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Craig

I like to listen to business, self-development, behavioural and books that challenge my perspective

Member Since 2012

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  • Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Viktor Mayer-Schöberger, Kenneth Cukier
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (496)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (424)

    Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.

    Michael says: "Pretty light stuff on Big Data"
    "Interest material and worth listening"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are interested in the discussion of Big Data and how it impacts on society and the impacts to your Internet life, then i recommend this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thought provoking discussion on the ability of Google to predict the spread of the flu


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1002)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (604)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    neil says: "A Must Read If You Have A Son Under 30."
    "Must read for any father of sons"
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    Interesting book that provides areas to review and think about. It changes the way I look at my boys behaviour

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
    • Narrated By Drew Cuthbertson
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (145)

    Traction is a guide to getting customers, written for startup founders, marketers, and those interested in how today's startups grow and get traction. This book shows you how the founders of several of the biggest companies and organizations in the world like Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Paul English (Kayak.com) and Alex Pachikov (Evernote) have built and grown their startups.

    Zach says: "Decent book ruined by bad narrator"
    "Interesting read; pity about the narrator"
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    The book was a good intro and raised a few points to consider but the narrators breathing and taking big breaths after each sentence started to become annoying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By William Bridges
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    First published in 1980, Transitions was the first book to explore the underlying and universal pattern of transition. Recently named one of the 50 most important self-help books of all time, Transitions remains the essential guide for coping with the inevitable changes in life.

    morton says: "Empowering for anyone going through a transition!"
    "Right book at right time"
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    If you going through a transition in your life, feeling unclear on directions, have had many life changes, this is the right book for that time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2401)
    Performance
    (2222)
    Story
    (2231)

    The Talbots are evacuating their home amidst a zombie apocalypse. Mankind is on the edge of extinction as a new dominant, mindless opponent scours the landscape in search of food, which just so happens to be noninfected humans. The Talbots have escaped Little Turtle, but to what end? On the run, they find themselves encountering a far vaster evil than the one that has already beset them. As they travel across the countryside they soon learn that there are more than just zombies to be fearful of....

    Shawn says: "Tufo does it again, briliant!"
    "A different style"
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    I have been doing zombie books for years and Mark Tofu brings a story with a twist. A b c

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By George Friedman
    • Narrated By William Hughes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (955)
    Performance
    (437)
    Story
    (439)

    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    Ryan says: "Take with a few grains of salt"
    "Interesting insights"
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    Overall I felt the book was worth the purchase. It had interesting insights into the reasons behind why certain events (reactions) occur by political groups, as well as explaining the much talk about concern of who will be the next superpower. I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout: Zombie Fallout, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3526)
    Performance
    (3280)
    Story
    (3293)

    This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

    Anthony says: "best series ever...really!"
    "Fun and easy listen"
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    Really enjoyed the twist to your typical zombie book. Have purchased the remaining series and looking forward to listening further.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Last Ape Standing: The Seven Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Chip Walter
    • Narrated By Bernard Clark, Teresa DeBerry
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the evolutionary door? Chip Walter draws on new scientific discoveries to tell the fascinating tale of how our survival was linked to our ancestors being born more prematurely than others, having uniquely long and rich childhoods, evolving a new kind of mind that made us resourceful and emotionally complex; how our highly social nature increased our odds of survival; and why we became self aware in ways that no other animal seems to be.

    uvejota says: "This was my second reading of this book"
    "Loved it - made me look at people differently"
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    The book made me look at homosapiens as more than the dominant beings but as a stroke of luck in the journey of evolution. I used the information to discuss with my family at dinner and provide different perspectives on why people are different.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By A. J. Jacobs
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Cantor
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (194)

    Early in his career, A.J. Jacobs put his Ivy League education to work at Entertainment Weekly. He emerged five years later knowing which stars have fake boobs, which stars have toupees, which have both, and not much else. This realization led Jacobs on a life-changing quest: to read the entire contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica, all 33,000 pages, all 44 million words.

    Steve James says: "What were they thinking?"
    "Great story"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It was an enjoyable story that also taught me some tidbits - would recommend


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Not that I plan to read the entire Britannica it does continue to make me interested in facts


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (227)

    Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takes to gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

    Marty says: "Stripping Down for Transparency and Collaboration"
    "Surprised me"
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    If you could sum up Getting Naked in three words, what would they be?

    This book is not what i thought it would be; it is so much more. I immediately put into place what i learnt and it changed the way i approach people - fantastic and highly recommended


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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