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Advice for business and life

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Reviewed: 13-08-2017

This book provides a fascinating insight into the history of Zappos and CEO Tony Hsieh.
His advice on incorporating happiness tools into business and life is invaluable.
I have really learned a lot, and will likely revisit this book again and again.

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Practically insightful

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Reviewed: 17-06-2017

Where does The New Psycho-Cybernetics rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is in the top two of my favourite audiobooks. The considered review of our brain's internal functions, as well as guided practical tools to optimise our emotional states make this book an absolute must-have. If I had a hardcopy, it would be dogeared in no time!

What other book might you compare The New Psycho-Cybernetics to, and why?

I would compare this to another favourite of mine, The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge. Another great book which works through research, practical examples and guided practical tools to implement the books teachings.

What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Paul Michael has a really great speed and calm delivery which made this book very easy to listen to.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is inspirational. Many of the teachings felt like a mind-blowing experience.

Any additional comments?

The only downside of the book, is the occasional reference to 'God's greater design'. For any atheist/agnostic, this can be a little tedious, however, it is easily ignored, and doesn't in any way impact the insightful content of the book.

Life changing

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Reviewed: 17-06-2017

If you could sum up The Brain that Changes Itself in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, Relevant, Inspiring.

What other book might you compare The Brain that Changes Itself to, and why?

The new psycho-cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz. The Brain that Changes Itself, like psycho-cybernetics, uses research, reasoning and real world examples to bring to life interesting facts about the human brain, and practical solutions to take control and optimise our use of it.

What does Jim Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Jim's cool, calm tone made it feel very much like having a conversation with a friend.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The personal revolution within.

Any additional comments?

A really great read. I got so much out of this personally, both for me and for my family. I was particularly interested in the early developmental sections, which I have already begun to apply with great effect with my son. This is probably the most practically useful book I have ever read.