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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,359

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in world events!

  • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

A must read

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Reviewed: 16-10-18

In a world that seems so confrontational and irrational this is the book we need, the ideas we need. A call for intelligent thought and compassion all beautifully told. A real gem.

  • The Captain Class

  • The Hidden Force Behind the World's Greatest Teams
  • By: Sam Walker
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Several years ago Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sport: what are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula and applied it to thousands of teams across the world from the English Premier League to the NFL. When he was done, he had a list of the 16 most dominant teams ever. At that point he became obsessed with another more complex question: what did these freak teams have in common?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening on team sporting greatness

  • By Kevin Wilby on 07-06-17

A great book

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Reviewed: 13-06-18

I loved this book. Great stories of great sports teams. I must for anyone interested in sport or leadership. I am happy to recommend it to my friends.

  • Thank You for Being Late

  • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Mr Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful book

  • By S K. on 28-08-17

Beautiful book

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Reviewed: 28-08-17

Great stories and a fine journey. Did what all good books do it gets you thinking and inspired. A gem find time to listen and your world view will be changed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential reading for me right now

  • By Stefanie W on 10-04-18

Wow!

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Reviewed: 24-03-16

Something in here for everyone. If you want a book to make you think and start a thousand ideas then this a great one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Winners

  • And How They Succeed
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

The Sunday Times number-one best seller. How people succeed and how you can, too. Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambitions? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mind-set something we can all develop?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights

  • By MarkPT on 18-02-16

Great stuff

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Reviewed: 27-09-15

A fantastic listen from start to finish.Inspiring with great stories of people that I had heard about and some that I had not but brought together. I will listen to it again for sure as it had many learning points!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Purpose

  • How to Create the Life You Always Wanted
  • By: Les Brown
  • Narrated by: Les Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 327
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    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 291

All of us have what it takes to make it in today's competitive and changing world. You may have doubted your ability to get the job done in the past, but something else may have been getting in the way of your success. The key to ultimate achievement has very little to do with your education or skill level. The secret to accomplishing great things is simple: Find and pursue the kind of work you are meant to do - your "purpose."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book,

  • By becky on 10-03-15

Love it

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Reviewed: 12-09-15

A great speaker, a joy to listen to. I always had it on first thing in the morning eating breakfast and it set me up for the day!