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  • 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 1,060
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 914

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

life changing

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Reviewed: 19-12-2018

accurate, evidence based and inspiring. I found it very relatable and it pointed out my own shortcomings. Now to get to work

  • Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World's Fittest Athletes

  • By: Ben Bergeron
  • Narrated by: Ben Bergeron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
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    5 out of 5 stars 87
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    5 out of 5 stars 87

CrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world's fittest athletes, but he's not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life. Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world-class. The mindset and methodology that have produced some of the greatest athletes in the world's most grueling sport can work equally well for golfers, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs - anyone who's willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is powerful

  • By Anonymous User on 07-06-2019

brilliant

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Reviewed: 20-11-2018

Bergeron drives home the principles of excellence. He makes it easy to understand the result comes from the process you do everyday. No bull s#!+

  • Hal Moore on Leadership

  • Winning When Outgunned and Outmanned
  • By: Harold G. Moore, Mike Guardia
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    5 out of 5 stars 9

Hal Moore led his life by a set of principles - a code developed through years of experience, trial-and-error, and the study of leaders of every stripe. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Moore's life touched upon many historical events: the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the refashioning of the US Army into an all-volunteer force. At each juncture, he learned critical lessons and had opportunities to affect change through measured responses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clear, concise and inspiring

  • By Anonymous User on 12-06-2018

clear, concise and inspiring

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Reviewed: 12-06-2018

one of the greatest books on leadership I've ever come across. focusing on human relationships and the desire to win.

  • The Mission, the Men, and Me

  • Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
  • By: Pete Blaber
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

As a commander of Delta Force - the most elite counter terrorist organization in the world - Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare - and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win - and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about never-before-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, listeners will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and insightful

  • By Anonymous User on 19-09-2017

Brilliant and insightful

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Reviewed: 19-09-2017

filled with principles that can be applied to any situation. Presented in a very entertaining yet modest format. I learnt a lot.

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  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding in every way!

  • By Michael on 23-08-2017

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 06-06-2017

I will listen to this over and over. This book is a gold mine for any human that has to function within an organisation civilian or military. Thanks to General Stanley McChrystal and the other co authors for sharing your wisdom. I really needed this.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,244
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,214

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

paradigm shifting

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Reviewed: 30-05-2017

Absolutely loved it. Very thought provoking by striping our entire world back to the bare bones. I also appreciate the dedication of sticking to scientific facts without any percievable bias.