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Summary and Analysis of The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

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Learn About the Slight Edge That Will Bring Success and Happiness into Your Life in a Fraction of the Time It Takes to Read the Actual Book! In the first chapter, Jeff Olson introduces his readers to the idea that every single person on this planet has the potential to turn either into a poor, unsuccessful beach bum or into a successful entrepreneur with a huge balance in his bank account. He tells his own story - about how he went from failure to success to another failure, how he slowly learned that failure and success both happen for the same reason, and that this one single reason can work either for or against you, depending on how you use it. Listeners are motivated by listening on because they would like to know more about the idea that people have complete control over the directions their lives are taking. Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: How successful people do things differently The reason why small actions produce the biggest rewards How to incorporate self-discipline into your life Download your copy today!

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Summary of The Power of Positive Thinking from Norman Vincent Peale

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Author Norman Vincent Peale clarifies how constructive musings and confidence can improve individuals' lives. Taken with regards to cultivating a solid confidence in God through Christianity, positive deduction turns into a portal for serenity through better control over the psyche and even the body. While such hypotheses have been proposed for a huge number of years, positive intuition is urgent for achieving a high caliber of life in the world. It brings satisfaction, achievement, and inward peace to what may some way or another be a distressing, rushed life. Messages touting the force of positive intuition can be drawn from scriptural entries that talk about internal quality, joy through God, and rehearsing confidence. Reflective meditation manufactures an establishment for incorporating positive speculation into day by day life, sot that door can be opened for effectively expelling negative contemplations and supplanting them with positive ones. This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book.

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Narrator: Robin Good
Length: 35 mins
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Summary and Analysis of Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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The human race developed from a complex background. Different types of Homo evolved depending on the area that they lived in. Neanderthals developed in the hotter climates of earth and are adapted best for this climate, and other Homos are best suited for the places they are found the most. After millions of years, Homo sapiens started to expand over the globe, mating and killing the local Homo species until it was Homo sapiens that dominated the earth. This can be seen in those native to different areas of the earth now, who possess around 1-5% of the genes of those Homos from that area. Once Homo sapiens were spread around the earth, a variety of changes happened over many thousands of years so they became adapted to finding food and functioning as a society. Homo sapiens moved from the middle of the food chain to the top as they possess a skill no other animal does, the ability to imagine concepts and scenarios. This means that humans can have a common bond with any other person without having met them before just because they believe in the same God or the strength of the tribe. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How the first humans became top predators What it was like to be one of the first humans Why the human race became the world's most dominant species

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Length: 39 mins
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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma | Summary

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Learn About Trauma and Traumatic Disorders in a Fraction of the Time! Bessel Van der Kolk, MD, is the author of The Body Keeps the Score. In this book, Bessel examines the ways that trauma can affect people and how they can recover from past traumatic events. When a person experiences trauma, it will change the wiring in their brain, and this will cause a change in the way that a person views their life and everyday situations. Trauma has a negative effect on both the body and mind in a way that will prevent a person affected by trauma from enjoying the present moment. Bessel and his colleagues have been researching trauma and the people affected by it for almost 50 years. This journey began for Dr. Van der Kolk when he met with Vietnam War veterans who were suffering from the trauma they experienced in the war. This trauma caused these veterans to struggle with the transition of coming back home and resuming normal lives. These trauma sufferers all had certain symptoms that they shared. The traumatic events that were experienced at war were constantly being replayed in the brains of the veterans. In addition to this, the veterans appeared to be numb or indifferent to everyday life, and they would become angry very easily. Dr. Van der Kolk is considered to be the very first doctor to diagnose and recognize post-traumatic stress disorder, which is also known as PTSD. He was also one of the first doctors to identify cures and methods for assisting people who are affected by PTSD so that they can once again live normal lives. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How traumatic disorders affect people mentally and physically Why pharmaceutical drugs and talk therapy do not cure PTSD How Dr. Van der Kolk has progressed the medical community's understanding of traumatic disorders

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Narrator: Tony Armagno
Length: 34 mins
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert | Summary

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The book Big Magic was created so that we as people will be better able to understand creativity. The author created this book because she wanted to find an answer to the question of what creativity really is. After searching for the answer, the author found that she believes creativity is a relationship that is formed between people and the mysterious forces that control inspiration. The author's name is Elizabeth Gilbert and she is well-known for the literature she has written. Elizabeth's work is focused on understanding the human experience and she is able to do just that with a great deal of emotion and attention to detail. She has been recognized for her work by many different organizations. Many of her books have been recognized as New York Times notable books and one of her nonfiction books received a nomination for the National Book Award. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How The Author Became A Writer The Reason Why Creative Living Is Important

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Narrator: Sarah Rogers
Length: 33 mins
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A More Beautiful Question: Summary and Analysis

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Learn how to ask million-dollar questions in a fraction of the time it takes to read the actual book! This is a summary and analysis of the actual book. Warren Berger explains in the introduction that he is a journalist and therefore asks questions for his profession. A few years before this book was published, he wrote a series of articles, which eventually became part of a book, on the art and science of questioning. He interviewed innovators in business, designers, inventors, and engineers to learn how they overcame challenges and found success. He did not find a single reason for their various successes, but he did find that many of them were talented at asking questions. For example, Steve Jobs of Apple and Jeff Bezos of Amazon were known for constantly questioning everything. Google actually runs on questions. Yet few companies encourage questioning. There are no departments focused on questions, no policies for asking questions. Similarly, schools do not encourage questioning. Many teachers recognize that being able to formulate good questions is an important skill, but it is not one that is tested in your average school. Too often companies, schools, and even nonprofits confronting global issues tend to continue with their norms, continue the work they have been doing without questioning whether their current methods are the most effective ones. Why not stop to question, and why isn't questioning taught? Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: How to transform your life by learning how to ask the right questions The reason why most people today are afraid to ask questions Why questions lead to the greatest discoveries Download your copy today!

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Narrator: Mark Moseley
Length: 44 mins
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Summary and Analysis of Michelle Alexander's 'The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness'

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Learn about how American minorities are targeted by unjust laws in order to keep them out of mainstream society in a fraction of the time it takes to hear the actual book! Michelle Alexander names three audiences whom she intends to reach and inform with her book. The first is composed of people who care profoundly about racial justice but who do not yet realize the enormous crisis of mass incarceration of people of color. The second is composed of the people who recognize a trend in the criminal justice system that resembles the racism of decades ago but who do not have the facts to back their beliefs. Last of all, she hopes to reach the many people incarcerated in the American prison system. She then uses an anecdote to explain her main point, that the US incarceration system continues the racial discrimination evident in our country's history. Jarvious Cotton's great-great grandfather was unable to vote because he was a slave. Cotton's great grandfather was killed by the Ku Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather did not vote because of the KKK's threats. Cotton's father could not vote because of poll taxes and literacy tests. And, finally, Cotton cannot vote because he was once convicted as a felon. Alexander explains that voting is the most basic democratic freedom and right, yet black people throughout US history have been unable to hold or else exercise that right. Furthermore, racial discrimination continues today in a legalized form because once-convicted felons are legally required to explain their background and may be legally refused service or opportunities because of it. While the reasons and rationalizations that have been used to support racial exclusion and discrimination have changed over the years, the outcome is mostly the same.

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Narrator: William Butler
Length: 42 mins
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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty | Summary and Analysis

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Learn About the History of Nations in a Fraction of the Time It Takes to Read the Actual Book! Acemoglu's theory and explanation of the differences in global prosperity are as enlightening as they are entertaining. He manages to make the puzzling concept dead simple to understand because the book, rather than a lengthy lecture explaining the theory, is a series of examples supporting it. After the first chapter, you will fundamentally understand the concept and theory behind this book, and each subsequent chapter will support the theory in fascinating ways. Take the opening example for instance: comparing a city, Nogales, that was literally cut in half by the US-Mexico border. So many history books and experts like to chalk up the world's current state to fate, such as in differences in climate or geographical location. Yet here is a shining example of how none of those things matter. At one point, this was just one city, and now it has become two cities so different, you'd think their shared name and location were some sort of joke. Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn: How today's wealthy countries run their governments differently from the rest of the world The reason why most theories about successful nations are wrong The successful nations of the past that failed

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Narrator: Scott Larson
Length: 43 mins
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Summary: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right | Summary Book Preview: Over nine chapters, Gawande makes a detailed and persuasive argument for the use of checklists, not only in surgery, but also in other fields where their use is not as widespread, such as aviation and construction, which have made checklists mandatory. As a consequence of his interest in implementing checklists during surgery, the World Health Organization put Gawande in charge of a team which investigated a trial of surgical checklists over eight countries. This trial showed to most people their great worth, to the extent that over 2,000 hospitals globally, including 10% of US hospitals, have introduced them. This is a summary and analysis of the book, and not the original book This book contains: Summary of the entire book Chapter-by-chapter breakdown Analysis of the listening experience

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Length: 35 mins
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Summary and Analysis of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me

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Learn About the Issues Associated with American Race Relations in a Fraction of the Time! It is clear that many of the things the author talks about in this book are things that most black people would be afraid to talk about in America. However, these are issues that all Americans must have an understanding of. There are many other books that talk about what racial relations in America are like today, but they do not reflect on the long history of racial relations in America. The author brings new insight into the way America was built. It is clear that America has tried to rewrite its history so that people are not aware of all the horrible acts that took place. From the time the author was a child, he asked himself many questions and he read many books to find answers to these questions, because the people around him did not seem to have a clear understanding. This is a book that all Americans should listen to. Many white Americans clearly do not want to deal with or face these issues, but this is very necessary in creating a future America that consists of unity and equality. It is important that the author's views on how to make a positive change are understood by American society. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How Coates educated himself about the real history of America while attending Howard University The reason why Coates believes most black people in America live in fear Learn how Coates teaches his son about the world we live in

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Narrator: Jim Vann
Length: 38 mins
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Summary and Analysis of Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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Learn about the future of artificial intelligence in a fraction of the time it takes to listen to the actual book! Inside your cranium is the thing that allows you to read: your brain. Animals have other features, like knifelike claws and powerful muscles. But our brains have let us create a system for verbal communication, science, electronics, and intimate public arrangement. Each generation has done better and progressed further than the previous generation. We have the dominance because we can build the things. We could build a superintelligence that could safeguard human values. But we'd get only one chance, because if the superintelligence became unfriendly, getting rid of it or changing it would be next to impossible. It seems possible that sometime soon there could be an artificial intelligence advancement. And a couple of chapters in this book are devoted to possible pathways to that. But the majority of the book is devoted to what happens next. The powers of the superintelligence, the decisive choices available. Then how do we mold the conditions to get a survivable and favorable outcome? Toward the end we look at the big picture and how to avoid catastrophe. There may be things in this book Bostrom fails to take into account, and he may draw some wrong conclusions. There is uncertainty, and it is expressed when necessary. Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: How artificial intelligence works and the way it will change the future The reason why it would be difficult for one organization to dominate the artificial intelligence industry How the world needs to work together in order to create a safe and responsible form of artificial intelligence

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Length: 43 mins
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Summary and Analysis of Brad Thor's Code of Conduct: A Thriller (Scot Harvath: Book 14)

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Code of Conduct is a political thriller written by Brad Thor. This is a very entertaining book, and many people love listening to it. Just like many of Thor's other books, this one is filled with suspense and leaves the listener waiting for the next book in the series to be released. The issue of life and death is covered in this book. The main character shows that a person will do whatever it takes to preserve life when they are faced with the possibility of death. Many political issues are also covered in this book. Nations like Israel and the Congo are both very volatile places, and they reflect the struggle between life and death. Just like in this book, there are people in the world who want to see these nations eliminated, and it is up to a select few to preserve the people of these countries and their way of life. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How Harvath travels the world finding clues about a deadly virus while defending his own life The reason why the villain wants to unleash this deadly virus on the world Learn about the global politics Harvath must understand to save the world

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Narrator: Lori L. Parker
Length: 46 mins
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Summary and Analysis of America: Imagine a World Without Her by Dinesh D'Souza

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Learn about the opinions of Dinesh D'Souza regarding the legacy and future of America in a fraction of the time it takes to listen to the actual book! In chapter one, Dinesh D'Souza outlines the basic contention of his book which is that America is committing suicide, not by inadvertence or neglect, but by deliberate policy. The villains who have conspired to make national suicide a policy are progressives of whom Barack Obama is the most powerful spokesman and executive. The progressives, who, according to D'Souza, are engineering America's destruction, believe that doing so is the pathway to a better world. The basic progressive argument for that is that America's power and wealth have been built on slavery and theft. The argument asserts that the early settlers stole the land from Native Americans and later from France and Mexico. They enslaved Africans to work it. American capitalism is institutionalized theft because it deprives the workers of a fair share of the profits. America's foreign policy is based on theft of resources. (It is in the Middle East to steal the oil.) Justice and a better world all around demand guilt and atonement: restoration and reparations for that theft and a complete change in behavior. Extreme progressives hope for America to cease to exist. More moderate progressives, of whom Obama is one, envision America's reconstruction in a better form. Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today: General overview and summary of America: Imagine a World without Her How America is considered the land of freedom by different groups The reason why America is believed to be losing ground to China Learn how to build a better America by understanding popular opinions

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Length: 41 mins
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Summary and Analysis of a Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science by Barbara Oakley

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Barbara Oakley shares with listeners how she came to understand how to use these learning strategies. She tells about how she thought she was not good at math or science but as she moved through a bout in the US Army earning her degree in Slavic Languages. She was so good at learning and speaking Russian that she was often mistaken for a native Russian speaker. Once she was in the field, she realized that her degree in languages was not enough. When she left the army, she was able to return to school and learn more about math and science. While writing the book, Oakley interviewed many educators, mathematicians, and scientists to find out how their brains were different. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How To Transform Your Life By Learning How To Effectively Solve Problems The Reason Why Most People Today Fail On Math And Science Tests Learn How To Stop Feeling Frustrated When You Are Stuck On A Problem

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Narrator: Justin M. Grant
Length: 34 mins
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Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work | Summary: Summary and Analysis of "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work"

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Marriage is an ancient institution that spreads across the ages. Different rituals, depending on the faith of the two people getting married, are performed. The term marriage encompasses much more than the simple repetition of prayers, performance of rites, or ceremonies. It also describes a commitment of two people that is meant to endure through those individuals' lives. Sometimes married couples reach a point in which the durability of the relationship is questioned. These individuals often seek out help - sometimes through counseling. Other times those couples seek out reading material that might advise them on ways to improve the marriage. One such example of a wonderful book was written by Dr. John Gottman. Dr. Gottman has 40 years' worth of experience as a psychologist and relationship expert and has penned several books to aid and advise couples in relationships. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the culmination of Dr. Gottman's lifelong work. It is an overview of the concepts, behaviors, and skills that guide couples on a rewarding path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. This book is straightforward in its approach and quite profound. The principles outlined in this book teach partners new strategies for making their marriage work. Dr. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method for correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other and on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that make up the foundation of any relationship. Packed with questionnaires and exercises with an effectiveness that has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, this is the definitive guide for all who want their relationships to reach their highest potential.

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Narrator: Pete Beretta
Length: 40 mins
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Guns,Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies | Summary

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Jared Diamond says that 25 years ago he met a politician in what is now Papua New Guinea, Yali, who asked why white people had so many things, but black people did not. The book attempts to provide answers to the question: Why have Eurasian people been the dominant wealth and power in the world? That is, why didn't other cultures gain dominance before 1,500 CE? After all, until the end of the most recent Ice Age, circa 11,000 BCE, all humans were hunter-gatherers. So, what accounts for the different rates of development of societies between 11,000 BCE and 1500 CE? Those questions are the subject of the book. The author says that finding reasons or causes for the unequal distribution of wealth and goods does not justify it. Diamond says we do not justify disease just because we understand its causes. He says that the foundations of European societies were developed in other part of the world, so the focus is not on aggrandizing Europe. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How Geography Determines the Structure of Societies The Reason Why Europeans Were Able to Conquer Other Parts of the World Learn Why the Belief about European People Being a Superior Race is Wrong

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Narrator: Mutt Rogers
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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