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    • Summary of Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure.

    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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    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
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: £3.79

    • 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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • why would I want a summary of a book

    • By Anonymous User on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Robert Cialdini's Pre-suasion by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini is a research-driven examination of the ways that framing a persuasive argument can influence its effectiveness. Extensive research finds that certain ways of setting up a persuasion can be more effective than a well-planned persuasive argument on its own.

    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
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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

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
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      2 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Should have read the reviews before buying this.

    • By Mr. A. Henry on 25-10-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Tamara Ryan
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k by blogger Mark Manson is a candid self-help guide for anyone who needs a dose of inspired but realistic perspective on their path of self-development. Manson's personal experience in self-improvement is the cornerstone of his philosophy.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals....

    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 29
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      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Allen Carr's The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr is a self-help book designed to help smokers kick the habit and find freedom from the tyranny of their addiction. To date, Carr's unique method has helped millions of people stop using cigarettes, tobacco, and other forms of nicotine. It's a strategy that helped him quit - without stress or strain - after he had been smoking as many as 100 cigarettes a day for three decades.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary & Analysis of E. L. James' Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    Love is not the same for all people, neither is passion, sex, or intimacy. These are the lessons learned from the experiences of Anastasia Steele after she meets Christian Grey in the now-famous Fifty Shades of Grey series. In this book the motivations, thoughts, and introspections of the man who introduced Ana to the world of bondage and discipline, Christian Grey, are expressed and explored. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Grey, you'll find a summary of the book, introductions to the important people in the book, analysis of themes, and more.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Awaken the Giant Within by motivational speaker Tony Robbins is a comprehensive self-help book designed for people who want to feel in control of all aspects of their lives and fulfill their greatest potential in their relationships, career, finances, and personal lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awaken the Giant within

    • By Sanna on 29-10-16

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Mark Hyman's Eat Fat, Get Thin

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eat Fat, Get Thin is a science-driven nutrition and diet book that addresses dietary fat and how it impacts the body. By debunking long-held beliefs about fat, the book explains why fats are a crucial part of weight loss and any healthy diet. It offers listeners a roadmap to incorporate more healthy fats into their daily routines.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely repetitive, lacking detail

    • By soozoo on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a complex novel by writer Richard Flanagan. The novel tells the story of Alwyn Dorrigo Evans, an Australian man who struggles with war, adultery, and guilt during the World War II era. Born into a working class family in Tasmania, Australia, Dorrigo strives to be more than his class. He becomes a surgeon and courts a young woman, Ella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review before book

    • By Bridget Campbell on 20-09-17

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of The 48 Laws of Power: by Robert Greene | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Power depends on the relationships between a person and those he or she seeks to control. Powerful people must cultivate their appearances to earn respect and eliminate doubt. They must practice selective honesty, misdirection, and an excess of secrecy to gain a tactical advantage. Timing is central to maintaining power, as is the ability to adapt. The array of strategies available when seeking power include mirroring the opponent’s actions and controlling the opponent's options for action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book great read.

    • By jasindhan on 05-06-16

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc.

    • A 30-Minute Instaread Summary
    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Gonzo Shimura
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Every Sunday, as a kid, Catmull watched on TV The Wonderful World of Disney, where Disney explained how they made their animations and incorporated technological breakthroughs into their work. One day, Catmull had a life-changing realization: A good animation was measured by whether or not the character on the screen made you believe it was a thinking being. He decided he wanted to become an animator and create emotional characters.

    Regular price: £6.59

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

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      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

    • God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

    • Summary & Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    God Help the Child by Toni Morrison is a dramatic novel that focuses on how adults are affected by what happened to them when they were children. Bride, a successful, young black woman, becomes who she is because her lighter-skinned mother had trouble accepting and loving her. Bride remakes herself in order to leave behind her past. This Instaread Summary & Analysis of God Help the Child includes a summary of the book, an introduction to important people in the book, and analysis of themes and the author's style.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51 percent certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • nope

    • By Jacob on 21-12-16

    Regular price: £3.89

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