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  • Mindsight

  • The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls "mindsight," our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can "rewire" crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Michael on 25-08-2015

Absolutely transformative

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Reviewed: 03-01-2019

What a gem of a book. Very well written and narrated and packed with vast amounts of extremely useful and enlightening content.

This book will change the way you are the world. It is essential to mental health that we view each other as a whole entity.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flow

  • Living at the Peak of Your Abilities
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

In flow, everyday experience becomes a moment by moment opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment. Flow is the brain-child of a fascinating psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a renowned social scientist who has devoted his life's work to the study of what makes people truly happy, satisfied and fulfilled. While much of the study of psychology investigates disorders of the human mind, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi takes a different route.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The scientific explanation of happiness

  • By Gus G. on 19-09-2016

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 21-08-2018

This book makes we wish I had never given any other book 5 stars.

This is by far the best book I have ever read. This should be a compulsory read for every single human being.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Read

  • By Christopher on 21-01-2018

So much emotion - loved it

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Reviewed: 01-02-2018

This was a truly informative read and will make you wise beyond your years. This is something I’d definitely make my children read as they reach adolescents.

Simple rules with intelligence and plenty of depth.

14 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,803

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author.

  • By Daniel Rimmer on 27-10-2018

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 22-01-2018

Yuval discusses a range of topics that influence the human race such as religion, politics, capitalism,
humanism and dataism. He looks back on our past and suggests a future when computers make the human race look about as useful as a chickens.

3 Major questions are raised to think deeply about over the next 50 years.

1. Are organisms really just algorithms and is life really just data processing?

2. What's more valuable: Intelligence or Consciousness?

3. What will happen to society, politics and daily life when non-conscious but highly intelligent algorithms know us better than we know ourselves.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful