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  • The Purpose Economy

  • How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World
  • By: Aaron Hurst
  • Narrated by: Darryl Hughes Kurylo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 47
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    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

A series of shifts are happening in our economy: Millennials are trading in conventional career paths to launch tech start-ups, start small businesses that are rooted in local communities, or freelance their expertise. We are sharing everything, from bikes and cars, to extra rooms in our homes. We now create, buy and sell handcrafted products in our local communities with ease. CEO of Imperative Aaron Hurst argues in his latest book that while these developments seem unrelated at first, taken together they reveal a powerful pattern that points to purpose as the new driver of the American economy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, could have used better narration

  • By Ab on 07-22-15

Writer is extremely insightful...a true leader.

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Reviewed: 03-11-19

Worthwhile to consider, apply, and press forward in your own purposeful endeavor and as an advocate for change in broader society.

  • Being Mortal

  • Medicine and What Matters in the End
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,066
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    5 out of 5 stars 7,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,068

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading!

  • By Jeffrey on 10-13-14

A great reality check

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

Having just experienced the long fight of a friend with leukemia, it comes on the heels of conversations he and I had about his care and dying. I wished I had this information during this time to make the conversation matter even more for him, his family, and, now, me.

  • Life on Purpose

  • How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
  • By: Victor J. Strecher
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn't matter how much wind is in your sails if you're not steering toward a harbor - an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly life-changing book

  • By Elizabeth on 11-05-16

Great booster shot to living a purpose-driven life

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

Whether you are coming at this with purpose in hand or searching, this book helps in sharpening the saw (using another books metaphor).