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Joy Casey

Solana Beach, CA | Member Since 2012

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  • 11 reviews
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  • 51 purchased in 2014
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  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (170)
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    (170)

    As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

    Fabio says: "Great book, but needs a PDF"
    "Knowledge is Power..!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes..!


    Any additional comments?

    As a former author (of legal, tax, financial, and business issues), I was impressed with Brad and Jason's crystal-clear writing style.

    There were so many things I found insightful. Here are a few of their recommendations: 1. Select the right lawyer. The lawyer you pick is a reflection of you. If you pick a "lame" lawyer (my word, not theirs), your own credibility drops more than a notch or two. 2. Keep tabs on (and control of) the negotiation with the VCs. Do not just hand over the reins to your attorney. The way to stay involved and in charge is to understand what is important in the negotiations and what is not. This way you can prevent each side's lawyers from quibbling over unimportant points which only serve to run up legal bills...and/or so you can prevent your attorney from straining your relationship with your investors. 3. Understand that the early rounds of financing can have a big effect on the future of your company (and they explain why, what you need to know, and what mistakes you should not make). 4. Understand the concept of ANTI-DILUTION. It's very important! 5. Understand FOUNDER VESTING. For example, if one of the founders decides to leave after a year or two, you do not want him or her to walk away with a large ownership stake, while you remain at the company and continue to work (hard).

    Brad and Jason also teach you that not all VC firms are the same. Different firms specialize in different types of startups or in different stages of the funding process. And some firms are much better at mentoring entrepreneurs than others. The authors also discuss the TIMING of the funds run by VCs (most funds run approximately 10 years, and they explain why this is important for you to know).

    They also help you to understand things from the perspective of VCs and angel investors, so you can present yourself well to them.

    And all throughout, they teach you how avoid mistakes and nasty pitfalls that could result in serious and regrettable problems. In short, this book is exactly what every entrepreneur, VC, and advisor needs.

    Thanks Brad and Jason. Your book is so well done, and written in such a wonderful, kind spirit. You have made an important contribution. I am tremendously impressed.

    Though I enjoyed this audio version very much, I do believe that it is important to have this in a book or kindle form, too, so that you can refer to it as needed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking: Without Gaining Weight

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Allen Carr
    • Narrated By Karina Fernandez
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
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    (7)

    Ideal for listening to in the car or whilst traveling, this is a new, unabridged audio edition of the globally best-selling book, The Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking. The Easyway method is as successful for women as it is for men, but many of the issues are perceived differently by women - as their questions in Easyway sessions reveal – and particular difficulties face women who want to quit the habit. This audiobook examines these differences and difficulties - engaging the listener in a personal consultation - and offers specific, targeted advice on how to resolve them.

    Joy Casey says: "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
    "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
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    I am not a gambler, but I read now read four books by Allen Carr: On smoking, alcohol, gambling, and debt...because I was so impressed with his unique approach to addictions.

    I recently checked out his website. He company offers seminars and online classes around the world. I have a loved one who is a CHAIN SMOKER. He is also OVERWEIGHT...after being a skinny guy for much of his life.

    I also have another family member who had a darling figure until she got married and had three children. I am interested in helping both of them.

    BTW, on his website and on YouTube are video TESTIMONIALS from celebrities such as: Anthody Hopkins, Aston Kutcher, Ellen Degernes, and Richard Branson. Check them out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lose Weight Now

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Allen Carr
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    Overall
    (21)
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    (18)
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    (16)

    Listen To Lose Weight Now and solve your weight problem easily, painlessly and permanently. Based on the most successful stop-smoking method of all time, ‘Lose Weight Now’ is a new, accessible form of the bestselling Easyway method. Ideal for listening to in the car or whilst traveling, this audiobook makes it simpler than ever to lose weight. "Your journey through Allen Carr’s method will be a revelation in discovering how simple the answer to weight control can be.

    Lala says: "Don't waste your time"
    "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I am not a gambler, but I read now read four books by Allen Carr: On smoking, alcohol, gambling, and debt...because I was so impressed with his unique approach to addictions.

    I recently checked out his website. He company offers seminars and online classes around the world. I have a loved one who is a CHAIN SMOKER. He is also OVERWEIGHT...after being a skinny guy for much of his life.

    I also have another family member who had a darling figure until she got married and had three children. I am interested in helping both of them.

    BTW, on his website and on YouTube are video TESTIMONIALS from celebrities such as: Anthody Hopkins, Aston Kutcher, Ellen Degernes, and Richard Branson. Check them out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Get Out of Debt Now

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Allen Carr
    • Narrated By Allen Carr
    Overall
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Allen Carr’s Get Out of Debt Now applies Allen Carr’s Easyway method to the problem of debt and the addiction to spending. It starts by addressing the various psychological attitudes to money and spending that lead to debt. By unravelling the brainwashing instilled by the banking and credit industries, it adjusts our mindset to show what really gives us pleasure in life. It also helps us see the futility in spending money we don’t have on things that don’t make us happy.

    Joy Casey says: "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
    "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I am not a gambler, but I read now read four books by Allen Carr: On smoking, alcohol, gambling, and debt...because I was so impressed with his unique approach to addictions.

    I recently checked out his website. He company offers seminars and online classes around the world. I have a loved one who is a CHAIN SMOKER. He is also OVERWEIGHT...after being a skinny guy for much of his life.

    I also have another family member who had a darling figure until she got married and had three children. I am interested in helping both of them.

    BTW, on his website and on YouTube are video TESTIMONIALS from celebrities such as: Anthody Hopkins, Aston Kutcher, Ellen Degernes, and Richard Branson. Check them out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Allen Carr
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Allen Carr’s Easy Way has helped over 14 million people to date and counting! His revolutionary approach to the problem of addiction allows addicts to take back control of their lives. Here in this brand new audiobook the renowned Easy Way method is applied to the subject of gambling. Most gamblers are convinced that it’s almost impossible to stop gambling and free themselves from debt; they also feel unable to solve the widespread problems gambling causes.

    Efren says: "STOP AND LOOK! READ MY REVIEW!"
    "Amazing Author who has helped millions..!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I am not a gambler, but I read now read four books by Allen Carr: On smoking, alcohol, gambling, and debt...because I was so impressed with his unique approach to addictions.

    I recently checked out his website. He company offers seminars and online classes around the world. I have a loved one who is a CHAIN SMOKER. He is also OVERWEIGHT...after being a skinny guy for much of his life.

    I also have another family member who had a darling figure until she got married and had three children. I am interested in helping both of them.

    BTW, on his website and on YouTube are video TESTIMONIALS from celebrities such as: Anthody Hopkins, Aston Kutcher, Ellen Degernes, and Richard Branson. Check them out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1676)
    Performance
    (1531)
    Story
    (1541)

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    Tango says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written"
    "Wonderful book..!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I haven't finished listening to it yet, but it is so interesting and so well-written. I highly, highly recommend it...!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye: Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1525)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1181)

    Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients - or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

    Roger says: "review of Abby Cooper series"
    "Lite lit but really so fun and addictive...!"
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    Any additional comments?

    It was a sweet, fun, entertaining...addictive story. I listened nearly nonstop and was sorry when it was over. I think the author is a wonderful, engaging author.

    Also, I liked the psychic angle because I, too, have had many psychic experiences in my life that just amazed the heck out of me. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Write a Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Vic Johnson
    • Narrated By Wes Talbot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
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    (29)

    “Who else wants to write a book this weekend?” It’s easier than you think! Best-selling author Vic Johnson actually wrote this book in a weekend to prove how easy it is. And he gives you step-by-step detail of everything he did, including the resources he uses to turn out content-rich books in no time at all. How to Write a Book This Weekend is a perfect strategy for first-time book writers who have been discouraged by the thought of pounding out words for months at a time.

    Leslie says: "A waste of time..."
    "I was amazed at the value in this book!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I thought the author gave an abundance of really good information. I was so pleasantly surprised. I planned to listen to it again, soon!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Steven Johnson
    • Narrated By Eric Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (178)

    What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

    Roy says: "Ambitious"
    "I love Steven Johnson's writings!"
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    What did you love best about Where Good Ideas Come From?

    There were many parts, but here are two. I loved the story of the two "showman" doctors who developed baby incubators and then found a way to pay for them by putting them on exhibit (with live babies inside)...in the shops of Paris...and then, the second doctor put them on exhibit in Berlin, London, and the U.S., with the longest standing exhibit at Coney Island, NY. I also liked the story of the young man who rather accidentally became the "father" of air conditioning... Great story!


    Have you listened to any of Eric Singer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. Fine...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I love books that arouse and then satisfy my curiosity.


    Any additional comments?

    Steven Johnson is a wonderful writer!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (191)

    Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

    00doc says: "Interesting and useful."
    "Very Interesting book!"
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    What did you love best about Yes!?

    I loved all the different and fascinating studies on how people are influenced.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each story (study) was so interesting.


    What did you learn from Yes! that you would use in your daily life?

    I will have to listen to this book again. The book makes you aware of how we are...and do...influence each other...in ways you might not have suspected.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun and interesting listen. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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