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Adam

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  • Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Nick Heil
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (160)

    In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall's death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.

    Don Lance says: "Good summary of the 2006 season"
    "More than just a report of the 2006 season"
    Overall

    The scope of this book goes well beyond just reporting on the 2006 season, it also gives a very concise history of the most famous climbs on Mt. Everest.
    An excellent book, that it is well narrated. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1111)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (372)

    There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

    Anthony K says: "Like the Muhammad Ali of Seth Godin Books"
    "Linchpins only need to know WHAT to establish HOW"
    Overall

    This book is fantastic at outlining WHAT needs to be done in order to be a Linchpin. However, it does not tell you HOW. That is why there are some reviewers who will not like this book. Seth even addresses this type of thinking in this book by stating the fact that a map for implementation/leadership does not exist because if it did, then anyone could do it and it would cease to be a true work of art. A Linchpin is able to see WHAT needs to be done and makes their own map as to HOW to get it done and shipped.

    If you want a step-by-step book of what it takes to be incredible, this is not your book and I would be highly suspect of any book that claims that it can contain a template for original creative greatness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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