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  • Scarcity

  • Why Having Too Little Means So Much
  • By: Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all are examples of a mindset produced by scarcity. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super interesting. Time to start saving money.

  • By Zhen Zhu on 09-30-16

overgeneralizations

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I read this book about 5 years ago and loved it. Subsequently, I have read many other books of the same genre. I now decrease my rating because I believe he overgeneralizes effects of scarcity and neglects concepts of emotional intelligence. I do however think this book covers an aspect of one's mindset, scarcity, that the book Mindset does not adequately address. The two work well together.

  • Things That Matter

  • Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
  • By: Charles Krauthammer
  • Narrated by: Charles Krauthammer, George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662

A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled audiences with his keen insight into politics and government. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer's intelligence, erudition, and wit are collected in one volume. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammer's major path-breaking essays - on bioethics, on Jewish destiny, and on America's role as the world's superpower - that have profoundly influenced the nation's thoughts and policies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

  • By Karen on 08-22-14

insightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

great compliation of thoughts and articles written by Krauthammer over a 30-year span. his viewpoints over the years put together in this Collective way have helped shaped my current political views. His presence will be missed

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,782

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

a bridge between doubt and faith.

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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: 04-10-18

Jordan Peterson gives words two concepts which at one level are subconsciously obvious and yet another level extremely cryptic. I found insight into my own thoughts and into the shifting movements of Nations.

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  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,367

In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good concepts and great medium to convey them...

  • By Niket Parikh on 10-27-05

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

excellent example of how dysfunction developments within teams and how to address the issue in order to get back on task.

  • Boys Adrift

  • The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
  • By: Leonard Sax
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A's, her brother, Justin, is goofing off. He's more concerned about getting to the next level in his video game than about finishing his homework.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound

  • By Sunny Blaine on 12-03-17

parent must read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

excellent Book for a book club. multiple action items for parents to use helping their boys become productive members of society.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Joan of Arc's life and her accomplishments, as seen through the eyes of her childhood friend, are described with irony and brilliant insight into human nature. This was Twain's last book and he considered it to be his best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A enjoyable recount of an inspiring figure

  • By Nathan on 12-31-15

entertaining and inspirational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I struggled a bit with the many details which I am otherwise unfamiliar with. But I enjoyed the human aspect of the story and recommend the book