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Amanda

Gilbert, AZ, United States

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  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (2213)
    Performance
    (1482)
    Story
    (1474)

    Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    Anaxamaxan says: "Good info, over-the-top narration"
    "An unbiased look at the data"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Good to Great?

    I think what stuck out to me about Good to Great, was Jim Collin's unbiased review of the data. He willingly stepped away from his personal feelings about leadership, and opened up a great discussion on what makes a "level five"/Great leader.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate this information, especially after working under all types of leaders. It helps you discern from the qualities that appear to get some ahead in the game, from the ones that will actually benefit the company long-term. Jim recognizes in his findings that there are "great" leaders out there everywhere, there just simply isn't enough recognition in placing them in the right decisions. This is a great book for anyone in hiring, leadership, or aspiring to be a leader!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
    • Narrated By Lloyd Sherr
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher, and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing. We call this "artisanal publishing" - that is, when writers who love their craft control the publishing process and produce high-quality books. APE is 411 minutes of step-by-step, tactical advice and practical inspiration.

    Amanda says: "Progressive marketing anyone with online access"
    "Progressive marketing anyone with online access"
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    What did you love best about APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book?

    I loved having access to such a wealth of information from a guru on not only self-publishing, but social media and digital marketing. Most of his tips do not cost you anything, and as long as the self publisher is internet savvy, they have full capability of putting these tactics to use.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the narrator, he had a strong presence- but after hearing a few of Guy Kawasaki's YouTube clips, I think he could have done a fantastic job. In the book he states that he values time with family and will choose to hire for certain projects, I understand and this was probably his thought process.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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