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I wanted to love this book...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

The idea of grit is fascinating and one I think is generally undervalued. While this book was good, it was not great. I read about a book a week and there are certainly better books out there. My main issue is the book contained a lot of personal experiences with little hard research. Perhaps there isn't a lot of data out there but again the content could have been more compelling.

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A must read (or listen)

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

This is a comprehensive look at war and how it affects all sides. Many parts are hard to get through but it's important for us as a national to know what our actions do on a personal level.

It's certainly worth the time and is a unique view into how wars are really fought and won or lost.

The Brain's Way of Healing audiobook cover art
  • The Brain's Way of Healing
  • Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
  • By: Norman Doidge
  • Narrated by: George Newbern

Great book for anyone interested in neurological conditions...PD, TBI, Alzheimer's, autism, etc

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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: 07-20-15

I really enjoyed this book. It's worth the read. You don't need to read the brain that changes itself first. But it helps.

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Nail It Then Scale It audiobook cover art

I'm generally not a fan of business books, but...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-15

This one is an exception. It is a quick read/listen (as I knocked it out on a flight to Asia), and many of the concepts are spot on. For anyone building a business or trying to make their business better, this is a great resource.

After reading it, and digesting many of the concepts, I've assigned it as mandatory reading for my staff and recommend it highly to my business partners. Had I read this years ago during my first start-up, I possibly would have avoided many costly errors and mistakes. In the end not having NISI as a resource to reference probably cost me and my initial investors several million dollars.

I'd highly recommend you pick up a copy.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Take, Burn, or Destroy audiobook cover art

Best RN Series since Jack Aubrey and Hornblower

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-14

Russell is a very good story teller and the story is strong. It's the best Royal Navy series outside of Master and Commander and the Hornblower books. The three books available on Audible are worth the download and the narration is top notch.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fasinating and sober...how much blood and treasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-26-12

this book. I've read over 50 volumes on military history from the great fictional Jack Aubrey RN series to WWII, up through the battle of Faluja

The first third has a lot of background which gives a good background on the area and history. The story is depressing to see how much blood and money is wasted in war.

I wish the book would have been narrated by someone other than the author (the performance is not bad, but not great).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful