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  • Black Box Thinking

  • Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A multi-level message, well written and well read

  • By Loren on 11-16-15

Important topics and ties in other great books

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Reviewed: 03-23-16

I really enjoyed this book. The concepts are very important, innovative, and current 2016. I also enjoyed how the author ties in other great books I've been meaning to read (creativity inc, taleb, )
As an avid non fiction consumer I highly recommend this book

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  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,039
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,474

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

Inspiring and motivating man

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Reviewed: 02-05-16

Loved getting to know Feynman more . I have heard a lot about him from Tim Ferriss. I can see how there thinking has blended in a way. Great book I know more about physics and scientific study in general after reading.

  • Shantaram

  • A Novel
  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 42 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,413
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,946
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,933

Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum-security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of My Favorite Books! Great Narration!

  • By Memphis on 06-16-14

Wow.

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Reviewed: 08-30-15

I feel like I lived 10 lives and loved and lost all though it all. The speaker does an amazing job of portraying the characters. Possibly best story I've ever read. Feeling grateful for my life.