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  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

  • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

Misleading title

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-16

This book is not about the future. It is not about how Homo sapiens may become homo deus. It is more copy paste of a smattering of (much better) recent books (Ian Morris/Niall Ferguson come to mind) covering history. This guy is a smug shallow icon in general. But in the specific this book simply doesn't do what it says it would do. In that it discusses the past rather than meaningfully contemplating the future. I don't blame Harari for cashing in while he is hot and writing a slightly less good version of his other book. But if you have read the first book I would skip this one and read Kevin Kelly or myriad others - as they are brave enough to have a stab at what the future might actually look like.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eleven Rings

  • The Soul of Success
  • By: Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
  • Narrated by: Matt Walton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship - six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. This book is full of revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zen of coaching

  • By Sam Motes on 02-23-14

Dull

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-15

This happened then this happened then this happened.... Dull. Would avoid this very tedious book.

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,280

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

Very business relevant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Many of the lessons here are extremely relevant to modern business behemoths being assaulted in all profit centres by highly mobile, capital light, target specific competitors.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful