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Michael

Prevost, QC, Canada
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Very interesting listen

+ Gives a good picture of who Elon Musk is
+ Interesting and well written book
+ He's a great man

- Not to much information about early and middle life, the book mostly covers the "first businesses to now" time period.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Good overview of the method

+ The speaker is very engaging
+ The material is easy to assimilate, well written
+ Something that could actually be useful to our society

- Spends a lot of time bragging / trying to demonstrate credibility
- Mostly looking from the 'high management' perspective

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Good for startups, business owners

The audiobook was very instructive albeit the monotone and somewhat uninspiring narration. It provides a very good overview on what PR is and how to use it within your organization.

By listening to this audiobook you will learn:

+ Why is PR important for your business
+ What PR can do and cannot do / misconceptions
+ Who PR deals with
+ Your PR opportunities
+ What is the relationship between medias and PR - quite long and informative chapter
+ How should your PR behave
+ What skills is required for effective PR
+ Some useful rules to follow

I think the whole book lacks to understand its target audience and doesn't give enough examples, or at least real world business-related examples. It however remains an easy to understand book that covers the topic in-depth.

It's a great addition for those interested in startups books or for curious minds desiring to have a kick start in PR. I don't think the book would be a great for academics who already studied in that field - go with the marketing equivalent instead.


TL;DR; the book won't give you advanced mind-controlling techniques and ninja PR skills. Read it if you'd like to understand what's PR all about (the title says it all).

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

Amazing story

This is the story of an IT manager who inherited a CTO position and learning how to manage property his team. Interesting story and well narrated. Puts emphasis on mistakes and how to fix them.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

The PDF isn't required..

This audiobooks makes me think of the book How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's pretty much the same thing but with different concepts.

It's well-read, interesting and quite good. It does refer to the (non included) PDF a few times but if you have imagination you won't need the book.

Recommended listen.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Good insights!

Covers the history of beer and give information on certain types of beer (abbey, lambic, seasons, IPA..). It's well explained and very insightful.

If you're looking into specific techniques or technical information, I'd recommend YouTube videos. Else, this gives a good overall feel of brewing.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-14

Correlation is not causation

What disappointed you about The Spontaneous Healing of Belief?

While quantum mechanics and living inside a computer are somewhat new concepts, I don't think these should be used to explain the content of this kind of audiobook.The author doesn't seem to understand these andvanced concepts. He even tries to adapt them to support his thesis. You can't just take experimental science and distort it to support your pseudo facts. It just doesn't feel right and if you know a little about quantum mechanics you will not like this book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

By listening to this book, I felt anger and disappointment. I feel that there are a lot of good concepts and insights concealed in Gregg Braden's work but I dislike how he assumes that the very things we don't know are actual facts for his theory.

Any additional comments?

Frankly, you too can read about science and develop your own theories. Go pick a buddhist book and a quantum mechanic book. Mix them together and voilà.. you'll see the world differently. Too.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-14

Knowledge is power

A very good audiobook about science and misconceptions about astronomy all around the world. Even though the story is starting to be a little bit old (written in 2002), only the last chapter of the book will feel a little bit odd.

Philip Plait does a great job explaining the misconceptions and doesn't dwell in unecessary science details. He's very factual and straight to the point.

I liked to listen to this book. The narrator was convincing and very engaged. If you're looking for a fun and instructive book about astronomy and science without the technical stuff.. well this is for you.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-13

Very good material!

The book is well written and gives a lot of insightful examples. I definately recommend this book to someone who wants to learn how to make an impact in your environment.

At first I hesitated to buy this book. After listening to it for about an hour, I began learning new stuff and seeing things differently.

It's a must buy if you want to learn new communication skills.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-13

It's a must

A lot of complaints have been made on the narrator. All I have to say is: listen to the sample!

This book is literally 'the boot camp of business'. The author clearly hates Harvard's MBA, but that's okay since he's not the only one nowadays bashing the program. The whole book makes sense and is full of insights and good to know information.

What you won't find:
* Detailed formulas or information on a subject in perticular.
* Suggested study path
* The "secret"

This is basically a summary of everything the author read. I am impressed by the amount of knowledge contained in this book. I'm pretty sure you will find at least one thing that will improve your life, or your business.

Most of the information cited is practical and not theoretical. The author also tells us where to look if we want more information on the subject.

I recommend this book.

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