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PASADENA, CA, United States | Listener Since 2006

  • 41 reviews
  • 99 ratings
  • 213 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey

    If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! This book presents Dave’s playbook for creating work that matters; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race with steady momentum that will roll over any obstacle.

    Jason says: "Passion! An Author who CARES about his material!"

    Love Dave Ramsey, but this is way too basic information. I already know about setting goals, the use of the assumptive clause when selling etc... This book is mostly a re-hash of the abundant leadership/sales literature. The chapter on hiring is probably the best one of the lot.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Being You, Changing the World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dain Heer
    • Narrated By Dain Heer

    This is a very different book: It is written for the dreamers of this world - the people who KNOW that something different is possible - but who have never had the tools before.... This is a Handbook for Generating Infinite Possibilities and Dynamic Change. For you. And the world. Ten years ago, Dr. Dain Heer started as a chiropractor in California, USA. Seemingly successful and happy, Dain Heer was on the verge of suicide when he came across Access Consciousness. With this modality, based on question and choice, Dr. Heer's life began to expand and grow with more ease and speed than even he could have imagined possible.

    Lisa says: "Great book, quick changing insight"
    "Annoying Gibberish Cultish Stuff"
    Would you try another book from Dain Heer and/or Dain Heer?


    Has Being You, Changing the World turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, this book requires blind belief that you can change the universe just like The Secret.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Dain Heer’s performances?

    The narrator keeps repeating some very annoying incantation every few pages that makes the whole thing almost impossible to listen to. I'm not sure if this is designed to program the reader or brainwash us, but I know it distracted me so much that very little of the information would sink in.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Being You, Changing the World?

    I'd cut all the new age stuff out.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael E. Gerber
    • Narrated By Michael E. Gerber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

    Christopher Burbridge says: "Life Changing, I Gotta Say"
    "Some good ideas"

    The helpful material in this book could be contained in just a few pages. The rest is annoying new age inspired filler material. Particularly a very fictional story about an bakery owner. Simplistic solutions such as finding to right color logo or business suit for your demographic abound, very business 1.0. such as believing in sales scripts and appointment setting. Today's consumer is much more savvy and can smell canned sales pitches a mile away and will run on the opposite direction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mackay MBA of Selling in The Real World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Harvey Mackay
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Harvey Mackay is a legend - his bestsellers Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt were named by the New York Times as two of the most inspirational business books of all time. Now he’s back with the sum total of decades of sales know-how - teaching go-getters how to make the sale and hit the numbers, day in and day out. His advice is rooted in road-tested, real-world experiences and include tips on the Web, LinkedIn, and Facebook. The human touch is still the most important tool a salesperson has.

    Eric says: "Empty rah-rah"
    "Empty rah-rah"

    Nothing really new in this book except for endless motivational quotes and sport analogies. Quite boring when you've heard the quotes before and don't like sports. A good chuck of the material is about Lou Holtz for some reason. It's also confusing to follow, in fact it's not clear if this is supposed to be narrated in the first person or if this is a book about that Mackay guy by someone else.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Jantsch
    • Narrated By John Jantsch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends....

    Martha says: "Great book, easy read/listen, huge amount of info"

    Better than Einstein's bio. I really was into this book and it's very well written.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Making It All Work

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From the author of the million-copy best seller Getting Things Done, comes a new title that will change your life.

    Scott says: "Order Getting Things Done, not Making It All Work"

    I love GTD, but this one really was very boring to me I just didn't get into it at all. I don't even think I finished it and I can't even remember one thing that stuck with me after reading it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Speak from the Heart: Be Yourself and Get Results

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steve Adubato
    • Narrated By Steve Adubato

    In Speak from the Heart, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, newspaper columnist, and motivational speaker Steve Adubato reveals the secrets to being a great communicator - with a program that will dramatically change the way you talk, listen, and connect with others.

    Eric says: "Didn't learn anyhting new"
    "Didn't learn anyhting new"

    This book has not much substance. The very first paragraph cites president George W Bush as a prime example of an excellent orator. Fool me once, shame on ??? shame on you. Fool me ??? you can't get fooled again: The "speak form the heart" part is probably 15 minutes of the book. The rest of the book is just cliche filler material about public speaking and running meetings which I already knew.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Stay Motivated: Developing the Qualities of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Zig Ziglar
    • Narrated By Zig Ziglar

    How to Stay Motivated provides you with clear and proven techniques to use to enhance relationships, improve your self-image, set and achieve goals, and so much more! Apply these winning steps from the motivational master himself to build a better, more productive, satisfying life for yourself and your family. Change your picture and change every facet of your life.

    Ricardo says: "Zig without interruptions make it worth it."
    "Same old"

    This is the same old Zig Ziglar, preaching about morality and God etc... Good if you are a Southern Baptist I suppose.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Handle Conflicts at Work, at Home and in Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
    • Narrated By Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee

    When slighted, misunderstood, cut-in-front-of, annoyed, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people avoid their bosses, ignore co-workers, change hairdressers, complain to friends, shout and pound their fists. They often miss the most positive, effective alternative of all: confronting positively. Now, for everyone who was never taught, or never realized, that between "bully" and "wimp" is a range of behavior that is positive, dignified, and effective for dealing with life's bothersome situations.

    Tina says: "Overstating the Obvious"
    "More than just confrontation advice"

    I thought this book was excellent. It's narrated by the author and poorly edited, but that makes her seem more human and friendly. The confrontation advice is simple, yet that is a really good thing to be reminded of. Confronting people is a more simple process than we think. The book also has a ton of good advice on business etiquette and general business communication.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Don Quixote

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield

    Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.

    James says: "Excellent"
    "A classic..."

    ... is a book that everyone wants to have read but that no one wants to read. This book is a perfect illustration on this. It's quite boring and the vocab is so old that's it's hard to understand what they are talking about.

    2 of 19 people found this review helpful

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