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  • Playing Big

  • By: Tara Mohr
  • Narrated by: Tara Mohr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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The groundbreaking book that gives every woman the practical skills they need to begin Playing Big. Five years ago, Tara Mohr began to see a pattern in her work as an expert in leadership: women with tremendous talent, ideas and aspiration were not recognising their own brilliance. They felt that they were ‘playing small’ in their lives and careers and wanted to ‘play bigger’, but didn’t know how. And so Tara devised a step-by-step programme for playing big from the inside out: this book is the result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uncommon, common sense for guys too!

  • By Paul Clements on 31-01-16

A must read for every woman!

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Reviewed: 30-09-18

An inspiring read for every woman who wants to live their big dreams.

I found her ideas on dealing with feedback strategically very useful.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Rachel on 04-03-06

A way of life

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Reviewed: 26-08-18

Contains brilliant insights on human behaviour that has practical value in professions that require good interpersonal skills. A must read for leaders, managers, and educators.

  • Give and Take

  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot the takers and turn the other way.

  • By Martin Croft on 26-02-19

Great guide for work and life

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Reviewed: 23-08-18

This book offers a positive and fresh perspective for dealing with work and life situations that also promotes social responsibility. A great guide for managers who would like to build collaborative and healthy teams.

  • Solve for Happy

  • Engineer Your Path to Joy
  • By: Mo Gawdat
  • Narrated by: Mo Gawdat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer's training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem. In 2004 Mo Gawdat, a remarkable thinker whose gifts had landed him top positions in half a dozen companies and who - in his spare time - had created significant wealth, realized that he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously following logic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent...up until the last chapter

  • By Michael on 17-05-17

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 10-06-18

A great read! Learned a lot from Mo Gawdat's enlightening approach to life. An inspiring read for those who are working to build resilience from difficult life events.

Gawdat is a brilliant storyteller. Very engaging.