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Al

San Francisco, CA | Member Since 2009

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  • 47 reviews
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  • 38 purchased in 2014
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  • Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Martin Lings
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

    Bebers says: "Excellent"
    "Abridged version does not do justice."
    Overall

    Abridged version probably doesnot do justice, as lots of important reasons for events are left out and the reader who is not aware of some specific events is left wondering and confused that why such an event happened?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Adam Braun
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling as a college student, he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, "A pencil." This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of 24.

    Mr. says: "Good beginning, weak ending"
    "Excellent work on humanitarian work"
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    Great lessons on enterpreneurship, life and charity. A must read for everyone to read and measure one's life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread - The Lessons from a New Science

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Alex Pentland
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour ofthe new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence.

    Richard says: "Excellent intro, but overly ambitious conclusions"
    "Very Theoretical and Dry Book"
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    This is a very dry and theoretiucal book for the most part. Sounds most like a research paper than an entertaining book from which one can gather ideas easily.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By T. Boone Pickens
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    From a businessman who is extraordinarily humble yet is considered one of the world's most visionary, The First Billion Is the Hardest is both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global energy and natural-resource wars - of vital interest to anyone who has a stake in America's future.

    Eric says: "A Guide for a U.S. National Energy Policy."
    "Excellent book on how to succed in business"
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    This is a great book on the success and how one bounces back from failures in life. A must read on strength of character and on coming back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (268)

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

    Jessica says: "Must Read!"
    "Great Manifesto of how to live one's life"
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    Great work with emphasis on long term relationships and not short term relationships and focus on family is the key message of the book. Must read a classic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Meredith Whitney
    • Narrated By Jo Anna Perrin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    One of the most respected voices on Wall Street, Meredith Whitney shot to global prominence in 2007 when her warnings of a looming crisis in the financial sector proved all too prescient. Now, in her first book, she expands upon her biggest call since the financial crisis. Whitney offers a sobering vision of the next few decades, with the coastal states continuing to struggle while the central corridor (Texas to North Dakota) contin­ues to thrive. Whitney also offers practical ideas to help the struggling parts of the country - before the fate of the states becomes irreversible.

    Jerry says: "Not quite what comes after the colon:"
    "Simplistic argument by an overconfident author"
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    The author self congratulates on regular basis her calls on doom and gloom and has a very simplistic argument for states like California that are too much in debt and less tax base. She totally discounts the role innovation plays in economic growth and development. Housing as well has started to recover in California. I would bet on California any day instead of central corridor states like Colorado, Indiana or Montana or north Dakota.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Richard Stengel
    • Narrated By Richard Stengel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.

    A User says: "Loved it! Well Read and well written."
    "One of the best book on courage"
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    great leadership lessons on courage, leadership and forgiveness a great story on lessons learnt .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mike Krzyzewski
    • Narrated By Jamie K. Spatola
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Autobiography of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

    L. Swanson says: "Not bad, not amazing"
    "As Good a Coaching Book as Could be"
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    Great book about motivation, coaching and bringing the best in people. This is a must read for managers, coaches, teachers and any one who want to have influence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clay Christensen
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (106)

    In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers.

    BRIAN says: "Starts slowly and then... it pops!"
    "One of the best books on Innovation"
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    Explains ideas of great inventors and how they solved various problems and created novel solutions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Life

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charles Colson, Harold Pickett
    • Narrated By Todd McLauren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Sharing from his own life, as well as the stories of others, Chuck Colson exposes the counterfeits of the good life and leads listeners to the only true source of meaning and purpose: Jesus Christ. But he does this in an unusual way, allowing powerful stories to illustrate how people have lived out their beliefs in ways that either satisfy or leave them empty. Colson addresses seekers - people looking for the truth.

    Al says: "Life Changing Book"
    "Life Changing Book"
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    A must read for everyone. One of the best ever book ever written on life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Narrated By Donald Rumsfeld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    The audiobook provides unprecedented insight into leadership, management, strategy, and life-thinking that not only helped Rumsfeld lead the Pentagon in wartime, but earned him a reputation as one of America's toughest and most effective CEOs.

    Al says: "Good leadership lessons"
    "Good leadership lessons"
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    Good leadership lessons, at some times it went too much into theoretical stuff, instead of practical, but still well worth a read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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