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  • Bonds That Make Us Free

  • Healing Our Relationships, Coming to Ourselves
  • By: C. Terry Warner
  • Narrated by: C. Terry Warner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Bonds That Make Us Free is a groundbreaking book that suggests the remedy for our troubling emotions by addressing their root causes. You'll learn how, in ways we scarcely suspect, we are responsible for feelings like anger, envy, and insecurity that we have blamed on others. Even though we fear to admit this, it is good news. If we produce these emotions, it falls within our power to stop them. But we have to understand our part in them far better than we do, and that is what this remarkable book teaches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The truth spoken in love.

  • By Anonymous User on 14-04-2019

A generous and heartfelt life changing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-2019

This is the material the world needs to fix itself. The content is truth, it is liberating and it will create a better life for anyone who truly encounters and embraces it. The good news is how accessible that place actually due to the skill and care with which C Terry Warner has put into it.

Congratulations on your work and the difference you are making in the world.

  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good short simple book on success and quitting

  • By Adm TeKnoMan on 17-07-2015

Succinct. Truth. Well packaged.

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Reviewed: 19-02-2019

Classic Seth. No punches pulled. Facts presented in challenging kind parcels to be unwrapped and treated as gifts, or, the ill advised mindset, put to the side because 'I didn't want that'.

  • Messy

  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The urge to be tidy seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fair

  • By Farai on 02-10-2018

A tidy messy book of great lessons

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2018

A beautiful depiction of a collated mass of real well researched stories I found so helpful to understand some personal messy strengths previously viewed as weakness. I emerge from the content affirmed by this and emboldened to not suppress but strengthen that talent even further.

I found the reader's rise and fall and related connection to the text brought it to life and magnified its lessons.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book i've read in a long time!

  • By Anne on 11-01-2015

Couldn't stop listening to it

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Reviewed: 26-05-2018

I loved this book so much. I think I am going to have to listen to it again. It brought joy to my heart.

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  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for me? YES!

  • By Steve Shannon on 18-12-2015

Solid content. A little laboured

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-2018

Great message with good research quotes and example from someone who obviously had to live the message to produce the book in the first place.

Unfortunately the performance, whist clear, I found a bit sterile and like I was working hard at time to remain engaged. Luckily the content helped so much to mostly resolve that situation.

  • The Founder's Dilemmas

  • By: Noam Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Mark Mosely
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content poor and too fast reading

  • By Mustafa on 30-08-2015

Well researched, quality content, strong lessons

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-2017

Well presented facts to challenge any budding or seasoned entrepreneurs to consider and dialogue about to achieve the best decisions for the best win/win results.

Being a huge Jim Collins fan, I saw parallels in style and strong research based material. The real life stories were great.

I'm sure it's not easy to do but I think at times I found some of the storytelling jump around too much from example to example where I had difficulty connecting to the lesson for those stories. Refining into larger overarching principles and sticking with examples from companies for longer to embellishI think would have had even greater and simpler learning and retention. All I all though it was still very good.

Millionaire Success Habits
    
    
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        Dean Graziosi
    
    


    
    
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        Mark Steinbeck
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    144 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Millionaire Success Habits

  • By: Dean Graziosi
  • Narrated by: Mark Steinbeck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Millionaire Success Habits is a book designed with one purpose in mind, and that is to take you from where you are in life to where you want to be in life by using easy to implement "success habits" into your daily routine. This book is not about adding more time to your day. It is about replacing those things that are not serving your future with success habits designs specifically to assist you on your journey to that better you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content is great but let down by delivery

  • By Rick on 16-08-2018

Great practical habits shone through poor reading

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-09-2017

Fantastic habits summarised and packaged well. Many that have been around for years but put into a collection in this book with a practical guide to doing them is great.

I don't often say this and can cope with a massive array of reading styles but this was one of the worst I've experienced. I felt like I was being read to like a 3 year old. It was very forced and sterile.

  • Key Person of Influence

  • The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • book for entrepreneurs

  • By Lily Zhang on 22-04-2016

Encouragement to strive and great info on how to

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Reviewed: 13-03-2017

A great encouragement to become a master at something and some fantastic tools on how to promote that, taking advantage of current technology.

My only word of caution or concern comes from the area of people falsely believing they have something amazing to share with the world before they've done the work/hard yards to truly become a master or worthwhile teacher of it. The book addresses this area briefly but I think could do a better job of encouraging better, continued passion around mastery in one's chosen field.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

Leadership and Self-Deception
    Getting Out of the Box
    
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        The Arbinger Institute
    
    


    
    
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        William Dufris
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    6 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Leadership and Self-Deception

  • Getting Out of the Box
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book the while world needs to read

  • By Daniel on 16-02-2016

A book the while world needs to read

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Reviewed: 16-02-2016

A book of profound wisdom and introspection, delivered with magnificent, story based, lessons, and told with wonderful skill.

I think I've listened to it at least 10 times now... the eternal battle to stay out of the box is too important not to.

We use this very book as our key culture backbone in our business and one day will implement Arbinger's actual program.