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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,278
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    5 out of 5 stars 20,693
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,534

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Exciting stories. Important lessons.

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Reviewed: 02-05-19

If you read a lot of self improvement books, after a while they all start sounding the same. Never split the difference is the exception.

  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

This third edition of an international best-seller - more than two million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages - details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • eye opening

  • By ben levy on 02-14-19

Essential

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Reviewed: 11-20-18

This is one of if not THE most important book I’ve ever read. Many of these books start to sound the same, but this book is a breath of fresh air. Note to readers: as amazing as this book is, the resources section provided zero value and came across as an advertisement for other books from this company. Despite that, I still give this book a perfect rating

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  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,223

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Even if you’ve seen the TED talk

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Reviewed: 10-23-18

I began reading this book as a skeptic, thinking that there would be nothing else to game after having watched Carol Dweck’s TED talk. The stories/examples from this book really opened my eyes to the depth of this topic. This book is a GAME CHANGER, and I can already tell that this will be the book that I gift more than any other.

  • The 4-Hour Body

  • An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,162

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he's done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. This is an abridged edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I knew this was abridged, but.......

  • By Joshua on 12-16-10

Lack of data

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Tim Ferriss has spent $250,000+ on testing on himself, and writes about his findings in this book, but that is still a data set of 1 person. There are too many variables for him to claim that his findings will work for everyone. I love concept, but just can't buy in without more data to support his claims.

  • In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

  • How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Game Changer

  • By Scott on 10-01-12

Motivation for the Spirit

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Reviewed: 05-15-18

It is one thing to read a motivational book that says “you can do it”, but it is an entirely different thing to read a book on how God can do it through you. Mark does an incredible job balancing the motivation to do more, Scripture references, personal stories, and calls to action. I read this because a CEO I respect cited this book as the catalyst for starting his business...and now I see why.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229

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: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

The case for WHEN

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Reviewed: 01-19-18

Daniel Pink makes a powerful argument for the importance of when, rather than the traditional focus on what. Important information to know if you are serious about making the most of each day and making resolutions and other beginnings successful.

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