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  • Quantifiably Better

  • Delivering Human Resource (HR) Analytics from Start to Finish
  • By: Steve VanWieren
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Your CEO just came to you, the HR leader, and said she was hearing rumors about the turnover rate going up. She asks you why this might be happening and how it is could be affecting the bottom line. Are there certain leadership issues? Are engagement levels changing? Is there a problem with the company culture? These are all logical questions. You have hunches for answers, but you have no way to prove those hunches. You know your CEO is going to want data to support any argument you make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very useful

  • By Brian on 27-01-18

very useful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-18

the book provides useful insight and action for moving ahead with AI in HR

  • The Examined Life

  • By: Stephen Grosz
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Saffy on 13-02-13

Not as good as I had hoped

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

Extremely good concept but I couldn't help but feel a little let down by this book. It may be naivety but I expected the author to be all knowing and to impress me with his insights into each patient; this is not the case and is in fact a lot more prone to errors and misjudgment. In many ways this is a good thing but it scares me that you can go to visit someone for help and that they might find you boring and tune out, might not understand you, or simply not grasp the bigger picture. Having said that this book is full of different stories and everyone will find something to relate to and take solace from. From that point of view this is a very good and honest book, but could of been that bit better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book Quiet, brilliantly read by Kathe Mazur. In Quiet, the international best seller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - and how you see yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking A+

  • By Theodore on 10-01-13

Quite Surprised

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

Very pleasantly pleased with this audio book. Very good narration. Kept my attention throughout and offered a very insightful look at both introverts & extroverts, and helps highlight the thought methods of both types. Found it very interesting, a very neutral book, showing the possibilities and limitations of both personality types. A must listen

7 of 7 people found this review helpful