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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
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    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

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

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • 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
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    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 Fates and Furies: by Lauren Groff | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff tells the story of Lancelot and Mathilde Satterwhite, a married couple. The first section of the book is told mostly from the perspective of Lancelot, or Lotto, as he's known to friends and family, a privileged actor-turned-playwright. The second section is told from the perspective of Mathilde, Lotto's beautiful, devoted, yet emotionally damaged wife. Gradually, the novel unfolds their separate histories and reveals their secrets.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

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

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    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 God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    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

    • 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 7
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    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

    • Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Modern Romance is a nonfiction book by the comedian Aziz Ansari and New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. For years, Ansari has been doing comedy on the absurdities of dating, recounting tales from both his own life and other people's. Eventually, the strangeness of modern dating was just too much to handle. He never understood why that girl did not respond to his perfectly crafted text message. He saw the bubbles indicating a response and then nothing.

    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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    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
    • Buy the FULL book.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

    • Summary & Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Unlikely Event is a fictional account of a real series of plane crashes that took place between December 1951 and August 1952 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Miri Ammerman is a young Jewish girl. Her mother, Rusty, made the unusual choice, for the time period, to raise her daughter alone. They live with Rusty's mother, Irene, and brother, Henry, a reporter for the local paper. Miri's best friend, Natalie, is the daughter of a local dentist, Dr. Osner.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Key Takeaways & Analysis of Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, by Richard H. Thaler

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics is an introduction to behavioral economics and an account of Richard H. Thaler's role in developing and popularizing the field. The traditional economic theory of the 1970s presumed that people made economic decisions rationally. In this economic vision, rational individuals - or econs, as Thaler calls them - know what they want, and they know how much they value the things they want....

    Regular price: £3.79

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    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

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

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 Clinton Cash: by Peter Schweizer

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    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich is an exposé of the business dealings of Bill and Hillary Clinton between 2001 and 2015. The Clintons and their foundation have both been enriched by money from dubious sources. The payments the Clintons received as speaking fees and the funds they accepted as donations to the Clinton Foundation may have led Hillary to alter US policy when she served as senator and secretary of state.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary of Powerhouse by James Andrew Miller

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Andrew Miller's Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency is an oral history of Creative Artists Agency, one of the most powerful talent agencies to emerge in the entertainment industry over the past 40 years. Miller interviewed agents, actors, musicians, and executives who worked at or with CAA. He arranges excerpts from their interviews to provide a narrative of CAA's history from its beginning to 2016.

    Regular price: £3.69

    • 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 Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver Sacks: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this 30th-anniversary edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks, MD, brings together more than two dozen narratives of patients with many different neurological impairments. The narratives illuminate medical details of the diseases while illustrating how those diseases play out in a patient's thoughts and actions, bringing a more human aspect to the ailments.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mind numbing

    • By Anonymous User on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (2007) is a thorough look at the lessons in leadership the author, John Maxwell, has learned in his years as a pastor, leadership mentor, and consultant. This is the 10th anniversary edition of the book....

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