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  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box

  • By: Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Since its original publication nine years ago, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it has sold more copies each year since 2004 than it did in any of the first four years after publication. The book's central insight - that the key to leadership lays not in what we do, but in who we are - has proved to have powerful resonances not only for organizational leadership, but in fans' personal lives as well.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good but duplicated some chapters

  • By April on 02-23-19

Great book, what the helk happened to the sound tech?

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

This book was recommended by a good friend, not to me but I’m always listening for her suggestions as she’s pretty amazing all around, and I am very happy I looked for it.

Only question and feedback is, who lost the sound tech when splicing the audio? 3-4 voices, 4 sections repeated (where the extra voices come in). I imagine there may have been an idea to repeat for emphasis but... came across sadly clunky.

  • Fooled by Randomness

  • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614

This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Worthwhile Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-13

Love the book and narration, the sound tech needs a kick in the pants

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

Reviewed: 03-31-19

Fooled, Swan, and anti-fragile are mind bendingly awesome. Period. This sound tech on this one though, needs to work on their skills a bit. The blank spaces left me wondering if I’d hit pause at every chapter and section change. Sigh. I am not a fan, I am a title sharing fiend for Nassim.

  • The Financial Security Bible

  • How to Build Wealth & Be Happy
  • By: Mike Summey
  • Narrated by: Mike Summey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

In this era of financial uncertainty in the worldwide economy, it is more important than ever to make sure that your own personal economy is secure. In The Financial Security Bible, you'll learn how to build a financial foundation for yourself and your family that no financial hurricane can break through. This audiobook is called a bible because, like the Bible, many of the lessons it contains are embedded in stories and parables that relate to real-life situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite books I have listened to

  • By Nick F on 06-06-17

Love Mike but..

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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: 01-14-19

Not sure if there was one word said in this book that wasn't said in the Weekend Millionaire 3 book set. All great info, all spot on ideas, and a well thought out path. Problem is, I already own the 3 Weekend Millionaire books...

  • The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library

  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,317
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,310

So, what is it about Jim Rohn that has made him so tremendously effective in teaching others how to become so massively successful? The answer is he has a unique way of helping you discover that you are so much more capable and powerful than you have ever imagined. This is a breakthrough body of work from this world-renowned success philosopher, teacher, and motivator. Nightingale-Conant has compiled and distilled his most thought-provoking, income-generating, and fulfillment-producing ideas into 10 easy-to-listen-to-and-apply modules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Priceless

  • By anteaky on 04-13-18

Why did I wait?

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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: 01-13-19

Over years years, there is no way I couldn't have heard about Jim Rohn listening to other speakers in the genre but, for some reason though I hesitated and didn't get any of his works. Now, I feel as though I've wasted those years and I very much wish I could get those years back. Fantastic audio. Buy it. Love it. Do it. As much as you can!

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,311

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17

4th time through

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I have owned the book for decades, read it three times over those years just to course correct. Problem with this recording is the tone of Covey, it almost sounded like 1/2 the time he was reading an obituary rather than his opus. It isn't a bad narration, it's just that it puts your to sleep 1/2 the time. I had to go to other Audible selections several times during the book just to wake-up again.

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

Meh...

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I am not rating this book lower because it wasn't full of useful information, challenges, and ideas. I am rating it this low because it 1. sounded like he recorded it on his iPhone in the bathroom 2. There were some close calls with actual meat on the bone as opposed to nothing but marrow 3. It came across more like a resume meets journal to himself. Really had high hopes for this one but, I'd recommend Jim Rohn any day of the week over this one.

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

My god...

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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: 11-29-18

I’ve never “needed” to review a book before but, I couldn’t not review this one. I feel like I just met my spirit animal come to life. The words of Anne in the voice of Susan were the perfect duo for this in so many ways. It makes me want to be so overly effusive here, I’ve had to go back and rewrite this review so I’m not taking away from the book with my lack of wordsmithing.

Buy. The. Book. Now. Stop reading this, go buy the book.

Why are you still reading this? Go buy the book already. Go.

  • Intelligence in War

  • Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda
  • By: John Keegan
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

In fiction, the spy is a glamorous figure whose secrets make or break peace, but, historically, has intelligence really been a vital step to military victories? In this breakthrough study, the preeminent war historian John Keegan goes to the heart of a series of important conflicts to develop a powerful argument about military intelligence. In his characteristically wry and perceptive prose, Keegan offers us nothing short of a new history of war through the prism of intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Military history more than history of intelligence

  • By D. Littman on 01-10-04

Nothing is perfect, least of all predictions

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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: 11-11-18

#Intelligences has been come a ubiquitous word in today’s speech patterns but, rather few people understand what it is or what it is capable of accomplishing. When politicians deride intelligence professionals, I would hope, someday, the average citizen will have the understanding of the subject as laid out here to refute that assertion. Intelligence helps win wars but, it is not panacea. This book will give readers a better footing to grasp the finer points throughout the last few hundred years to better grasp that fact. Love this #historylesson and I think you will too. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The New Tsar

  • The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
  • By: Steven Lee Myers
  • Narrated by: René Ruiz
  • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president - the only complete biography in English - that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history, by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A retelling of facts without much added info

  • By A. M. on 03-07-16

Putin and his puppets

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

If you’re curious how a lowly #spy went from a posting in a #ColdWar backwater to #President of the largest landmass, this book is a great place to start. This #biography of one of the world’s most corrupt leaders also reads like a post-Cold War biography of the #RussianFederation, always sad and always intriguing. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • The Black Swan

  • The Impact of the Highly Improbable
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,080

Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it in the end...I think.

  • By Judd Bagley on 05-27-09

This made me hunger to learn more of what I do not know!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-18

I was unprepared for the depth of this book and am so thankful it was recommended to me. It is not often I find books which not only teach me something but wet my appetite for future learning! This book and its message fit within my improbable! Thank you, Sir Taleb!