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  • Killing a King

  • The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
  • Auteur(s): Dan Ephron
  • Narrateur(s): Assaf Cohen
  • Durée: 9 h et 56 min
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The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel's recent history and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Palestinians. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would lead to peace - and the other plotted murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read for any student of Middle East politic

  • Écrit par funkyman33 le 2018-09-14

A must-read for any student of Middle East politic

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Évalué le: 2018-09-14

This book provides incredible insight into the role of extremism (on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian war) in the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the subsequent failure of the Oslo Accords. It's in-depth, well-research and extremely compelling. Must read. #audible1

  • Bad Blood

  • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • Auteur(s): John Carreyrou
  • Narrateur(s): Will Damron
  • Durée: 11 h et 37 min
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In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost could not stop listening.

  • Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-02-01

Amazing and horrifying

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Évalué le: 2018-09-14

Incredibly written and researched, this story is almost too compelling and scary to be true. But it is. A must read for those interested in health care technology or Silicon Valley startups. #audible1

  • Israel's Edge

  • The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot
  • Auteur(s): Jason Gewirtz
  • Narrateur(s): Shlomo Zacks
  • Durée: 6 h et 14 min
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for 10 years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves. Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math, and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. The result: young men and women become research and development machines.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but wish it presented a big picture

  • Écrit par funkyman33 le 2018-09-14

Interesting, but wish it presented a big picture

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Évalué le: 2018-09-14

I'm of two minds about this book. The concept of Talpiot is compelling and something the world should learn from. However, I don't feel Gewirtz made his telling of the formation and success of this unit compelling at all. I would have liked to read more about how Talpiot rose to its strength, the politics behind the unit, and how Talpiot strengthens Israel. While there is certainly some of that in this book, 75% of the book are mini-biographies of Talpiot graduates. While some of these are interesting, there were simply too many, and the book got boring. Instead of reading the full book, you can get just as much out of reading the first few chapters on its history, and the last chapter. #Audible1

  • Big Mind

  • How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World
  • Auteur(s): Geoff Mulgan
  • Narrateur(s): Julian Elfer
  • Durée: 8 h et 50 min
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A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This "bigger mind" - human and machine capabilities working together - has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tough read

  • Écrit par funkyman33 le 2018-09-14

Tough read

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Évalué le: 2018-09-14

Tough read. The ideas are interesting and the thought process is compelling. However the book is written in a very theoretical way, without many tips or practical applications. #Audible1

  • 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life

  • Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities
  • Auteur(s): Bill Eddy
  • Narrateur(s): Tom Parks
  • Durée: 5 h et 45 min
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When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders - borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic - they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they're hard to shake. But there are ways to protect yourself. Using empathy-driven conflict management techniques, Bill Eddy, a lawyer and therapist with extensive mediation experience, will teach you to spot warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others and in yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely useful for work and persona life!

  • Écrit par funkyman33 le 2018-09-09

Extremely useful for work and persona life!

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Évalué le: 2018-09-09

Wow. I got this book on Audible for only $2.00, and I would have been willing to pay $20 if I had known how useful this would be. We have all dealt with people with high-conflict personalities at work and personally. When you can't avoid them, this book helps you identify them and approach them in a constructive manner. It is short, clear, and with very practical tips. Some useful points I learned included:
1. Characteristics of a high conflict personality: All or nothing thinking, intense emotions, extreme behaviour and threats, blaming others.
2. The interaction between HCPs and personality disorders.
3. Dealing with HCPs: BIFF - brief, informative, friendly and firm.
4. The CARS approach to working with HCPs: Connect with empathy, attention & respect, Analyze alternatives and options, Respond to misinformation and hostility, Set limits on high-conflict behaviour.

I will likely use the methods described in this book for the rest of my working life, although hopefully not often. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Auteur(s): Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrateur(s): Jordan B. Peterson
  • Durée: 15 h et 40 min
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What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant humour at times and thought provoking...

  • Écrit par Douglas le 2019-05-01

Makes you think (or more)

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Évalué le: 2018-08-27

This book is really a book of philosophy for the 21st century, and is written as such. While it's researched and annotated like an academic thesis, it truly defines Peterson's philosophy of life. You may agree or disagree with various aspects of the book, however there is no doubt that it will affect your thoughts on the world in a profound way. What higher recommendation for a book could there be beyond "makes you think"? Well, "will change your life" is one - and this book could do just that.

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