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  • Harvard Business Review, 1-Month Subscription

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr)
    • By Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Harvard Business Review's managerial wisdom and cutting-edge insights are must-reads in boardrooms and offices around the world. That's why Audible's exclusive audio edition is a must-hear! Each edition offers a great mix of full-length articles selected by Audible in close cooperation with HBR's editorial staff.

    Mark says: "Good summary of HBR wish it was unabridged"
    "Student Case Studies and Research"
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    I found the HBR very informative, particularly since many of the issues seem to be compilations of the best case studies of MBA students and occasionally a research project of one of the professors. Well researched with ample examples, the HBR presents the latest thinking in business leadership, management, and human relations. The narrator is a true pleasure to listen to and his voice is quite expressive. I would prefer that HBR was published bi-monthly for the same price, but overall a reasonable value.

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Mastering the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzette Haden Elgin
    • Narrated By Suzette Haden Elgin
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    A User says: "Disappointingly Executed on Audible"
    "Disappointingly Executed on Audible"
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    I have the paper based version of this book, so I was naturally thrilled to see it on Audible. Yet I was disappointed in the sample and then to read it is available in Format 1 quality only. Dr. Elgin wrote an excellent book that I have found extremely useful in dealing with people.

    Another reviewer said SEEING what was said was not effective--he missed the point. You have to match the perspective of the person you're talking to in order to help them understand you. Moreover, that is only the basics of the book, which then goes into how to parse (or dissect) the statements people make and then use specific techniques to prevent yourself from taking the bait and falling victim to verbal abuse. One favorite of mine is when someone baits you into an argument and you can ask them a simple question that not only ignores the bait, but places them and everyone around you on notice that you will not be abused in such a way. And a welcome side-effect is to take the agressive assertions they make away from them while //placing them on the defensive.//

    This book is well worth your time, but I am disappointed that the audio quality is so low. My recommendation is to buy it in the bookstore or check it out at the library if you can find it (it's been out of print for several years now.) Otherwise, this might be the only place you can get it. Either way, it is a very worthwhile read.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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