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  • Solve For Happy

  • Engineer Your Path to Joy
  • By: Mo Gawdat
  • Narrated by: Mo Gawdat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 72
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Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer's training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem. In 2004 Mo Gawdat, a remarkable thinker whose gifts had landed him top positions in half a dozen companies and who - in his spare time - had created significant wealth, realized that he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously following logic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing, im going to read again. life changing

  • By Anonymous User on 27-07-2018

The answer is 42

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Reviewed: 30-04-2018

The answers to Life, the Universe and Everything from an Engineers perspective. There is a god... and he's a physicist. If you have ever loved and lost. If you have ever sought order in your life. If you are lost and alone (as we all are). Read this. There is wisdom and stories and math herein.

  • Unquiet Land

  • Elemental Blessings, Book 4
  • By: Sharon Shinn
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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Leah Frothen has returned home to rebuild the life she's avoided for years. But she can scarcely catch her breath before she is summoned to meet with the regent, Darien Serlast, the man who made her a spy. Leah is reluctant to take on a new assignment, but Darien has dangled the perfect lure to draw her in. Leah finds she enjoys the challenges of opening a shop catering to foreign visitors, especially since it affords her the opportunity to get to know Mally, the child she abandoned five years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series of books!

  • By Michelle on 06-12-2017

Love this series of books!

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Reviewed: 06-12-2017

Great book as always. Was actually surprised in this one which is not normal for me, but delightful.

  • The Message of You

  • Turn Your Life Story into a Money-Making Speaking Career
  • By: Judy Carter
  • Narrated by: Judy Carter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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The Message of You begins with a simple belief - that your greatest speech already exists and that it has already been delivered in front of a live audience masterfully and powerfully by you. Best-selling author and international comic, Judy Carter sets out to prove that The Message of You is in the advice you give to your friends; in the lessons you teach your children; in the stories you tell your family. It's expressed through the volunteer work you do, the way you run your business, the way you turned your messes into successes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really useful book

  • By Michelle on 14-08-2017

Really useful book

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Reviewed: 14-08-2017

well structured, useful content, valuable quick wins. well worth the price.

loved it. definitely recommend it

  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed the World
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved, Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tragic and overwhelmingly beautiful

  • By wideeyedgirl on 28-04-2017

Great book

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Reviewed: 13-06-2017

Compelling, thought provoking story. I'll probably need it in paperback as well as it have me a lot to think about

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Ruby on 11-06-2015

Must read for all who want to stay in business!

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Reviewed: 17-04-2017

"Most people only get half way through this book!" - challenge accepted! And well worth it. Wow what a ride! Survival of the fittest for the modern age. Those that get this and can adapt will be the companies of the future. Those that do not, are done.

  • The Game Changer

  • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
  • By: Dr Jason Fox
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been summarised within an hour

  • By Danny on 15-04-2018

Dr Jason Fox is awesome

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Reviewed: 16-01-2017

And this book delivers all it promises to. I have the hard copy and the audio and I am always dipping into it.

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen. pick the pieces relevant

  • By Desleigh White on 05-04-2017

Gonna buy a hardcopy roo

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Reviewed: 14-02-2016

Well reasearched, even handed, inspiring. Loved it. Can nor believe I waited this long to read it.