Chamblee, GA, United States | Member Since 2009
This short book provides a very good basic framework for becoming better at sales. It is written as a story in the form of a dialogue between a mentor and student. The book is engaging, easy to listen to, and moves well. The story contains excellent principles regarding selling. The narration is excellent and the book is well produced.
This book is really an outstanding example of how subjects on which volumes have been written -- networking and business development -- can be simplified into a straight-forward, common sense system that really works.
The book is great for lawyers because Nick was one and now works with lawyers. The book was written for an English audience, but it still translates well for application in the U.S.
The book is well-paced and the narration is well-done. If you don't like selling and business development, this is a good book to get you started, and is a reference you can come back to again and again.
Don Rumsfeld has led a long and fascinating life. This book contains his rules to live by, and anyone can benefit from listening.
The book is filled with entertaining stories and history. The book is not particularly political, although Rumsfeld is, of course, a Republican. One thing that really comes through in the book is how Rumsfeld is willing to take hard looks back at his decisions, and he is more than willing to admit mistakes or to discuss how something might have been handled in a better way. This increased my level of respect for him.
Rumsfeld narrates the book and does a good job. Sometimes, authors are not the best narrators, but not a problem here.
This book has been out a long time, and there is not a lot that I can add to other reviews. It presents a straight-forward method for eliminating the clutter, interruptions, and mindless thinking that plague so many of us in the modern world.
The book is a little dated, but the principles are timeless, do not let that be a deterrent to reading it. However, if Mr. Allen wanted to do a revised version with a focus more on email and current tools for implementing the system, it would be welcome.
This book is all about process and it has a lot of lists and tools, so it would probably be a good idea to buy an electronic or hard copy print version with it.
This book was written in the 1940s by Lewis, a famous author, as a lay member of the Church of England. The book is written as an intellectual defense of Christianity in general without getting into the schisms that divide various denominations.
The book is incredibly well-written and the arguments are laid out in a logical and compelling manner. In fact, the book would be worth studying simply as a guide to presenting a tight and very cogent argument.
I found the book generally thought-provoking and inspiring. Remember, however, that this book was written about 70 years ago. Many of the author's statements, such as regarding women and gays, will strike many readers as old-fashioned at best. That said, the book illustrates how views in the mainstream Christian denominations have changed since the book was written.
The book remains a convincing defense of Christianity that is well worth listening to by believers and those who are on the fence.
This was a pretty enjoyable book that makes some interesting connections about the history of the English language. As someone who has tried (with only moderate success) to learn German, it helps explain why English, although a Germanic language, is so "un-German." I found some of the author's conclusions more plausible than others, but they are all presented in an entertaining fashion.
The narration is good. McWhorter comes across as a very opinionated and very capable college professor giving an impassioned lecture, maybe with just a little too much caffeine. If you don't like opinionated, then maybe this is not for you, but I give him high marks because he is not boring.
This is a great book about a very simple strategy aimed at preserving wealth and making a reasonable inflation adjusted return. The strategy is very simple, but the detailed advice about how to implement it is very helpful. I found the arguments in favor of the strategy very compelling.
As an audiobook, it suffers in two respects. First, the book has a lot of tables, which the narrator just reads. Kind of mind-numbing. Second, the narrator is just not that good. His voice reminds me of Don Adams playing Maxwell Smart, for those of you old enough to remember.
Maybe better purchased for a Kindle or as a hard copy book.
The substance of this book is great. It features stories of interesting people who have achieve mastery in their fields. It debunks the myth that masters are born and not made through hard work.
Great subject matter with interesting stories. What could be better? It would be better if it were eight hours instead of sixteen. The book simply needs a major editing (pruning might be a better word). The book is repetitive and needlessly lengthy, droning on like a politician's speech after the point has already been made.
Dale Black's story of his recovery from a terrible airplane crash is in itself inspirational. He fights through the rehabilitation and the experts telling him a full recovery is not possible.
Dale fully believes he went to heaven, and credits his Christian faith for getting him through. Dale narrates the story himself, and, although he is not a great narrator, his sincerity absolutely comes through. I would have preferred if the book had been organized differently (it bounces back and forth between events happening years later and the story of the crash and his recovery), but that's simply a matter of preference. Overall, it is a fascinating and inspirational book.
Listeners should be aware that this book is very evangelical. If that is not your cup of tea, this book is not for you.
This is a good book written by two authors who tag team the narration. The book provides an excellent introduction into how asking particular questions can lead to discovery of needs, a relationship as a trusted adviser, and, ultimately, sales.
The performance is not terrible. Sobel is basically very smooth. Panas has a really interesting voice (think "gravel"), but he occasionally just mangles words the text. The producers should have insisted that he re-record these obvious errors, which are distracting. Not well-produced for this reason.
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