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Anthony Burbidge

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,213

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

  • By Sara on 10-29-14

great info

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their personal or work lives.

  • Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

  • By: Pat Flynn
  • Narrated by: Pat Flynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best guide for becoming entrepreneur

  • By Dmytro on 03-27-16

loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I'll be listening to this one again. Filled with great ideas and inspiration. I'm really looking forward to the additional online course content as well.

  • The Music Lesson

  • A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
  • By: Victor L. Wooten
  • Narrated by: Victor L. Wooten
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

"'Boy, do I have a lot to learn!'" Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. Then the teacher showed up...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise like no other!

  • By Tomas on 11-23-10

A Must Read For Any Musician!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

What made the experience of listening to The Music Lesson the most enjoyable?

If ever there were a book made to be heard and not read, this is it!

The book is like "The Peaceful Warrior" for musicians - filled with life lessons and spiritual wisdom as told through the language of music.

Even and experienced musician will find new insights and perspectives on how to become a better musician through the delightful storyline of this book.

And I am so happy I found this book first in it's audio format and not the written page - the multiple characters, accompanying musical soundtrack and the sound effects bring the story to life in a way that would be impossible if digested in written form.

To first be enlightened by a new musical/spiritual concept and then to be able to hear it in musical form woven into the telling of the story is priceless.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • The Conscious Parent

  • Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
  • By: Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  • Narrated by: Dr. Shefali Tsabary
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book for parenting and self development

  • By Juliana on 01-05-16

I Wish Every Parent Could Listen To This Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

Loved this book and have already recommended to other parents. Should be mandatory reading for all parents.

  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

  • An International Perspective
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A paradigm shift on the subject of equality

  • By Steven Schardein on 10-02-15

Insightful Stats but not a fan of the narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I think I would have been able to absorb the information more easily if it had been read by a different narrator.

  • I'm Feeling Lucky

  • The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
  • By: Douglas Edwards
  • Narrated by: Douglas Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,443
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191

Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a credit

  • By Stephen on 07-20-11

Great story - loose the gum

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

I found this story both informative and entertaining. The author gives great insight into the inner workings of the early years at Google.

I just can't figure out why the narrator and audio producer thought it would be ok for the narrator to have gum in his mouth throughout the recording. Though subtle, it was somewhat distracting at times.

  • The Demographic Cliff

  • How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019
  • By: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Narrated by: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 241

Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on a not-so-secret weapon: demographics. Studying the predictable things people do as they age is the ultimate tool for understanding trends. Dent shows that if you take the time to understand demographic data, using it to your advantage isn’t all that difficult. By following his suggestions, listeners will be able to find the upside to the downturn and learn how to survive and prosper during the most challenging years ahead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting, but questionable

  • By Lance G. on 03-06-14

Great ideas but missed target on some forecasts

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

The things the author predicts in this book may well still come to pass but clearly didn't happen in 2014 as predicted.

  • Prosper!

  • How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting
  • By: Chris Martenson, Adam Taggart, Robert Kiyosaki - foreword
  • Narrated by: Chris Martenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99 percent, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction - just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best. But what if we told you that there are specific attainable steps you can take today that can limit your vulnerability to these trends and help you be richer, healthier, and happier?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A balanced look at prepping without the Fear Porn

  • By Denis Pelletier on 12-09-15

Great Content But More Concrete Answers Needed

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

Reviewed: 05-15-16

This one of the few Crash prediction books that actually has some sense of optimism containing within.

The authors to a great job of explaining the forces that shape humanity's fate going forward. Although the outlook is bleak, the authors propose that, I'd individuals begin now to place their lives in order, they will be better ready to weather the long term struggles ahead.

However, if the reader really wants concrete answers on what to do, this book does not go into deep content. Rather, one will need to look to the authors' website and community therein to find more specifics.

  • Follow Your Gut

  • The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes
  • By: Rob Knight
  • Narrated by: Rob Knight
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Allergies, asthma, obesity, stomachaches, acne: These are just a few of the conditions that may be caused - and cured - by the microscopic life inside us. Understand how to use groundbreaking science to improve your health, mood, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cutting edge information

  • By Jeff on 04-29-15

short but good

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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: 05-02-16

this is a short program but filled with eye opening and inspiring information. left me with more questions than answers but such is the nature of this rapidly progressing field of science.

  • Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and 'B' Students Work for the Government

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Education for Parents
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out Es / Employees...those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries, and dreamers - entrepreneurs-in-the-making...those "C Students" who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications, and products. The audiobook urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ("good grades" might only mean they or the student themselves were successful in jamming a square peg into a round hole...) and focus, instead, on concepts, ideas, and helping their child find their true genius.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good read, Horrible reader

  • By Devrin on 11-06-13

his best yet!

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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: 04-28-16

I've listened to nearly all the books on the rich dad series and this is perhaps the best. both cautionary and inspiring at the same time, Robert tells the truth about how the economic system works, why it crashed, why it is doomed and what we can do for ourselves and our children in light of the system's fundamental flaws.

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