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BaconLover

BOISE, ID, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jonah Berger
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (869)
    Story
    (868)

    Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

    Douglas C. Bates says: "A Primer on Viral & Memorable Marketing"
    "The book itself is Contagious"
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    This is a great book. It keeps you thinking throughout the entire thing. Anyone who's ever wanted to persuade anyone, pitch and idea, or sale a product should consider listening to this book.

    Even better is the reading of it. It's the best read non-fiction book I've ever listened to on Audible. The use of inflection and tone makes it sound like your listening to someone talk to you about the topic rather than read a book. I would strongly suggest it to anyone.

    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
    (11305)
    Performance
    (5579)
    Story
    (5599)

    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"
    "Even better that Tipping Point or Blink"
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    This is an extremely engaging book about how our environment influences who we become. The thesis is unique and contrary to most of the self-improvement books you see out there. Reading this book will certainly give you a new perspective on how you look at industry leaders, athletes, and other outliers in the world. I would encourage anyone who likes Gladwell's other books or similarly data driven books like Freakenomics to listen to this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Entrepreneur Equation: Evaluating the Realities, Risks, and Rewards of Having Your Own Business

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Carol Roth
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    There’s never been a better time to start a business—or so the conventional wisdom would have you believe. But with up to 90 percent of businesses failing within the first five years, it’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses and think twice before you invest your precious time, money, and energy.

    Albert says: "A must read for any aspiring enterpreneur."
    "Needs Woman Narrator"
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    This is a great book for anyone considering starting their own business. I would certainly recommend the book, but that audio book isn't the best format as is. It is written by a woman in a first person perspective. Since she uses personal references throughout the book it sounds odd at times with a male narrator. Mike Chamberlain does a good job, but his male voice does not lend well to this book. A woman narrator is needed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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