Influencer is not the book that you might think it is. If you are looking for something on how to become a change agent then this book is for you.
This book is very well researched by its Authors, they include many examples to support the concept they are talking about; Mainly how to influence change, which is broken up into different strategies and each chapter focusing on one of them. So many examples are included hence the 8 and a half hours.
The plus side of this audio book is that if you are someone who is interested in understanding people better, or you work with people, especially psychologists then this audio book is for you. Some of the stories used as examples where a certain strategy was implemented and worked were interesting to know of, some I had heard of before but not in detail.
However on the downside the book is long and can get a bit boring dragging on and on, I reached a point where I just wanted it to finish but I spend almost 1 hour going to work and 1 hour coming back so I had the time to go through the entire book. I know some of you will not be able to.
All in all the good content (especially the real world examples used) out weigh the one negative of this book, that its too long.
So if you are someone who wants to learn strategies to aid you in influencing change on an organization or community level then you will appreciate this book and what it teaches you. I have an interest in psychology so there you have it why I did not rate this book less than 4 stars.
My recommendation to who ever is thinking of getting this audio book is don't, rather buy the book and read it at your own pace.
This book is a must read for anyone that has good ideas and struggles to take action to make them happen. The book is very well researched I cannot emphasize this enough. It gives you plenty of insight into the lives of creative leaders who can follow through and how they motivate themselves to make their ideas a reality.
You are guaranteed to understand in plain terms why so far you have been unable to execute your ideas and what to do about it in more ways than one. The author gives you the ultimate blueprint you need to focus, stay motivated and realize your ideas. I have to agree that the narration is a bit monotonous but don't let that hinder you from getting this book, the content is brilliant!
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This brilliant short story about Joe, the laws of success and business principles will fall into the likes of 'Think and Grow Rich'. A truly rich listen, highly recommended, especially if your business is not doing as well as you think it should be.
This is the most disappointing book I have come across audible so far. The book is supposed to be about passion and driving growth in today's internet driven world, instead the author gives you advice on things that really should be norms in business today. If you are a shady type of person that lacks business ethics and values money over your customers then this is for you. As for passion, if the author would start with a more passionate voice maybe I would have at least finished the book, but the dry monotone reminded me of my grade 8 physics master who used to lull the whole class to sleep. I had to turn it off. There is nothing about driving growth or passion here, instead its a pitch about how good Schwab is and how ethical they are, which takes me back to the first point I made, if you lack ethics in the way you do business and want to change that then this book is for you.
This is THE BEST audio book I have listened to so far. David Kirkpatrick does such a brilliant and awesome job in uncovering the facebook phenomenon and how it is changing our lives and the world we live in today, and he narrates the book so well that the 15 hours and 42 minutes go by so quickly you would wish it didn't end, which makes me sad.
I will definitely listen to this book again and again. If I could give it a 10 star rating I would.
The only thing left for me to say is THANK YOU & WELL DONE DAVID for such a rare gem.
The information in this book is top notch. The authors give you an insight into how brain science developed and how it works. Not only that as the title states it goes deep into how winners brains differ. The section on focus helped me a great deal. Understanding that one piece of information on how best the brain can be focused has done wonders.
I have to agree with what other reviewers said the book could have been better read by someone else, however the information deserves a six star rating.
This audio has a lot of information for new entrepreneurs starting out on their first business.
Even if you are in business the author's experience is bound to help you with your own business, especially if you are struggling.
This is a short book but one of the best I have come across so far, its power packed with information.
2 out of the 10 distinctions mentioned in this audio have changed the way I think forever.
This audio book is brilliant, highly recommended to everyone, especially those of you that were hit hard by the recent economic depression.
Definitely getting the author's other books.
I downloaded this audio book thinking it was a guide on helping you study, for example I find myself slow in making notes and wanted to explore better note taking strategies turns out its a hypnosis audio! I was completely mislead!
At first I was disappointed nevertheless tried it out and I have to admit its a really good hypnosis program, I cant emphasize enough on how good this actually is. It could be one of the best I have ever come across.
Then you also get an ebook emailed to you if you do purchase this. The ebook had all the content I was looking for so it made up for everything.
Would definitely recommend this...I have yet to report back improved grades but can say I do feel a lot less stressed out about my studies since I started listening to this.
Someone should mention somewhere that this is a hypnosis audio and not an audio book.
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