The Art of Being Ruthless

How to Be Bold, Find Your Spine and Take Control of Your Life
Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (181 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you someone who desires to become a ruthless individual? Are you tired of being pushed around, mocked and frustrated by your boss, coworkers and family members? Have you read countless book and blog article about how to be ruthless, only to be frustrated with the bad behavior that it seems to encourage?

Believe it or not, but there's actually a middle ground between being a complete pushover and being a strong, assertive individual. With The Art of Being Ruthless, we're going to teach you how you can stand up for yourself and get the respect that you desire so greatly. This isn't some lame brained book about pick up culture nor is it a guide on how to be a complete jerk, rather we're going to look deeply into the psyche of American culture and learn how compliance has become commonplace in our lives.

Compliance is a huge part of our lives and we are subject to the whims and controls of the corporate lifestyle, the business world and the consumerist culture around us. But you can break free of those chains and live the life that you've always wanted to. If you want to be free from the system that binds and controls you, then this is the book for you. Break the chains of compliance and take hold of your life!

©2016 Michael Sloan (P)2016 Michael Sloan

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A must read for "Nice" men

Growing up if you were taught to always comply, be nice, be giving and behave well, you figured in the real world you need to stand tall, be bold, confront, lead and succeed. This books is the best transition ever for that person!

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Fight Club

While listening to this book all I could think about was the movie "Fight Club". If Brad Pitt would narrate this it would sell millions of copies. Also, the book is very good and stays true to its own title.

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that whistling S

I like the book a lot but the guy reading had a Whistling S that about drove me crazy

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Great view point

I have been on a journey of collecting many different view point; in my new search of general knowledge. While i consider myself aggressively assertive, I loved the view point given. I learned a lot. This is my first ever audiobook. I plan on “reading” nightly now.

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It's uplifting and confidence boosting.

To be honest when I saw the title I thought I was gonna read about how to be carefree and attend to issues without having a worry in the world. I was wrong, however, the book still lived up to my expectations. The author did work to unravel the thoughts and beliefs that result in us being compliant in situations that don't really work in our favour. with this, you start to realise that most of your reactions to life situations are not how you'd like to react but they are how you think the world would want to see you react. Then you start changing that.

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Provides great first steps to change

This book is great for someone in search of creating a new mindset of goal setting and achieving more in life.

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More of a pep talk than insights into being ruthless

Narrator has an annoying affect where he makes a whistle sound every time he makes the s sound. Author chooses his own definition of ruthless that basically means bold, confident and assertive. Wasn’t what I was expected.

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Great book

Smart read for anyone looking understand words better and implement ideas in a strong fashion.

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check it out

good wisdom for high anxiety people. teaches you to reinforce your self esteem and self perspective

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Loved it.

loved it. couldnt put it down. its one of those books you read over and over and over again

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  • 02-23-18

great book

Love it. this is a great book and I highly recommended it to anyone. Thanks