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Evan

Naugatuck, CT, United States

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  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robin Lewis, Michael Dart
    • Narrated By Brian O'Neill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (73)

    The retail world is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Rapidly evolving technology, globalization, and a saturated marketplace offer consumers instant access to thousands of equally compelling products and services, creating unprecedented levels of expectation. The impact of these changes is so profound that 50 percent of today's retailers and consumer companies will not survive it....

    Roy says: "Wider Appeal than the Title Suggests"
    "I thought it was good"
    Overall

    It was very good. Although, it doesn't go into small businesses much, it's mostly about large businesses. I loved the history lesson on Sears, JCP and other big name companies and how they got started and how they fell. It's good to know these things as your company grows and reminds you to make things scalable and be aware of falling down fast.

    I enjoyed it as it has lots of facts and stuff. I wish it had more about small business and how the new rules of retail can benefit us the little guys.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11051)
    Performance
    (9554)
    Story
    (9522)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Hi, I was a PC and I am Mac now."
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    This book is just simply amazing. I read a book by Jay Elliot about Steve Job's leadership and his ups and down. That was a good book but this book completes Steve Jobs. Must read even if you are not a Mac fan.

    I used to argue with my co-workers about PC vs Mac wars 4-5 years ago. Now that I have an iPhone, iPod, iPad, I can't believe I lived 31 years of my life without these devices. Maybe cause there weren't invented back then but I can't imagine the future without these.

    Now, I'm an Apple fan boy. Now that I know how hard Steve had to work to give us what we want and need, It's that much sweeter to own an Apple product.

    Listen to the audio book. It's long but worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thank You Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    • Narrated By Gary Vaynerchuk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (564)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (423)

    The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It's the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline.

    Scott says: "Gary is fun, but the book is a bit shallow"
    "Good Book"
    Overall
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    It's not the greatest but it's good. Gary is correct on new age of Social Media and how it should be leveraged. His points are valid and I love the part where he talks about not using charity to gain a name for your company.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Evolution Is True

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jerry A. Coyne
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (323)
    Story
    (322)

    Why evolution is more than just a theory: it is a fact. In all the current highly publicized debates about creationism and its descendant "intelligent design", there is an element of the controversy that is rarely mentioned: the evidence, the empirical truth of evolution by natural selection.

    Ernest says: "Perfect !! Just what I was looking for."
    "I believe it now!!!"
    Overall
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    It's a scary book if you are a religious person. If you keep an open mind and listen to all the reasons Why Evolution Is True, you may see life in a different light. It's just facts that evolution is real. We believe that whales are mammals and have evolved. Heck we believe everything has evolved except human beings.
    The world, the universe, the time and space had to come from somewhere. I wonder from where, hmmmmm.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2838)
    Performance
    (2032)
    Story
    (2038)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
    "Similar to Google Story but more up to date. Great"
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    I loved the book called "The Google Story." That was good and so was this. Lots of details on literally how Google thinks, works and shapes our lives :) Great title.

    Loved the interview at the end with Marisa Myers. I'm a Google fan boy and this book hit the spot. Thanks, Steven Levy :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (202)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    Kenneth says: "Great history, poor analysis. TERRIBLE recording."
    "Facts are good"
    Overall

    This book is great as it gives you insights on $$$ of facebook. I love the facts on the dollar evaluations throughout the several stages on the company. The author did his research as the book goes in great details about Mark Z. and his character as well as his homies.

    I love the way the content is arranged. As I was almost done listening for a day, it made me want to listen more. I couldn't stop. Very good book. Highly recommend it as it is very important for us to know where we are giving out our private information on the web. You reveal so much in facebook that you have no idea. It's scary that facebook has so much data on our behavior and lives.

    Listen to this book!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Intelligent Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Murphy
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (670)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (388)

    In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates - two men and one woman - turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves, and launched their own new companies. By their 10-year reunion, their audacity had paid huge dividends. They'd made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs and left their mark on the world. The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders did it.

    Mark C Walker says: "Disappointing"
    "My First Audible Audio Book and I Enjoyed it."
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book. I love the real life stories of three entrepreneurs who went through some of the hurdles that I'm facing now. I also love the last part of the round table discussion between the author and the three main characters of the book. Besides all the education, it's neat to learn about the individual companies listed in the book.

    Highly recommended for anyone who is thinking of launching a new business.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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