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Tim Dierckxsens

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  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights on improving decision making

  • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18

I’d choose a two page summary

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

There is no need to drag the book out that long. This should be a mini-book.

  • The Sell

  • The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone
  • By: Fredrik Eklund, Bruce Littlefield, Barbara Corcoran - foreword
  • Narrated by: Fredrik Eklund, Barbara Corcoran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

Ten years ago Fredrik Eklund moved to New York City from his native Sweden with nothing but a pair of worn-out sneakers and a dream: to make it big in the city that never sleeps. Since then he's become the top seller in the most competitive real estate market on the planet, brokering multimillion-dollar deals for celebrities, selling out properties all over the city, and charming audiences around the world as one of the stars of the hit Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ego Trip

  • By Myles on 07-04-17

Selling notes

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

Reviewed: 03-20-17

I enjoyed the book mostly because I watched the show and warmed up to Fredrik. It's a fun listen and Fredrik is a great narrator. The book reflects his character and would consider it mostly a biography and a self help book rather than learning sales techniques.

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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,266

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

Would suggest an abridged version

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Great book, well written but like other older books the storyline digresses and I was left wishing the story would progress faster.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,176

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Worth It

  • By Russell on 01-23-13

Amazing life story

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I wanted to read more about Arnold after Tim Ferriss had interviewed him on his podcast. His memoirs are amazing and It will be hard to find a book more interesting to read.

What inspired me most was his business acumen and intellect.

Trading in the Zone
    Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    1,805 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Trading in the Zone

  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

Maximizing the trader's state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions, and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well-grounded trader. Mark Douglas, an industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that a "thinking strategy" will profoundly influence a trader's success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Edge and Consitency - The determining factors

  • By Bradley S. Lewitzke on 04-19-12
  • Trading in the Zone
  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon

Best psychology book i've read!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-16

This is a must read not only for trading but in general. No further comments necessary!

  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • By: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,925

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Research based guide to improve willpower

  • By Neuron on 05-27-13

Studies show...

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

Reviewed: 06-16-16

It gives a good impression of what willpower is and how to avoid procrastination.

Overall I found it boring and did not learn too much. Note I have been reading similar books, articles so it could be I'm to negative.

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  • The Player of Games

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361

The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game...a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular reading of a cult sci fi classic

  • By Guy Harrison on 06-18-11

Stick with it

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

Reviewed: 06-15-16

It took some time to get into the story. After getting used to the sci-fi I loved it.

I understand why Musk and Zuckerberg love the book and use it as a vision of our possible future.

  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,201

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen... If you speed up the player

  • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

Beyond creativity

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

This book goes beyond creativity. It's inspiring to read how:

* Pixar grew out of Lucas films
* there was tension between Disney and Pixar
* Steve impacted Pixar in details great and small
* Ed and John choose to lead a dream/story forward.

In other words this book is packed with life lessons and you will be better after reading it!

  • Smartcuts

  • How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
  • By: Shane Snow
  • Narrated by: Shane Snow, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: rethinking convention and breaking "rules" that aren't rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smartcuts Delivers The Goods!

  • By TRENDS on 09-22-14

A fresh perspective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-16

New stories and a fresh perspective. There were a few moments I grew tired of listening but there are enough gems to compensate.

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The Compound Effect
    Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
    
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        Darren Hardy
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs
    10,640 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Compound Effect

  • Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,130

Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small actions repeated add up huge

  • By Jeff Currey on 06-19-15

Made to stick

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

The easiest way to become more effective is by reading this book!

You'll notice how your mindset has shifted and how you choose to make small positive changes in your life. You will build upon those changes until you've developed a habit of growth.