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  • A Selfish Plan to Change the World

  • Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems
  • By: Justin Dillon
  • Narrated by: Justin Dillon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

What if your search for meaning could solve the world's problems? What if everything you are passionate about could save a life or change history? Justin Dillon argues it can, and A Selfish Plan to Change the World shows how. In this paradigm-shifting new book, Dillon - the founder of Slavery Footprint and Made in a Free World - reveals the secret to a life of deep and lasting significance: the discovery that our need for meaning is inextricably linked to the needs of the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring story, but mistitled

  • By M. S. Boldrick on 12-07-17

Powerful but could be better

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

This book is essential for changing the world for the better, however I felt some things were missing. There is a strong focus on education in this book but little mention of feeding and clothing those children, which is a strong precursor to them being able to learn in school (as per the mention of the hierarchy of needs). Many over dramatized, and overly sentimental elements take away from the writer's appeal to our practical senses. Juvenile's rap is discordant with the rest of the factual accounts and his comparison to Jay z, who's musical arsenal talks widely about hoes and bling, is poorly thought out at best. I'm also pretty sure the boy at the end was excited more about having and giving out snacks than freeing children, but that's my assumption. As Justin says these problems are not simple and in some cases removing these children from factories and labor puts them in other, sometimes more dangerous, situations. Those who think critically about these issues need these things to be part of the discussion. I would love to see the next edition come with a few edits.

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  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1
  • By: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting voice actor but

  • By Jason on 01-27-16

Great Content, Noise Issues Don't Ruin It

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Reviewed: 02-01-16

What did you love best about The Tao of Seneca?

The narrator has a great voice, and the content is superb.

What did you like best about this story?

How much content there is!

What does John A. Robinson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A classic feel as though Seneca were speaking to me.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

Remaining calm and focused despite what life might throw towards me. Stoicism promotes a great mindset to thrive in this crazy world.

Any additional comments?

People have complained about sound issues, and my download totally had them. However, it's very brief and I could still understand John. I'll be getting the other two volumes for sure.

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