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Demetri

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  • The Laws of Human Nature

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing as always

  • By david joel rodrigues ferreira on 08-11-18

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 17-05-19

A wonderful listen giving a comprehensive overview of the authors take on human nature. I loved the use of historical examples to illustrate all the points. Solid practical guidance on all the aspects covered

  • Flipnosis

  • By: Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 51
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What if I were to tell you that a psychopathic arsonist might also be the person most likely to save you from a burning building? This book is about a special kind of persuasion: 'flipnosis'. It has an incubation period of just seconds and can instantly disarm even the most discerning mind. Flipnosis is black-belt mind control. It doesn't just turn the tables; it kicks them over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Dr Kevin Dutton's best audiobook

  • By Red Guitar Tech on 14-05-17

Interesting book and would benefit from more practical guidance

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Reviewed: 01-05-19

A very interesting book with a number of funny anecdotes. Outlines a very interesting model of persuasion- it would be great to have more practical and detailed guidance on how to apply the model to everyday typical challenges

  • The Plundered Planet

  • Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
  • By: Paul Collier
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the rich world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding piece of work

  • By Demetri on 08-03-19

Outstanding piece of work

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Reviewed: 08-03-19

A very compelling analysis of the economics of the natural world, challenges, mistakes made and most importantly viable effective solutions

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Actionable advice between some awkward padding

  • By Kindle Customer on 16-04-18

Enjoyable and very practical

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

A fantastic guide to decision making and life in general. Extremely practical advice on how to deal with our in built cognitive biases and reduce the impact of these biases on our lives

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,089
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Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!"

  • By david on 17-03-17

Extremely thought provoking as well as entertaining

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Reviewed: 23-01-19

An extremely insightful analysis of the past and the likely future challenges that humanity faces. Very entertaining to boot! Strongly recommended

  • How to Have a Good Day

  • Think Bigger, Feel Better and Transform Your Working Life
  • By: Caroline Webb
  • Narrated by: Caroline Webb
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 196
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In How to Have a Good Day, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb tells listeners how to use recent findings from behavioural economics, psychology and neuroscience to transform their approach to everyday working life. Advances in these behavioral sciences are giving us ever better understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do and what it takes for us to be smart and savvy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book => Good Day

  • By Dan Holle on 19-07-16

Brilliant Collection of powerful techniques for effectiveness

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Reviewed: 27-12-18

Very well constructed guide to being effective both in work and in your personal life. The author has brought together practical science based advice on how to up your game in all aspects of life. I strongly recommend this to anyone interested in improving their performance

  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,447
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible take on habits

  • By JamieN on 28-11-18

Excellent insights - well worth a listen

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

Great perspective on the power of small positive changes and how to build them into your life. Also extremely useful guidance on how to eliminate bad habits .

  • The Quest for Prosperity

  • How Developing Economies Can Take Off
  • By: Justin Yifu Lin
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn't do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity, Justin Yifu Lin--the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank - focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves.Since the end of the Second World War, prescriptions for economic growth have come and gone. Often motivated more by ideology than practicality, these blueprints have had mixed success on the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read for anyone interested in poverty reduction

  • By Demetri on 03-09-18

Must read for anyone interested in poverty reduction

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

A brilliant and convincing explanation of why some countries have done so well economically and others have struggled badly. Finished with practical advice on what policies make sense to pursue

  • Data Analytics: 3 Books in 1

  • The Concise Guide for Understanding & Using Data Analytics, Data Science & Big Data
  • By: J. F. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Weston Gritt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 11
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Data analytics is used in the real world in a lot of jobs that you may be looking to get yourself into. In order to get yourself into data analytics and get hired into a job that will pay you more money, you are going to want to ensure that you have everything that you need to know under your belt so that you are placing yourself one step ahead of the competition and get yourself hired! In this book set you will find all the information you need to get ahead and understand data analytics, data science, and big data. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Overall...

  • By matthew on 10-05-18

Very theoretical and not much in the way of practical insights

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Reviewed: 15-06-18

I bought this hoping to get a practical guide to getting started with data analytics in my organization. Was very disappointed. I found very little in the way of practical advice and case studies

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out, and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT content, did not enjoy the narrator!

  • By Kelly on 08-09-15

One of the best self development books ever !

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Reviewed: 07-05-18

A really practical and holistic guide to building not only charisma. Deals with stress, anxiety, career management and interpersonal skills. A must read! Brilliant !