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Your Brain at Work Audiobook

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul, they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works-and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Rock shows how it's possible for Emily and Paul, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but succeed in it-and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

Your Brain At Work explores issues such as:

- why our brains feel so taxed, and how to maximize our mental resources

- why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions

- how to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems

- how to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible

- how to collaborate more effectively with others

- why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier

- how to be more effective at changing other people's behavior.

©2009 David Rock (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Tom Durban, South Africa 06-11-12
    Tom Durban, South Africa 06-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Life changing!"
    What made the experience of listening to Your Brain at Work the most enjoyable?

    So practical and accessible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Using narrative structure made the content sticky


    Which character – as performed by Bob Walter – was your favorite?

    N/A


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Understand Your Brain, Transform Your Life


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Bruch 05-31-12
    John Bruch 05-31-12
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    "Should be on your top ten list"
    Would you listen to Your Brain at Work again? Why?

    Yes- I like the way the story was laid out


    What did you like best about this story?

    It wasn't the story by itself I liked, but the story was the vehicle to carry the message of the book. It was a perfect fit between a story to relate to, the depth of content of the book, and how to use this information in real life situations.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorites yet


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For me- I probably couldnt listen in one sitting- there is an immense amount of great content.


    Any additional comments?

    I have bought three more print versions so far- one for me to make notes in and two to give to co-workers. It is definitely a book I am talking about with others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edie Gormet Caliornia 05-27-12
    Edie Gormet Caliornia 05-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Your Brain at Work to be better than the print version?

    Not sure there are some concepts I would have liked to make notes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concepts


    What does Bob Walter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Some of the stuff he wanted to be funny was not funny to me but really corny. I could have done away with the sexual innuendo. Definitely not funny.


    Any additional comments?

    good concepts could have been more direct. Then again for a personal presentation it might have been ok. I read it back and forth to work and it just was, at times, hard to follow.

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    Willy 05-26-12
    Willy 05-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The Best Explanation of How My Brain Works Yet!!!"

    These type books are my new infatuation and this is arguably the best one I have listened to yet. It probably helps that I have listened to so many books of this nature but I really liked the way this gentleman explains things. My honest opinion is that most anyone would enjoy this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-04-12
    Amazon Customer LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 05-04-12
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    "So all the world is a stage"
    If you could sum up Your Brain at Work in three words, what would they be?

    Useful, adaptable, most-read


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can't pick one part of the book that was not useful for busy ppl


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jarom Princeville, HI, United States 04-28-12
    Jarom Princeville, HI, United States 04-28-12
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    "highly recommended is an understatement"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    this book gives wonderful insight into the ways that we commonly make mistakes in our reactions to situations and it gives helpful advice on how to change the way we handle those situations. i found the format of the book extremely useful where the author gives an example with a typical (yes you are probably doing it this way) response and then revisits the same anecdote with the preferred response. Highly recommended is a bit of an understatement.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the useful advice and understanding gained from listening


    What does Bob Walter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he is THE best narrator I have listened to so far. clear, has life in his voice, never annoying


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes! Extremely helpful and insightful.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommending this book to everyone I know. Seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dash Rochester hills, MI, United States 04-19-12
    Dash Rochester hills, MI, United States 04-19-12
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    "THE VOICE IS PATHETIC"
    Any additional comments?

    I felt like the narrator's voice is kind of boring and put a lot of stress while listenining.The book is good but I will rate the audio book 3/10

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    Jayram San Diego, CA, United States 03-29-12
    Jayram San Diego, CA, United States 03-29-12
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    "superb audio book"

    David Rock has written an excellent book that consists of solid neuroscience examples and cute analogies that is neatly tied to real world examples about how brain responds to different office situations. I have a reasonable neuroscience background and thoroughly enjoyed his description about various brain areas and how they function. With these insights it becomes much more easy to apply various strategies to excel in office environment (and school or other competitive environment). The speaker was quite pleasant to listen after initial adjustment period. A MUST listen title.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Duxbury, MA, United States 03-27-12
    Dean Duxbury, MA, United States 03-27-12
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    "Excellent nuances of communication"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Your Brain at Work to be better than the print version?

    The audio was almost meditative at times. I found it most useful when starting the work day to listen to a section and apply the techniques throughout my day and week when applicable.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The nuances of insight in how we react, what we say and don't say, and at what time is one of the finer points of having successful or failing interactions with the ever interesting human condition. I found that the detailed approach to examples and case scenarios while at times pedantic and plodding, help simplify complex interaction issues that everyone goes through. The backing science behind it all just helped bolster the understanding of how it all ties together to make or break your everyday communications wherever you go...


    Have you listened to any of Bob Walter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Delray Beach, FL, United States 03-26-12
    Edward Delray Beach, FL, United States 03-26-12
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    "It was OK and sensible"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Perhaps I've read or listened to a few too many of this sort. It was fine but nothing new or rather different. I often listen to audio a few times or check my own notes on books that inspire thought, or new perspective and idea, I began listening to this one again. I didn't, or couldn't. the 3 stars is for effort.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Rock? Why or why not?

    No for the reasons above


    What three words best describe Bob Walter’s voice?

    OK


    Was Your Brain at Work worth the listening time?

    Not really


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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