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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,997
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,238
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,159

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Heaven

  • By Matthew on 04-02-18

Book done right

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Reviewed: 31-03-18

Peterson's well thought out and original guide to better live out lives with all their joy and suffering. Lot of wisdom from a wise man.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for everyone.

  • By ANDREW NORRIS on 15-02-18

Rational and optimistic view of the world

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Reviewed: 17-03-18

Feeling gloomy about recent political and societal developments, felling uneasy about apparent reversal of liberalism and progressive thinking? Get some dose of Steven Pinker's unabashedly optimistic account of our long term march towards enlightenment and more humane, fair, liberal and prosperous society. Brexit and 2016 elections are but minor speedbumps on the road to lift millions out of poverty, fight deadly diseases, discover more about our world through scientific method, and spread respect for basic human rights and freedoms. Human condition may full of flaws but it's filled with hope and progress.

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  • HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

  • By: Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, Daniel Goleman, and others
  • Narrated by: Brad Sanders, Susan Larkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4 out of 5 stars 12
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    4 out of 5 stars 12

Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must hear." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration - and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to basics

  • By David on 04-11-16

Back to basics

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Reviewed: 04-11-16

Many articles are 20-30 years old yet still prove just as relevant today. Refreshing listen that reminds me of the essentials of running a sound business, back to basics at its best.

  • The Snowball

  • Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
  • By: Alice Schroeder
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time. Warren Buffett, the legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of 'The Oracle of Omaha', indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Only for die-hard Buffet fans.

  • By Amy on 10-08-10

Great book about a legend, worth every minute

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Reviewed: 01-04-16

Great book about a legend, worth every minute. Loved it and learnt a lot about Warren, investing and outlook on life in general.

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

A modern day classic, The Richest Man in Babylon dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. These famous "Babylonian parables" offer an understanding of - and solution to - a lifetime's worth of personal financial problems, and hold the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and earning more money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing universal truths!

  • By Botty on 19-07-18

Useful reminder to pay yourself first

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Reviewed: 20-09-15

Historical fable that can holds true in today's world. It reminds all of us to live within our means, to save no less than 1/10 of what we earn and to pay ourselves first.

  • The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

  • By: Joel Greenblatt
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author’s time-tested formula....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • long term strategy

  • By Joshua on 16-08-16

Highly educational & underpinned by logical framew

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Reviewed: 26-07-15

Highly educational & underpinned by logical framework of buying above average companies at below average prices based on objectively derived numerical ranking

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,396
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,223
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,184

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
  • True Classic

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-08-10

Timeless advice

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Reviewed: 21-06-15

The world would be a much better place if everyone made an effort to listen to and apply Dale Carnegie 's timeless advice on how to treat fellow person.