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Pekka

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  • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff
    • Narrated By Josh Bernoff
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    A groundswell is sweeping through your customers. Right now, they are writing about your products on blogs and recutting your commercials on YouTube. They're defining you on Wikipedia and ganging up on you in social networking sites like Facebook. These are all elements of a social phenomenon - the groundswell - that has created a permanent shift in the way the world works. Most companies see it as a threat. It's time to see it an opportunity.

    Justin says: "I tried...so help me I tried."
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    If you want to read one book about how your business can benefit from the web, this is it. In the midst of all hype, these guys offer a simple and obvious, yet powerful method to figure out what your company should do. As the authors say, so many people get involved with web 2.0 just because "everyone is there", without knowing whether and why they should be there, too. The book also offers multitudes of useful examples.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Essentials of Business Information Systems, 7/e, Ch 12: Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems

    • ORIGINAL (24 mins)
    • By Jane P. Laudon, Kenneth C. Laudon
    • Narrated By Christine Fuchs, Ax Norman
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

    Pekka says: "Total nonsense"
    "Total nonsense"
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    This Vangonotes series is utter waste of time. It was probably meant to help students to to pass a book exam. Sorry to say, it won't do it, maybe the producers of this recording ran out of money or time. If interested in the topic, go ahead and read the original book instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Search: How Google & Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business & Transformed Our Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Battelle
    • Narrated By John Battelle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (149)

    What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question can unlock the most intractable riddles of both business and culture. And for the past few years, that's exactly what Google has been doing.

    T. Goss says: "Trevor Goss"
    "Excellent!"
    Overall

    I thought this was just another book on Google. It has the Google story of course but much more. Very well written (and read) book about search engines, with the emphasis on how they affect business and our way of life. Also introduces the key technical concepts but you don't need to know about IT to read this book. The Google stuff was also great because the writer tells the positives and the negatives in a way that sounds quite objective.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Essentials of Business Information Systems, 7/e

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane P. Laudon, Kenneth C. Laudon
    • Narrated By Christine Fuchs, Ax Norman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

    Pekka says: "This is for idiots"
    "This is for idiots"
    Overall

    Before buying the "book" I unfortunately didn't realize this is not the real book. Instead a third of the recording is a summary of the book's text and the rest is questions about the recording so it "helps" you study the material of the excellent original book.

    The problem is that the summary text is a really simplified version of the original and the study questions are even simpler. In fact they are so stupid they are probably targeted for people well below the average IQ. I listened less than half of the first chapter before concluding it's not worth continuing. Hence will delete the whole book from my ipod.

    Really wonder what student would find this useful. And can say with conviction it's completely useless for anyone else.

    Will continue by enjoying the paper version of this classic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joel Comm
    • Narrated By Erik Synnesvetd
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    Twitter Power shows you how to leverage the power of Twitter for instant business benefits - like reaching new markets and increasing sales. You can build a loyal customer following, expand your brand, and generate instant buzz when you integrate Twitter into your existing marketing strategies. The best businesses of today and tomorrow are using this high-tech, low-cost, and low-hassle technology to gain real advantages over their competitors.

    Janet&Greg says: "A good overview of Twitter"
    "Comprehensive"
    Overall

    Very comprehensive description of Twitter, how to use it and how to promote your business with it. Extremely detailed. Clearly written by an expert. Worked out well for me as I'm just starting to use Twitter. For someone more familiar with it I suppose it is still very useful but could be a bit heavy listen. The reader is clear but his reading style is too peculiar, even to the point of being annoying even though he doesn't mean it. However slightly distracts attention from the content before you get used to the voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (198)

    The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

    Charles E. Grant says: "Infotainment, poorly written"
    "Don't buy this book"
    Overall

    The most boring audiobook I've listened. Had to give up after about an hour. It's not fact nor fiction, not a novel nor a business book. Probably closest to a not-very-well-written novel. A waste of time and money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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