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  • The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida

  • By: Lawrence Cahoone, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Cahoone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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What is reality? Ask yourself whether you can actually know the answer, much less be sure that you can know it, and you've begun to grapple with the metaphysical and epistemological quandaries that have occupied, teased, and tormented modern philosophy's greatest intellects since the dawn of modern science and a century before the Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top class course

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-17

great introduction to the subject

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Reviewed: 01-02-17

a complex subject made very accessible, I wish more lectures by this author were available

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful insights into ring-fencing your focus.

  • By Mark Lancaster on 23-05-17

well written, well read, and extremely useful

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Reviewed: 03-09-16

I almost didn't buy this but after hearing a recommendation I decided to give it a try, glad I did. If you're drowning in the day to day minutiae and struggling to get the important stuff done this book is a must.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

  • How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 90
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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Whether he was introducing the latest iPad or delivering a keynote presentation, Steve Jobs electrified audiences with his incomparable style and showmanship. He didn’t just convey information in his presentations; he told a story, painted a picture, and shared a vision. He gave his audience a transformative experience that was unique, inspiring, and unforgettable. Now you can do it too, by learning the specific techniques that made Jobs the most captivating communicator on the world stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • workbook for anybody working with people

  • By Marko Laving on 02-05-16

Can't recommend this highly enough!

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Reviewed: 19-07-14

Would you listen to The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs again? Why?

I'm on my third run through, I listen everytime I have an important presentation to deliver.

Any additional comments?

I have only used a handful of the tips in this book and they have worked a treat. I recently gave a presentation that a second person had added slides to. My slides were "Jobs style", the others were traditional bullet points and text. I noticed the audience switching from captivation to bored disinterest and back again between the different types of slides. Enough said!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful