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    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bessel van der Kolk, MD, explores the ways in which trauma rewires the brain and changes the way people experience the world. Trauma affects the mind and body immensely and prevents those affected from living in the present. Van der Kolk, who has researched trauma since the 1970s, first became interested in trauma after meeting with Vietnam veterans who had a very hard time living their lives after returning from the war.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways of the book and NOT the original book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Susan Dunn on 28-03-2017
    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-2015
    • 3 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

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    • Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By kett on 04-08-2016

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    • Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome.

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    • Summary of The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Lean Startup offers a set of tools and methodologies for entrepreneurs both in startups and established corporations to better achieve success. Since the vast majority of startups fail, understanding how to build a better company saves society's most precious commodities: ideas, time, and the skills of its people. The lean startup movement sets out to prevent future failures....

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    • A 15-Minute Key Takeaways & Analysis of Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is a thorough examination of several case studies about how habit formation and habit change impact daily life. It details the experiences of individuals, corporations, and organizations to illustrate how habits are made and why, how they can be changed, how habits of all kinds are used in businesses to attract customers or manage employees, and the devastating results of a poorly managed habit.

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    • Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove's 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a cofounder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have dramatically changed the workforce, making people ever more replaceable and the market ever more competitive. Companies must adapt to these changes or face their own irrelevance and extinction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it

    • By Peter Neill on 17-02-2017

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    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen's & Larry M. Bartels's Democracy for Realists by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government offers a critique of conventional wisdom surrounding popular theories of democracy. Authors Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that the public, journalists, and political scientists rely on a group of common-sense understandings of democracy. The authors collectively refer to these beliefs as the "folk theory" of democracy.

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    • Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life examines how conservative evangelical Christians should set and maintain proper boundaries - that is saying yes and no at the appropriate times, by examining how boundaries are presented in the Bible. Those who cannot say no live lives filled with unhappiness because people take advantage of them.

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    • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee - Key Takeaways & Analysis

    • A Biography of Cancer
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Please note: This product includes key takeaways and analysis of The Emperor of All Maladies, not the original audiobook. The recording includes overviews of research work, historical accounts, and scientific and medical communities' understanding of the disease.

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    • By Jack on 13-01-2017

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    • A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter

    • Summary & Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As he was turning 90, Jimmy Carter decided it was a good time to write a book about his life. This latest memoir spans his youth, his naval career, his years as an agricultural businessman, as a local and national politician, and, finally, his later life as a peace activist and humanitarian. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Full Life you will find a summary of the book, introductions to the important people in the book, and analysis of themes and the author's style.

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    • Summary of The Big Picture by Sean Carroll

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 30 mins
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    The Big Picture by Sean Carroll is a scientific exploration of many essential questions of humanity, such as the meaning of life and the origin of the universe, considered from a poetic-naturalist perspective.

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    • Key Takeaways & Analysis of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale explains how positive thoughts and faith can change people's lives for the better. Taken in the context of fostering a strong faith in God through Christianity, positive thinking becomes a gateway for tranquility and better control over the mind and even the body....

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    • Summary of 'Into the Magic Shop' by James R. Doty, MD | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his memoir Into the Magic Shop, Dr. James R. Doty describes how simple meditative techniques have had a profound effect on both his personal and professional paths. His account traces his evolution from troubled child to struggling student to distinguished neurosurgeon, including his tenure as the CEO of a billion-dollar company. From the vantage of his current role as the founding director of a compassion-research center at Stanford University, he reflects on the ups and downs of his life so far.

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    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems....

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    • Summary of Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

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    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Awaken the Giant Within by motivational speaker Tony Robbins is a comprehensive self-help book designed for people who want to feel in control of all aspects of their lives and fulfill their greatest potential in their relationships, career, finances, and personal lives.

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    • Summary of 'The Whole-Brain Child' by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Whole-Brain Child offers recommendations for a whole-brain approach to parenting. This approach emphasizes the importance of integrating the four quadrants of a child's brain, whether in challenging or joyous moments. Geared toward the brain development of children from birth to age 12, the whole-brain approach includes 12 parenting strategies based on current brain research, as well as a concise breakdown that describes how to apply these strategies at different ages and stages.

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    • Excellent Book on Parenting

    • By Chandana Watagodakumbura on 24-11-2017

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    • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
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    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

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    • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
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    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni is a practical guide to organizational health. Organizational health is a characteristic of many successful businesses and organizations. Leaders can adopt organizational health strategies to transform their own operations and company culture in order to see the same successes that many other healthy organizations do.

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    • Summary of Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

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    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure.

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    • The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

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    • This is not a book - it's only a book review

    • By Colleen Kelly on 17-07-2017

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