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  • Switch on Your Brain

  • The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
  • By: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author should narrate

  • By Henry on 07-17-15

WAY too much religious rhetoric to be useful

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Rather than focus on factual and empirical data, the author has tried to relate many of her concepts to the Christian bible. While I do not have anything against spirituality, I do have a problem when a religion, which is entirely based on where you are geographically born is used a way to describe how to understand your biology and neurology.

I don't disagree with her findings that perhaps the mind is responsible for the physical process of neurons connecting to other neurons, I cannot be anything but skeptical as the quotation of religious scripture is embedded almost after every sentence in this book and can only allow me to assume the author has a bias towards her information, which is unfair to her readers.

I cannot continue reading the book as I can't take whatever is written as credible evidence as a result of such bias... That's unfortunate.

  • The Self Illusion

  • Why There Is No "You" Inside Your Head
  • By: Bruce Hood
  • Narrated by: Bruce Hood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The Self Illusion provides a fascinating examination of how the latest science shows that our individual concept of a self is in fact an illusion. Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body is compelling and inescapable. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By David on 05-10-12

This is probably one of the most important books one can read in their lifetime, I wish I knew earlier

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Core ideas:
Your self identity is a composite of all your life experiences and retained concepts as well as your brains functional ability. How your 100 billion neurons build patterns and networks to simulate your memories and world views, produce the self..

Your free will is an illusion with decisions conducted by the same brain processes that likely gave you your sense of self. Your brain knows your decision, often well in advance before your conscious awareness does... which leads to evidence, that you are your brain and your awareness of choice, no matter how you describe that choice is another process to smooth the appearance of reality for easier navigation, survival and social acceptance

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How Emotions Are Made

  • The Secret Life of the Brain
  • By: Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications not only for psychology but also medicine, the legal system, airport security, child-rearing, and even meditation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye-opening

  • By W. White on 05-29-17

For anyone having troubles with emotions

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

Reviewed: 01-14-18

For years I struggled with feelings of worthlessness, loneliness and not feeling good enough.

I literally had a breakdown and after picking myself up, I realized I needed to seek more information on what my emotions were in hopes I could better manage or control them.

What this book has allow me to do is have a better perspective of what emotions really are. Emotions are apparently just concepts and I have l learned them like everything else. Loneliness, worthlessness isn't an actual emotion it's instead a concept and I learned that self defeating concept through life experience.

This allowed me to see my problems and gives me the opportunity to correct them. I really thank the author for their amazing work and giving me a tool to help myself out of what I felt was such a real problem that I couldn't escape from. Amazing

  • Real Natural Manhood

  • The Authentic Man's Guide to Courageous Manhood in the Modern World
  • By: Vincent Vinturi
  • Narrated by: Robert Armin
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

What does it mean to be a real man today? And what is "manhood," anyway? Is it biological, cultural, spiritual...? Real Natural Manhood: The Authentic Man's Guide to Courageous Manhood in the Modern World explores the central issue at the core of any man's life - how to gracefully leave behind boyhood, immaturity and fear, and enter bravely into the boundless strength and infinite joys of manhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is spot on in my opinion. Awesome !!!

  • By reese on 10-13-15

Bridges Osho, Buddha, The Matrix & The Red Pill

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

Where does Real Natural Manhood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a pretty good book that offers some guidance and points to areas where the reader needs to spend time with himself to draw his own conclusions and work on his own areas free from any type of advice or programming outside of the self. It bridges a lot of teachings from Osho, Buddha, Eckhart Tolle, The Matrix and The Red Pill.

What did you like best about this story?

There is one piece of advice I think is very important in this book that every man should adhere to:DO what you you want. Ask yourself what you want, then do it immediately. Do not give it time to think, because thinking is what caused the problems in your life anyway. Your mind will only tell you what you should want or ought to want from conditional programming, but the spur of the moment doing what you want, is the real desire free from condition. Do that.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Real Natural Manhood?

I'm putting myself first from now on and living selfishly. After a life of 31 years of bending to others needs, this book helped me realize the importance of the true male selfish nature. We must be selfish because to be selfless is actually self less, and without a centred self people do not respect you, because being self-less means your don't respect yourself and your wants and needs.Put yourself first, always.

Any additional comments?

Women only categorize men in two categories, lovers and providers. As men, we need to understand which role we want and be sure not to blur the lines between both because that confuses women and also prevents you from being a man of intention and action.

  • The Rational Male

  • By: Rollo Tomassi
  • Narrated by: Sam Botta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

Rollo Tomassi is one of the leading voices in the globally growing, male-focused online consortium known as the "Manosphere". Outlined are the concepts of positive masculinity, the feminine imperative, plate theory, operative social conventions, and the core psychological theory behind game awareness and "red pill" ideology. Tomassi explains and outlines the principles of intergender social dynamics and foundational reasoning behind them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • could be better

  • By CapitalStep on 03-14-18

Every man MUST read this book, several times over.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

What did you love best about The Rational Male?

It helped me realize, why as a man I have suffered so much in my life. It was nothing I was doing, I was following all the advice women gave, all the ideas you see in movies, music, I thought women wanted a man who was caring and affectionate, this book helped me realize.. That all my suffering was due from the identification with feminist ideals. The line:A Man's love is unconditional and loves simply for love, a woman's love on the other hand is opportunistic, there's a condition to receiving it. Cut me like a knife....

What did you like best about this story?

The analogy with the matrix, first made me laugh and then question the validity of this book. But as Rollo continues explaining throughout the book and referencing the similarities, that laughter soon turned into a complex set of a emotions that I cannot describe, you realize.. It's true.. We men have been made victims and no one will believe you because, they're part of the system, and just like the matrix, they will fight to preserve it..

What did you learn from The Rational Male that you would use in your daily life?

Once you know this truth.... You cannot go back. You cannot look at women the same and you realize, just how fucked up it is that your needs as a man,were never important to the world, yet your accomplishments is what everyone will relish in..

Any additional comments?

Thank you for this insight..... Thank you for unplugging me from this matrix..

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The 50th Law

  • By: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A solid and well thought out book.

  • By David on 09-15-09

Thought provoking and confirming

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

I was initially skeptical, but the book contains a lot of great insight on how to apply techniques during the process of developing a product or service, from personal mindset to approaching the market and public. Couple this with Eric Ries - Lean Start Up to get a full framework of product development with little resources and maintaining a consistent and thorough process towards success.

  • Design Thinking in Business and IT: Overview, Techniques and Example Workshop

  • By: Florian Heuer
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stout
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

You might've talked about innovation with your IT department or software development agency lately and the words "design thinking" were surely mentioned. So what is it? Just another piece of business jargon to add to your arsenal or a useful tool? Or maybe even an overestimated hype? Nowadays every organization or business runs into a myriad of problems as business models become increasingly more complex. Globalization and advances in communication and technology, all add up to creating unique opportunities but also new challenges that are not easy to solve applying the old tested methods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Basic design thinking lesson

  • By Preston on 04-09-16

Really informative

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

Reviewed: 06-20-16

Would you listen to Design Thinking in Business and IT: Overview, Techniques and Example Workshop again? Why?

Yes, there's a wealth of good fundamental and practical knowledge here.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

"Ideation is the transition between defining the problem and finding the solution. You need to look at all the options without restrictions. The volume (fluency) and the variety (flexibility) will ensure you don’t leave anything un explored. "

  • Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

  • By: Pat Flynn
  • Narrated by: Pat Flynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best guide for becoming entrepreneur

  • By Dmytro on 03-27-16

Too much story and personal philosophy

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

Reviewed: 06-13-16

What would have made Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money better?

There's too much talk about personal stories or theoretical situations. The whole analogy with launching a business like an airplane is not practical. The book should be about testing and validating ideas, on a practical level.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Definitely not this.

What didn’t you like about Pat Flynn’s performance?

There's no real information here.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Everything covered is common and known knowledge. If you need a reminder of common sense, then this is for you.

Any additional comments?

Wasted my credit :/

2 of 4 people found this review helpful