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Steve Senatori

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The Rough Patch audiobook cover art

Required reading prior to attending marriage therapy: to avoid wasting both time, money, and even your soul

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-19

I think husbands like me who are brute force analytical problem solvers will benefit the most from this book because the author shows that being honest, especially with yourself, is no easy task, and that nurturing your marriage also take a lot of guts and courage. It’ not something you can accomplish with good check list.

I am reading this a second time, again, on my own. This is probably the best relationship book I have ever read. It helped me to to see what I am doing wrong, what I can correct in my behavior(s)/habits and how to think about my marriage partner and our relationship; how precious it is, how to talk and relate to my spouse of thirty years in new ways.

We have gone to various therapy sessions over the years and I have always felt attacked or that I had gotten beaten up or that the criticism directed towards me was always so hard or painful to accept or was unfair. This book would have helped prepare me to be able to listen to criticism with a lot more compassion and understanding as opposed to reacting to anger with anger or the idea that I am right or being treated unfairly or victimized. My headline for this review was originally, “Get the therapy you need without getting beat up”.

What’s great about this book is that I am able to put into practice and start benefiting from the lessons learned almost immediately. Last, I no longer look at therapy or the suggestion or plea that we go to therapy as something to dread. I feel it would even bring real relief, healing, and growth.

I wish readers all the best.

Godspeed,

-s.

The Wisdom of Crowds audiobook cover art
  • The Wisdom of Crowds
  • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
  • By: James Surowiecki
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Good information poorly presented and poorly organized

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-19

This was hard to listen to as it lacked structure even though it contains valuable information. My interest or bias was towards modern crowdsourcing and the narrative seemed to fixate and focus on the negative aspects of crowd behavior without teaching or showing you how to discern when that is an issue. It reads too much like the typical business management books executives might pick up at an airport bookstore. It did cite a few interesting references but never captured my attention or interest and allow me to enjoy what should be a far more useful and engaging subject. I feel sorry for anyone required to read this. Me, I am a dedicated crowdsourcing nut... -s.

Dangerous Personalities audiobook cover art

Immediate relief for victims or potential victims of abuse at the hands of toxic personalities

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I know! Just in time for the holidays.

I wish I had read this many years ago. This is a must read for everyone who wants to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

The law enforcement perspective arms you with practical tools to empower you to act immediately and decisively along with other resources and more importantly, how to think about these toxic individuals.

The would be a great gift for anyone, but especially someone suffering or exposed to such individuals.

I wish you all the best. Stay safe out there. This is a matter of life and death. Be prepared!

From the book - “Chance favors the prepared mind.” - Louis Pasteur

-s

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Berlitz Italian Guaranteed audiobook cover art

As good as the old Berlitz tapes!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-02-18

As good as the old Berlitz tapes which were very well done and also true to the very effective and enjoyable Berlitz technique. I will listen to this recording many times again also. The Audible app lets you skip back just the right amount of time to hear something again making this a really effective portable language learning system. -s

An American Genocide audiobook cover art

Required reading for California residence!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-04-17

Loved it. A truth so painful yet necessary to have told. You will never think of California the same afterwards or many of its big names and founders, like Fremont, Hastings, and Stanford, many of whom were worse than the worst Nazis murders and butchers. We are a shame as long as we do so little to right this gross injustice and suppression of the truth. -s.

Barbarian Days audiobook cover art

Thanks Tina for the recommendation...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-01-17

A great story about life from a perspective I could never grasp until now.

Labor's Story in the United States audiobook cover art

Long, thorough, balanced, painfully truthful

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16

If you want a complete history, this accomplishes that. I listened to the audio book and it was like listening to an entire text book.
I am a unionist and this left me feeling quite down-trodden; but, at the same time, since I am a volunteer and not trained or educated in labor relations, this audio book helped to broaden and fill in the gaps in my knowledge. There are not many audio books on this subject to start with. Hope you find this useful. -s.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Power of Less audiobook cover art
  • The Power of Less
  • The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential
  • By: Leo Babauta
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella

This book got progressively better chapter by chapter; I plan to listen to it again

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-28-15

I though I understood this subject throughly already. Leo proved me wrong again. Thanks Leo. Hope to meet some day. -s.

The Decline and Fall of IBM audiobook cover art

My career is over and I do not even work for IBM

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-22-15

Loved it.

I recommended this to my CIO, my IT labor union, and others.

I feel most sorry my fellow architects who may have recommended IBM products and technologies in the past couple of years. I feel betrayed.

I would loved to talk to the author. I think a prolog should eventually be forthcoming... It is now October 2015 and reality is beginning come home to roost: See "IBM reports Q3 2015 earnings, cuts forecasts" by Julie Bort, Business Insider.

Regards,

-s