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Jason

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1659)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (684)

    With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "Great... but not for everyone"
    Overall

    For me personally, I loved the audio book. Very simple, very direct and full of little pieces of wisdom. However, it is quite industry specific. Some of the principles he speaks about are universal but most are very specific to small businesses and starting businesses particularly in the technology field. That is where I am so I found the book to be exactly what I wanted to hear. I listened to it 3 times over a 2 week period. Again, not for everyone but if you are running a small business, want to start a small business or just want to turn a hobby into some income, he gives great tips to do it. Very practical and to the point.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Chris Anderson
    Overall
    (2401)
    Performance
    (1150)
    Story
    (1143)

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
    "Absolutely worth every penny!!! Fantastic"
    Overall

    Well, how can you beat the price... but just because the book is free doesn't mean that your time is.
    It was worth every hour I spent listening to it though. I would say that this is an absolute must listen to for every business person. What I really enjoyed in the book is the amount of actual business examples and the number of business models based on free. He explains what has worked and also what has not with some good reasoning behind it. Anyone looking to promote their business should spend the time to listen to this FREE book and could draw some ideas from the ones given here.
    Most things that are free have a catch... this one does not.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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