I have listened to the Ender series and so was surprised that this book was a different kind of story. It does have some information about the Mormon religion but not put in a preachy way at all - just as a way to add interest to the story. I was very impressed with the story (I have a brother with a minor form of CP) line as well as the ending. If you can remove yourself from the Ender series and appreciate this as a stand alone book I think you will really like it!
I have read every Seth Godin book ever written, supported his kickstarter and stalked his blog for years and I am here to tell you that this book is the best title of the bunch (followed closely by fan favorite Purple Cow). The ideas are great and help you to see that there is no shame in quitting, that the only true problem is with failing.
For me it was definitely the information about how medical schools put up barriers that weed out all the mediocre doctor wanna-bes so that the profession can maintain its high standards and prestige.
I would call it, Listen To The Bald Guy, He Knows What He Is Talking About!
I read this originally and have listened to it on audiobook a number of times. Having Seth himself read it definitely adds to the experience and unlike some other authors, he stays really true to the book in his narration if going off script bothers you.
I had heard bits and pieces of these stories during keynotes of Ms. Corcoran's I had listened to, but wrapping them all up into a chronicled story was really neat.
I wish that I knew Ms. Corcoran's mommy. She seems to have raised a wonderful family with patience and understanding. Hearing how "Mom" handled something and then extrapolating it to a real life business situation was really neat way to frame the story.
I am an audiobook fan so I will always choose to listen, but rarely do you get such a great blend of autobiography, personal anecdotes and business education all in one place. This audiobook wouldn't be the same if she had had someone else reading it.
I learned that there are ways to get around any business challenge if you look at it a different way. That challenges are just little bumps in the road towards a bigger picture.
I thought this book was super! I really didn't know what to expect but I knew I loved Ms. Corcoran's keynotes so I figured I would like this and I was right! The time listening flew by and I wanted to know even more when I was done.
I have listened to this book at least 5 times over the years and I get something new every time. It is an amazing way to get fired up with enthusiasm if you are wondering how to capitalize on your passions.
Crush It is great for startups the way that Michael Gerber's Emyth is. Both remind us of why we started our businesses in the first place and help to frame a way to grow them with integrity and passion.
Oh my gosh...Gary's reading so eclipses the book! His vibrant style and going "off script" add to the polished book by showing real world examples that didn't make the cut during editing.
I tend to listen to it over the course of a day or two at the most. I hurry to listen because of the great info that Gary shares.
The only complaint that I hear regularly is that Gary doesn't tell you how to find your passion. That there should be some way for him to let you know what you should do with the crush it model. Of course no one can tell you what your passion is. You need to figure that out yourself. There are some great hints about how to go about it, but at the end of the day it is only the listener who can know what they should do.
If you are a fan of Paul Hogan and have read this book over an over again like I have, you will love the audio version! The narrator doesn't try to get cute with it at all, it is a very easy listen that is just like you were reading it yourself.
The story is amazing. I have read this book over and over again in addition to the two followup novels and just think that the way Hogan portrays the human race and all their faults and strengths is super.
Vic Hunt of course...I love him!
Star Trek meets Mad Men
Yes! There are multiple story lines that all weave in and out throughout the book. It is super interesting to see how each character meets up with others in the storyline. I would definitely listen again as there is plenty to follow and understand about this world.
I liked that it was not made up or fantastical. It is definitely futuristic but you can see the foundations of what is happening during the story. I feel like the future advancements are as cleverly weaved in as the technology of JD Robb in the Eve Dallas books.
I loved multiple of the characters but my favorites were Ray Chase as Doc and Rachel Fulginiti a Kai (sp). They were easy to distinguish and the readers made them seem likable and realistic.
This is the first fiction work that I have listened to by these authors and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. I was sorry that season one ended and I can't wait until there are more seasons available on audio! I will definitely be getting the next season to find out about the characters. PS - It wasn't in the questions but I liked the plot line of the two parties (Enterprise and Directorate) the best! I am definitely team Enterprise!
I think the audio and print versions are very different. In the audio you get to "hear" it, much in the way you hear the podcast, which is how I "met" Sean (I already knew of Johnny from online). I am used to listening to their advice audibly so spent the good part of Sunday hearing Write, Publish, Repeat and absorbing different bits than I got when reading the book.
The sales funnels. I know that they are not saying theirs are perfect (whose are?), but hearing again that these need to rock solid was a reminder to fix mine. Their description of how they "walk" readers through the process and get them more and more interested in their work was great.
It took a couple of minutes to get used to Simon reading Johnny's words, but that changeover happened very fast and Simon did a great job!
If you are a writer thinking about making a living of your work, this book may be a real eye opener. First off, they are not sugar coating the truth, you are probably not going to write a best seller right out of the gate so you better learn how to put some marketing into place if you ever want to sell more than a few copies a month.
On the other hand, their dogged determination to succeed shows all writers that it is possible. That success is hard work but possible with a solid plan and a focused goal.
A really good listen!
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Hannah - love that she is a snoop...:)
Some of this book (and the series) is laugh out loud funny. Mostly because Hannah and I have the same maddening and amazing mothers.
The characters are great and stories are fun and fast paced. Love the Goldie Baer books and this series is a nice addition to fill in when I need a fun listen.
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