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  1. Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more Audiobook Miss Austen: One of the best novels of 2020 according to the Times, Mail, Observer, Stylist and more
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  2. Cleanness Audiobook Cleanness
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  3. Don't Hold My Head Down Audiobook Don't Hold My Head Down
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  4. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Audiobook You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters
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  5. The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters Audiobook The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters
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  6. The Other People Audiobook The Other People
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  7. Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U Audiobook Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot Be U
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  8. Mr Nobody Audiobook Mr Nobody
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  9. Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel Audiobook Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel
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  10. The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy) Audiobook The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy)
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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Audiobook

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: November 2019

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you've ever met or anyone you've even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he's followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another-including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants-into something good and lasting. There's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • "Passion" is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: "This is a story of one person's unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me."

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Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America Audiobook

Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2019

From the creator of Dilbert and author of Win Bigly, a guide to spotting and avoiding loserthink: sneaky mental habits trapping victims in their own bubbles of reality. If you've been on social media lately, or turned on your TV, you may have noticed a lot of dumb ideas floating around. 'We know when history will repeat and when it won't.' 'We can tell the difference between evidence and coincidences.' 'The simplest explanation is usually true.' Wrong, wrong, and dangerous! If we're not careful, loserthink would have us believe that every Trump supporter is a bigoted racist, addicts should be responsible for fixing the opioid epidemic, and that your relationship fell apart simply because you chewed with your mouth open. Even the smartest people can slip into loserthink's seductive grasp. This book will teach you how to spot and avoid it--and will give you scripts to respond when hollow arguments are being brandished against you, whether by well-intentioned friends, strangers on the internet, or political pundits. You'll also learn how to spot the underlying causes of loserthink, like the inability to get ego out of your decisions, thinking with words instead of reasons, failing to imagine alternative explanations, and making too much of coincidences. Your bubble of reality doesn't have to be a prison. This book will show you how to break free--and, what's more, to be among the most perceptive and respected thinkers in every conversation.

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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter Audiobook

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: October 2017

"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book." Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump's win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump's odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation. Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We're hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech-a hand gesture here, a phrase there-and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn't whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting-the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance: · If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that's directionally accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is and will remember the issue as high priority. · Stop wasting time on elaborate presentation preparations. Inside, you'll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it. · Planting simple, sticky ideas (such as "Crooked Hillary") is more powerful than stating facts. Just find a phrase without previous baggage that grabs your audience at an emotional level. Adams offers nothing less than "access to the admin passwords to human beings." This is a must read if you care about persuading others in any field-or if you just want to resist the tactics of emotional persuasion when they're used on you.

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Audiobook

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: October 2013

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice for success that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares what he learned for turning one failure after another into something good and lasting. Adams reveals that he failed at just about everything he’s tried, including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants. But there’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of humor along the way. While it’s hard for anyone to recover from a personal or professional failure, Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. You won’t find a road map to success in this audiobook. But Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

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Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice Audiobook

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: William Dufris Release Date: November 2007

Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. But why should a humorist stick to the workplace when there are so many other great subjects to explore? Despite some fans who wish he would "Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!" Adams now offers more than 150 short pieces on every slice of human existence, from airport fiascos to wedding planning, from his doughnut theory of the universe to the menace of car singing. Show Less

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Dilbert Future Audiobook

Dilbert Future

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2005

"Dilbert books should be (and often are) read aloud while importantoffice work is being put off, and luckily, the best reader of all, Adamshimself, has put his interpretive skills on tape." --Worth MagazineStep aside, Nostradamus. Here comes the real soothsayer, and he'sturning his eagle eye on everything from new work-avoiding technologyto sex with aliens. With predictions that run the gamut ona wide range of hot-buttons, Scott Adams' absurdist, outrageously funnynew audio, The Dilbert Future, may be his greatest achievement yet.In his inimitable style, Adams predicts we'll learn to harness the mostabundant resource in the universe: stupidity.As always, Adams' keen wit is dead-on. Prediction: The Dilbert Future will be the most anticipated and well-received businessbook of the year. (It doesn't take a psychic to figure that out.)Check out Scott Adams' other Dilbert books, TheDilbert Principle and Dogbert'sTop Secret Management Handbook.When he's not cartooning or writing bestsellers, Scott Adamsspends his time speaking at corporate functions and conferences.

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The Dilbert Principle Audiobook

The Dilbert Principle

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2005

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation, takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.These hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, rampant management fads, bewildering technological changes, and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition.The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage -- management.Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through Dilbert, his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the work place.Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this light-hearted series of essays. Adams explores the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information super highway, and more. With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes, and skewers, the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. The Dilbert Principle rings so true! Listeners will be convinced that he has been spying on their bosses.

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Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook Audiobook

Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2005

Why do all modern managers do the same bizarre things? Are these methods taught in business schools? Do managers learn by watching more experienced managers? Is it the result of mentoring? None of the above! Every manager learns from the same source: Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook. This valuable management handbook teaches new managers how to transform themselves from bitter and bewildered "little people" into fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies. In this indispensable guide, Dogbert reveals the many vital skills needed by managers in their daily lives, including: The power of verbal instructions-sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability! Empty promises of promotion-enjoy all the motivational benefits with none of the costs! Pretending to care-learn to hear without listening! Company newsletter-communicate without the risk of conveying information! Competition-experience the joy of setting your people against one another! Decision making-be a leader without making any decisions! Incentives-inspire employees by giving them worthless knick-knacks! Remember: Leadership isn't something you're born with. It's something you learn by listening to Dogbert tapes. A world-class consultant and bestselling author, Dogbert has spent much of his life giving advice to gullible people with disposable incomes. His brain has many more crevices than yours, so you'd better do what he says.

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Joy of Work Audiobook

Joy of Work

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2005

I cried because I did not have an office with a door, until I met a man who had no cubicle." - Dilbert"After your boss has taken away your door, your walls, and your storage areas, there aren't many options left for the next revolution in office design. One of the following things is likely to go next: the floor; the ceiling; your happiness.I think the floor will stay, but only because your company would have to dig a huge hole all the way to the other side of the earth to get rid of it. As you can imagine, a huge hole through the earth would represent a serious threat to office productivity. From The Joy of Work by Scott AdamsRead by Scott Adams.

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Dilbert And The Way Of The Weasel Audiobook

Dilbert And The Way Of The Weasel

Author: Scott Adams Narrator: Scott Adams Release Date: November 2002

In this hilarious new book, Scott Adams introduces the Weasel Zone -- the giant gray area between good moral behavior and outright criminality. It's where your coworkers, bosses, salespeople, CEOs, human resource executives, hotel clerks, home repair people, and loved ones reside. In twenty-seven compelling chapters, Scott reveals the secrets of these slippery characters: how to recognize them, how they operate, how to stop them in their tracks -- and how you, too, can become a weasel. You'll learn the best practice weasel methods for avoiding work, besting coworkers, and hiding your incompetence. To enhance your personal life, you'll find precise instructions for training your spouse to become your remote-controlled robot, whining like a weasel no matter how good your life is (even if you're a bestselling author!) and using Weaseleze, the official tounge of weasels, to conceal your meaning and confuse your enemies.

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