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Business

Mebane, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jonah Berger
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (646)

    Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

    Douglas C. Bates says: "A Primer on Viral & Memorable Marketing"
    "Facile and boring"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book attempted to be like a Chip/Dan Heath treatment but it totally lacked their substance and style. The examples were generally mundane and he dragged them out.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I tried to listen to this many times but gave up because it just didn't get below the surface. I finally accepted the fact that it was too torturous and threw in the towel


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dan Harris
    • Narrated By Dan Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (635)
    Story
    (634)

    After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

    Karen says: "Not really a self-help book, but a great listen"
    "This is a GREAT BOOK"
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    Where does 10% Happier rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I've listened to in years.


    What about Dan Harris’s performance did you like?

    His self-deprecating style is authentic and entertaining.Probaby because he is a journalist and an anchor, his recounting of his journey and all of the people and experiences that brought him to his current conclusion was detailed and interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (4873)
    Performance
    (4117)
    Story
    (4086)

    At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

    Mehra says: "Nice! A guide on how to change"
    "Not a self help book"
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    Where does The Power of Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is in my top five and I go back and relisten to chapters frequently.


    Any additional comments?

    By fully exploring each layer of the material, this book memorably teaches and relates so that when you get to the end you really get it and understand the science that got you there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Brené Brown
    • Narrated By Karen White
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (783)

    Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives. In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on 12 years of research, her book argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

    Fulfillment and Exuberance says: "Love Brene Brown, didn't like the narrator"
    "Disappointing compared to Brene Brown Talks"
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    What did you like best about Daring Greatly? What did you like least?

    This would have worked as a course or set of lectures, but not so much as an audio book. I guess she got bogged down having to write fully formed paragraphs and sentences. Her spoken expressiveness carries so much meaning. I found the constant drum of key words like vulnerable really irritating. It would be great to match up Brene Brown's insight with David Sedaris' phrasing and style.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was irritating. To sterile for BB's narrative.




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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Daniel Burrus, John David Mann
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Today we all face more impossible challenges than ever before. But flash foresight lets you transform the impossible into the possible, revealing hidden opportunities and allowing you to solve your biggest problems before they happen.

    Roy says: "Time Sensitive"
    "Pure torture"
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    What disappointed you about Flash Foresight?

    Everything. I'm one of those people who can find value in almost any presentation and the narrator, the narrowness of the content and the pomposity of the authors got so far under my skin that I couldn't listen for more than 5 minutes at a time.It was all "how smart they are." After listening for about an hour (with my teeth gritted) I tried to skip around to see if I could find SOMETHING that had value to me and I couldn't.


    What could Daniel Burrus and John David Mann have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get over themselves.


    Would you be willing to try another one of William Dufris’s performances?

    Never. His style amplified the self-aggrandizement of the authors.


    Any additional comments?

    I hate that I wasted a credit on this. It was like buying a meal at a restaurant and finding it to be totally inedible. Would love to have a refund.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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