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  1. 2.6 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    Turn conventional wisdom on its head and discover the transformative possibility of talking to people you don’t know—a simple yet powerful source of energy that can bring beauty into every day of our lives.When Strangers Meet argues for the pleasures and transformative possibility of talking to people you don’t know. Our lives are increasingly insular. We are in a hurry, our heads are down, minds elsewhere, we hear only the voices we already recognize and rarely take the effort to experience something or someone new. Talking to a stranger pulls you into a shared humanity, it’s a source of creative energy, it opens your world, it cements your relationship to the places you live and work and play, it’s a beautiful interruption in the steady routines of our lives. Talking to strangers wakes you up. Threaded throughout are stories from Stark’s own lifelong practices of talking to strangers, documenting brief encounters, and teaching technologists about the dynamics of where, how, and why strangers come together. Ultimately, When Strangers Meet explores the rich meanings that are conjured up in experiences of fleeting intimacy and unexpected connection with strangers in brief conversations. Stark renders visible the hidden processes by which we decide who to trust in passing, and the unwritten rules by which these encounters operate. When Strangers Meet teaches readers how to start talking to strangers, and includes adventurous challenges for those who dare. Most of all it’s an education in a new way to love the world.

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    When Strangers Meet

    Read by Kio Stark
    2.6 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.8 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged
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    A Book About Love

    7.8 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 4.6 hrs • 5/17/2016 • Unabridged

    A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world.It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner sets straight. This is the crux of the power paradox: by fundamentally misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We can't retain power because we've never understood it correctly, until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and itself a good a thing.Dr. Keltner lays out exactly--in twenty original "Power Principles"-- how to retain power, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness.From the Hardcover edition.

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    The Power Paradox

    4.6 hrs • 5/17/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 6.2 hrs • 5/3/2016 • Unabridged

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society—from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie’s birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts. Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a “pretend extrovert.” This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

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    Quiet Power

    6.2 hrs • 5/3/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 8.6 hrs • 4/19/2016 • Unabridged

    Find out how to successfully resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts. In this landmark book, world-renowned Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro presents a groundbreaking, practical method to reconcile your most contentious relationships and untangle your toughest conflicts.    Before you get into your next conflict, read Negotiating the Nonnegotiable. It is not just “another book on conflict resolution,” but a crucial step-by-step guide to resolve life’s most emotionally challenging conflicts—whether between spouses, a parent and child, a boss and an employee, or rival communities or nations. These conflicts can feel nonnegotiable because they threaten your identity and trigger what Shapiro calls the Tribes Effect, a divisive mind-set that pits you against the other side. Once you fall prey to this mind-set, even a trivial argument with a family member or colleague can mushroom into an emotional uproar. Shapiro offers a powerful way out, drawing on his pioneering research and global fieldwork in consulting for everyone from heads of state to business leaders, embattled marital couples to families in crisis. And he also shares his insights from negotiating with three of the world’s toughest negotiators—his three young sons. This is a must read to improve your professional and personal relationships.

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    Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

    8.6 hrs • 4/19/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 12.5 hrs • 1/12/2016 • Unabridged

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.

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    The Confidence Game

    12.5 hrs • 1/12/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 11.2 hrs • 12/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Find Em & Keep Em is not about dating. You’ve got enough books and blogs for that. Instead, it is about getting to know yourself, what you want, and what you have to offer within a relationship. By mastering who you are, and what is at play in the dynamics of attraction and magnetism, you will be able to understand why you haven’t had those great partners and relationships in the past. And how you can start to have them now! There is no reason why someone can’t be in a fulfilling relationship with someone they love. It’s about becoming the kind of person who can be with anyone you want to be with and naturally attracting him or her in record time. This book is essential if you want to get off the fence and get into a great relationship!

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    Find 'Em & Keep 'Em

    11.2 hrs • 12/1/15 • Unabridged
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    6.8 hrs • 10/1/2015 • Unabridged

    A useful guide to detecting deception from an expert military interrogator Lena wrote You’re Lying! because no matter what your profession or life circumstances, you need the skills to take control of a situation, detect deception, and reveal the truth. While you probably won’t ever have to interrogate a detainee who doesn’t want to tell you about an upcoming terrorist attack—as Lena has—You’re Lying! will help you deal with that salesperson trying to rip you off, the kid bullying your child who claims innocence, a cheating spouse, or dissembling boss. As the adage says, knowledge is power. Lena interrogated numerous members of al-Qaeda and the Taliban while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then taught those skills to Defense Department personnel for years afterward. Her ability to build rapport, accurately read body language, and employ effective questioning techniques led to numerous successes that saved American lives. You will also learn her easy-to-follow five-step program on how to accurately detect verbal (both spoken and written) and nonverbal deceptive tells, how to conduct an effective line of questioning, and what to do after you identify the lies we all face every day. Take the knowledge in You’re Lying! and empower yourself—don’t get fooled again.

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    You’re Lying! by Lena Sisco

    You’re Lying!

    6.8 hrs • 10/1/15 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.3 hrs • 9/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Success starts with a simple act: doing something new. It can be starting a new job or school or moving to a new neighborhood. It can be meeting a prospective client or attending a networking event. To achieve anything in life, you have to put yourself out there, meet new people, and try new things. But sometimes we freeze. Awkwardness, worry, and reluctance keep us stuck in our boxes. If we learn to conquer these natural anxieties, we can confidently seize life’s opportunities. In What to Do When You’re New, Keith Rollag distills the work of leading scientists and his own original research into a groundbreaking formula for success. You’ll learn not only why we feel so uneasy in new situations, but what you can do to become a more comfortable and effective newcomer. With practice, anyone can get better at being new. Strategies, tools, and exercises help you:confidently introduce yourself to strangers;make great first impressions;consistently remember names;quickly get up to speed in any situation;boldly ask questions;effortlessly start new relationships;fearlessly perform new roles and tasks; andlive life to its fullest, and find success wherever you go!

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    What to Do When You're New

    6.3 hrs • 9/1/15 • Unabridged
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  10. 8.8 hrs • 7/14/2015 • Unabridged

    For readers of Dan Pink and the Heath brothers comes a breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking. We are living in a hinge time when the way that we think, interact, and innovate at work is rapidly changing. In the past, “Marketshare” companies dominated, ruled by hierarchy and top-down leadership. Today the new market leaders are “Mindshare” companies, where influence is more important than power, and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Markova and McArthur believe that the key to collaborating effectively with our colleagues is respecting “intellectual diversity,” the ways we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can come together like a symphony orchestra. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, listeners will discover their own unique “Mind Patterns” and “Thinking Talents” and learn how to recognize the same in their colleagues. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of over thirty-five years of original research and draws upon Markova’s background in neuroscience and her work as a “thinking partner” to Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the world’s top creative talents. It is essential listening for anyone who works as part of a team, manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think.

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    Collaborative Intelligence

    8.8 hrs • 7/14/15 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.8 hrs • 6/25/2015 • Unabridged

    Running on Empty is the first self-help book about emotional neglect: an invisible force from your childhood which you can’t see, but may be affecting you profoundly to this day. It is about what didn’t happen in your childhood, what wasn’t said, and what cannot be remembered. Do you sometimes feel as if you’re just going through the motions in life? Are you good at looking and acting as if you’re fine, but secretly feel lonely and disconnected? Perhaps you have a fine life and are good at your work, but somehow it’s just not enough to make you happy. If so, you are not alone. The world is full of people who have an innate sense that something is wrong with them. Who feel they live on the outside looking in, but have no explanation for their feeling and no way to put it into words. Who blame themselves for not being happier. If you are one of these people, you may fear that you are not connected enough to your spouse, or that you don’t feel pleasure or love as profoundly as others do. Perhaps when you do experience strong emotions, you have difficulty understanding or tolerating them. You may drink too much, or eat too much, or risk too much, in an attempt to feel something good. In over twenty years of practicing psychology, many people have arrived in Jonice Webb’s office, driven by the threat of divorce or the onset of depression, or by loneliness, and said, “Something is missing in me.” Running on Empty will give you clear strategies for how to heal, and offers a special chapter for mental health professionals. In the world of human suffering, this book is an emotional smart bomb meant to eradicate the effects of an invisible enemy.

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    Running on Empty

    7.8 hrs • 6/25/15 • Unabridged
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  12. 7.0 hrs • 3/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives. We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that 25 percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection. There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause.

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    Four Ways to Click

    By Amy Banks, MD, with Leigh Ann Hirschman
    Read by Karen Saltus
    7.0 hrs • 3/1/15 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.8 hrs • 2/10/2015 • Unabridged

    Author of the bestseller Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, Dr. Karyl McBride draws on her expertise in treating children and partners damaged by narcissists in this practical new guide to divorce and its aftermath. With more than three decades of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. McBride guides you through the emotional fallout and challenges of being married to and divorcing a narcissist. The court system assumes that both parties in most high-conflict divorces are at fault, but a narcissist can wreak havoc in the divorce process. Dr. McBride shows how to navigate this kind of divorce and how you and your children can heal afterward. Written for those considering or already going through divorce, as well as the professionals working with them, Will I Ever Be Free of You? has three parts: “Recognizing the Problem,” “Breaking Free,” and “Healing from the Debilitating Impact of Narcissistic Relationships.” You begin by learning exactly what narcissism is, how to identify it, and how it affects relationships, then how to begin and carry on through a divorce and make the best decisions for you and your children. Dr. McBride lays out a road map of trauma recovery for the whole family, offering a step-by-step program for recognizing and healing from the particular emotional damage that narcissism causes. This guide offers new therapeutic strategies and practical guidance for protecting yourself and your children through this difficult time.

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    Will I Ever Be Free of You? by Dr. Karyl McBride, PhD

    Will I Ever Be Free of You?

    6.8 hrs • 2/10/15 • Unabridged
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  14. 6.9 hrs • 2/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Nothing but the Truth is an exciting new guide to communication skills and finding needed truths. To get the truth from someone, you need two sets of skills. First is the interpersonal skills necessary to get the facts. But the second group of skills is equally if not more important: it enables you to assess whether the facts actually fit together—whether they are true—and identify the emotions that shaped them. In Nothing but the Truth, top intelligence experts from the worlds of espionage, business, and law enforcement reveal how they get the information they need and give you the key tools to get the information you need, which include the following: A system to vet sources Eight conversation motivators that help you drive toward the truth Techniques to turn a hostile source into a cooperative one The means to control the sequence of a conversation Getting the truth through email or on the phone Whether your aim is to grill suspects and witnesses, help someone with an urgent need, figure out who is lying or cheating, or upgrade your ability to be honest with yourself, Nothing but the Truth will show you how to do it.

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    Nothing but the Truth by Maryann Karinch

    Nothing but the Truth

    6.9 hrs • 2/1/15 • Unabridged
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  15. 7.1 hrs • 10/28/2014 • Unabridged

    Welcome fledging social climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro mountaineer:The art of social climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funeralsSocial climbing as a familyHow to handle sex, dating, marriage, and loveYour social climbing IQ and how to improve itHow to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle, or Unicorn, and what they can do for you Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you?

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    The Social Climber’s Bible

    7.1 hrs • 10/28/14 • Unabridged
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  16. 9.4 hrs • 9/9/2014 • Unabridged

    From an award-winning senior writer at Time comes this eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn’t last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissism; and how to neutralize its effects before it’s too late. As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science’s new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully.

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    The Narcissist Next Door

    9.4 hrs • 9/9/14 • Unabridged
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