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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 371
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      4 out of 5 stars 295

    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 Bella on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win | Summary

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Michelle Murillo
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a book for anyone wanting to learn to be a better leader. While it does contain stories of wartime, it is about what Jocko and Leif learned that led them to victory. A way to construct, educate, and motivate your teams to accomplish the goals you have set forth. Most leadership books focus on the individual; even corporate training programs seem to follow the same guidelines. But to have strong leadership, you need to have a strong team.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My review

    • By Chris on 04-06-17

    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 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Horrendous tone/voice

    • By Marco P. on 12-20-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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 23
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    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

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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: 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 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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 Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Christopher Michael Lewis
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Learn about the future of artificial intelligence in a fraction of the time it takes to listen to the actual book! Inside your cranium is the thing that allows you to read: your brain. Animals have other features, like knifelike claws and powerful muscles. But our brains have let us create a system for verbal communication, science, electronics, and intimate public arrangement. Each generation has done better and progressed further than the previous generation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great job making a summary. ways to improve next

    • By NEY TORRES on 01-29-17

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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 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work | Summary: Summary and Analysis of "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work"

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Pete Beretta
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Marriage is an ancient institution that spreads across the ages. Different rituals, depending on the faith of the two people getting married, are performed. The term marriage encompasses much more than the simple repetition of prayers, performance of rites, or ceremonies. It also describes a commitment of two people that is meant to endure through those individuals' lives. Sometimes married couples reach a point in which the durability of the relationship is questioned.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • made me consider buying the book

    • By Faisal A. Almansour on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet from Michael Mosley

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Ralph L. Rati
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Contrary to popular opinion, if you have been diagnosed with type two diabetes or pre-diabetes, you need not resign yourself to a life of deteriorating health and complex regimens of testing and medications. Science and modern research show that a proper diet and exercise routine can absolutely reduce your blood sugar levels and keep them in the healthy range daily, freeing you from insulin dependence and the other drugs that facilitate the normalizing of your blood glucose day in and day out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommened to read and to act on this diet

    • By Anonymous User on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of 'How to Raise an Adult', by Julie Lythcott-Haims

    • Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Daniela Nitzband
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Many parents today are pressured by society. Society has set very high standards, but parents should set their own standards in life. Setting standards will cultivate a sense of freedom. Many parents think the world is a dangerous place, but it is much safer than they might think. A checklist of things for a child to accomplish in life provides too much structure and takes away from the freedom of childhood.

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    • Summary of The Anatomy of Peace from the Arbinger Institute

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict is an effective 2006 literary publication by the Arbinger Institute. This guide is an informative tool which utilizes imaginary personalities to show its messages. There are also featured information methods for restraining political, individual, and also organizational problems. It says that problems should be carefully handled with a peaceful heart as opposed to a heart up in arms.

    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.

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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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a high schooler would get a "C" for this summary

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-11-19

    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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Totally useless

    • By Azaryan Willpower on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain Summary and Analysis

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Harry Roger Williams III
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The listeners of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics sent the authors of these books countless questions. Many of these questions were regarding various problems and issues that have affected society for a long time. Basically, the listeners wanted the authors of the Freakonomics books to research their particular problems and find solutions. The authors and the research team behind the Freakonomics books enjoy solving problems.

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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

    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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    • Guns,Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies | Summary

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Mutt Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Jared Diamond says that 25 years ago he met a politician in what is now Papua New Guinea, Yali, who asked why white people had so many things, but black people did not. The book attempts to provide answers to the question: Why have Eurasian people been the dominant wealth and power in the world? That is, why didn't other cultures gain dominance before 1,500 CE? After all, until the end of the most recent Ice Age, circa 11,000 BCE, all humans were hunter-gatherers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Editing error about 45 min into the book

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma | Summary

    • By: Summary Station
    • Narrated by: Tony Armagno
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, is the author of The Body Keeps the Score. In this book, Bessel examines the ways that trauma can affect people and how they can recover from past traumatic events. When a person experiences trauma, it will change the wiring in their brain, and this will cause a change in the way that person views their life and everyday situations. Trauma has a negative effect on both the body and mind in a way that will prevent a person affected by trauma from enjoying the present moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tra

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $3.95

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