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  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 271
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    5 out of 5 stars 240
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    5 out of 5 stars 240

In a powerful new vision, Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength, and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally understand shame!

  • By Avid Reader on 09-11-2018

Most challenging book for my relationships and professional life

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Reviewed: 07-04-2019

I haven’t read a book that challengers me as much as this one. I found the difference concept of shame challenging to my teaching and the idea of vulnerability will forever change how I view my family relationships.

Mindset
    The New Psychology of Success
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    345 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • inspirational

  • By Enza on 02-05-2015

Forefront thinking presented well

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Reviewed: 14-03-2019

Dweck’s work is pivotal in learning, education, and relationships. It identifies the problem effectively and presents a clear way through it. I thought I had a good grasp of these concepts as a teacher already, but this book opened my eyes to the many ways I allow closed mindsets into my life and the strategies are already working.

  • Playing to Win

  • How Strategy Really Works
  • By: Roger L. Martin, A.G. Lafley
  • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

This is A.G. Lafley’s guidebook. Shouldn’t it be yours as well?Winning CEO A.G. Lafley is now back at the helm of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble. If you want to know the strategy he’ll use to restore P&G to its former dominance, read this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have for anyone who wants to see strategy at work

  • By David on 02-12-2018

Must have for anyone who wants to see strategy at work

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Reviewed: 02-12-2018

This is a such a practical guide for anyone who wants to understand strategy. I chose this book because I do not consider myself a strategic thinker and now use many of the strategies and questions asked in the book. A valuable resource.

  • The Righteous Mind

  • Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • By: Jonathan Haidt
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 194
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    5 out of 5 stars 172
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    5 out of 5 stars 172

In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. His starting point is moral intuition - the nearly instantaneous perceptions we all have about other people and the things they do. These intuitions feel like self-evident truths, making us righteously certain that those who see things differently are wrong. Haidt shows us how these intuitions differ across cultures, including the cultures of the political left and right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone needs to listen to this book

  • By Ken on 02-05-2017

Gives hope for future

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Reviewed: 06-10-2017

Conveys a genuine empathetic look at how we work and function as humans and end up on such political, religious, and philosophical divides. This is the first book that provides a way forward while providing warning signs to avoid fundamentalism.

Console Wars
    Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
    
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    Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    78 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Console Wars

  • Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation
  • By: Blake J. Harris
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video-game industry. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video-game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about video games and everything about fighting uphill battles.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting section of history

  • By Bilbo Swaggins on 03-12-2017

One of the best books I've read

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Reviewed: 04-09-2017

This perfectly encapsulates the 90's and my childhood. It really takes you in deep to the overwhelming task Sega had and the people who made it happen.

  • A More Beautiful Question

  • The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
  • By: Warren Berger
  • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, underappreciated tool - one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning - deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully" - can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask "Why?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really thought provoking

  • By Mitchell Hunt on 30-11-2018

Is this the best book you haven't read?

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Reviewed: 13-06-2017

This challenges you to be uncomfortable with certainty and embrace questioning as a fundamental facet of every day life. It is inspiring as much as it is scary. I wonder if you are ready for what this book has to offer.

  • Peak

  • Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • By: Robert Pool, Anders Ericsson
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying the special ones - the geniuses, sports stars and musical prodigies. And his remarkable finding, revealed in Peak, is that their special abilities are acquired through training. The innate 'gift' of talent is a myth. Exceptional individuals are born with just one unique ability, shared by us all - the ability to develop our brains and bodies through our own efforts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outliers barely skimmed the surface.

  • By Joshua on 22-01-2017

Great research with meaningful application

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Reviewed: 16-01-2017

A wonderful listen with brilliant research that can change your life.
This book needs to be shared with as many people as possible.

  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply excellent

  • By Alan on 08-07-2017

It's what I want to aspire to, and share with everybody.

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Reviewed: 20-11-2016

The research in this book is thorough and well analysed. More than that it is communicated in a way that is accessible to anybody. This is real life stuff that has the potential to transform the lives of those who are willing to live with passion and perseverance. I loved this book.

  • Creativity

  • The Psychology of Discovery and Invention
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4 out of 5 stars 8

Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments - be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab - so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An insightful and practical exploration of creativity.

  • By David on 17-10-2016

An insightful and practical exploration of creativity.

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Reviewed: 17-10-2016

Once again Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates why his research is so well respected. A practical and thorough investigation into creative individuals that challenges me to think bigger and better.

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  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 976
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    4 out of 5 stars 977

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, if a little derivative

  • By Todd on 28-07-2015

One for the Nerds

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Reviewed: 11-05-2016

This book was written for people like me. It maybe heavy laden with sometimes unnecessary pop culture references, it may just be another sci-fi to some. But to me it was a deep exploration of the human condition that reimagined our pop culture history in the way Wicked reimagined The Wizard of Oz. This book was written for me, and I hope you love it as much as I did.