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  • The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance

  • A Story About Becoming a Peak Performer
  • By: Brian Cain
  • Narrated by: Brian Cain, Randy Jackson, Griffin Gum, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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The 12 Pillars of Peak Performance gives valuable information on becoming a peak performer in sports, business, and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book - an Overview of the 12 Pillars

  • By Bryan on 12-17-18

Great Book - an Overview of the 12 Pillars

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Reviewed: 12-17-18

This book is a good initial overview to the 12 pillars. The author has also written a number of books to cover each pillar in greater detail.

  • The Undefeated Mind

  • On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self
  • By: Alex Lickerman
  • Narrated by: Phil Holland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 626

Legions of self-help authors rightly urge personal development as the key to happiness, but they typically fail to focus on its most important objective: hardiness. Though that which doesn't kill us can make us stronger, as Nietzsche tells us, few authors today offer any insight into just how to springboard from adversity to strength. It doesn't just happen automatically, and it takes practice. New scientific research suggests that resilience isn't something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take specific action to develop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Sigurd on 08-05-14

Well worth listening to

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Reviewed: 10-30-18

The book was excellently narrated and provides a lot of great lessons and anecdotes on happiness and how to find your life mission. Alex ends the book with a great summary on how all of the chapters tie together and ends the book with a call to action (I won’t spoil the ending).
Although he mentions many lessons from Nichiren Buddhism this is not a book on how to practice Buddhism so there is no need to be turned away from the book if you are not interested in Buddhism. In fact, the lessons here could help you improve upon your own religious or spiritual beliefs.

  • The Art of Innovation

  • Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
  • By: Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman - contributor, Tom Peters - foreword
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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    4 out of 5 stars 138

IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid's I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is an old book!

  • By EPR review on 01-05-17

Great story but not a ‘process map’ for innovation

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Reviewed: 04-11-18

Like a lot of other innovation books this one glosses over the critical steps in market analysis, strategy, and product development. Such as, how do you know if you should take a disruptive approach to an over-served market or just do a redesign with marginal feature updates? It does provide some great tips for how to run an incredibly fun, innovative, and high performing design firm and the tips on brainstorming were worth the price of this book alone.