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    • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      3 out of 5 stars 34
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      3 out of 5 stars 31

    What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and lacking in any detail.

    • By Proper Design on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Laughably brief

    • By Amazonshopper123 on 16-01-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Annette Martin
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo helps people discard unnecessary items, reorganize their possessions, and properly store items in a home. The procedures Kondo developed for organization and decluttering are called the KonMari Method. Those who follow these Japanese methods of organization can experience the magic of tidying and the ways it can transform a person’s life.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of money.....

    • By Darren on 08-02-16

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 11
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Bessel van der Kolk, MD, explores the ways in which trauma rewires the brain and changes the way people experience the world. Trauma affects the mind and body immensely and prevents those affected from living in the present. Van der Kolk, who has researched trauma since the 1970s, first became interested in trauma after meeting with Vietnam veterans who had a very hard time living their lives after returning from the war.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways of the book and NOT the original book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth paying for a very short summary

    • By Cammy on 14-08-17
    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-15
    • 2 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeannette Walls: Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great summary

    • By Martin S. on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Ken Blanchard's & Spencer Johnson's The New One Minute Manager by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Inside you will find an overview of the book, important people, and key takeaways.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wast of money will get refund

    • By M. Timothy on 20-04-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a book of motivational passages, anecdotes, and quotes meant to inspire others to embrace creativity in whatever form is most natural for them. By exploring creativity through real-life experiences and words of encouragement, they learn to face what holds them back from embracing inspiration and activating their creative nature, also known as finding big magic....

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at the World's Columbian Exposition, the world fair that Chicago hosted in 1893 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. The fair was tainted by deaths, a serial killer, and an assassination. The lead architect, Daniel Burnham, and the serial killer, Henry Howard Holmes, play pivotal roles in the events that unfolded before, during, and after the fair.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of The Big Picture by Sean Carroll

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The Big Picture by Sean Carroll is a scientific exploration of many essential questions of humanity, such as the meaning of life and the origin of the universe, considered from a poetic-naturalist perspective.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2011) is a book about human motivations. Many of the prevailing ideas about why humans make decisions and operate the way they do aren't true or, at least, they are incomplete. Businesses, schools, and organizations are stuck in outdated, unexamined beliefs about human motivation. These beliefs are rooted in the idea of extrinsic motivation - that people make decisions based on external rewards and punishments.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      2 out of 5 stars 8

    First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove's 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a cofounder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have dramatically changed the workforce, making people ever more replaceable and the market ever more competitive. Companies must adapt to these changes or face their own irrelevance and extinction.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of How Not to Be Wrong: By Jordan Ellenberg | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg attempts to demonstrate real-life applications of mathematics. In schools, students learn math principles in abstract contexts. Math in the real world is used to make accurate predictions, measure impact, evaluate the best choice when a trade-off is needed, and gauge complicated facts. Mathematical understanding gives individuals the ability to determine when unsound logic has been used to arrive at a factually inaccurate conclusion, and how to correct that logic in order "not to be wrong".

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 7
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      1 out of 5 stars 6
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      1 out of 5 stars 6

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things is a series of essays that are hysterically funny and poignant at the same time. The author, Jenny Lawson, suffers from clinical depression, an anxiety disorder, an impulse control disorder, avoidant personality disorder, insomnia, and rheumatoid arthritis among other illnesses...After one particularly bad period, she decided to be "furiously happy" to counter the sadness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What in the hell was that??!!

    • By diva666 on 19-04-16

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of 'The Whole-Brain Child' by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Whole-Brain Child offers recommendations for a whole-brain approach to parenting. This approach emphasizes the importance of integrating the four quadrants of a child's brain, whether in challenging or joyous moments. Geared toward the brain development of children from birth to age 12, the whole-brain approach includes 12 parenting strategies based on current brain research, as well as a concise breakdown that describes how to apply these strategies at different ages and stages.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved....

    Regular price: £3.79

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