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Alex G

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  • Originals

  • How Non-Conformists Move the World
  • Autor: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg - foreword
  • Sprecher: Fred Sanders, Susan Denaker
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 1 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals, he again addresses the challenge of improving the world but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of those few books that demolishes convictions

  • Von Liana Am hilfreichsten 13.01.2017

Lots of gold nuggets

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.06.2018

I rate this book high up together with two similar favorites of mine: Creativity Inc and The Power of habit. Grant's research combines psychology with sociology and organisational management. He uses these insights to provide a series of interesting lessons on originality and creativity, the underlying message being that we can all be originals once we understand and adopt these principles. It's one of those books that I'll have to listen to a couple of times until I understand all the information. In this sense, it's a bit dense. Also, I feel the story slows down after the first chapters. At times I found it difficult to releate some of the examples given with the concept of originality. Nevertheless, highly interesting and inspiring.

  • Finding My Virginity

  • The New Autobiography
  • Autor: Sir Richard Branson
  • Sprecher: Steve West
  • Spieldauer: 17 Std. und 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fairy tail

  • Von Amazon Customer Am hilfreichsten 05.07.2018

Fascinating and inspiring

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.06.2018

Branson' s passion for life is contagious. This autobiography is a marvellous account of a very remarkable life. There are lessons to be learned for every walk of life, ranging from entrepreneurship, learning, creativity, risk taking, politics, to family life and marriage. Fantastic book.

  • How Proust Can Change Your Life

  • Autor: Alain de Botton
  • Sprecher: Nicholas Bell
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 6 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of In Search of Lost Time (while bedridden no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. For, in this stylish, erudite and frequently hilarious book, de Botton dips deeply into Proust’s life and work - his fiction, letter, and conversations – and distils from them that rare self-help manual: one that is actually helpful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical philosophy

  • Von P K Am hilfreichsten 24.11.2011

Enjoyable

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.05.2018

This book tells the story of Proust and his literally art, from which the author derives a series of practical philosophical 'lessons' that can be applied to modern dilemmas. In my opinion the title reads a bit misleading. Although,  indeed Proust's literature can provide some lessons, most of these are quite obvious and moundain, at time overly pompous and oversold by the author. Far from life-changing. Nevertheless, listening to this book was a pleasant experience. Some insights and details into Proust's life are really interesting and the author really succeeded in painting an intriguing picture of this peculiar man. I am definitely left with greater appreciation for Proust's work and his life philosophy, from which I undoubtedly  derived some lessons of my own.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Autor: Mark Manson
  • Sprecher: Roger Wayne
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2.476
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2.219
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2.208

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth a F***

  • Von Ines Am hilfreichsten 19.06.2018

really entertaining

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.03.2018

Fun, witty, intriguing, surprising, smart. A fast and enjoyable read for anyone who wants some motivation and basic life lessons packaged in a fun book.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • Autor: Charles Duhigg
  • Sprecher: Mike Chamberlain
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 53 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.153
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.005
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Das Wichtige in den letzten 30 Minuten

  • Von Therightone Am hilfreichsten 05.09.2017

interesting and well researched

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.03.2018

interesting book. The author has done a great job in researching and explaining the power of habit from different scientific perspectives psychological, social and neurological all while managing to tell an interesting story. I particularly enjoyed that the author used real life events, ordinary people, successful people as well as companies in order to exemplify how habit manifests itself in our daily lives. The storyline is sometimes interrupted and confusing if digested as an audio book. Also the different chapters are divided into different subchapters which makes it a bit confusing. All in all a great and interesting book.

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  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • Autor: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Sprecher: Peter Altschuler
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spannende Einblicke in die Entstehung von Pixar...

  • Von Falk Am hilfreichsten 10.06.2014

Inspiring

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2018

loved the book. finished it in under a week. very inspiring not only for managers but for anyone who deals with creative work. I am working in research and am planning to implement many ideas I got from this book.