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  • Deviate

  • The Science of Seeing Differently
  • By: Beau Lotto
  • Narrated by: Beau Lotto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 553
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Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: It is a new way of seeing. In his first major book, Lotto draws on over two decades of pioneering research to explain that our brain didn't evolve to see the world accurately. It can't!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Randy on 12-05-17

Excellent book. Critical concept.

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Reviewed: 01-23-18

Important & thought-provoking book. Well written. Well read. Great mix of science, psychology & tangible takeaways.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Novice to Expert

  • 6 Steps to Learn Anything, Increase Your Knowledge, and Master New Skills
  • By: S.J. Scott
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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    4 out of 5 stars 156

Want to learn a skill, but don't know how to get started? Struggle to find time for a side project? Ever quit in frustration after beginning something new? The truth is: You can learn anything...without spending lots of money...without dedicating thousands of hours to the process...and often without leaving the comfort of your home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo Good! Here's Why--

  • By Gillian on 03-02-17

Great Advice

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Reviewed: 08-14-17

Excellent information to help you understand the learning process and excellent & actionable advice to help you on your path to success. I highly recommend this book.

  • Long Story Short

  • The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Margot Leitman
  • Narrated by: Margot Leitman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 790
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
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    4 out of 5 stars 706

Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye-opening and revealing book

  • By Forest on 07-30-16

Great Book. Important for everyone.

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Reviewed: 04-08-17

I recommend this book to everyone, in every profession, with every inspiration, at any point in their life. You will take away tips & concepts which you can use immediately.

  • A More Beautiful Question

  • The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
  • By: Warren Berger
  • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, underappreciated tool - one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning - deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully" - can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask "Why?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring and enlightning

  • By elenne on 03-26-15

One of my favorite books of all times.

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Reviewed: 04-04-17

This book is phenomenal. If you are a person, you should read it.... soon.

This book is filled with great concepts as well as relevant examples to help explain them. Our education system destroys this way of thinking, but it's importance is more important now than it has ever been.

This should be a class in every school, at every level.

  • Simplicity Parenting

  • Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
  • By: Kim John Payne, Lisa M. Ross
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
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From internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne comes an eloquent guide that seeks to help parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their individuality to flourish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A worthwhile listen for new parents

  • By Kathy K on 07-30-12

Great advice for parents.

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Reviewed: 01-11-17

Many great points were raised and explained. This book really helped me realize that doing too much for your kids, because you love them so much, can be counterproductive. It outlined accurate scenarios and gave actionable advice. Good stuff!

  • Surviving AI: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence

  • By: Calum Chace
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Surviving AI is a concise, easy guide to what's coming, taking you through technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a superintelligence (the technological singularity).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Overview

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-16

Great Intro to A.I.

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Reviewed: 12-31-16

I really enjoyed this book. It was a great introduction to the different types of AI as well as some of the potential implications of its development. Great view into the future.

  • The Power of Kindness

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life
  • By: Piero Ferrucci
  • Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
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    4 out of 5 stars 423

The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple yet strong

  • By Bruce on 12-13-16

A true gem!

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Reviewed: 12-23-16

This book is wonderful! Insightful & inspirational. The whole world should read it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ignorance

  • How It Drives Science 
  • By: Stuart Firestein
  • Narrated by: David Copelin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance - not knowledge - that is the true engine of science. Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignorant Bliss

  • By Abrar Mahmud on 07-23-18

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 11-10-16

As a frustrated science educator, I loved this book. Schools have turned "science" into a large body of facts to memorize. this book does a great job of explaining scientific thinking and the ability to embrace ignorance. Read it!

  • 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 3,262
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,768
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,744

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

Revolutionary book on Persuasion!

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Reviewed: 07-12-16

This book is absolutely wonderful! The information presented is so important to learn, in order to avoid being persuaded. The book provides an excellent anslysis onf influence and persuasion from the perspectives of psychology and social behaviors. Definitely one of my favorite books.

  • Choose Yourself!

  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is. But more and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real success. Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story, ideas & ways to live your life

  • By MattMJF on 06-03-13

Great performance

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Reviewed: 06-29-16

Love the author's speaking style & storytelling. Good stuff! I learned a lot.