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Alex Vorobieff

Orange County, Ca
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  • How to Build a Car

  • By: Adrian Newey
  • Narrated by: Richard Trinder
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 276

The world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must for any F1 or racing fan

  • By TohirT on 09-21-18

Well worth the read if you like F1 or not - applicable to business

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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: 01-04-18

Andrian opened the door to closed world of formula one development and competition.
You don’t have to be an engineer to understand and appreciate how they compete.
It is applicable to businesses and leaders. Mr Newey was candid about the business and personal aspects of this highly competitive business.
One of the great sports books I have read that has applicable lessons to apply in other fields.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,633

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Pretty good you will better understand what Elon is doing and why

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

Worth reading. The book provides a window into the world of an guy that is leaving his mark on the world and why he is doing it. It seemed to be two perspectives or tones. The side that explored Elon’s unique personality and the other that was very enthusiastic about reporting what Elon did. The author had a tough job of pulling out the information from people that may not wanted to share it and still getting Elon to open up and engage while communicating the downsides of working in the Elon sphere. Well worth the time to read. The first 2/3 of book is amazing.

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,046

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Access through perspective

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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: 09-24-17

The writer through his skeptical perspective gives the reader a chance to access a subject that is often obscured by flowery language. Learning how to tame and then maximize our mind is something all human beings can benefit from and is the new growth industry. We can't buy happiness but we can learn how to control the monkey mind that is making us miserable. Well done. One thing if it drags a little in first few chapters with some of the setup story, stick with it. It is kind of like meditation it takes a little discipline to get to the good stuff. Enjoy!

  • Make It Stick

  • The Science of Successful Learning
  • By: Peter C. Brown
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980

To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN

  • By ANDRÉ on 11-22-14

Better and better

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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: 08-11-17

It's rare to start a book stop half way and come back more than a year later but I did. The concepts at the start seemed a little repetitive but I my mind kept using the concepts described at start of book and second half of book went into more detail and depth. Great stuff.

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  • Waking Up

  • A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,276

From multiple New York Times best-selling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist" Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Inspiring Listen

  • By Jeffrey on 09-12-14

Split brain

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

The split brain story is worth the read in itself. The type of book you have to read more than once.

  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,973
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,834

Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Behind the scenes of amazing science

  • By Neuron on 10-16-17

Great book, don't let the title throw you

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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: 01-14-17

Michael Lewis is a great writer. I almost didn't read the book based on the title. My wife suggested it and at first it didn't appeal. If you enjoy Taleb and Black Swan thinking this book covers what Taleb references over and over. The book has an amazing symmetry and the title comes into focus at the end in more than one way and the most interesting and ironic is the most subtle

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,723

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confidence booster for introverts their parents

  • By Neuron on 02-28-14

No wonder

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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: 08-06-16

An introvert has shared her observations with the world and the world is better off for it. Thanks to the author for producing a page turner that will help many people's lives.

  • Freedom!

  • By: Adam Kokesh
  • Narrated by: Adam Kokesh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

The wisdom within these pages has the power to unlock our potential as a species and establish an enduring civilization based on peace, self-ownership, and nonviolence. You, as a free, beautiful, independent human being with inalienable rights, own yourself! You can do what you want with your own body and the product of your labor. All human interactions should be free of force and coercion, and we are free to exercise our rights, limited only by respect for the rights of others. Governments rely on force, and force is a poor substitute for persuasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No wonder this book is banned in prisons

  • By Alex Vorobieff on 06-26-16

No wonder this book is banned in prisons

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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: 06-26-16

The prose is Clear and to the point.
Something you will go back to again and again
Recommend getting kindle version with audible add on
Adam lives his ideas by not using force to enforce copyright protection.

Only comment for improvement would be to slow down the speed of the reading. There are so many great points expressed in few words the reader needs more time to let them sink in. Having the synced kindle version is very helpful

A book I am happy to have purchased in multiple formats even though the author did not use a violent government tool to ensure payment.

Thank you Adam
You have made a contribution to evolution of our civilization

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  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Read for yourself

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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: 05-24-16

You can ignore reality, you cannot ignore he consequences of ignoring reality.

Get the book and check the footnotes.

  • Topgrading, 3rd Edition

  • The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance
  • By: Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent: The more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically - sometimes even to 90%.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very self serving

  • By Timothy on 06-18-15

A lot of useful information

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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: 05-05-16

Book flowed well and even after making its point it had good things to add and the end was worth the read unlike many books that run out of things to say. Yes, there is some repetition but repetition by design.

The only suggestion is that the author do an objective Topgrading of Lincoln's full career before making the purity statement. It would reinforce the message that you don't make judgement on a person's career until you have the full picture not just the headline conventional wisdom.
Small detail, overall great book and concept
Thanks