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Marvin

Marvin DALLAS, TX, United States Member Since 2011
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  • "Good, but not excellent"

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    Would I recommend this book absolutely YES would it be at the top of my list NO. “Start with Why” was great, this book is good. I think some of the lessons from start with why should have been applied by the author on this book. What I mean is, he seemed to ramble at different parts of the book. He spoke about respect and how it’s achieved, and how small things really do matter.

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    Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

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    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
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    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
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  • Critical Chain: Project Management and the Theory of Constraints

    "Just alright"

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    I purchased this book as someone who has never been in a Project Management role and wanted to learn more about the position. I was able to learn the basics through some of the use cases in the book and some interesting points I would have never thought about. However, overall I found myself losing interest as the book continued and felt like I wasn't learning anything new past the halfway point.

    One byproduct that I did take from the audio though is a great way of teaching a class. I instruct classes and I really liked the teachers methods in delivering his material.

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Joshua Kim Etna, NH, United States 06-10-12 Member Since 2005

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  • "Forever Changed My Thinking"

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    I think that Taleb is probably an S.O.B. and a nut....but his argument that the world (and our lives) is in reality ruled by unpredictable large-scale events (black swans) is intriguing and forcefully argued. Taleb's background is in quantitative trading...and while arrogant beyond belief his arguments seem hard to dismiss.

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    The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

    Kenneth says: "Brilliant, Obnoxious, Narcissistic, Brilliant"

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    • By Tony Hsieh
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    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
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    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Collins Narrated by Jim Collins

    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

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    Anaxamaxan says: "Good info, over-the-top narration"
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    Taufiq says: "A great read!"
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    Great by Choice (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen Narrated by Jim Collins

    Great by Choice

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    • By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
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    The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

    K. Donath says: "Real Insight!!"
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    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
  • 4.4 (348 ratings)
    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business (






UNABRIDGED) by Patrick Lencioni Narrated by Patrick Lencioni

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    This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion.

    A. Yoshida says: "Good book for leaders of an organization"
  • 4.3 (326 ratings)
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    • By D. Michael Abrashoff
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    The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of U.S.S. Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas.

    David says: "All Ahead Full"
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    We Are All Weird is a celebration of choice, of treating different people differently and of embracing the notion that everyone deserves the dignity and respect that comes from being heard. The book calls for end of "mass" and for the beginning of offering people more choices, more interests, and giving them more authority to operate in ways that reflect their own unique values.

    Steven says: "Nothing new"
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  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (






UNABRIDGED) by Eric Ries Narrated by Eric Ries

    The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

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    • By Eric Ries
    • Narrated By Eric Ries
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    Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

    Taufiq says: "A great read!"
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Narrated by Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton

    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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    • By Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
    • Narrated By Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
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    This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

    Michael Williams says: "Do this and you have the answer."
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  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Collins Narrated by Jim Collins

    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

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    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
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    Anaxamaxan says: "Good info, over-the-top narration"
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UNABRIDGED) by Jay Elliot, William L. Simon Narrated by Christopher Hurt

    The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

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    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    David says: "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't (






UNABRIDGED) by Simon Sinek Narrated by Simon Sinek

    Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
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    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
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UNABRIDGED) by Ben Horowitz Narrated by Kevin Kenerly

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ben Horowitz
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    Thomas says: "For large company managers, not startups"
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UNABRIDGED) by Michael E. Gerber Narrated by Michael E. Gerber

    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

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    Christopher Burbridge says: "Life Changing, I Gotta Say"
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UNABRIDGED) by Tony Hsieh Narrated by Tony Hsieh

    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
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    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
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UNABRIDGED) by Sophia Amoruso Narrated by Sara Jes Austell

    #GIRLBOSS: How to Write Your Own Rules While Turning Heads and Turning Profits

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sophia Amoruso
    • Narrated By Sara Jes Austell
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    The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.

    Margaret says: "Red Bull to Sandberg's Skinny Vanilla Latte"
  • The Richest Man in Babylon (






UNABRIDGED) by George S. Clason Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Richest Man in Babylon

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    • By George S. Clason
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    will says: "Better Financial Control, Better Quality of Life"
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UNABRIDGED) by Frank Guglielmo, Sudhanshu Palsule Narrated by Walter Dixon

    The Social Leader: Redefining Leadership for the Complex Social Age

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    • By Frank Guglielmo, Sudhanshu Palsule
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    The Social Leader structures a new approach to leadership and provides tools for leaders to understand themselves in this new era of connectedness and community. Authors Frank Guglielmo and Sudhanshu Palshule describe and explain the five new imperatives of leadership, the Tenets of Social Leadership, illustrating ways for leaders and would-be leaders to reimagine their personal narratives and their leadership capabilities.

  • Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, Alma Harris Narrated by Joanna Daniel

    Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance

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    • By Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, Alma Harris
    • Narrated By Joanna Daniel
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    Based on original research from a seven-year global study, Uplifting Leadership reveals how leaders from diverse organizations inspired and uplifted their teams' performance. Distilling the six common characteristics of leaders at high-performing organizations across business, sports, and education, authors Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, and Alma Harris explore the nature of uplift, its impact on performance, and the ways to achieve it within and beyond an organization's walls.

  • Forget Strategy. Get Results: Radical Management Attitudes That Will Deliver Outstanding Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Tobin Narrated by Roger May

    Forget Strategy. Get Results: Radical Management Attitudes That Will Deliver Outstanding Success

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    • Narrated By Roger May
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    Written from the point of view of someone achieving business success in today's turbulent economy, Forget Strategy. Get Results offers you a fresh way of thinking about successfully managing any sort of business, under any conditions. Controversial, thought–provoking, and entertaining, it delivers TelecityGroup founder and CEO, Michael Tobin's, OBE unconventional approach to management and shares the lessons he's learned on his path to building one of the world's largest data center provider companies.

  • Profits Without Prosperity (Harvard Business Review) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Lazonick Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Profits Without Prosperity (Harvard Business Review)

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    William Lazonick, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, writes about how executives are using massive stock buybacks to manipulate share prices and boost their own pay – at great cost to innovation and employment.

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  • Les 7 habitudes de ceux qui réalisent tout ce qu'ils entreprennent  by Stephen R. Covey Narrated by Benoît Grimmiaux

    Les 7 habitudes de ceux qui réalisent tout ce qu'ils entreprennent

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Benoît Grimmiaux
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    La réussite ne s'atteint pas avec des recettes d'un jour. Elle se construit peu à peu sur des principes justes et immuables.

  • Harvard Business Review, September 2014  by Harvard Business Review Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Harvard Business Review, September 2014

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Harvard Business Review
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    "Sharing’s Not Just for Start-Ups" by Rachel Botsman. "Profits Without Prosperity" by William Lazonick. "Digital-Physical Mashups" by Darrell K. Rigby. "The Danger from Within" by David M. Upton and Sadie Creese.

  • Digital-Physical Mashups (Harvard Business Review) (






UNABRIDGED) by Darrell K. Rigby Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Digital-Physical Mashups (Harvard Business Review)

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    Darrell K. Rigby, a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, writes about how consumers see the real and virtual world as one – and so should your company.

  • The Danger from Within (Harvard Business Review) (






UNABRIDGED) by David M. Upton, Sadie Creese Narrated by Todd Mundt

    The Danger from Within (Harvard Business Review)

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    • By David M. Upton, Sadie Creese
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    David M. Upton, a professor at Oxford University’s Said Business School, and Sadie Creese, a professor of cybersecurity at Oxford, write about how the biggest threat to your cybersecurity may be an employee or vendor.