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Armond Mehrabian

San Diego, California, USA | Member Since 2007

  • 2 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 96 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Colvin nails it"

    Geoff Colvin completely annihilates the notion put forth by many that you're either born with the right talent or you aren't. He then systematically shows that it's all about achieving excellence is a matter of deliberately practicing hard for ten years or more. I love the way he uses Mozart as "Exhibit A." As a child Mozart was not any more brilliant than many children of his day (or children of today); his brilliance came after he had been living music under the tutelage of his father for well over a decade.

    This book gives me a lot of hope since I have yet to achieve many of my dreams. Until reading this book I was beginning to doubt whether I was wired correctly for achieving some of my dreams. I now believe that it's a matter of deliberate, well designed and persistent hard work in one's field.

    Thank you Geoff Colvin.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Outstanding biography of a great business icon"
    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audiobook ranks in the top 3 audiobooks I've ever experienced.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is the man, Steve Jobs. He is very complex and contradictory.

    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    It is a 5-out-of-5 performance by the reader. His enthusiasm for the subject comes through in his enunciation.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moving points in the book. Ultimately, the author was able to blend the personal life of Jobs with his contribution to humanity.

    Any additional comments?

    This is a must-listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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