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  • The Organized Mind

  • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
  • By: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 631

In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel - and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a book about productivity that delivers!

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 09-16-14

Tough book to absorb from audio

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

I enjoyed this audiobook overall, but it is a "how to" manual that would be better in print sitting on my desk so I could reference it often.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Factory Man

  • How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
  • By: Beth Macy
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia. Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Portrait of a One Fingered Salute!

  • By James on 03-03-15

Great book but too many details

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

The story, the history and the characters were quite interesting, but all of the similar company names, the many disparate cities and towns, and intertwined family trees made it very hard to follow and sort out in audio format. But I simply gave up worrying about it and treated each listen as a simple front-porch chat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful