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  • Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mike Krzyzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
    • Narrated By Mike Krzyzewski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in Beyond Basketball, he offers 40 short, hard-hitting audio essays that will educate and inspire. Each is centered on an important keyword and illustrated with anecdotes from his personal experiences.

    Cathy Morison says: "A little disjointed"
    "A Great Book on Basketball & Life"
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    Would you listen to Beyond Basketball again? Why?

    Yes. So much information in the book it's hard to listen too just one time if you plan on taking the information and applying it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Basketball?

    As a coach myself I've taken Coach K's one word approach and passed it on to my team. We had one game where we were just getting out hustled. I called timeout and encouraged the team to hustle. From that point on throughout the game every time they broke huddle they did it with the word Hustle.

    Such a simple solution to any number of obstacles the team may experience on the court. Since then words like Focus, Intensity, Defense and Together we've used to unite the team towards the obstacles they face during that game.


    What does Mike Krzyzewski bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Coach K has so many stories he uses to associate with what he's talking about in the book. Many of those stories I remember watching live on TV so they bring about a connection to the ideas he's trying to communicate in the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. However, I write software for a living and I often prefer to listen to books over music. Because of that I've listened to this book between 10 - 20 times. I pick up on something new each time I hear it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great book. Not just for basketball but in life. I've start using these single words with my six year old son. When he has a bad attitude day we sit and talk about it. Then randomly throughout the day I'll simply ask what's our word today? He will tell me the word and what it means. I'll follow up with how do you think your attitude is right now? And he'll tell me. This single word solution has also ended his nail biting as well. His mother and I would constantly call out

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  • Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Marcus Luttrell
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (1576)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (642)

    In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

    Michael says: "Great listen"
    "Why the Rules of Engagement need to change."
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    The American Sheep (Public) need to read this book in order to understand the enemy we face.

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  • Rework

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1682)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (704)

    With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

    Paul says: "Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice"
    "A Breathe of Fresh Air!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book tacles the flawed mentality in business today. If you work in Corporate America (CA) you'll find this book down right frustrating. You will see and experience first hand how backwards CA is in how they handle things. CA is used to the


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No real characters in the book.


    What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

    Loved Mike's sarcasm throughout the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed on many occasions as I've seen many of the things he talks about while I worked in Corporate America.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a great book. It has changed how I work and thus improved the work product that I have produced. Sure, I had to fight and hold the line while my superiors were kicking and screaming. Over a few weeks and as they saw the overall progress of my project increase 10 fold they slowing began to regress. Every once in a while their behavior rares its ugly head and I have to very politely slap it down. It's for the good of the project and they know that but as with any paradigm shift it takes time to adjust behavior.

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