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John Rohde Jensen

Denmark | Member Since 2010

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  • The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jason Kelly
    • Narrated By Brett Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the listener behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops into powerhouse titans of capital.

    Arman says: "Enjoyable story, not so enjoyable narration"
    "Horrible naration, interesting story"
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    What didn’t you like about Brett Barry’s performance?

    Was this an actual person? It sounds like spoken by a computer at 100 mph


    Any additional comments?

    Just dont

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ball Four: The Final Pitch

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jim Bouton
    • Narrated By Jim Bouton
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (264)

    When Ball Four was published in 1970, it created a firestorm. Bouton was called a Judas, a Benedict Arnold and a “social leper” for having violated the “sanctity of the clubhouse.” Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force Bouton to sign a statement saying the book wasn’t true. Ballplayers, most of whom hadn’t read it, denounced the book. It was even banned by a few libraries. Almost everyone else, however, loved Ball Four.

    Dennis Anderson says: "Author's reading provides new insight into classic"
    "A baseball epic"
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    Where does Ball Four rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is all the way up there among the very best. A bit too much stuff have been added to the original story. Some good, some bad and some long winded.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of his daughter. Hearing a father break down, as he reads it, over the loss of a child is just too much to handle. I couldn't continue the book after that. It's just too hard.


    Any additional comments?

    An absolutely brilliant book even to this European who's never thrown nor catched a single baseball.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (530)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (484)

    People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.

    morton says: "This great audio was originally called The Knack!"
    "Absolutely essential for any entrepreneur"
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    What made the experience of listening to Street Smarts the most enjoyable?

    The sheer amount of knowledge, insight and experience is just amazing. At the same time it's all delivered in an easy conversational style and explained so well that it all seems obvious. Trust me it's not obvious. The book's just that good at explaining things.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Smarts?

    Too many to mention. Lots of personal mistakes, lessons, corrections and eventual successes. "Here's how I blew up a 30M$ company due to a passion for risk taking"


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

    Channels the author perfectly. It all comes across as if the narrator actually experienced this stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    Essential for entrepreneurs. Just get it. Best book I've heard/read in years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James McQuivey
    • Narrated By James McQuivey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    You always knew digital was going to change things, but you didn’t realize how close to home it would hit. In every industry, digital competitors are taking advantage of new platforms, tools, and relationships to undercut rivals, get closer to customers, and disrupt the usual ways of doing business. The only way to compete is to evolve. James McQuivey of Forrester Research has been teaching people how to do this for more than a decade. He’s gone into the biggest companies, even in traditional industries like insurance and consumer packaged goods, and changed the way they think about innovation.

    John Rohde Jensen says: "Chapter 1 is enough"
    "Chapter 1 is enough"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Much much shorter. The message of the book can be articulated in one or two sentences. The rest is filler.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Enterpreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel Priestley
    • Narrated By Glen McCready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    The world is embarking on a new age: the age of the entrepreneur, the agile small business owner, the flexible innovator. The days of the industrial age are over. It’s time to break free from the industrial revolution mind-set, quit working so hard, follow your dream and make a fortune along the way. The slow dinosaurs of the industrial age are being outpaced by fast-moving start-ups, ambitious small businesses, and technological innovators. Entrepreneur Revolution is a master-class in gaining an entrepreneurial mind-set, showing you how to change the way you think, the way you network, and the way you make a living.

    Aaron V. Sandeen says: "Models & Guidance that Work!"
    "Shallow"
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    What disappointed you about Entrepreneur Revolution?

    A classic work from a successful marketing professional. Shallow, self congratulatory and filled with fluff.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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