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Ralph

Ralph Bexleyheath, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "This book unravels a world of blah ..."

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    Understanding what makes people happy - and has led me on to a new programme of personal change

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    The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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    • By Jonathan Haidt
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
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    This is a book about 10 "Great Ideas". Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world's civilizations - to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives.

    Phillistein says: "Different, leads you to new understandings"
  • "one of the best self help books eve..."

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    A fantastic piece of work.

    I'm on my second read-through. I have bought a hard copy on Amazon to use as a reference. This is the best of recent psychology put into a practical self-improvement book.

    Personally, I am developing a strategy to implement just about everything in this book that are not already doing.

    I read many self-help books but I think this is one of the best ever written.

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    Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Rock
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

    M.J. says: "Beethoven on a Kazoo"
  • "Fantastic, a must read for anyone"

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    If I could give this book 6 stars out of 5, I would. Regardless of your interest in behavioural economics I think anybody would find this book absolutely fascinating. Perhaps it is because the author is blind, I can't be sure, but this is a truly unique way of writing which adapts perfectly to the audio format.

    On top of being a great read, this is great science. There are a lot of experts in this field but the author is the person who made the groundbreaking discovery around the Paradox of choice which is now influencing policymakers and thinkers around the world.

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    The Art of Choosing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sheena Iyengar
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
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    Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose?

    Ralph says: "Fantastic, a must read for anyone"
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    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
    Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

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