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I listen in streaks. Glad I can keep those credits accumulating for a few months.

Minneapolis, MN, United States | Member Since 2015

  • 4 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 0 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015

  • Get Organized the Clear & Simple Way

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Marla Dee
    • Narrated By Marla Dee

    Thousands of professional organizers have been trained by Marla Dee, Founder of Clear & Simple. Now you can bring this seasoned expert's skills into your home for less than the cost of a consultation! Restore freedom, order, and clarity to your home, your office, and your life. Follow the unique Clear & Simple solution and find that organizing can be fun and easy.

    Christine M says: "Top of the stack"
    "Some gold among the dross"

    This is advertised as a coherent approach-- "clear and simple" to organizing. It is anything but. It is a group of lectures about different aspects of organizing. Some of it is repetitive and could have been edited. If you are looking for something really clear and simple, go elsewhere. If you don't mind having a lot of new-age warm fuzzies thrown in and odd moments like the author choking back tears about her dog with a terminal illness and some other personal confessional stuff then this might be for you.

    I accept that a lot of clutter stems from emotional baggage. If you are looking for a psychoanalytic approach to thinking about why you are disorganized, go ahead and trudge through this. If you want practical advice on how to organize, listen to David Allen or Julie Morgenstern.

    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Scott Belsky
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    How the world's leading innovators push their ideas to fruition, time and time again. Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration. Ideas for new businesses, solutions to the world's problems, and artistic breakthroughs are common, but great execution is rare. According to Scott Belsky, the capacity to make ideas happen can be strengthened by anyone willing to build their organizational habits and harness the forces of community.

    Amy says: "Great book. Great plan. Needs more Belsky."
    "It takes the GTD approach to a whole other level"

    I really found this book helpful in creative problem solving and learning about the self-defeating "goal setting" practices that I had been using. It definitely has some approaches that you can start adopting right away without throwing whatever systems you have now out the window. Highly recommend. I read it awhile ago and am already thinking about reading it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words That Work

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dr. Frank Luntz
    • Narrated By Dr. Frank Luntz

    The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country. In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The 10 Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century", he examines how choosing the right words is essential.

    Timothy I. Morgenthaler says: "Repetative vainglorious windbag"
    "The communications classic"

    This book is a little dated. Even Luntz really doesn't know what words will work these days but it is worth trying to find them. This book is really just a series of examples of situations where words worked or didn't and the process that Luntz uses to identify the right message, with focus groups, polling, mashing data together to create a picture of what moves people. It should be required reading for any beginning marketing student, especially someone interested in political communication.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jocelyn K. Glei (Editor)
    • Narrated By Fred Stella, Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Are you overextended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda by the time you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. We’ll show you how to build a rock-solid daily routine, field a constant barrage of messages, find focus amid chaos, and carve out the time you need to do the work that matters.

    A. Yoshida says: "Simple book to build a routine..."
    "Great examples"
    Would you listen to Manage Your Day-to-Day again? Why?

    This is one of the few audible books that I would have to say would have worked better with a text companion. When you are listening all you can do is let these great examples wash over you. It's extremely hard to retain all this advice.

    Has Manage Your Day-to-Day turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It has no real genre. All the 99U stuff is genre busting. How to be more productive and organized for artists and poets.

    What does Fred Stella and Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The performance quality is very high and it goes very quickly.

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

    Organizing tips for the creative class.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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