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Ricardo Camps

TORRANCE, CA, United States
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  • The Rise and Fall of Alexandria

  • Birthplace of the Modern Mind
  • By: Justin Pollard, Howard Reid
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 845
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
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Founded by Alexander the Great and built by self-styled Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age, legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual efflorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Jeffrey on 10-02-08

All about its history

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Reviewed: 02-26-14

This books shows all about Alexandria. Really interesting and good narration. I started it and wanted to know all about in the end. Worthwhile to know more about ancient history

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,751
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scientific and motivational

  • By Roman on 12-17-09

Gives insights of how exercises are important

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Reviewed: 02-26-14

Great book, if you wish to know more about the scientific impact of exercises it's a great listening. Gives good examples and shows it's importance.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,925
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,549
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,272

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

All about handling people

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Reviewed: 02-26-14

Great book, I would say it is one of the must read books when it comes to relationships, negotiation with clients and how to get better along with anyone. It's a books about self knowledge and learning how to truly know other people

  • 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 7,663
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,456

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

Really intriguing

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Reviewed: 10-09-13

It is an interesting book that helps you to get on the grip of your own will power. Great exercises and metodology with scientific background.

  • Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them

  • By: Claudio Fernández-Aráoz
  • Narrated by: Tom O'Toole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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Great organizations are made up of great people. And for leaders at all levels within those organizations, the ability to find, hire, integrate, and retain great people is an absolutely critical skill—critical to their organization's success, and critical to their own success.

But for most people, making great appointments is difficult, time-consuming, and even scary. Few have received any formal training in it, and there are very few resources available to make up for that lack of training. This book fills that gap.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter sections

  • By Kathy Butler on 08-22-16

Great Book about HR

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Reviewed: 07-09-13

Really good book for head hunting.
I gets great insights about how to find the right person for the right position in the right company.