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David L. Willson

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Getting Things Done
    The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    
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        David Allen
    
    


    
    
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        David Allen
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    4,486 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,486
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,813

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Productive Right Away

  • By Lisa on 02-10-08

GTD never disappoints

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This is my second time through GTD. it was better this time. Mr. Allen is a clear speaker, but something about the way he organizes his ideas made this a difficult book for me, the first time. This time, it was much better. I knew where he was headed, and I stayed with him. Nonetheless, for books as valuable as this one, I like to read and listen, so next time I'll enjoy GTD in print.

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,249

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd kill for another book this good

  • By Eric Nicolas Morgan on 11-11-11

I highly recommend this audio-book

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I don't like to publicly judge books especially if I think they're good, but I would like to recommend that anyone that loves peace enjoy this deep and important book and I'd like to recommend even more strongly that any damn fool who still loves war read this book.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,477
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143

A natural storyteller and raconteur in his own right - just listen to Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption - actor, comedian, carpenter, and all-around manly man Nick Offerman ( Parks and Recreation) brings his distinctive baritone and a fine-tuned comic versatility to Twain's writing. In a knockout performance, he doesn't so much as read Twain's words as he does rejoice in them, delighting in the hijinks of Tom - whom he lovingly refers to as a "great scam artist" and "true American hero".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even better as an Adult!

  • By Rick on 01-10-17

Nick Offerman was perfect for this.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I was surprised at how many different voices he had, and how he brought so many characters to life. Good job, Nick.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,299

Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good but not great

  • By Blair C on 03-21-16

Wrong wall

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Effectiveness is good, but Simon's forgetting to put first things first. A company or a combat team should do a good job, should pull together as a team, if they're doing the wrong job, then their effectiveness is good for them and bad for humanity, the definition of evil.

The Johnny Bravo oft-referenced in the book killed people that were defending their home country. That hypocrisy turns team loyalty, which is usually a good, into a terrible bad, and it made the entire book a difficult listen.

It doesn't matter how good the ladder is, how good we are at climbing ladders, how well we encourage and support one another in climbing it, if it's set on the wrong wall. Morals matter and violent nationalism is no more forgivable than violent racism.

We need to pick the right walls. We need to do the right things. We need to have the strength to love, support, and question one another.

  • The Grapes of Wrath

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,391

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I could give it 10 stars!

  • By P. Minor on 07-18-14

sad. beautiful. important.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Some friends and I were discussing politics trading book recommendations. one of my friends I don't remember who recommended this book.