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  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,940
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,930

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tempo is key! (1.25X)

  • By James Hawkins on 11-12-18

Reread this book once a year and practice

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

I cannot say that I've finished a lot of books during my not so far impressive 24 years on this planet. I used to do everything else but consuming(I use this word to combine reading and listening) books until recently I discovered Audible. I always knew about audiobooks but never really encountered a service of such convenience, quality and variety. And most likely I thought that spending money on books is a waste. Anyway, back to this particular book.

I honestly believe that this book will fit every single human on this planet. It spreads awareness about kind of things everyone knows about but perhaps never really thought through. It digs up your subconscious and makes you aware of it. It shows that you are good, by nature, but still struggling to find this good in the world. The main lesson of the book, at least for me, is that if you want to see changes start with changing yourself. It's so simple. And yet we need to listen to this 30 hours. It opens something for everyone because it compiles long history of observations, experiments, experiences and reflections in a nice, easy to understand way. What's also great is that Robert writers in a very practical way. First you recognize issue, then you become aware of it, then you learn how to deal with it and take action.

The books is simple. The laws are simple. But how important they are and how often we forget about them in our daily life. It's not about becoming an ultimate human being. It's about taking at least some action towards being better every single day. So, my advice would be to reread this peace of art once a year. Remind yourself of your nature, your roots and meaning. And become happier.

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  • Game Changers

  • What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life
  • By: Dave Asprey
  • Narrated by: Dave Asprey, Rick Adamson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

The best-selling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet answers the question, “How can I kick more ass at life?” by culling the wisdom of world-class thought leaders, maverick scientists, and disruptive entrepreneurs to provide proven techniques for becoming happier, healthier, and smarter. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you for the great content.

  • By philipp on 12-05-18

Just what I needed to set up New Year resolutions!

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Reviewed: 12-13-18

I follow Dave everywhere for quite a long time but this is his first book I decided to actually read(listen). And I dived so deep I finished it in less than one week! It's great book to remind ourselves of some well-known(at least for me) heuristics such as gratitude, meaning, attitude and empathy as well as learn more useful biohacks and applicable methods to change your game of life for the better. It might not give you direct answers to your life questions but will definitely show you applicable ways to test and experiment on yourself and eventually adjust your biology, mind and spirit. Totally worth time!

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,616

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

Life perspective you've may not thought about

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Reviewed: 11-16-18

It gives absolutely new perspective on life and decision making process. I've honestly never thought about it this way before. So, for me it was mind blowing, in a good way. It's definitely one of my favorite books now and advice everyone to read it. No matter what stage of life you are in.

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