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Keith

Chesapeake, VA, Virgin Islands, U.S. | Member Since 2011

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  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (183)

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    G Barth says: "Very worthwhile listen!"
    "Listen and Learn!"
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    This book is worth reading and applying it's concepts to complex problems in your business life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated By Daniel H. Pink
    Overall
    (1902)
    Performance
    (849)
    Story
    (849)

    From Daniel H. Pink, the author of the groundbreaking best seller A Whole New Mind, comes his next big idea book: a paradigm-changing examination of what truly motivates us and how to harness that knowledge to find greater satisfaction in our lives and our work.

    Michael says: "Not as good as A Whole New Mind"
    "Must read!!"
    Overall

    Fantastic book on what drives people. Simply intuitive. Take these lessons and apply them in business or life.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
    Overall
    (649)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (269)

    Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?

    Roger Smith says: "Collins is always right"
    "Great read"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book focuses much on the elements of what it takes to succeed not all about why they fail which is a good thing. It identifies key pivot points in either failing or succeeding. Worth the quick read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2200)
    Performance
    (1267)
    Story
    (1273)

    One of the most popular Fortune articles in many years was a cover story called "What It Takes to Be Great." Geoff Colvin offered new evidence that top performers in any field - from Tiger Woods and Winston Churchill to Warren Buffett and Jack Welch - are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn't come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades.

    Sasha L. Stowers says: "An Even-Handed Look At Talent"
    "Great book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Solid examples, thought provoking concepts and a strong push in the direction of becoming amazing... through "deliberate practice".

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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