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20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon. We all recognise this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality?

In this remarkable audiobook, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mind-set that took humanity to the moon and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life.

Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo mind-set, including how pessimism is crucial to success and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. 

You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal lives. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own moon.

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Highly recommend this book

Heard about the book on the Skeptics Guide to The Universe and listened to the audiobook. Very entertaining but the big treat was how packed it was with insights about team work, creativity, innovation and productivity. This is a must read for any one who wants to get things done in an changing environment. Which should be most people today.

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  • Stephanie
  • 03-14-19

I can't give this an 7 out of 5 or I would.

This book was recommended by a friend who had bought the hard copy. I bought the audible version to listen to in the car and what a book!! The information about the issues that the Apollo team faced, challenged and overcame is just brilliant. It goes into the rel unknown details that no one really ever thinks about. It goes on to tell you how you can use this in every day life and work. The little tests and challenges are really thought provoking. I was delighted to find out that I am of a flexible mindset.
Really fantastic listen/read.

Thank you Richard Wiseman for the book and Peter Noble for your interesting and pleasing narration.

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  • Alec Sharples
  • 05-29-19

A riveting insight in to the brave world of space

If you are interested in the history of space travel this book is a must read. Packed with tons of interesting facts about the space programme, the people involved in it and the huge risks they took in their quest for the moon. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Sean
  • 02-04-19

excellent book intreaging & informative book.

I have enjoyed this book so much I have listened to it twice. it offeres a great perspective on one of Humans greatest achievements. also read so well by the brilliant Peter Noble.

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  • R. Grindley
  • 07-17-21

Thoroughly enjoyable book

This is a fascinating self help book. It's the first I've listened to that has used the story of the missions to reach the moon as analogy and direct example for key self-help concepts.
The author doesn't shy away from more complex ideas in psychology or physics, with good references and so it's an excellent book if you're wanting to learn more about the moon landing, self development or both.

The narrator does a great job and reads the text in an interesting manor. overall, highly recommended.

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  • notmytempo
  • 06-23-20

Really enjoyable

A great way to rethink the way you behave, but also a fantastic historical piece. If only people could let go a little of the narcissistic self interested ways, imagine what we could achieve.

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  • InstrumentalFoundationMaterial
  • 04-19-21

powerful

listening to this when going to bed is powerfully motivational. I always wake up positive!

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  • D. Withington
  • 04-22-22

Inspiring

I always enjoy Richard Wiseman's books. Because this book related to the moon landing - which I followed with great interest as a child (and, of course, wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up) - I found it particularly interesting and helpful. Very well read, too.

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  • Bert
  • 05-15-21

dull

nothing new. very boring.
was not worth my time in listening to it.
all psychology already covered years ago elsewhere.

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  • LC
  • 05-15-21

Really useful advice to achieve more

I find this Interesting entertaining, particularly due to the way it follows the story of the Apollo moon mission throughout the book. It also contains a lot of valuable actionable advice for how to achieve more, both individually or in a team.
Great advice to use in businesses where innovation is important.

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  • ASHISH SINHA
  • 04-27-21

Searching for Inspiration, read this book

This was an absolutely inspiring tale with lots of lessons. Brilliant storytelling and acute memos and insights on what drove the success of the Moon mission. This is a book that I will re-read again and again just for one single line - It cant fail because of me !!!