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  • The Art of Learning

  • An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  • By: Josh Waitzkin
  • Narrated by: Josh Waitzkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,928

The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview with interesting backdrop

  • By James on 06-15-14

A phenomena way to look at life

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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: 03-30-15

I enjoyed this book immensely and appreciate that josh read it himself. I started playing chess and going about my life training very differently after reading this. The way Josh narrates the book alone teaches you the art of "calm" and learning. Loved it.

  • Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005)

  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: Ray Kurzweil
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Ray Kurzweil, the world-renowned inventor, futurist, and author, addresses the graduating class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 137th commencement in Worcester, Mass. Kurzweil talks about what he calls "the three great revolutions:" genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. His message to the graduates: "Creating knowledge is really what the human species is all about." Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors and innovators.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the download - but lacking some inspiration

  • By Dana on 06-01-05

Free and awesome

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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: 03-02-15

I like free stuff on audible! Esp ray k. And talks about exponential technology. Checkout the book BOLD if you like this

  • Bold

  • How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
  • By: Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kotler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689

Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By SiuMoi on 02-20-15

Truly life changing

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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: 02-17-15

Much of what is talked about in the book is things I knew, but I just never saw it through the lens that these guys frame it. There are some emotional parts to the book that really empowers you to want to achieve your greatest potentials. This book changed me deep within.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Daily Rituals

  • How Artists Work
  • By: Mason Currey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,110

Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing else like this one

  • By Debra B on 10-23-14

Loved it, but wish it had current people

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Tim Ferriss did amazing with the narration. I wish this had people who are influential in today's day instead of the early 1900s and late 1800s

1 of 1 people found this review helpful