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Charles Gil

Leiden, South Holland
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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

Great audiobook. Life changing.

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Reviewed: 06-25-19

It's similar to Made to Stick but with newer examples.

If you're looking for inspiration and concrete ways of improving your life, I recommend this book.

  • The Evolution of Everything

  • How New Ideas Emerge
  • By: Matt Ridley
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch - the endless fascination human beings have with design rather than evolution, with direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must read" on how the world really works.

  • By danwatts@aol.com on 02-29-16

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 05-29-19

This great book will make you think twice next time you start making grand plans.

There's so much wisdom here that your head will explode.

  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,935

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brené's Work Has Changed My Life

  • By Maximus on 01-12-19

Great book on managing emotions at work

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Reviewed: 03-31-19

This book will certainly make you more fluent in emotional management.
It has great insights on leadership that will help you improve communication at work, convey meaning and inspiration to others.
I also believe you can apply these principles to your own personal life.
I think it should have been read by someone else, her reading was monotonous.

Great book.

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,594
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,579

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

A must read. Emotional and insightful.

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Reviewed: 03-28-19

Listening to this was a great experience. I feel like I knew nothing about Nike and his founder, now I'm aware of the enormous effort and heart put into this company which is one of the best in the world.
Please listen to this audiobook, it might make you a better person.

  • Take Control of Your Life

  • How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,927
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,870

Mel Robbins is back! The international bestselling phenomenon and creator of The Five Second Rule and Kick Ass with Mel Robbins returns to help you tackle the single biggest obstacle you face: fear. This life-changing Audible Original features a powerful mix of one-on-one life-coaching sessions and a personal narrative with vital take-aways that you can start using immediately.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stop living in fear

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-19

Great coach, great audiobook.

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Reviewed: 03-17-19

She takes real people with real issues and shows them how they can help themselves.
She shows the patterns which you cannot for yourself sometimes.
There's a lot to learn from this coach.

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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,579

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Mind blowing biography.

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Reviewed: 02-09-19

I recommend anyone to read this book as soon as possible. The life of Elon Musk bust be well known by everyone who thinks the world should be a better place.

  • The Learning Brain

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Thad A. Polk PhD Carnegie Mellon University
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

One of the most complicated and advanced computers on Earth can't be purchased in any store. This astonishing device, responsible for storing and retrieving vast quantities of information that can be accessed at a moment's notice, is the human brain. How does such a dynamic and powerful machine make memories, learn a language, and remember how to drive a car? What habits can we adopt in order to learn more effectively throughout our lives? The answers to these questions are merely the tip of the iceberg in The Learning Brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly interesting

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-18

A life changing book.

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Reviewed: 02-03-19

Amazing source of scientific information which will inspire you to become a person willing to learn more.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97,800
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,269

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unremarkable

  • By Lynn Kirk Hunter on 06-22-19

Very inspiring and powerful book.

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Reviewed: 01-21-19

One of the best autobiographies I've ever read.

I have realized that progress is slow, and that politics are limited, but optimism is a strong way to bring change into the world.
Thanks Michelle Obama for this wonderful book.