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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A world controlled by cognitive dissonance

  • By Philomath on 09-05-18

great book went in a direction I didn't expect

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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: 10-04-18

narrator has that voice that you look for in this type of book. Was more in some ways and parsimonious in others

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18

hard concepts

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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: 08-04-18

Fww can do what's in this book the level to which it's counter intuitive is amazing. Good mix of science and human stories.

  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,010

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

  • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

they will be mad

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

but who cares hate is fuel for some and it is endlessly renewalable and easily found

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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,556
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,940

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

that one ndt

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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: 12-13-17

NDT - Neal Degrassi Tyson

easy listen read well accessable book. I good listen for anyone.

  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By John E on 01-29-17

good read

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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: 10-23-17

Quick and too through point with good historical data and unemotional facts to back up her points. Carol Anderson is the truth. The narrator also has a beautiful speaking voice.

  • Influence

  • Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,786

Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change the way you see the world.

  • By Dubito Ergo Sum on 02-18-15

trick baby

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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: 10-06-17

trick baby, you know what it is. That mind and it's nonsense. woooo and wow. Everytime see it

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

yep, skin and yes don't be fooled.

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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: 08-18-17

This book will take 2 readings a year for several years plenty of principals to apply.

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,610

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T Spencer on 07-14-15

ready to get pissed read this

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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: 08-07-17

This book will temper your day trader riches dreams and make your hate people telling you to get a good education a good job pay your bills on time ect. We where lied to.

  • More Money Than God

  • Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
  • By: Sebastian Mallaby
  • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007–2009.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Valiant effort but lacking analytic horsepower...

  • By ND on 01-10-11

insane

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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: 08-05-17

Narrator good, has that wealth voice.

This book will make you hate any schooling. It will make you look at people who you grew up with and say you where lied to and you spread that lie.

Makes you think even if you do 2% of what these guys did you could help your family and change your life.

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