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  • Permission to Screw Up

  • How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
  • By: Kristen Hadeed, Simon Sinek - foreword
  • Narrated by: Kristen Hadeed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead - and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new go to resource on humane & effective leadership

  • By Familyhrguru on 06-11-17

Now this is inspiring!!

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Reviewed: 20-11-18

No one's perfect and getting it wrong is just as valuable a lesson as getting it right!! In fact it's clear that's really how we learn.

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

Brilliant and thought provoking

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Reviewed: 13-11-18

What an amazing book...It challenges your understanding of the causes of anxiety/depression and makes you realise that there is so much more that we, as a society need to do to help others and ourselves. I'm now on a mission to help others!

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,726
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,051
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,022

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Funny, witty and heart wrenching

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Reviewed: 18-10-18

What a fantastic book. Adam I work for the NHS (at national level) and although I had the utmost respect for the work done at the front line and always consider decisions made in my role against their impact on patients, I can now really understand how difficult the NHS bureaucracy makes front line staff harder. This book literally made me double over in laughter in the street, your anecdotes are so funny and a revelation that people actually do those things which mean they end up needing care. I would highly recommend this book which has really made me realise just how amazing our Drs are.

  • Without This Ring: A Woman's Guide to Successfully Living Through and Beyond Midlife Divorce

  • By: Abby Rodman
  • Narrated by: Abby Rodman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Packed with personal stories, fascinating statistics, helpful checklists, expert advice, and practical tips, Without This Ring is a necessary and critical listen at any stage of midlife divorce - whether you're just starting to consider it or you've already come out on the other side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic...inspirational

  • By Sanj on 31-12-18

A really helpful and insightful book

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Reviewed: 02-05-18

I've enjoyed listening to this book which provides clear information on many aspects of separation and divorce. There were some real light bulb moments which confirmed to me that the decision I made was the right one. I feel empowered to live my life and although I'm not ready for a new relationship, I know I am getting stronger every day and that day will come. I would certainly recommend this book if you are considering separation or in the process of divorce.

  • Spark Part 2

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm exercising and understand why I want to!!

  • By wygem on 29-07-17

I'm exercising and understand why I want to!!

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Reviewed: 29-07-17

What an informative read. The science behind exercise and it's effect is absolutely fascinating. !

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,806

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

I feel like a weight has been lifted from me!

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Reviewed: 22-04-17

I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy this book but couldn't stop listening to it and finished it in a couple of days. I'm about to listen to it again!

this book has made me appreciate what's important in life, it's challenged my reasoning for worrying about things and enabled me to give a f*ck about the things that do matter. It's also helped me to appreciate that we all need to be more honest and open in our communication with others. this alone has given me strength to deal with issues without being hurt. I would urge everyone to listen to this book and i will be encouraging my grown up children to listen to it too.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Appendix missing

  • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

Good pointers but a bit long winded in places

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-02-17

The book was overall a good one and provides some key messages and tools for both understating and changing habits. Unfortunately some of the story's are very long and slightly boring so I sort of switched off listening. I would still recommend it however as I know now what I need to do to make the changes which are right for me.

  • Presence

  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

How can we be our strongest selves in life's most challenging situations? We often approach these situations - job interviews, difficult conversations, speaking up for ourselves - with anxiety and leave them with regret. Moments that require us to be genuine and powerful instead cause us to feel phoney and powerless, preventing us from being our best selves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as Good as the TED TALK

  • By Bernice on 17-03-16

i found my presence

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Reviewed: 26-09-16

this is such an inspirational book containing simple techniques backed up with research. 100% recommended.


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  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,270

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Excellent book

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Reviewed: 01-07-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It has raised an awareness in me about how I can make changes in the way I live my life and operate in my professional role. I think this book should be part of the national school curriculum as it could revolutionize the way the next generation uses their skills to make overall improvements for all.

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Craig Ogston on 08-04-16

Excellent read

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Reviewed: 08-06-16

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The way in which real life events were described and linked into patterns of thinking kept me hooked from start to finish. I'm confident that this book will help me in life to be 'better, smarter and faster'.