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    • Summary and Analysis of The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
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      4 out of 5 stars 230

    In the first chapter, Jeff Olson introduces his readers to the idea that every single person on this planet has the potential to turn either into a poor, unsuccessful beach bum or into a successful entrepreneur with a huge balance in his bank account. He tells his own story - about how he went from failure to success to another failure, how he slowly learned that failure and success both happen for the same reason, and that this one single reason can work either for or against you, depending on how you use it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Summary

    • By Con on 02-27-17

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    • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty | Summary and Analysis

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Scott Larson
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Acemoglu's theory and explanation of the differences in global prosperity are as enlightening as they are entertaining. He manages to make the puzzling concept dead simple to understand because the book, rather than a lengthy lecture explaining the theory, is a series of examples supporting it. After the first chapter, you will fundamentally understand the concept and theory behind this book, and each subsequent chapter will support the theory in fascinating ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent summary, still somewhat interesting

    • By david on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Brian Ackley
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This book is a literally a step-by-step guide that will educate and enlighten you on how to start your own business. The content is very easy to understand and a couple things are repeated throughout the book to reinforce the wisdom which is being passed on to you. Each step is broken down into its simplest form, with examples of past situations where persons have succeeded and others have failed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it just summary from summary station.

    • By Jiri Manas on 02-27-18

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    • Summary: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Michelle Murillo
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Over nine chapters, Gawande makes a detailed and persuasive argument for the use of checklists, not only in surgery, but also in other fields where their use is not as widespread, such as aviation and construction, which have made checklists mandatory. As a consequence of his interest in implementing checklists during surgery, the World Health Organization put Gawande in charge of a team which investigated a trial of surgical checklists over eight countries.

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    • Summary and Analysis of Talk Like TED: 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Jim Vann
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    When selecting a presentation topic, it's imperative to choose something unique that you hold a meaningful connection to. Passion is, without a doubt, a necessary emotion that will guide you towards identifying that mastery. Science supports this claim with concrete evidence. Passion is contagious. The only way to create an inspirational presentation is by being inspired yourself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overview

    • By JONATHAN S REA on 02-10-17

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    • Summary of The Hidden Life of Trees: From Peter Wohlleben and Tim Flannery

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Ann Garlatta
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Most of us know that trees are living beings, but do many of us actually think of what that life entails? Forests are full of mysteries, even for those who have studied them their whole lives. German forester Peter Wohlleben paints a vivid picture about the fascinating world that lays just outside our doors. As we learn more about trees, it becomes abundantly clear that we have more in common with this fixed, steady plant life than we think.

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    • Summary and Analysis of Michelle Alexander's 'The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness'

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: William Butler
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Alexander explains that voting is the most basic democratic freedom and right, yet black people throughout US history have been unable to hold or else exercise that right. Furthermore, racial discrimination continues today in a legalized form because once-convicted felons are legally required to explain their background and may be legally refused service or opportunities because of it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Data, Questionable Conclusion ,Risible Reader

    • By Troy L Boyce on 08-12-17

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    • A More Beautiful Question: Summary and Analysis

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    This is a summary and analysis of the actual book. Warren Berger interviewed innovators in business, designers, inventors, and engineers to learn how they overcame challenges and found success. He did not find a single reason for their various successes, but he did find that many of them were talented at asking questions.

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    • Summary and Analysis of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Melissa Fabregas
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oftentimes, life leads a person on a quest of contemplative knowledge. Each person experiences this at some point or another during a lifetime seeking only the deepest of answers to the deepest of questions. This contemplation is based on the eternal question of faith versus destiny. Is mankind led by a road which twists and turns forcing one to one's predetermined destiny? Or is mankind the captain of its own fate, steering through the lakes and the streams searching through the precepts of life?

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    • Summary and Analysis of America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Michelle Murillo
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Learn about the opinions of Dinesh D'Souza regarding the legacy and future of America in a fraction of the time it takes to listen to the actual book! In chapter one, Dinesh D'Souza outlines the basic contention of his book which is that America is committing suicide, not by inadvertence or neglect, but by deliberate policy. The villains who have conspired to make national suicide a policy are progressives of whom Barack Obama is the most powerful spokesman and executive.

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    • The Boys in the Boat: Summary and Analysis

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    During the fourth year of the Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States, and Adolf Hitler was in power over Germany. Conditions in the United States were barely livable for most families, including Joe Rantz and his family. Joe was at the University of Washington in Seattle. Joe and his classmate, Roger Morris, were headed to the shell house on campus to try out for the Rowing team along with 175 other boys. Joe was particularly nervous about the tryouts.

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    • The Confidence Code: Summary and Analysis of The Confidence Code

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Beth Wray
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Learn about The Confidence Code in a fraction of the time it takes to read the actual book! In The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman attempt to define confidence, to determine how it is developed and to give guidelines for developing it. Without confidence, you lack boldness and faith in your abilities, and this dearth can greatly affect your mental health as well as your career success.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of a Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Justin M. Grant
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Barbara Oakley shares with listeners how she came to understand how to use these learning strategies. She tells about how she thought she was not good at math or science but as she moved through a bout in the US Army earning her degree in Slavic Languages. She was so good at learning and speaking Russian that she was often mistaken for a native Russian speaker. Once she was in the field, she realized that her degree in languages was not enough.

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    • Summary of Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The gut is very important because it is the control panel for a person's overall state of health. When a person is healthy their intestinal lining works the same way as a filter does. A healthy gut has the ability to keep out bad toxins and keep in good elements. When the gut is overloaded with too many bad toxins the intestinal walls will begin to break down as a result.

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    • Summary and Analysis of The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: JD Kelly
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This book is responsible for changing the way that people from all over the world conduct their lives and careers. This book starts out with Shawn explaining his experience at Harvard University. He explains how his gratitude for being able to attend one of the best universities in the world caused him to fall in love with the school. Looking back, he was able to determine that his experience at Harvard was significantly impacted by his enormous sense of gratitude for being selected to attend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very concise summary of concepts discussed in book

    • By Roseleaf1 on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Brian Ackley
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This book is chalk full interesting data about how people perceive themselves and each other. The information is boiled down so that it is easy to listen to and analyze yourself. Rudder has lots of data from different sites including three different online dating sites, social media sites as well as the popular search engine Google.com. One of the most fascinating points is when he talks about what makes women attractive to men. Which is the opposite of what society has often said.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly narrated - probably not a good book to summarise

    • By Dr on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of The Obesity Code from Dr. Jason Fung

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Horace Leighton
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    As a practicing physician, Jason Fung tends to heavily rely upon scientific studies as a means to explain his various viewpoints on obesity, as well as to debunk commonly held myths on obesity and assumptions that can become problematic. In conjunction with scientific research, Fung takes time to describe various biological processes that demonstrate how different bodily systems work in concert to either promote weight gain or weight loss.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a very poor summary

    • By Mary Beth on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of Journeys on the Silk Road

    • A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Reed
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In Journeys on the Silk Road, Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters use historical records to create an entertaining narrative that brings the past to life. Rather than making a dry history book or a simple account of what happened, the authors color the story with vivid descriptions and minor details that allow listeners to gain not just a sense of what happened, but how it happened. Even as the authors take some creative liberty, they remain as objective as possible and tell a story that conveys the facts as accurately as possible.

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    • Summary of Killing the Rising Sun from Bill O'Reilly

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Lisa Valdini
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Killing the Rising Sun conveys tales from the Pacific battleground of the Second World War consisting of the questionable United States choice to establish and make use of atomic weapons. Sustained by self-confidence in their racial supremacy, the Japanese put in a fantastic effort to broaden their empire throughout East Asia. When Prime Minister Hideki Tojo persuaded Emperor Hirohito to assault Pearl Harbor, war with the United States and the other Allied forces was inescapable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good overall description of book.

    • By KLK on 05-27-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: The Power of the Other: From Henry Cloud

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: David Boyd
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Henry Cloud is the author of the self-help book called The Power of the Other. This is a book that shows some different ways that people influence each other. The author believes that everybody has the power to improve their life beyond what they believe to be possible, but this can only happen if there are proper emotional connections and proper feedback.

    Regular price: $3.95

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