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Arthur Prilutzki

Israel
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  • Finding Flow

  • The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
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    4 out of 5 stars 214

Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware of and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: During much of the day, we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, and during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent material, strong concept

  • By @insurancebillvj on 06-08-18

A must read for every human!

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Reviewed: 11-24-18

This book should be added as a must to every person’s early education. Perfectly explaining the most fundamental aspects of happiness and self-fulfillment. Listened to it in one session! Do yourself a favor, read it!

  • Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

  • By: David Zarefsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Zarefsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 761
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
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    4 out of 5 stars 647

What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? These questions have been asked for thousands of years, yet some of the best thinking on reasoning and argumentation is recent and represents a break from the past. These 24 engaging lectures teach you how to reason, how to persuade others that what you think is right, and how to judge and answer the arguments of others - and how they will judge yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are on the fence, Get it!

  • By liam on 08-22-13

The Perfect Bullsh*t Antidote!

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Reviewed: 10-02-18

This book is a mind-opening experience. This book will get you on the right path if you want your arguments with others to actually lead somewhere productive.

Loved every lesson.

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,603
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    5 out of 5 stars 16,397
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,301

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take the Negative Reviews w/ a Grain of Salt

  • By Gabriel on 08-29-18

Beyond any expectation!!! Read it!!!

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Reviewed: 09-19-18

This book made me gasp so many times! This book should be added to the school curriculum world wide. This will help lower ignorance levels (definitely helped me with mine) and hopefully reduce questions like “Well how do you think we got here if not by a creator, by chance?!” to the possible minimum. A truly comprehensive look at human history written in a very captivating way.

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  • Four Ways to the Center

  • By: Alan Watts
  • Narrated by: Alan Watts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 158
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    5 out of 5 stars 130
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    5 out of 5 stars 127

Alan Watts discusses the fundamental attitudes that run through all religions or "ways of liberation," as the Far Eastern disciplines might better be described. By following these practices to the extremes of repentance, rebellion, and resignation, one may be freed from the endless cycles of reincarnation which perpetuate the human condition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alan Watts is just the best at explaining reality.

  • By R. Calkins on 05-26-16

A true understanding of religion

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Reviewed: 07-29-18

Alan is a pleasure to listen to even if he was reading a dictionary. Regarding this specific work, he manages to expose the core of the main religious approaches to life and their fundamental conflicts (self contradictions). This work is a must for every student of theology, regardless of his “level of expertise”.

  • Mastering Logical Fallacies

  • How to Win Arguments and Refute Misleading Logic
  • By: Mike Livingston
  • Narrated by: Nathan W Wood
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4 out of 5 stars 39

Would you like to discover the secrets politicians, lawyers, writers, religious figures, and the media use to make false arguments sound real? Do you get infuriated when a spouse or friend uses misleading words to prove their points in arguments? Would you like to discover exactly what to say and how to say it when false logic presents itself? If you answered yes - then this book is exactly what you've been waiting for!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not all rhetoric is argument

  • By Darren Lathen on 03-15-17

A great intro

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Reviewed: 07-16-18

This book feels like concentrated juice.
Covers the main points fast, maybe a bit too fast at times.
And it could have been nice if the author included examples from subjects other than politics.
Overall, I enjoyed it despite the political flavor, and would have read more.

  • God Is Not Great

  • How Religion Poisons Everything
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,831
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,046

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ...Though Hitchens Is!

  • By Ben Capozzi on 11-13-11

Hitchens is amazing

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Reviewed: 07-04-18

Hitchens is amazing, but maybe he shouldn’t have been the reader of his own work...
Regardless of the performance, this book delivers a very harsh criticism on religion, its roots and what it stands for.
If you are yourself a believer that wonders what possible arguments could someone have against “our creator”, this book summarized most of them, or at least the very good ones.

  • The Selfish Gene

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,134
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,182

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands to rethink their beliefs about life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than print!

  • By J. D. May on 07-31-12

A glimpse into nature’s beauty & complexity

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Reviewed: 06-28-18

Although it can get too “scientific” at times, this book offers an explanation for life, more beautiful, deep and awe inspiring than any previous human attempts (religions).

An eye opening experience!
Thank you Richard for this amazing work.

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  • Summary: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

  • By: Millionaire Mindset Publishing
  • Narrated by: Conner Goff
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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    5 out of 5 stars 119
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Note: This is a summary and not the original book. Amoral, ruthless, devious, and pragmatic, The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a self-help book offering crucial advice to anyone interested in gaining, maintaining, or defending against power. The feeling of having no power over people or events is usually unbearable - when we feel helpless, we feel miserable. We all want power, no matter who we are, what goals we have, or where we come from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great summary

  • By Dorothy I. on 07-25-18

Spot on!

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Reviewed: 05-16-18

The original book has two versions on audible, one is 9 hours ling the other is 23 hours long.
This version saved me A LOT of time.
Very focused summary.

Regarding the story itself, if you are new to psychology and the art of influence, this book will blow your mind.
If you are experienced however, this is a great summary of the key points you should keep in mind.

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  • Propaganda

  • By: Edward Bernays, Mark Crispin Miller - introduction
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 134
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    4 out of 5 stars 117

A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed the "engineering of consent". During World War I, he was an integral part of the US Committee on Public Information, or CPI, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise, and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent lesson in mass psychology.

  • By William on 08-14-17

Very basic for experienced readers

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

If you are active in the field of advertising or PR, you may find this book very elementary.
Yet, if you’re looking for the general understanding of “What is propaganda” (not “how to”), this book will deliver.

  • The Great Ideas of Psychology

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

If you’ve ever wanted to delve more deeply into the mysteries of human emotion, perception, and cognition, and of why we do what we do, these 48 lectures offer a superb place to start. With them, you’ll see the entire history of psychology unfold. In the hands of Professor Robinson, these lectures encompass ideas, speculations, and point-blank moral questions that might just dismantle and rebuild everything you once thought you knew about psychology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How did Psychology come to be what it is now?

  • By Carrie on 05-10-14

More than amazing!!!

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Reviewed: 04-01-18

Very informative!
The performance... if only every teacher I had in my life could convey a point so clearly.
Enjoyed every moment.