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Great Depth

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Reviewed: 2019-05-22

Great biographical stories of those known and unknown throughout, with layers of analytical depth interspersed, bringing many aspects of human nature forward using the views of many great philosophers... A little strange at times in his own teachings, such as in the sections where he advocates the importance of learning to manipulate others, but it was expected, based on the titles of his other books. Well worth the read or listen.

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Brilliant humour at times and thought provoking...

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Reviewed: 2019-05-01

... though I don't agree with all of his musings. His honesty and genuine nature flow through his writing. His religious ideals and references took me a little by surprise, based on what I'd read of him previously. Strong gender & gender role opinions, maybe, but not necessarily as controversial as I'd read. His controversy is relative to the extreme times we live in but overall, just a push back on the extremism of today. i think he aims for a balanced view and may just come in a tad on the right, backed by his religious Christian references.

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brilliant ideas, missing the fiollow through

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Reviewed: 2018-12-03

great chapter summaries/point-form lists,; some nonsensical anecdotes, some brilliant; needs the follow-through emphasis that positive thought must lead to corresponding action - these things don't just happen because of positive conscious thought developing subconscious belief. further action required, for most examples.

The future is now..

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Reviewed: 2017-10-02

Our very way of life in the future - now, even - is significantly influenced and moreso decided by the minds collaborating on artificial intelligence research and the safety protocols being built into that research. Though it's very much the elephant in the room in a world concerned with disaster relief, Trump, terrorism, weather change, etc., it's time to look more closely at the many improvements this research can bring to solving largely political issues and many others - perhaps specifically poverty in relation to technological displacement of the workforce - by helping us as a society to embrace the legislating of change and mobilize humanity in ways much more valuable than economic development. This book effectively analyzes not only the technology but the societal effect.