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  • The Science of Fate

  • Why Your Future Is More Predictable Than You Think
  • By: Hannah Critchlow
  • Narrated by: Hannah Critchlow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Leading neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life and other experts in their field to show the extraordinary potential as well as dangers which come with being able to predict our likely futures - and looking at how we can alter what's in store for us. Lucid, illuminating, awe-inspiring, The Science of Fate revolutionises our understanding of who we are - and empowers us to help shape a better future for ourselves and the wider world.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engaging and intelligent read.

  • By Mark Lewis on 22-05-19

A must re-read

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Reviewed: 13-06-19

Next thinking fast and slow, this is the next books taking that story to a deeper level.

I would recommend it is read by professionals in the teaching, HR and people management spheres.

Practically everyone.

  • A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

  • A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World
  • By: Daniel Levitin
  • Narrated by: Dan Piraro
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

We live in a world of information overload. Facts and figures on absolutely everything are at our fingertips but are too often biased, distorted, or outright lies. From unemployment figures to voting polls, IQ tests to divorce rates, we're bombarded by seemingly plausible statistics on how people live and what they think. In a world where anyone can become an expert at the click of a button, being able to see through the tricks played with statistics is more necessary than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore it at your own cost!

  • By Georgi Vladkov Petkov on 06-03-17

A must read

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Reviewed: 20-05-19

This is a must read book for anyone who wishes to learn how statistics and other logical devices at our disposal can be used for both ends of an argument. The book provides good list of examples of usages on both sides of the argument.

  • Zero to One

  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241

What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to 10, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from zero to one. This book is about how to get there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality of starting a business

  • By Ahmad on 27-04-16

Entertaining to no degree

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-19

This is not a practical book, it comes across as a summary of some of the better thoughts of school and some of the recent great books.

For me at least it almost offered nothing new. The title had been catching my eye for a while but I had a reason why I kept postponing the listening to it.

  • Conscious Business

  • By: Fred Kofman
  • Narrated by: Fred Kofman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own needs; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such spiritual questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conscious Business

  • By Alban on 15-02-19

Conscious Business

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Reviewed: 15-02-19

Perhaps we should never need to listen to this program because it should be obvious how we should be able to behave in life and business... But if you feel you need and want to improve your life and your future business goals, then you need to listen to this book.

We'll worth every effort and moment of listening to it.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback

  • By Dawn on 20-05-10

There's more to success than...

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Reviewed: 09-02-19

The book succinctly argues that there's more to success than individual effort, that is first you must be given the opportunity to practice your efforts.

I would highly recommend you listen to the book at your earliest opportunity.

  • The New Digital Age

  • Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business
  • By: Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96

The New Digital Age is the product of an unparalleled collaboration: full of the brilliant insights of one of Silicon Valley's great innovators - what Bill Gates was to Microsoft and Steve Jobs was to Apple, Schmidt (along with Larry Page and Sergey Brin) was to Google - and the Director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, formerly an advisor to both Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. Never before has the future been so vividly and transparently imagined. From

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointment

  • By Nikola on 07-05-13

The digital age is being defined now

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Reviewed: 31-01-19

The digital age is being defined now, what is the role you are playing in this process of reshaping the live we all live. The book is a must read for anyone who has the faintest level of interest in their future and that of their offspring.

The books is extremely detailed about technology and the role it plays in our lives today and how it will continues to reshape our future.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,602
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,552

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio better than print

  • By Fersh on 03-12-18

Becoming yourself

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Reviewed: 16-12-18

The most unbelievable and improbable book, capturing the story of one individual's past from slave to America's first Lady.

It is beautifully and passionately written, nuanced and balanced given the extraordinary set of circumstances.

The book provides as much an element of psychology as well as a track of History whereby details of one's life and challenges are depicted in the most candid fashion.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a mind..

  • By Daniel on 19-03-19

Great Book for irrational beings

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Reviewed: 21-11-18

This is an amazing book for all irrational people and even more so for the rational ones.

The book consists of many experiment results and concepts that are backed up by controlled studies.

It takes on some of the themes and even uses a couple of examples in the Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann.

We'll worth a read.

  • Made to Stick

  • Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best communication books ever written

  • By Mr. R. D. Cox on 02-02-10

Teaches you how to make your message stick

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

This book, in a step by step method teaches you methods used in the past successfully on how to make your message stick.

If you are person in the pr world, but not only, this books shares successful methods of getting your message to stick in the mind of your targeted audience.

  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed the World
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved, Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writer finds a great topic

  • By Judy Corstjens on 24-12-16

Good

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Reviewed: 17-10-18

Good book for everyone who wants to read about the history of the friendship of Daniel Kahnemann and Amos Tversky.

The book also recaps their theories, mostly discussed in Kahnemann's Thinking Fast and slow.