I don't have time to read books, and Walter Isaacson's bio on Steve Jobs would do better as a door stop than a compact bed-time companion, so this audio book was ideal. I hadn't read a book in years, but the audiobook not only kept me sane while working, driving, rocking kids to sleep, etc., it also captivated me and thrilled me right to the end.
I just wish Isaacson had updated it since Jobs' death - I was looking forward to hearing details of Jobs' last few days, but was sadly let down by a non-ending ending to an amazing story.
Dylan Baker is awesome to listen to!
I was gripped from chapter one, educated on Steve Jobs and Silicone Valley throughout, and cried near the end as his inevitable demise came closer, and his influence on the world was cut short.
Steve Jobs was not an easy man to deal with, but he was a genius and had some qualities lacking in many people. He changed the world, and, love him or hate him, you should respect what he achieved and admire his impact.
I mistakenly read the publisher's review as this book being a resource on storytelling techniques. It is not. It is a collection of stories.
Disappointed that it was only a collection of stories.
I enjoyed the message, but I was half way through before I realised how out of date this audio book is!
Don't get me wrong - there's a lot of good stuff in this - and has served its purpose in helping me with my research into social media - the reasons to be interested in Social Media are still valid, and there are a number of "gems" in the form of quotes and references to multiple sources of info on social media...
But when they start talking about statistics from 2007, 2008 and 2009, and referencing how many hits MySpace receives, you notice how UNHELPFUL this also is.
Social Media is moving faster than any previous media, with Pinterest being the fastest-growing website of all time as an example of this (fastest to 10 million users - http://fox8.com/2012/03/23/pinterest-becomes-fastest-growing-website-ever/).
This book is in a HUGE need of a revision. If you're looking for an up-to-date handbook on social media, this is NOT it. Because I'm still researching SM, I can't say which book IS up-to-date, but this title leaves me with a taste of "how much of this is still valid?" in my mouth.
Sure - only a recent release though!
Scott's performance is ok, but not edited so well, with multiple points where an extra pause would have made a difference. Scott's slight lisp is annoying, but not a game-breaker.
Timothy Ferriss has a simple yet supremely powerful way of approaching life that leaves no doubt that working 40-100 hours a week for someone else will only ruin you.
Each chapter has unique steps and thought-provoking questions to drag you kicking a screaming out of your cave and into the light, where you can examine yourself and realise where you can improve and / or take action.
I haven't listened to Ray Porter before, but he speaks this book very well - it sounds as if Timothy Ferriss is actually talking to me!
Joining the New Rich is easier than you think!
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