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  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • Auteur(s): Greg McKeown
  • Narrateur(s): Greg McKeown
  • Durée: 6 h et 14 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking.

  • Écrit par Travis Tait le 2017-10-10

A wordy definition of "questionable cause"

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-12

While I really liked the core concepts outlined in this book, I absolutely hated the way they were delivered. As other reviewers pointed out, this book is so painfully repetitive, that it's name starts to feel ironic after a while. In fact, you can probably just skip to Chapter 20 and still get all the main points, without having to listen to hours of unnecessary name-dropping and logical fallacies. The author tries to pigeonhole so many famous success stories into his obsession with making the term "essentialist" happen, that this book should be featured on the Wikipedia entry for "questionable cause". Do less but better, and go listen to a Mark Manson book instead.

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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Auteur(s): Mark Manson
  • Narrateur(s): Roger Wayne
  • Durée: 5 h et 17 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4 650
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4 626

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nope.

  • Écrit par Sarah Porritt le 2017-12-09

The honest truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-29

First of all, fantastic performance by the voice actor. The tone, the inflections, the varying accents, simply superb. The book itself also does not disappoint - all the points being made are valid, informative and observant. My only gripe is with occasionally disconnected conclusions bordering on the survivorship bias (X happened to this one guy, therefore Y must be true), but it doesn't really detract from the point being made. I also found the last chapter to not be as motivational as, I think, the author had intended it to be. But overall, this is a fantastic book. I only wish that it didn't have that many cuss words in it, because I know a couple teenagers that would really benefit from reading this.

  • Influence

  • The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Auteur(s): Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrateur(s): George Newbern
  • Durée: 10 h et 6 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • important

  • Écrit par Wayne le 2018-08-28

Eye opening, but a bit repetitive

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-15

This book has been eye-opening. I've found myself suddenly realizing the ways in which I've been subtly manipulated by realtors, car salesmen or coworkers. Who would have thought that being asked to do someone a small favor, manipulates you into doing more and bigger favors for the requester? So much for "tit for tat"! This is definitely material worth reading and reviewing periodically, to help avoid being taken advantage of.

However, as some previous reviewers pointed out, this book is a bit drawn out and wordy. It feels like the author was told that if he gets past a certain word count, he would get paid more. Every single chapter just drones on and on with countless examples, so much so that you start to zone out and actually forget what the actual technique is being described, or point being made. I've found myself taking long breaks from it, and listening to other books before coming back. If there is one book that I will probably just end up finding a summary of, instead of re-reading(listening) to again, this one is it. Too much filler. #Audible1

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • Auteur(s): Scott Adams
  • Narrateur(s): Patrick Lawlor
  • Durée: 8 h et 40 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to follow principles

  • Écrit par Kelvin W. le 2019-05-02

Good tips for hacking the brain

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-01-19

Engaging and informative, but can be somewhat contradictory at times. Author seems to be a big fan of using repetition to make the point stick. Also contains a moderate amount of self-promotion by the author - other books he has written, other companies he is launching, etc. As expected, plenty of humor is peppered throughout the book, making it easier to stay engaged. All in all it did make want to try a couple brain-hacking tips shared by the author, so to that extent I consider this audiobook a success.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrateur(s): Ray Porter
  • Durée: 9 h et 31 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 121
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    5 out of 5 stars 1 042
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1 041

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

  • Écrit par Eli le 2018-01-11

Best voice acting I'd ever heard

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2017-12-28

This voice actor is simply superb. I would listen to other audiobooks, no matter the subject, as long as they were voiced by this guy.

The story itself is fairly interesting and pretty unique. It was a bit hard to follow the constantly changing narrators, and it does end rather abruptly - clearly a bait to continue reading the series. But other than that, an enjoyable and somewhat educational "read". I will have to check out the next book in the series for sure.

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