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Marvin

DALLAS, TX, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 9 reviews
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  • 116 titles in library
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  • The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Patrick Lencioni
    Overall
    (196)
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    (79)
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    (78)

    Young, ambitious, and overwhelmed, Andrew O'Brien personifies a part of every leader as he wanders in search of the elusive silver bullet that will propel him to success. He happens upon an unlikely guide who distills the seemingly infinite list of leadership perils into the five temptations of a CEO. In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders, issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success.

    raymond bates says: "i just want give stars not have to write anything"
    "Great!! must read/lessen :)"
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    Great short story. Great Audio. really easy to apply and understand. Would suggest to anyone that directs people and take ownership of there product.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (5222)
    Performance
    (4588)
    Story
    (4609)

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

    Cynthia says: "The Art of (Unconventional) War"
    "Another excellent book, Must READ for Dyslexias"
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    I have yet to listen to something from Malcolm Gladwell that I did not consider excellent. Having dyslexia really makes this book a must read. For I was driving in my car to work listening to this book, was on the portion of dyslexia and had to pull off the side of the road for I started crying. The tears were hearing someone understood and be able to explain all that I’ve gone through in my life. I’ve never been able to put into words or understood truly my issues. For you ask a hearing impaired person or sight impaired person what is a here and what do they see what all they have heard and seen was nothing. Asking a dyslexic why do you read this, do you reverse letters, how are you not reading this correctly. Is the same thing of asking a blind person what they see. All I know is I would not be as successful as I am without being dyslexic, I do not believe I would have pushed myself or have gotten the support from my parents if it was easy. As Mr. Gladwell states in the book, I would not wish this on anyone but it disadvantage I do not see it as.

    I consider myself a very successful architect, I specialize in hospitals. Very technically/complicated building, I’m considered a code expert which requires reading and understanding. I contribute my dyslexia to giving me the gift of understanding. Very difficult for me to read the codebooks, my comprehension level is high

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (598)
    Story
    (600)

    Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    Mark says: "Absolutely great"
    "Good, but not excellent"
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    Would I recommend this book absolutely YES would it be at the top of my list NO. “Start with Why” was great, this book is good. I think some of the lessons from start with why should have been applied by the author on this book. What I mean is, he seemed to ramble at different parts of the book. He spoke about respect and how it’s achieved, and how small things really do matter.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Brené Brown
    Overall
    (1426)
    Performance
    (1270)
    Story
    (1268)

    On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Elaina says: "Wonderful!"
    "comedian and a teacher"
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    Ms Brown has comic relief as a great means of teaching. I have never laughed so hard and in learned so much at the same time. I truly felt very exposed while listening to this book. Four times now, and may want listen to it yet again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andrea Lankford
    • Narrated By Julia Motyka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
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    (166)
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    The real stories behind the scenery of America’s national parks. For 12 years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it.

    Charles says: "Cringeworthy"
    "A must read"
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    most of the books I've listen to our self-help business development. I decided to take a break. This is an amazing book I want to reach out to every park ranger and thank them for their selfless non-recognized efforts. I did not realize this book was more about an individual until the end. The stories kept me engaged. I camp, I hike, I backpack I did not realize the potential of some of the dangers that were around me.

    Haven't written many reviews, I felt compelled to write this, thank you very much for the book.

    6 of 11 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
    (1638)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (935)

    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."
    "Really enjoyed this book"
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    Really enjoyed this book, a lot of good knowledge and description on how to teach as well as give presentations that will be better perceived

    The example of how to apply could have been deeper. the stories of true life people was GREAT

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    Overall
    (7888)
    Performance
    (2578)
    Story
    (2581)

    In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

    Liz says: "encore!"
    "WOW!! does not add justice to this book"
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    Totally amazed at how well and how much I got engrossed in reading this book. I physically had to stop myself and turn it off from time to time. It really makes you think about your everyday actions and how you make decisions

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (138)

    Great-looking abs are more than just a way to support the mirror industry. In fact, strong abs and flat stomachs are the ultimate indicator of overall health for both men and women. Great abs will help you live longer, sleep better, prevent back pain, and significantly improve your sex life! (And, hey, they don't look half-bad in the mirror, either.) Unfortunately, you could spend years on starvation diets and extreme exercise programs that never unearth those elusive stomach muscles.

    Christian says: "Not really within six weeks"
    "Great information"
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    Wish I had this when I was much younger. Very good read/listen to. Would suggest it to anyone trying to lose some fat. I've implemented this for the most part and I am amazed on how full I feel all the time. I realize a lot of my eating is out of something to do. I am so glad I am not a smoker I would never be able to quit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders: The Three Essential Principles You Need to Become an Extraordinary Leader

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Rajeev Peshawaria
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    How did Alan Mulally - an outsider to the auto industry - lead such a spectacular turnaround at Ford? How did Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack keep his company from imploding even as Lehman Brothers collapsed? What is it that enables such extraordinary leaders to galvanize their talents and energy, as well as the talents and energy of those who work for them, to achieve superior performance no matter what challenges they face?

    Subrat says: "Great read for both leaders and individuals"
    "Leadership at its best, need"
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    I love this book and will pass it on. there are some many items in this book that need to be seen I wish there was a webpage that had these pages so I could print them out and study them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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