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  • The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

  • By: Daniel N. Robinson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Daniel N. Robinson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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Grasp the important ideas that have served as the backbone of philosophy across the ages with this extraordinary 60-lecture series. This is your opportunity to explore the enormous range of philosophical perspectives and ponder the most important and enduring of human questions-without spending your life poring over dense philosophical texts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview of philosophy and noted figures

  • By Linda Branson on 19-08-2017

Great overview of philosophy and noted figures

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Reviewed: 19-08-2017

What did you like most about The Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition?

A great intro to philosophy for people who haven't studied it before (like me). Goes through a lot of history and how it relates to present day thinkers, which is very enlightening.

Narrator is excellent; very thoughtful explanations and demonstrates different sides of philosophical arguments.

Really enjoyable reading.

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  • Exploring Metaphysics

  • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Jesse on 04-03-2018

Reading this over and over

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Reviewed: 19-08-2017

What made the experience of listening to Exploring Metaphysics the most enjoyable?

Highly entertaining and informative. The narrator has a great sense of humour and explains all the mind-bending topics with great clarity. I have listened to some of the chapters many times and still love it.
Will read again.

  • Influence

  • Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
  • By: Kenneth G. Brown, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth G. Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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Don't just let influence just happen to you. Instead, take charge of your life by grasping the science behind how influence works and by strengthening your own skills at using it to your advantage. In this dynamic 12-lecture series, you'll discover how to tap into the hidden powers of influence - and use these powers to enhance your life in ways you never thought possible. Using clear and accessible language, Professor Brown teaches you how and why influence works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent collection of topics

  • By Richard on 07-03-2016

Helpful and clear

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Reviewed: 17-08-2017

Something every HR professional and hiring manager should read. Gives a clear and intelligent explanation of the difference between influence and persuasion. Enjoyable and easy listen.

  • Work Without Walls

  • An Executive's Guide to Attention Management, Productivity, and the Future of Work
  • By: Maura Nevel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Maura Nevel Thomas
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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In the knowledge economy, your team’s brainpower—their intellect, creativity, learning capacity, and decision-making ability—is the key factor in their success at work. And their scattered focus dilutes that brainpower, hindering your organization’s ability to succeed. Today's "always-on" work culture too often prevents your staff from producing what matters most: ideas, innovation, and meaningful results. How can you and your team be successful when exhaustion and frustration from 24/7 communications, changing priorities, and constant distractions are the norm? Executives must protect their teams (and themselves!) from the high cost of chronic stress and burn-out. To achieve this and improve your company’s results, you must invest in how well you and your teams manage attention. When employees master attention management, they are more successful, engaged, and productive. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too annoying to finish

  • By Linda Branson on 17-08-2017

Too annoying to finish

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Reviewed: 17-08-2017

This book gives an entry-level explanation of how employees in the knowledge industry work. I think the modern executive (who this book is supposedly aimed at) would struggle to find any new or valuable information here.
The book also provides pre-canned
tweets that you are welcome to copy verbatim and tweet to your employees to inspire them.

And that tells you everything you need to know.

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