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Ithaca, NY, USA

  • 5 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 13 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard M. Restak
    • Narrated By Richard M. Restak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot, eminent neuropsychiatrist and best-selling author Richard Restak, M.D., combines the latest research in neurology and psychology to show us how to get our brain up to speed for managing every aspect of our busy lives.

    Glenn E. Graham says: "Brain exercises for you"
    "Overall, it was excellent..."

    I thought this was an excellent book. There was a lot of interesting material in it, and it provided a thought provoking look at how the brain works, how we can help the brain work at peak efficiency (i.e. get smarter), and suggestions of other books to read to learn more about the material.

    The one major flaw that this book suffers from is that it is unabridged, and the narrator literally reads the exercises from the back of the chapters. This is great if you want to do the exercises to try to increase your brain's capacity to think, but it is annoying if you (like me) listen to the book while driving and just want to hear the author's thoughts on the inner workings of the brain. Audible doesn't provide convinient tract numbers to skip over the exercises either, so it becomes necessary to listen to them.

    However, I suppose it is worth mentioning that many audiobooks leave out things like exercises, and that this can be annoying too. So it's a double edged sword: you get everything in the unabridged format. But, overall, the book is definitely worth the read...

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Portable M.B.A. in Marketing

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alexander Hiam, Charles D. Schewe
    • Narrated By Mario Machado

    The Portable M.B.A. in Marketing offers an upper-level marketing curriculum, updated and applied to today's - and tomorrow's - managers. It illuminates the key issues facing today's companies: the rediscovery of the customer, the quest for total quality, global competition, and the challenges of innovation, all of which are necessary components of the competitive edge in the global economy.

    Daniel says: "Some good material, but dated and boring"
    "Some good material, but dated and boring"

    There is some good material in this book. However, it suffers the following problems:

    1. Material is dated. Examples are from the 80s, which was particularly disturbing when they mentioned Xerox's management paradigm (Xerox's "overhaul" actually blew up in their face, and they switched to Six Sigma in 1999)

    2. Not much on how to get your word out to others. Just lots on the theory of marketing.

    3. Audio is recorded in 3 quality or lower.

    4. It's boring. The reader is not engaging at all.

    5. Most of the material seems like you really need to go over a print copy to understand it.

    6. There are a lot of better books to spend your money and Audible credits on.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Former President Bill Clinton's BookExpo America Keynote 6/3/04

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Bill Clinton
    • Narrated By Bill Clinton

    At BookExpo America in Chicago, former President Bill Clinton delivers the annual keynote address about his much-anticipated autobiography, My Life. This address, Bill Clinton's first public statements about his memoir, was recorded on June 3, 2004.

    Rob says: "Bill Clinton is a Genius"
    "Great Speech!"

    I always enjoy Bill Clinton's speeches. He's got a lot of good information in it, although he does focus more on the book he wrote, and less on current events. But either way you can't beat the price! :-D

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Harvey Mackay
    • Narrated By Harvey Mackay

    Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty contains Harvey's gold-chip advice, accumulated over a lifetime of business success, on how to build and maintain the network you need. Harvey guarantees you'll never be more than a phone call away from a person in the position to help you get what you want - whether it's the job opportunity of a lifetime or a lifetime partner, the sales prospect of your dreams or the career advice you've only dreamed of. Harvey shows you how to create a network of trusted, valuable contacts that is worth its weight in platinum.

    Thomas says: "Very Good"
    "Good book, if slightly repetitive"

    I thought this was an excellent book, but at times it could be slightly repetitive. The main premise of the book is that you should work on meeting the people you will need in the future before you need them. So you should know a lawyer, because if you ever need one you don't want to spend the time researching which lawyer is the best one in town. Despite the repetition, it's got a lot of great information about networking that will be a big help for the novice networker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas Boothman
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boothman

    Whether interviewing, selling, networking, or leading a team, brainstorming with the boss or delivering a presentation, success in business depends on connecting with other people. Nicholas Boothman, the best-selling author who consults with Fortune 500 companies, now brings his system of forging instant relationships to the world of business. Beginning with the simplest of tools (face, body, attitude, and voice) he shows how to make a dazzling first impression.

    Anita says: "Based on sound scienfic principles in psychology"
    "Great Book!"

    I thought that this book was great and had a lot of useful information. It takes a while to digest and I have had to go back to it again, but I think that if you are looking for some instruction on how to make yourself into someone who can connect with and interact with just about anybody, this book will be a big help.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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