PROFIL

Alex G

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Helpful career advice

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

Rezensiert am: 28.02.2019

I've listened to this book three times now and really enjoyed it. Newport's theories on "career capital" and "working right trumps finding the right work" provide an interesting perspective on how one can find a meaningful job that allows for autonomy and fulfillment. I give it 4 stars because the book is rather short and at times, some complex topics are treated superficially. Also, the author sometimes makes strong statements when giving examples of different career paths, that he claims have followed the theories put forth in this book. In reality Newport hand picks cases to support his claims. Also, he is applying these ideas to his work life right now (he is a young professor). Would be interesting to see how this plays out. Maybe he comes with an amended second volume in the near future. Alle in all, a really interesting and helpful book.

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.

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.

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.

2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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.

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.

1 Person fand das hilfreich

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.