fiji, but never leaving your hotel room. Sure you can tell people you've been to Fiji, but you can't tell them what it's like being in Fiji and you certainly wouldn't get much out of that vacation other than a large credit card bill and stiff legs from a long flight.

A summary without the detailed case studies would be fine, but it summarizes and misses the main points that make these ideas work. It's the difference between saying losing weight is good vs cutting down on sugar will help you lose weight.

Again, the FULL BOOK is amazing and I highly recommend it. If the summary authors read this, my apologies for the harsh words, but this really doesn't communicate the system the authors designed.

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,293

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Applicable, gripping, entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

The same way that high performance NASA and F1 racing technology trickles down into consumer life from their edge of the bell curve applications, so do these leadership lessons gleaned from the high stakes, high pressure, situations of the Navy Seals operations in Iraq. The gripping first hand storytelling alone is worth the price, the leadership principles are easily applicable and motivational.

Good read for anyone looking for leadership lessons applicable to business, sports, or educators. Good read for people interested in military culture as well.

Thanks to the authors for taking the time to share their hard learned lessons!