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Claire McInerney

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Nice

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-29

Nothing revolutionary here, just a nice book to listen to. Story is good enough to keep attention but you can also put it down easily and come back later.

Must Read for Canadians

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-11

I finally understand why things are the way they are in Canada and why we aren't more developed than we are. Also why I had to move to Asia to find a job that will pay me a livable wage ..

A good sketch of critical thinking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-08

A quick and easy listen to motivate you to problem solve more effectively. As this book is only a little over a hour, it is obviously not an in depth discussion of critical thinking, rather it provides a sketch of the topic plus a few implementation tips.

Cute

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-07-03

A cute little story for those who want a pick-me-up. This book strips away all the science and reasoning behind it's principles and just offers a story instead.

Overfit

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Reviewed: 2018-06-25

There are some really good ideas in this book but there is so much data that the model is so overfit that it's useless to anyone outside of Bridgewater and I have a feeling it's likely even overfit for Bridgewater itself. It's certainly the result of a lot of careful learning over a lifetime but it has become too rigid.
Also for a book that seems to endorse an 'idea meritocracy' it sure reads like a dictatorship. There were a lot of times when I had to switch to another book because it felt like I was being nagged at by some grandpa saying "If you don't do things my way, you will fail!".
If you have a lot of time and patience to wade through this book, there are some gems to be found but this book has little practical advice or use.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Life Changing

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Reviewed: 2018-06-23

This is likely to be the single most important book I have ever read. The message is clear, OKRs are the way to get things done. But not just for getting things done, for creating a culture of openness, clarity, honesty, safety.
This book has a full cast of narrators who have talked the talk and walked the walk. They provide the evidence for the system. They make you care so deeply about each element and make the listening experience enjoyable and engaging.
John Doerr has become a hero to me after listening to this, I will implement the lessons learned in this book for the rest of my life and try to spread this message.
I cannot recommend this book enough.
I am so thankful to everyone involved in creating and making this book available.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Written by: Ulrich Boser
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks

Good information but a bit dry.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-19

A lot of good information though sometimes contradictory. Author does write about the importance of emotion in learning but the book lacks the element of storytelling that allows the listener to care about the book. I zoned out a lot while listening to this. Better listened to in small sections at a time.

Thought provoking and practical

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Reviewed: 2018-06-11

Learned a lot from this book and really appreciated the layout. First, explaining a concept, then exploring a few real world examples, then plainly stating how it can be used in everyday life. I found myself being a lot more aware and thoughtful of my interactions as I read this book and look forward to implementing the concepts I learned about in the future.

Great content, poor narration

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-07

A good introductory book on the topic of habits. Pulls enough examples that it should be interesting to most people. Narrator was not great though. Reads with too much flair and little conviction. Especially irritating is his 'woman speaking voice'. However, the content was good enough that I pushed through.

A great blend of sciences

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-06-03

This book shows how computer scientists solve computing problems by drawing from all areas of life. There is a ton of information but it is written and narrated in a way that tells an intriguing story. I learned a lot and plan to listen again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful