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  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Very interesting perspective.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

Brilliantly worked book around the logic of failure. Well worth the time it took to listen to it.

  • Life Leverage

  • How to Get More Done in Less Time, Outsource Everything & Create Your Ideal Mobile Lifestyle
  • By: Rob Moore
  • Narrated by: Peter Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

The Life Leverage philosophy is a way of living your life to get more done in less time, outsource everything and create your ideal mobile lifestyle. It is a way of thinking, feeling, deciding, doing, and then getting the results and feedback accordingly to build momentum and get closer to your vision and legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy good

  • By mrs on 23-06-16

Life changing.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

A fantastic book which I've read and now listened too also. Starting my own life leverage journey and can highly recommend Robs work. 5 stars!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Man's Search for Meaning

  • By: Viktor E. Frankl
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,876

Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Potentially life changing...

  • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

Outstanding book by Frankl

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

Highly recommended for anyone looking to take control of their life and destiny. Very good book and will be listening to it again shortly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, sound, practical life lessons. AMAZING STUFF

  • By Chama on 02-03-16

Brilliant book for all to enjoy!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-11-16

Definitely worth listening to when you need to keep a sight of the bigger picture.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The $100 Startup

  • Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau, Thomas Vincent Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In The $100 Startup, he tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • infantile trash

  • By Holly on 17-03-18

Outstanding read/listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-16

Great book well worth a read for any budding entrepreneurs out there. I'm buzzing with ideas again now thanks to Chris!! Big thumbs up!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 4-Hour Work Week

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 24-01-16

Outstanding Book

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Life changing content and I'm now very excited to start my journey to becoming part of the NR!!

  • Sorted!

  • The Good Psychopath's Guide to Bossing Your Life
  • By: Andy McNab, Professor Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by: Andy McNab, Kevin Dutton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Over 30 different examples of situations and ideas to show you how you can change your approach and change your life. Looking to nail an interview? Want to make a better first impression on a date? Trying to make your money go further? Bet you never thought being a bit more psychopath could be the answer. Time to grab that bulls**t by the horns! Dr. Kevin Dutton studies psychopaths, and his latest subject is SAS hero Andy McNab. Andy’s a bit different; he’s a good psychopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great partnership & story

  • By Glen on 16-09-15

Awesome follow up book!

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

Reviewed: 14-07-16

Great follow up to the good psychopaths guide to success and narrated in a fun and easy to listen to way. Will listen to this at least 3-4times!

  • Ice Breakers! How To Get Any Prospect To Beg You For A Presentation

  • By: Tom "Big Al" Schreiter
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

You can turn any warm or cold prospect into a hot prospect, wanting to know all about your business. How? By learning how to effectively introduce your business into a social conversation with an easy, rejection-free sequence of just a few words. Prospects want what you have to offer, but they are afraid of someone selling them. However, prospects love to buy and join. So why not use socially acceptable word sequences that compel any prospect to literally beg you for a presentation?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So subtle, not

  • By CF THUEUX on 28-08-18

Useful and amusingly cheesy..

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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: 05-05-16

Very easy to listen to and some great ideas within. Transferable to most sales industries but a little cheesy but that's what you expect from network marketing. Will definitely listen to again.

Bounce
    The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph
    
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    Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    3 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • Bounce

  • The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph
  • By: Keith McFarland
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Drawing inspiration from such sources as the work of M.I.T. social scientist Ed Schein, the film Saving Private Ryan, and his own experiences as a CEO leading companies, McFarland cleverly weaves a story whose practical insights can be put to use immediately. Bounce may be the most indispensable guide to facing challenges ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!

  • By stuart on 29-04-16

Fantastic book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-16

Currently bouncing in business and found this to be an exceptional listen. Easy to follow great story with relatable characters.

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights From Inside GoogleThat Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations, the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure that the best and the brightest succeed. Google receives more than 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why. How to learn from your best employees - and your worst. Why you should hire only people who are smarter than you are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights into a fascinating company

  • By Anthony on 29-12-15

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-16

Fantastic insight into how People Operations can help your business. I wish more companies applied logic like this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful