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Big Potential

Five Secrets of Reaching Higher by Powering Those Around You
Narrated by: Shawn Achor
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Big Potential, written and read by Shawn Achor.

Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It's not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships - the teams you build around you, the friends you make - and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.

A TED talk star with over 16 million views, Shawn Achor is one of the world's leading experts on happiness and personal success - and author of the positive psychology classic The Happiness Advantage. Now, in this game-changing guide to greatness, he demolishes the myth of single individual achievement. With powerful stories, cutting-edge research and exclusive insights from Fortune 100 leaders, he shows how only by working with others will you ever reach your Big Potential.

©2018 Shawn Achor (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant.

Necessary reading for all people who work in HR or management or those who simply crave a better world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-2020

Amazing Read

Amazing Read, really looking forward to revisiting it in the future. I would highly recommend it!

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  • Mark Lancaster
  • 01-08-2019

Great inspirational book. Now, how to practice?

I really enjoy Shawn Achor's story telling style. His book the Happiness Advantage is one I revisit. This book talks about taking your own happy advantage (small potential) and maximising it through your family, friends, work colleagues and communities (big potential). I dropped the star because at the end of the book, rather than the book method ratifying sermon, I would of preferred an actionable summary to all Shawn's hard work on research. Maybe next edition?

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  • Yorkshire Dobby
  • 05-05-2019

Great principles.

Loved the book. And super comfortable to listen to. The ideas are great but it could be shorter and still carry the message.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 20-01-2019

Good, but no Happiness Advantage.

I'm a big fan of Shawn Achor, but this was disappointing when compared to his first book. Lots of references back to The Happiness Adv book for reference of research. It was enjoyable in that it added to advice given and research testimonies from earlier, but quite anecdotle.

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  • Mrs Gill White
  • 20-06-2018

Another Achor Brilliant Book

Shawn writes wonderfully uplifting, heartfelt, honest books that give you clear tools and ways of thinking that improve your Outlook on life and it's glorious opportunities. this and the Happiness Advantage are MUST reads

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  • Sean Kachmarski
  • 20-02-2018

Wow!!!

Game Changer Life Changer Love that it based on studies. Thought Happiness Advantage was good. This has become my favourite book. Seriously thanks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-2018

useless. just blah blah blah..

struggle to finish. most of the english writers beat around the bush. this book also such one.beyond any normal simple human throught anything new i didnt find in this book. this ideas canot make anybody successful. and this writers thinks others are children in the nursery school says take a book and write blah blah blah...

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