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Glenn

Richmond Hill, ON, Canada | Member Since 2008

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  • This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. J. Ryan
    • Narrated By M. J. Ryan
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (286)

    Why do people find it so hard to change? The secret is that everyone has their own formula for making changes that stick, but most people don't know what theirs is. They think there is one way to lose five pounds, and another way to stay on top of their e-mail, but they don't realize that for all changes, there is one system that works best for each individual.

    Jim Koch says: "Great content. Poor audio"
    "Succinct, with many ideas that can be used now!"
    Overall

    Well researched with many references to other peoples works. Succinct and very easy to listen to. So many solid ideas to put into practice right now. One of the best books I have listend to this year.

    26 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3106)
    Performance
    (2255)
    Story
    (2265)

    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Jeff says: "Great for the stories."
    "Audio delivers on its pubishers summary"
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    Excellent audio that held my attention the whole way through. I liked that it was not a puff piece and got a true look from a business perspective at where Google started and what they have succeeded and failed at.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (650)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (516)

    For over three decades, the great inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine.

    Sean Gately says: "Great Idea, terribly slow and painful listen"
    "Mind blowing ideas and the narration was fine"
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    Audio was very long (24hr) , he seemed overly optimistic about his predictions and there were parts where this dragged on.
    That said I gave this a 5 because of the many new ideas he exposed me to.
    Ideas that change the way I will look at life.
    I also liked the way he backed up his ideas.
    I was nervous of the narration due to the reviews, but found it was not an issue for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
    • Narrated By Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (148)

    Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases 35 riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good book but performance is lacking."
    "Excellent Audio on Questions"
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    I was already sold on the importance of questions before listening to this audio. While there were some great new questions, it was more the way he presented them that gave me a different angle and made them sink in a little deeper. Highly recommended.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Meatier Marketing Copy: Insights on Copywriting That Generates Leads and Sparks Sales

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Marcia Yudkin
    • Narrated By Marcia Yudkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    Unleash the power of words to sell.It's easier to attract potential customers and persuade them to buy when you understand your audience and respect the nuances of language. Discover how to select tone, details, imagery, numbers, facts, verb tenses, punctuation, pronouns and more to create rapport and inspire an opt-in, an inquiry or a sale.

    Ronald D Cook says: "The most useful book I have ever read/heard."
    "Packed with Copywriting ideas"
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    Short packed with solid information about copywriting. I will be listening to this one again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (870)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (736)

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently.

    Jose says: "Thinking that could leads to change"
    "Delivers on its Title"
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    Excellent audio, short and packed with actionable ways to think differently. I will listen to this one again.

    40 of 44 people found this review helpful
  • Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    Overall
    (499)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (413)

    In Decisive, the Heaths, based on an exhaustive study of the decision-making literature, introduce a four-step process designed to counteract these biases. Written in an engaging and compulsively listenable style, Decisive takes readers on an unforgettable journey, from a rock star’s ingenious decision-making trick to a CEO’s disastrous acquisition, to a single question that can often resolve thorny personal decisions.

    G. House Sr. says: "Solid Wothwhile Advice - get you WRAP on"
    "One of the top audio's I have heard this year!"
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    One of the top audio's I have heard this year. So many great actionable advice on decision making provided in an engaging format. While it is hard to remember all of them you don't have to. They have the main points summarized on-line for those who purchase their audio. While I have heard bits and pieces of many of these ideas in other audio books this one brought the best ones together and was able to expand on them. If you enjoyed their previous work (Made to Stick or Switch) then you will not be disappointed by Decisive. Unlike many other authors each book is very different and they do not repeat themselves.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (629)
    Story
    (638)

    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
    "Learn some tells to lies& ways of asking questions"
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    Offers some great tells when someone maybe lying as well as some insights into effective ways of asking questions. It is short with some good stories. Forbes has a good review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Anderson
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (319)

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    John says: "A Glimpse Into the Future"
    "Another idea generating audio by Chris Anderson"
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    Excellent introduction into the Maker movement. He thinks there will be a new industrial revolution caused by personal manufacturing which will be similar to what happened with the computer revolution. We are at the very beginning. His prediction that this new technology will bring jobs back from overseas is an encouraging one. He also applies his insights from his previous works Free and The Long Tail (both are must reads) to this topic.
    Some great reviews are online.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cal Newport
    • Narrated By Dave Mallow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (230)

    In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

    Taliho says: "Outstanding!"
    "This audio delivers on its Title"
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    This audio delivers on its title. He argues against following your passion to find the ideal job and instead believes that passion comes after you already become excellent at something.
    Very easy to follow and I like how he ties ideas from many other contemporary authors into his work.
    I was surprised by how young the author is. Highly recommended for anyone who is planning their career.
    A few good summaries of the audio.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How to Sell Yourself

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Arch Lustberg
    • Narrated By Todd Licea
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    How many people do you know who have a knack for connecting with others? Few of us are born with it. The rest of us need to learn it. This audiobook explains in clear, simple terms, the skills you need to get your message across in any speaking situation.

    Jessica says: "Not really about selling yourself"
    "Same old Same old"
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    Very little new and is too basic. Expressed a few points on voice, breathing, facial expressions and body language very well. Does not live up to the title or what was advertised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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