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  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,261
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,415
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,398

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Thought provoking

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Reviewed: 12-29-18

The main thesis of the book is interesting and thought provoking. There are, I believe, many other factors to consider regarding what makes an Outlier the successful person they are. Environment, and opportunities for growth and development are crucial, that is true. I would also give ample credit to the Outlier's ability to be causative in their environment, and to find or even create opportunities for themselves. All of these factors and more will cumulatively create the outcome. A great book for a book club discussion!

  • The Awakened Family

  • A Revolution in Parenting
  • By: Shefali Tsabary Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Shefali Tsabary Ph.D.
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

We all have the capacity to raise children who are highly resilient and emotionally connected. However, many of us are unable to because we are blinded by modern misconceptions of parenting and our own inner limitations. In The Awakened Family, I show you how you can cultivate a relationship with your children so they can thrive; moreover, you can be transformed to a state of greater calm, compassion and wisdom as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Let's change the cycle of disconnection

  • By greg allen on 06-16-16

Beautiful!

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Reviewed: 02-18-17

This book is a must-read for any parent who wants to be a conscious parent!

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  • How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

  • By: Frank Bettger
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,018
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    5 out of 5 stars 896
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    5 out of 5 stars 892

When Frank Bettger was 29, he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was 40, he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger's life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest-paid salesmen in America? The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Classic

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-30-16

A True Classic

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Reviewed: 12-30-16

This book is the best book I've ever read (heard) on the topic of selling and self improvement. Frank Bettger makes selling easy to understand and gives practical assignments that are sure to improve not only your power of persuasion, but also your life. I highly recommend this book for everyone, as selling (helping people overcome their fear of change and take action on solutions to improve their lives) is a valuable tool for all of us to master.

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