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Carlos

Harbord, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • 52 titles in library
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  • Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Adam Brownlee
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Every great business - whether it's a popular pizza restaurant or a baby formula maker - is built on the same core fundamentals. Warren Buffett figured out this universal business truth at an early age, and used it to turn an initial investment of $105,000 into a massive $40 billion fortune. Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love takes this sound investment methodology and adapts it for small business owners looking to build, grow, or improve their own businesses.

    Carlos says: "The Busines Warren Buffett would Invest in"
    "The Busines Warren Buffett would Invest in"
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    What made the experience of listening to Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love the most enjoyable?

    It simplified the understanding of business numbers


    What did you like best about this story?

    I learned how to understand financials and view more accurately the true value of a business.


    Have you listened to any of Walter Dixon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love?

    Ratios! This came out as critical to measuring a business.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Brad Feld, David Cohen
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (125)

    It is a cold, hard fact of business life that most startups fail. Even many of those entrepreneurs who ultimately succeed have stories of personal challenges, unsuccessful companies, and difficulties along the way. The founders of TechStars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, have worked with entrepreneurs and companies over the past twenty-five years, and have seen a number of the same issues come up again and again.

    Rich Maloy says: "An absolute MUST READ for every entrepreneur"
    "Get Business Educated Better"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Rich with information every new start up should have a grasp of before venturing forward.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even more so! Will also buy and read others by the same authors.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not only fascinating and inspiring but written and worded in a way that complex explainations were easy to understand.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't fault the narrator - did an outstanding job!


    Any additional comments?

    Be great if this book of such great value could be done in some form of video - I would probably watch it several times....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Eric Ries
    • Narrated By Eric Ries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1714)
    Performance
    (1423)
    Story
    (1414)

    Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

    Zed says: "Great book, fascinating ideas"
    "The Entrepreneurial Way to Start Launch & Grow a P"
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    If you could sum up The Lean Startup in three words, what would they be?

    Exceptional way of shedding the light on successfully achieving the toughest part of a business - the start!


    What other book might you compare The Lean Startup to and why?

    Warren Buffet's Building a Small Business.Because it focuses on the beginning stages of a business which are usually the most difficult. The book also helps as well to grow into the next small business level... Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs with the focus is on innovation that improves the life of end user. A new innovative idea does not necessarily mean it will succeed in a commercial environment if it does make peoples lives better.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Ries – was your favorite?

    His own personal experience at Avatar.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No! So much rich information that is important to listen in short 1 hour bytes in order to obsorb the information.


    Any additional comments?

    Would've liked to see the book to be focussed on startups in the true sense - not necessarily startups within Corporate companies, but on the person who goes from that bright light idea to turning it into a business from the bedroom or garage whilst trying to get funding - Huge Challenge!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Road Well Traveled: Profiles of America's Great Automobile Pioneers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Daniel Alef
    • Narrated By Baron Ron Herron
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A Road Well Traveled offers many lessons to be draw from the pioneers of the automotive industry and the fascinating lives they led. Some became fabulously wealthy; others died in obscurity. But they developed America's largest industry in the space of one generation and demonstrated the skills and characteristics necessary to achieve such success.

    C. Dean Waterman says: "5 Hours of Listening Pleasure!"
    "The Story of American Automobiles"
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    Where does A Road Well Traveled rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its right up there among the finest!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Road Well Traveled?

    How all the men, while producing vastly different cars had similar back grounds excitingly creating vehicles that to this day have an impact on us...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bio on the Duesenberg and Packer men and cars.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Greatest American Automobiles


    Any additional comments?

    Make a film about this book, it would be awesome - so much insight and history!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9510)
    Performance
    (4052)
    Story
    (4061)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "Unviels Why You are or are Not Successful"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    To certain ones that would appreciate this type of reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    It shed light on why certain people become highly successful and others simply can't!


    What does Malcolm Gladwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A bit of audio animation


    Was Outliers worth the listening time?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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