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  • Mastery

  • Written by: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too much repetition in the story

  • By Alexandra Posadzki on 2017-11-14

Insightful and Worth Reading

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Reviewed: 2019-04-02

Like other books by this author, it is insightful and expertly and methodically crafted. You learn a lot and will pay more attention to the details and your own inner unique passion...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • Written by: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 584
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Compendium of Wisdom

  • By Josh on 2018-11-14

Most Compelling, Insightful Dive Into Human Nature

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Reviewed: 2019-02-21

A very interesting and insightful survey of the elements of human nature. Fascinating & deep. I learned a lot and liken it to a Masters course in the subject...well done!

  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  • Written by: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,654
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent self improvement book

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-11-27

Habits Run Our Lives - It Pays To Learn More

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Reviewed: 2019-01-07

A great overview on how important habits are to our lives. Big changes and the realization of dreams can seem to only happen if you are aware, consciously control and leverage your habits. The secret to you success is hidden in your daily routine...

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • Written by: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not great narration

  • By Monana on 2018-05-14

Appreciating What You Have ...

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Reviewed: 2018-10-06

We live in a cluttered world..full of stress and striving..this book reminds us to only keep what brings us joy... lives would be transformed just with that insight...your world will be better and you may just find that elusive contentment as a result...

  • Expert Secrets

  • The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice
  • Written by: Russell Brunson, Robert T. Kiyosaki - foreword
  • Narrated by: Hank Bannister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 51
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    5 out of 5 stars 44
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    5 out of 5 stars 45

Your message has the ability to change someone's life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone's health, grow a company, or more... But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this book is a must for sales

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-28

Expert Advice from Someone Who Knows

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Reviewed: 2018-10-04

Very interesting ...more people should convert their expertise to content and get it out there...we are all experts in something...

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • Written by: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,392
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,929

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too religious

  • By Dodish Malek on 2019-04-11

Deep Food For Thought....Makes You Think

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Reviewed: 2018-08-06

The book is packed with wisdom ... almost too dense in how jam packed with deep reflections on life. I can't help but think of how profound some of his insights are. It is not casual reading with the usual platitudes...rather it is hard hitting and so precise it hurts. You might have to listen twice and reflect with a trusted friend to really get everything this book has to offer. Amazing and profound wisdom....this author has really studied the human existence and is qualified on several levels to explain the contradictions and strife we all endure...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love Does

  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • Written by: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
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    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith. You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does. Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wide open.

  • By Shucky on 2019-06-25

This was so needed!

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Reviewed: 2018-02-28

Loved this book so much! Gave me clearer perspective on life and inspiration on how to live love from here on.

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • Written by: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
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    5 out of 5 stars 119
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read for anyone running a business or business unit!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-08-17

Goldratt's "The Goal" applied to IT

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Reviewed: 2018-01-21

I can relate all too well ... been there...got me thinking about applying Theory of Constraints to IT dev-ops projects...