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Bonnie

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  • No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mitt Romney
    • Narrated By Mitt Romney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American strength is essential—not just for our own well-being, but for the world’s. Governments such as China and a newly-robust Russia threaten to overtake us on many fronts, and Islam continues its dangerous rise. Drawing on history for lessons on how great powers collapse, Romney shows how and why our national advantages have eroded.

    michael says: "You can like this book without being a Republican."
    "This is a must read in 2012!"
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    Where does No Apology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Given the importance of this year's election, this book clearly articulates Romney's ideas on policy. For anyone who thinks he doesn't have ideas or a plan - for crying out loud he's written an entire book on policy and this is it! If you want to get to know the candidate better, this is it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (129)
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    (131)

    Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.

    Knitting Maniac says: "Insufferable narrator, clear and interesting book"
    "Good description and defense of capitalism"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Basic Economics to be better than the print version?

    Very well thought out, rationale, and flows well. The author describes basic concepts of economics and why capitalism with whatever flaws it has is better inevitably than any type of central planning.

    Basically, the freedom of the individual to act on that individual's values to accrue as much "good" as the individual can allows capitalism to fulfill the most needs most efficiently. When a single person or government tries to plan for millions of people, even if that entity is completely free of corruption, the amount of data that needs to be processed is overwhelming, and resources are wasted because the central planner is unable to respond quickly to changing needs/supplies/events.

    Sometimes the book is repitative in making a point, unnecessarily drawing out an example or making the same example at multiple times throughout the book. It could be edited to be cleaner and more concise without giving up any of it's substance.

    The book is great, I highly recommend it for anyone interested in a clear overview of economics.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Port
    • Narrated By Michael Port
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (189)

    According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of service businesses will fail within the first five years. They fail not because they don't offer great services and products, but because the owners are extremely uncomfortable with traditional marketing and sales. The result is a frustrated, isolated, and overwhelmed business owner who does not know there is an entirely different, highly successful approach to marketing and sales available—and it's laid out in Book Yourself Solid.

    Bonnie says: "Excellent book overall"
    "Excellent book overall"
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    What did you love best about Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition?

    I was getting pretty ticked off by the first chapter - it seemed like it was starting off with too much praise and flattery to me the reader and not enough substance. I was about to turn it off in disgust but decided to listen to a full hour before deciding. I'm glad I did - once he gets past the "you're wonderful and this book will get you the success you deserve" (I hate books like that because that type of flattery usually is an attempt to hide a complete lack of substance) he actually starts giving lots of good advice on referral marketing. Very helpful, I'm implementing a lot of his ideas and highly recommend the book to any small business person looking to grow.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Intelligent Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Murphy
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (393)

    In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates - two men and one woman - turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves, and launched their own new companies. By their 10-year reunion, their audacity had paid huge dividends. They'd made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs and left their mark on the world. The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders did it.

    Mark C Walker says: "Disappointing"
    "Recruiting tool for Harvard Business School"
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    The story is about three Harvard Business School graduates who started their own businesses. Some good applicable information, but overall not very usable. The teaching boils down to "Go to Harvard Business School, and learn how to be an Entrepreneur." and "If you aren't starting the next google, you're not really an entrepreneur."

    There are plenty of better books for Entrepreneurs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John J. Medina
    • Narrated By John J. Medina
    Overall
    (1531)
    Performance
    (840)
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    (841)

    Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

    Beenre says: "My favorite book for students."
    "Excellent book on applying brain science"
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    Informative and easily applicable. Engaging performance. I highly recommend this book - I've listened to it twice already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 80/20 Principle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Koch
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (103)
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    (104)

    Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. Richard Koch is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. His 80/20 Principle - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations.

    Ola says: "Tiresome to listen to"
    "Couldn't listen to the it"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I forced myself to listen to an hour but couldn't stomach more. It seemed like simple platitudes strung together to sell a book. No substance. I'm not familiar with the author, but after listening to this first bit I have no interest in whatever else this person put forward.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Ramsey
    • Narrated By Dave Ramsey
    Overall
    (944)
    Performance
    (838)
    Story
    (834)

    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.

    Steve says: "Excellent insights for building a great business"
    "Very useful for business owners"
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    If you could sum up Entreleadership in three words, what would they be?

    Well written and well-read. I have enjoyed Dave Ramsey for years now and found this book up to his standard of quality. I own a small business and this addressed issues that have popped up and helped me establish a method of confronting them in the future. It is not a comprehensive business book by any means, but excellent advice on a broad range of topics. If you own a small business with employees, I highly recommend this enjoyable book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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