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Comprehensive and thought provoking for quants

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Reviewed: 19-04-2020

Appreciated West's dedication to grounding his theories in a framework, in contrast to much oversimplistic popular science. West explains existing knowledge and beckons us to consider new ones, turning to sustainability at the end of the book as something of a call to action for polymaths.

The narration was typical of such non fiction: in my opinion too dry.

Bestowing<br />Lends itself well to audio format

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Reviewed: 28-12-2019

Best work of fiction I've consumed in the audio book format. This is thanks in part the social commentary it offers, and the excellent narration. Provocative and well delivered. Loved it.

Objective, accessible, anecdotal

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Reviewed: 09-11-2019

I'm a big supporter of Michael Pollan's advocate- style writing on the sustainability of our food systems. I respect this effort to reclaim a taboo topic with a factual, albeit personal, account of psychedelic drugs. However the topic is just not for me- too many uninteresting details of personal experiences.

A motivating and instructional read

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Reviewed: 15-01-2019

This book is true to its purpose. it helped clarify my deep work commitment and learn from inspiring examples of others who've had great success through deep work. I found some of the suggested tools unsuitable for my work style- not every suggestion will suit every reader trying to establish a deep work regime.

Interesting communication of academic work

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Reviewed: 11-04-2018

Listened to this to get a sense of what makes successful research communication, as Giulia's book heralds from academic research. Interesting storytelling approach. documentary like, where the human microbiome is the specimen inst analysis. Many relatable anecdotes, which eventually got a bit tiring. Learned a thing or two about the gut

An insightful and motivating essay

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Reviewed: 02-01-2018

Hugh White's account of China's evolving influence, mediated by USAs waning influence, bears many valuable lessons for Australian policy makers.

C'est toujours de la magique

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Reviewed: 25-10-2017

Great listen if you want to practice your french with a familiar story. Trop nostalgique

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A self gratifying easy read

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Reviewed: 06-09-2017

Entertaining but likely leveraging is success not from its own content but the spin off of Marie Kondo. Wouldn't really recommend.

Enriching and enlivening with universal appeal

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Reviewed: 02-09-2017

I learned, reflected, cried and laughed. Will be recommending to everyone I know. Thankyou Brené

Excellent book but perhaps better suited to text

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Reviewed: 28-06-2017

Great to have the opportunity to digest this classic book's lessons in audio format. Well delivered but what's missing is the ability to index the lessons. Not possible in the audiobook format.

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