PROFIL

Patrick M.

NRW, Deutschland
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  • The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition

  • How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • Autor: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Sprecher: Danny Campbell
  • Spieldauer: 21 Std. und 46 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 64

In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but a little too much whoo-ing

  • Von Patrick M. Am hilfreichsten 27.06.2018

Interesting, but a little too much whoo-ing

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

Rezensiert am: 27.06.2018

Generally, I like this audiobook and it offers a lot of insight to improve yourself. Alone the advice to take full responsibility for your actions and their outcomes is a powerful one and can change your life when you truly follow that advice, rather than just saying "yeah alright, I take responsiblity - so what now?"

However, one major thing I really don't like about this book is the - in my opinion - completely eggerated use of examples and so-called inspirational stories. The book is full of these to the point where I just keep thinking "I GOT IT!!!! Can we please move on to the next success principle, please?!" (because after all, it is about these principles). If the principles were mentioned right at the start and then Canfield would talk about them in-depth, ok. But you always have to listen to just one more example, and not just for the success principles. "Many people think they're too old to learn something or pick up a hobby" - and then you get to hear 30 minutes about all sorts of people who ran marathons in their late sixties, earned college degrees in their late nineties, etc. Yes, this can be inspirational, some of these stories are really interesting - but I listen to this audiobook for the success principles. I don't want to listen to one of the success principles for three minutes and then listen to closely related examples for the next 40 minutes. For me, this is kind of ruining the book.

Also, some of the examples are just not completely true or profound enough. Canfield talks about the law of attraction. As proof that your thoughts can alter your physical reality, he mentions the example where you think about a friend only to receive a call from that friend shortly after. Going at it from the other perspective - that happens probably once every few months to once every two years. What about the numerous times where I think of a friend without receiving a call or text from them? Or when I receive a text from someone without having thought of them? Following Canfields logic, that should be proof that my thoughts cannot alter my physical reality.

Another one is Tim Ferriss' national Chinese martial arts championship: Certainly it takes a lot of work to pull something like that off in only a few months and I admire Tim Ferriss for his books, his podcast and his achievements. But Canfield made it sound like Ferriss became some sort of master within a short amount of time. In reality, he used some loopholes that state that you lose in case your opponent pushes you out of the fighting area a few times in a row. Also, he used some special dehydration-weightloss-strategy so that he weighed quite a few pounds less when his opponents were chosen for him. Then he re-gained that weight within a day or two so that by the time the fight started, he was technically in a different weight class (and he could use his weight to push his opponent out of the ring). Despite the discipline and training he certainly invested, he did not win the title due to his enormous fighting skills (as the book suggests), but because he fought ugly and used a few strategies and techniques that some might consider cheating. Now I'm thinking: If that story is exaggerated to make it sound a lot more inspirational than it actually is - what other stories are blown up like this?

Resume: The success principles are powerful principles that can definitely improve your life (even though I don't think that you read the book, follow the principles and then have seven companies and a net-worth of twenty million dollars one year later, though most of the examples sound like that [I know, if you think you can do it your brain will help you achieve that - still, it's certainly not the average success story of someone following these principles]). Generally, the book is interesting and worth listening to. However, I think that the examples and success stories are way too much and kind of take away the fun - at least for someone who wants to learn the principles and is out for "information in a nutshell" rather than a book full of inspiring stories that contain some information here and there.

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  • BlackRock

  • Eine heimliche Weltmacht greift nach unserem Geld
  • Autor: Heike Buchter
  • Sprecher: Sabine Arnhold
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 32 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 841
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 793

Mächtig wie kein anderes Unternehmen, doch viel zu vielen unbekannt. Noch nie hat es ein Imperium wie BlackRock gegeben. Mehr als vier Billionen Dollar verwaltet der amerikanische Vermögensverwalter. Keine Bank, kein Fonds hat annähernd so viel Einfluss. BlackRock investiert, analysiert und berät Großinvestoren, Finanzministerien, Notenbanken.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ziemlich dünner Inhalt

  • Von JohnGaltGermany Am hilfreichsten 10.02.2017

Etwas Panikmache und einseitige Berichterstattung

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

Rezensiert am: 18.09.2016

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

An und für sich ist das Buch recht interessant und bietet ein paar Blicke hinter die Kulissen "der Wirtschaft". Trotzdem bewerte ich dieses Hörbuch nur mittelmäßig mit 3 Sternen, und zwar aus folgendem Grund:Die Autorin bezieht sich nur auf das Unternehmen Black Rock (bei dem Titel ja auch verständlich). Was mich daran stört, ist, dass letztendlich das gesamte System fragwürdig und undurchsichtig ist; Black Rock ist im Grunde nur eines von vielen Unternehmen, die es verstehen, das System für sich zu nutzen.Beispielsweise wird erwähnt, dass Black Rock seinen großen Einfluss genutzt hat, um Josef Ackermanns Wechsel in den Aufsichtsrat der Deutschen Bank zu verhindern. Klar, manch einer mag es erschreckend finden, dass Black Rock so einen großen Einfluss hat. Allerdings weiß ich nicht, ob ein Josef Ackermann (bekanntlich ja selbst kein Kind von Traurigkeit) im Aufsichtsrat so viel besser wäre.Außerdem gibt es oft Stellen, in denen völlig komplexe Sachverhalte abgehakt werden mit Aussagen wie "welche Rolle Black Rock dabei genau spielte, ist selbst Insidern nicht bekannt" oder "es gibt kaum Informationen zu der Rolle von Black Rock und die Insider hüllen sich in Schweigen". Solche Aussagen wirken zwar immer skandalös und verschwörerisch, haben letztendlich aber absolut keinen Sachgehalt. Unter'm Strich kann es ja genau so gut sein, dass Black Rock überhaupt keine Rolle spielt bei den Sachverhalten - man weiß es ja eben nicht.Dazu kommt, dass die Erzählerin teilweise sehr monoton klingt und eine schlechte englische Aussprache hat; so wird u.a. ein "V" am Wortanfang auch gerne mal wie ein "U" ausgesprochen. Das ist nicht besonders dramatisch, aber bei einem Hörbuch, in dem massenhaft englische Namen und Begriffe vorkommen, wäre eine Sprecherin mit guten Englischkenntnissen eigentlich vorteilhaft.

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