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  • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

  • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven Novella
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,672
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,020
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No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Material Different Title

  • By rkeinc on 09-21-14

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 01-12-19

Should be thought in every classroom starting from a very early age. Great course, highly recommend!

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,993
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,888
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Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat - and how we can change - in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes' crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Manage carbohydrate and not caloric intake!

  • By Ed on 01-04-11

Absolutely brilliant

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Reviewed: 01-06-19

I have never struggled with extra weight - I have been at healthy 6ft/175lbs/10% body fat for the past 20 years (and before then I was a skinny child/teenager).

With my 4,000-5,000 calories spent daily training for marathons (I run marathons in under 3hrs, so a lot of miles every week) and not enough time to eat to compensate for the energy lost, I never needed any advice on how to stay slim. But I decided to read this book for the sake of my two-year old daughter, who may not fall in love with running as I did in my twenties.

The book turned out to be mightily useful for me as well. As a result, I’m cutting out all the copious amounts of fruit I have every day and bread I have when we go out.

In the rest of my diet I seem to follow the book’s advice: haven’t had a soft drink or fruit juice for over a decade and eat past maximum twice a week.

Thank you, Gary!

Can’t wait for the “Fat: The Documentary” movie to come out in 2019!

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

  • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,126

In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

  • By Charles on 07-22-15

Loved it

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

I read John Medina’s Brain Rules a few years ago and really liked it. This one takes it to a different level. A lot more structured, insightful and I’d say interesting. Although it may be a mind trick and I just forgot what Brain Rules was like. Highly recommend both.

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • The Innovators

  • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,650
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,956
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,944

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15

Amazing!

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Reviewed: 12-28-18

Simply outstanding. Engaging, insightful, interestingly. I would highly recommend it to everyone, especially in the tech space.

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • Conscious Business

  • By: Fred Kofman
  • Narrated by: Fred Kofman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own needs; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such spiritual questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal Skills & Business Contribution

  • By Hagen Finley on 06-21-03

Unexpectedly brilliant!

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Wasn’t sure what to expect. An author whom I respect a lot highly recommended this book, so I started listening, but had my doubts. I wasn’t impressed too much by the first few chapters, but as the book progressed - I absolutely loved it. Highly recommend it. If you don’t enjoy it straight away, give it a bit of time - progress to later chapters and you’ll see how profound the ideas are. Well done, Fred, and thank you!

Roman
CEO, Splento.com

  • The Organized Mind

  • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
  • By: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 40
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin, read by Luke Daniels. Modern society is in a state of information overload. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin investigates how and why our brains are struggling to keep up with the demands of the digital age. Why is email so addictive? Is multitasking really possible? And what do successful people keep in their junk drawers?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A book to read - not to listen to

  • By BRENDA N. on 01-23-16

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 11-22-18

Initially I thought that it was a longer version of David Allen’s GTD methodology, but it was only one chapter. Other chapters had lots of parallels with other books, but in its entirety this book rocks. For me it was a revision of dozen other books and researches I’ve read. For someone who hasn’t read all those books - this one will be d trembly useful.

Highly recommend!

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • When

  • The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of 'when' decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art; in When, Pink shows that timing is, in fact, a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work and succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By Splento Photographers On Demand on 11-05-18

Highly recommend

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

I loved Dan Pink’s other books, so I surprise here - great! Highly recommend to Thank everyone.

  • High Growth Handbook

  • By: Elad Gil
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high-growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook. Covering key topics including the role of the CEO, managing your board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs and late stage funding rounds, and interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Rancher on 08-10-18

Excellent How To Guide

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

A very interesting format. Easy to digest. Lots of great examples and ideas. Loved it.

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • Street Smarts

  • Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
  • By: Jim Rogers
  • Narrated by: Michael Bybee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world - studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up - has enthralled investors and Wall Street aficionados for two decades. In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding the wildly successful Quantum Fund [omit George Soros], Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Rogers tells it like it is

  • By Mr. on 10-06-13

Unexpectedly brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

My mother-in-law recommended this book, so I was naturally a bit skeptical. But it turns out Jim Rogers is not just an excellent investor, but also a brilliant writer. Listed through the book in one breath, will download all his other masterpieces. Thank you.

Roman
CEO, Splento

  • Radical Candor

  • How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean
  • By: Kim Scott
  • Narrated by: Kim Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success. Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Anonymous User on 06-21-18

Straight To Must Read List

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Reviewed: 10-07-18

I got recommended this book by a potential employee during an interview. Decided to give it a go - loved every bit of it. This book made it straight to our SPLENTO MUST READ LIST, that all Splento’s employees are encourages to read and all super-stars undoubtedly will read.

Highly recommend it!

Roman
CEO, Splento