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  • Summary of The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel

  • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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Note - this is a book summary. Original book description: In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with 12 key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain - and make accessible - the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Get this summary now to learn more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Brian on 11-06-17

Excellent

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

Great summary of the whole brain child. Looking forward to use the techniques described in the book.

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  • Rising Strong by Brené Brown: Book Summary

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great summary

  • By Brian on 10-31-17

Great summary

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

They did great summing up the key points of the book. Smooth and clean narration. Overall very good.

  • Summary of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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This is a book summary of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening

  • By Andrew Booker on 05-30-18

My hypothesis is happiness

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

After listening to this summary of The Happiness Hypothesis, picked up the full version. The thing I love about this book is that I feel more confident about applying Haidt's ideas because they are 1) helpful, and 2) backed by science.

  • Summary of 'Living Forward' by Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy | Book Summary Includes Analysis

  • A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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Each of us has but one life to live on this Earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? Or are we directing it, maximizing the joy and potential of every day, living with a purpose or mission in mind? Too many of us are doing the former - and our lives are slipping away one day at a time. But what if we treated life like the gift that it is? What if we lived each day as though it were part of a bigger picture, a plan?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff.

  • By Brian on 10-31-17

Good stuff.

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

Great summary. Love hyatts work. I liked how easy this was to listen to and apply.

  • Summary and Analysis: The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 41
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The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men's basketball team.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narration

  • By IT Guy - Boston on 09-25-17

The obstacle IS the way!

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

Loved these ideas. Sure, they're age old principles... sure, they're simple. SURE, they might even be common knowledge! BUT you know what?

Common knowledge is NOT always common practice.

The big ideas from "The Obstacle is the Way" are useful reminders for those of us who want to continue growing and developing ourselves.

  • Summary of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool

  • Includes Analysis
  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research, to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. Ericsson's findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Concise, useful review.

  • By cpk on 08-28-17

Will put these insights to good use.

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

Great book summary of PEAK. Actionable insights were helpful. Will put these learnings to use.

  • Summary of Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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This is a book summary of Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and not the original book. Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great summary of a great book!

  • By mike on 03-18-18

Antifragility equals power

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Reviewed: 10-31-17

I love how succinctly Nassim Taleb's ideas were summarized in this audiobook. Insightful. Becoming as antifragile as possible, wherever possible, is my new goal in life.

  • Book Summary: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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This is a book summary of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. The number-one New York Times best seller. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare greatly

  • By Brian on 10-26-17

Dare greatly

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Reviewed: 10-26-17

This was pure gold. Super actionable. Great summation of Dr. Brown's ideas on vulnerability and emotional resilience. Loved it and will be listening to this over and over in addition to getting the full version of Brené Brown's Daring Greatly

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  • Summary of 'Mindset: The New Psychology of Success' by Carol Dweck | Book Summary Includes Analysis

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea - the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success - but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great summary of Mindset

  • By Brian on 10-26-17

Great summary of Mindset

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Reviewed: 10-26-17

This audiobook had so many helpful ideas I bought the full version to get more. They did a wonderful job summarizing dr. Dwecks research.

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  • Summary of Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

  • By: Flash Books
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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Please note: this is a book summary of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and not the original book. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times best-seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you think

  • By Brian on 10-26-17

Makes you think

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Reviewed: 10-26-17

So I bought both the full version and the summary version of homo deus. You should listen to sapiens first if you haven't. Very good primer to gain a quick overview of the book before listening to the original one.

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