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The Lost Clansman

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  • Architect and Entrepreneur

  • A Field Guide: Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business
  • By: Eric W Reinholdt
  • Narrated by: Eric W Reinholdt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
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    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Part narrative, part business book, Architect and Entrepreneur is filled with contemporary, relevant, fresh tips and advice from a seasoned professional architect building a new business. The guide advocates novel strategies and tools that merge entrepreneurship with the practices of architecture and interior design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very helpful read.

  • By The Lost Clansman on 02-07-19

A very helpful read.

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Reviewed: 02-07-19

If you're contemplating starting up a practice, then give this a listen. Many good tips, laid out in a pretty simple format.

  • Mini Habits

  • Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

One afternoon - after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise - I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a mini habits convert

  • By Jon Scriven on 10-06-15

Useful

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Reviewed: 20-02-19

Simple life advice, once you think about it. Get into a habit of doing something and before you know it, it's like as normal as going to the toilet.

  • How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism

  • By: Stephen Guise
  • Narrated by: Daniel Penz
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Perfectionism is a naturally limiting mindset. For example, kids are taught to color inside the lines, and any color outside the lines is considered a mistake that must be corrected. Imperfectionism frees us to live outside the lines, where possibilities are infinite, mistakes are allowed, and self-judgment is minimal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration to act differently

  • By Bob on 11-10-15

Perfect

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

A perfect book providing perfect solutions to the horrible problem of perfectionism. My life is now much more perfect. 😁

  • The Awakened Ape

  • A Biohacker's Guide to Evolutionary Fitness, Natural Ecstasy, and Stress-Free Living
  • By: Jevan Pradas
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

Perpetually bored, anxious, fatigued, and overweight, modern society has failed to deliver the happiness it promised. The remedy, Jevan Pradas argues, is in a unique synthesis of a Paleolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation. A sprawling journey, featuring Jevan's adventures with naked Amazonian tribes and retreats with enlightened monks to learn the secrets of optimal well-being, The Awakened Ape will teach you how to achieve deep states of bliss. All while shaping your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed you to be. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unfulfilled potential

  • By Zen Bob on 30-07-18

You are going to die.

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Reviewed: 26-10-18

Much better and easier to digest than first anticipated. Well worth the listen. Even if you don't get the meditation aspect, it's still an interesting perspective on the concept of obtaining contentment in life.

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  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,176

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

More than I bargained for

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Reviewed: 17-10-18

Got a lot more out of this than I was expected. Interesting diversity of experiences and lessons.

  • Our Iceberg Is Melting

  • By: John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely annoying

  • By george on 04-11-18

Restructuring your life

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Reviewed: 06-03-18

A simple story which sets you up for some rethinking in your life or in work...or in both.

  • The Abolition of Britain

  • From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana
  • By: Peter Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Peter Hitchens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Prominent English social critic Peter Hitchens writes of the period between the death of Winston Churchill and the funeral of Princess Diana, a time he believes has seen disastrous changes in English life. The Abolition of Britain is bitingly witty and fiercely argued, yet also filled with somber appreciation for what the idea of England has always meant to the West and to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read (listen)!

  • By The Lost Clansman on 20-12-17

A must read (listen)!

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Reviewed: 20-12-17

Patriot or otherwise, you may not agree with all of the content. However, it is important to understand that every action has it's consequences, good and bad. Prior to implementing changes in social fabric, institutions and/or values, the outcomes need to be assessed over the longer term and should never be guided by the fashion of the time. This is difficult, if at all possible and change can happen subconsciously for many. And as with any large collective process, once a course has been set, it's difficult or near impossible to change it. Is it too late to revert some of the changes? Probably.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful