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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings

  • By RP on 24-03-16

Start With Why reviewed by Tevin Gongo

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I'm a big fan of Simon Sinek. That is the third time I read "Start With Why" and think more and more this book is one of those I should read at least three times a year. The way Simon explains the concept of the Golden Circle (efficient communication) is just spot on: the concept is simply explained and illustrated with clear examples. So not only be makes it clear to understand the concept but he also, thanks to those examples, shows us what it effective communication looks like. Great book to read.

  • Make Your Bed

  • Small things that can change your life...and maybe the world
  • By: Admiral William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: Admiral William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

'What starts here changes the world' was the university slogan that inspired William H. McRaven to take charge of the small things that could change his life...and even the world. Here McRaven shares the 10 life-changing principles he learned during his 37 years as a Navy SEAL. These 10 philosophies helped him to overcome challenges not only in his career but also throughout his life. What's more anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves, and the world, for the better....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Less is most definitely more.

  • By Matthew on 13-04-18

Make your bed review by Tevin Gongo

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I have nothing but respect for someone who went through such a painful, nearly inhuman program.

From a stylistic point of view, the book is ok. Regarding its content, it is not life changing (and wasn't mean to be I suppose) and that is actually the appeal for me. All the principles mentioned are so simple to understand!!

So I would recommend the book to anyone who needs a reminder for principles such as commitment, resilience and hope.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,950

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Sapiens, review by Tevin Gongo

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Interesting book. It was more difficult to finish than I was expecting. Now that I think about it, I am not actually sure I know what I was expecting. I would still recommend the book as it is well written.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,794

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

"Sleeping or Not Sleeping, That's The Question"

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Actually it is not a question anymore. Few books have had such a big impact on me. "Why We Sleep" from Dr Matthew Walker has literally changed my approach to life.

I feel myself much more respectful of nature and it's evolution process. I have learnt, (I have been reminded might be more accurate) with this book that Nature always has the last laugh and humility is the only viable iron when dealing with Mother Nature.

I can only recommend this book. Have fun.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The message is simple

  • By Margaret on 27-04-10

7 Habits by Tevin

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-18

I rarely give a 5 star rating but this book is high high quality. I read it already but this time, I decided to have a more practical approach: read and reflect on every concept like if I was studying.

The benefits of such approach are just beyond my mind. I feel like my understanding of the world external and internal has massively improved. A funny fact, some of my biggest takeaways were part of the afterwords.

For the next read, I'm actually thinking about starting from that part of the book.

Tevin with MINDBODY

  • Black History: History in an Hour

  • By: Rupert Colley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

History for busy people. Black History, or African-American History, looks at the story and culture of black Americans from the seventeenth century to the present day.Encompassing everything from immigration to civil war, emancipation, slavery and migration, Black History in an Hour gives you a neat overview of this vast and fascinating subject.This audio download is a superb introduction to the long and varied history of African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By christine bent on 17-03-19

Black history

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-17

Telling the Black History or any similar topic in an hour or less is quite a challenge. My opinion: the author made a great job. Obviously, that should just be the starting point for anyone interested in history of human beings. And is there any better way to avoid mistakes than learning from our past? Tevin GM

  • The Magic of Faith

  • By: Joseph Murphy
  • Narrated by: Clay Lomakayu
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

You sing the Song of God, or the mood of triumph, when you subjectively feel that you are that which your five senses tell you that you are not; you are then God-intoxicated and seized with a divine frenzy - a sort of mad joy. Haven't you at times seen a person bubbling over with enthusiasm and intoxicated with joy? That person is singing the song of God at that moment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Magic of faith by Tevin.GM

  • By Tevin on 12-04-17

The Magic of faith by Tevin.GM

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

The concept of the book is quite basic but I like the idea of being positive and believing we can achieve anything. Would I recommend it? Not especially as a must read but as it is a short book, you really don't have anything to lose. Best case scenario, you will learn about believing everything is possible. Worst case scenario, you will remind you something you already knew.
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  • Unlimited Memory

  • How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and Be More Productive
  • By: Kevin Horsley
  • Narrated by: Dan Culhane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed, or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress, and mistakes at work. In this book you'll find all the tools, strategies, and techniques you need to improve your memory.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Talk about dragging on.....

  • By Emjay on 05-01-18

Great book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-16

Excellent book. Really inspiring.
I haven't come across many books as this one, in which all information presented is "quality" information. There is nothing to take away. Much more than a book about memory, the author shared with us principles that can also be used for self-development: discipline, focus...
I have really enjoyed the book and really want to work on my memory.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Mastery
    
    
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    Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    906 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspirational insight into success

  • By I. Reid-Knightley on 08-04-13

Mastery

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-16

I really like the book. It really reminded a principle I really believe in: mastery is available to anyone as long as one has the right mindset as well as the discipline to work towards mastery.

  • Ego Is the Enemy

  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the self-critical reader, this is a gem.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

Wisdom in a bottle

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-16

This book is just excellent. I cannot believe how many ahah I had, those moments that make you admit you got your post of responsibility in your own faith.
This book is actually really empowering.
I will read it again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful