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  • An Autobiography
  • Autor: Andre Agassi
  • Sprecher: Erik Davies
  • Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 4 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • First bad review - Really wanted to like this book

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 22.05.2017

First bad review - Really wanted to like this book

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

Rezensiert am: 22.05.2017

This is my first bad review and let me start by pointing out that I really wanted to like this book, but it is totally overrated. The good rating fooled me.

If you are not into tennis and if you are not even into sports in general then this book is IMO probably not for you. I heard reviews stating the opposite and this is what convinced me to read it among other facts like the book being an autobiography, whereas this is the first biography I don't like. Why? The reasons can - spoiler alert! - be summarized in two sentences:

1. Andre Agassi hated tennis all his life.
2. Although Andre's story is somewhat interesting 18+ hours is totally overkill.

Maybe my expectations were to high given that I do like sports, I love biographies and the ratings were phenomenal. The main issue that I have with the book is that it is very - let me emphasize VERY - repetitive and way too long. Andre's story is not that bad, but 8-9 hours would have sufficed.

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  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • Autor: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Sprecher: Blake Masters
  • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 50 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pointless Ramblings of a Rich American

  • Von Thorsten Reitz Am hilfreichsten 18.11.2014

What makes the world go around?

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

Rezensiert am: 27.11.2016

I read the book shortly after it came out. At that time it was still heavily marketed on the audible website. Usually I don't go for books that have just recently been published and that I feel are heavily pushed. However, listening to the audio sample convinced me that this was my type of book. I frequently listen to books that can broadly be classified as business books, so if you enjoy these too, please continue reading.

Why 5 stars? The book exceeded my expectations, as simple as that. Please note that this may have been due to my expectations not having been very high to begin with. I say this, because, although the book is a quick listen, there were stretches I found not so convincing. However, overall the book contained some golden nuggets and new perspectives that were compelling enough for me to listen to the book again.

In "What the Critics Say" Mark Zuckerberg is being cited with the following statement: "This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world." I agree with Mark Zuckerberg for the most part, however, I would scratch "completely" from his statement.

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  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

  • Autor: Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
  • Sprecher: Jeff Woodman
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 28 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, insightful, intuitive, practical

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 14.08.2016

Excellent, insightful, intuitive, practical

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

Rezensiert am: 14.08.2016

Phenomenal book that provides a framework, a manifesto, a general theory on how to live a fulfilling life. Had this book on my reading list for at least 2 years, but was - like so often - put off by the title. Yet, after reading "How Will You Measure Your Life?" I can say that the book more than delivered on the promises implied by its title.

The book is great on so many levels. It provides hands on theory that is applicable to everyday life. The theory is based on a mix of business theory and the personal life experience of a professor and father. Overall I felt the book was incredibly authentic and honest. I consider it among the best books on career advice, although it is not necessarily classified as such and has a much broader scope. If you are interested in "big picture" career advice other outstanding books which supplement this work are "Grit" by Duckworth and "So Good They Can't Ignore You" by C. Newport.

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  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • Autor: Cal Newport
  • Sprecher: Dave Mallow
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 28 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can you give or what can you get!?

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 07.07.2016

What can you give or what can you get!?

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

Rezensiert am: 07.07.2016

After initially being put off by the title of the book, I am glad I took a shot at it. It is one of the best books regarding career advice I have ever come across and one of my favorite audiobooks in my audible library. It is a quick read and well narrated.

The central theme of the book comes down to how do you approach life in general? What are you more concerned with, what you can give or what you can get? The notion of thinking about life in terms of what is your present to the world, resonated with me a lot. If the idea resonates with you, the book is probably for you.

Also, the book provides great insights into the career path of how to become a university professor. So, if you find that interesting go for it.

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  • The Willpower Instinct

  • How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • Autor: Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  • Sprecher: Walter Dixon
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 21 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Underappreciated

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 31.01.2016

Underappreciated

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

Rezensiert am: 31.01.2016

The book is underappreciated, because what it teaches is so obvious, but then it is not. Many would agree that time and money are fairly valuable resources. But what about having time and money and little to no willpower? May it be that willpower and knowing how to use it - consciously or unconsciously - is critical to health, success and happiness?

This book will teach you that willpower is a depletable resource, which works similar to a muscle. It's strength - aside from genetic predispositions - is influenced by a myriad of factors you have more or less control over. For instance anything that effects your heart rate variability (HRV) or blood sugar level has implications for your willpower. That would include the food you eat, the thoughts you carry, the people you associate with and the way you exercise.

If you think willpower is a critical resource that may help you achieve your goals, this book will be a good investment. As you may have already noticed the book's concept is very much complementary to building good habits. If you are already well-read in the latter you may appreciate this book even more.

It's a short read by the way. It can comfortably be listened to at 2x.

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  • Flow

  • Living at the Peak of Your Abilities
  • Autor: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Sprecher: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 31 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

In flow, everyday experience becomes a moment by moment opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment. Flow is the brain-child of a fascinating psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a renowned social scientist who has devoted his life's work to the study of what makes people truly happy, satisfied and fulfilled. While much of the study of psychology investigates disorders of the human mind, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi takes a different route.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Generally underrated!

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 06.01.2016

Generally underrated!

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

Rezensiert am: 06.01.2016

If you are into peak performance or have a background in competitive sports you will already be familiar with the concept of flow. In basketball for instance "being in the zone" - a synonym for flow - is something often talked about by fans and players alike. When you are in a flow state you are performing at your best and you are doing so effortlessly. At least so it seems. If you are interested in learning about this mind state from a fairly scientific, but also practical perspective, this book is for you. I consider FLOW a classic on the topic, which stands unrivaled to this day, although it was published more than two decades ago.

The book is narrated by the author, a now retired professor of psychology. I consider narration by the author virtually always a plus, because in my perception it makes the spoken word more credible and authentic. This is also true for this book.

Like the other books I have reviewed, this book has earned my appreciation by making every word count. It is to the point. A quick read and definitely worth a re-read. The audiobook comes with a pdf, which contains a summary of each of the book's chapters. I found this summary to be quite handy if you want a quick refresher on the main concepts of the book.

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  • The Mastery of Love

  • A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
  • Autor: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Sprecher: Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker
  • Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 33 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and short yet so profound

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 02.01.2016

Simple and short yet so profound

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

Rezensiert am: 02.01.2016

This book teaches you about relationships by teaching you about life. If you don't think this is possible this book is not for you!

I bought the book based on the title, the ratings at audible.com and the outstanding reviews it received. The book exceeded my expectations. It is concise, to the point and will most likely allow you to see life and relationships from a different vantage point. I felt like it opened my mind to a truth I already had inside and by doing so brought me greater peace of mind with respect to relationships and as a consequence about life in general.

It is a quick and easy, yet profound read and although the audiobook is an abridged version of the original book, I can assure you that what has been left out are simply those lines that were redundant. I read the unabridged book as well and I feel like the abridged audiobook is the better book. This is because audiobook presents the same content in more condensed form without loosing the message.

Many books read like they just try to hit a certain page count and run circles around the message until you loose interest. What is quite unique about this book is that it tells you as much as you need to know. No more, no less. Enjoy!

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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • Autor: Ashlee Vance
  • Sprecher: Fred Sanders
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 23 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.273
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.146
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.131

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faszination Musk

  • Von I. Topic Am hilfreichsten 16.06.2016

Awesome read!!

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

Rezensiert am: 20.08.2015

Initially I was put off by what I perceived as the heavy marketing of the book. Then after reading "The Everything Store" about Jeff Bezos I saw the excellent ratings the Musk book received and gave it a shot.

It blew me away. It is like the Bezos book just better. Why better? It comes down to Musk being the more interesting character and the book covering more than one company.

Inspiring, eye opening, insightful, dense, great narrator and storyline, must read especially for young people wanting a feel for where the world is going.

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  • Every Day I Fight

  • Autor: Stuart Scott, Larry Platt
  • Sprecher: Cassandra Campbell - foreword, Adam Lazarre-White
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 3 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir. It was both a labor of love and a love letter to life itself. Not only did Stuart relate his personal story - his childhood in North Carolina, his supportive family, his athletic escapades, his on-the-job training as a fledgling sportscaster, his being hired and eventual triumphs at ESPN - but he shared his intimate struggles to keep his story going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my all-time favorites

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 02.08.2015

One of my all-time favorites

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

Rezensiert am: 02.08.2015

Stuart Scott was a household name in sports broadcasting (in the US that is), but you don't have to be into US sports to love this book. However, if you are familiar with US sports, particularly the NBA and the NHL, you will enjoy Scott's memoir even more.

What makes this book exceptional and unique is the brutal honesty with which Stuart Scott is talking life, his life. I have read quite a few autobiographies and none has compared in terms of raw honesty. Scott finished this book knowing he was soon about to die. Virtually at the peak of his career, he literally finished the book on his dying bed. In my opinion, these circumstances allowed him to express himself as freely and real as humanly possible.

The passion Scott had for life shines through in every part of his story. Although he could not read the audiobook himself, it feels as though he is directly talking to you. His approach to life and the way he dealt with the challenges that he faced - there is more than "just" cancer - is for a lack of a better word inspiring. If you are looking for a book to inspire you, look no further.

Honest, real, inspiring, passionate, gives you a different perspective on life, great narrator, will touch your soul.

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  • As a Man Thinketh

  • Autor: James Allen
  • Sprecher: Brian Holsopple
  • Spieldauer: 55 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

This audiobook version of As A Man Thinketh is true to the original. Every word written by James Allen is spoken with clarity and authority by the narrator, making it easy to remember the information and absorb the timeless wisdom. This short audiobook, originally published in 1902, has had a huge impact in the field of personal development. It is regarded as one of the most important books of the new thought era. It's written in such a way that makes it easy to understand the most powerful message you could ever learn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic!

  • Von Felix Am hilfreichsten 28.07.2015

Classic!

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

Rezensiert am: 28.07.2015

A Classic! What more can I say?!

Few books on audible give you more bang for your buck! Only the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius come to mind really!

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