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  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,408
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,545

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

  • By Rob on 29-06-2017

To the nitty-gritty

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

I like this book as it provides the basics of financial literacy everyone should have with down-to-earth actions to take to get a handle on your finances. Scott Pape does it with a very refreshing Aussie humor that will keep you engaged. For further and deeper financial knowledge though, more literature is required such as the Barefoot Blueprint.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Great read

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

The author comes across so brave and vulnerable that you can't resist being sucked in. Nowhere near preachy preachy, it highlights some well-thought truths through grabbing stories as to what you should give a f*ck about and what you shouldn't :)

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No wonder everyone recommends it!!

  • By Anonymous User on 26-01-2018

Good concept but too simple

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

The book is a very good read. The concepts described are indeed vital and made easy to grasp. Though it may not be the intent of the book, I however felt that the nitty-gritty of applying such concepts in your life was somewhat missing. Still, inspiring book worth discovering.

  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Fargeot on 07-01-2019

Interesting

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

Reading this book from the 80's in 2018 is a fun experience. While some elements sound a little outdated, it is amazing how much of it still holds up... A good one to listen as a couple and good guide to understanding the opposite sex (or at least try...)

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By clinton on 14-03-2016

Instant Classic

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

Simple theory but it rings so true. This goes deep into the concept of the Golden Circles Simon Sinek is well-known for. Engaging, inspiring and riddled with great stories, it is a very hard book to put down until you have devoured it.

  • This Is Marketing

  • You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

This book teaches you how to identify your smallest viable audience; draw on the right signals and signs to position your offering; build trust and permission with your target market; speak to the narratives your audience tells themselves about status, affiliation, and dominance; spot opportunities to create and release tension; and give people the tools to achieve their goals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very disappointing :(

  • By Anonymous User on 13-12-2018

It's OK...

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

It is a great book for people being initiated to proper marketing practices. Nothing wrong with the content but nothing groundbreaking for advanced marketers.

  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 286
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    5 out of 5 stars 284

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen, once I found the PDF

  • By Darren on 12-12-2018

A must-read

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

It seems cliche to say that some books will change you and your view of the world. This is one of those. A great interpretation of the world backed by data and calling out some current erroneous believes misled by human biases. Recommended by Bill Gates, a must-read for everyone.

  • Lost and Founder

  • By: Rand Fishkin
  • Narrated by: Rand Fishkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In Lost and Founder Rand Fishkin reveals the mostly awful, sometimes awesome truth about startup culture with the transparency and humour that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment and this audiobook can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Fargeot on 07-01-2019

A great read!

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

Great insight into the tech startup world, rightfully taking down the glamour of it with great humor and transparency. Being part of this world, a lot of it resonates. A great read and eye-opener to whoever is thinking of building a business.

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  • Search Inside Yourself

  • The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I read the book, then I took the course!

  • By Micheal on 11-06-2015
  • Search Inside Yourself
  • The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan

Amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-02-2017

Google did it again! This book introduced me to meditation and keeping my emotions in check. It has been life-changing for me since I started a year ago. Really recommended.

  • The Alpha Male's Guide to Mastering the Art of Body Language

  • By: Sean Lysaght
  • Narrated by: J. Alexander
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    3 out of 5 stars 8
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 8

Warning! What you are about to learn will change the way women look at you, how people treat you, and will skyrocket your confidence levels! It seems so simple. You want confidence. You want respect. You want to be an alpha male. So you read up on all the self-help pap on how to improve yourself. But, you still feel weak and depressed.... Unfortunately, a mere intellectual understanding of confidence, charisma, and the alpha male is not enough. You must first embody the presence of the alpha male. You must master the art of body language!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More on this later?

  • By Dimitry Belakhov on 10-08-2018

Lame

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Reviewed: 29-01-2017

Lame. Just lame. No substance and pretty bad advice and way of being... Not recommended

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