Recommended Listening



The items listed in our Recommended Listening section have been selected because of the power of their message, and their ability to provide intelligent, engaging, and inspirational traveling companionship. Like our Recommended Reading and Viewing, the items listed in Recommended Listening should stimulate deeper reflections on the messages and learning points of LifesBigQuestion,com. workshops. The music selections have been chosen for their ability to enhance meditation and thought.  May you experience enjoyable and meaningful listening! Dr. Bill DeMarco

Note: While all items listed here are avialalbe in CD format, many are also available in other audio formats.


Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his ninety-first birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.

Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conversation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague.

In Mandela’s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which the grandfather of South Africa was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often both.  How important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction in our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable storiesof Mandela’s childhood as the protege of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprisonment that could not break him, and of his new and fulfilling marriage at the age of eighty.

This compact book is profoundly inspiring. It captures the spirit of this extraordinary man, warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we’ll leave behind. – The Publisher


The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

by Will Durant





Managing Oneself

by Peter Drucker






The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. 8 CDs

by Malcolm Gladwell




Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance






Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson





Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values

by Fred Kofman






The Lexus And The Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

by Thomas L. Friedman





Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness

by Annie McKee,  et al.





Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living your Dreams

by Rosamund & Benjamin Zander





The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment Of Your Dreams – the Complete Book on Cd

by Deepak Chopra






To Kill A Mockingbird Low Price Unabridged Cd

by Harper Lee






Business Stripped Bare CD

by Richard Branson




Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

by Seth Godiin





Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

by Warren Bennis




Stones Into Schools Unabridged Compact Disc

by Greg Mortenson






The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (and their employees)






Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano

by Dave Arnold, et al.





Un Conte De Fees/Fairy Tale

by Angele/La Pieta Dubea




Chant Music For The Soul

by Cistercian Monks of Stift Heil




V5 Sacred Treasures Russian





Songbirds At Sunrise

by Dan (Solitudes) Gibson




Algonquin Suite

by Dan (Solitude Gibson)




V2 Adagio Karajan

by Berlin Philharmonic/von  Karajan




Opera Intermezzi