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Konstantin

Brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael E. Gerber
    • Narrated By Michael E. Gerber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2081)
    Performance
    (861)
    Story
    (867)

    In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

    Christopher Burbridge says: "Life Changing, I Gotta Say"
    "Good Concept, too wordy.."
    Overall

    The book has some good insights, but information can certainly be combined into a 2 hours presentation max. The author uses too many fancy words that ultimately describe the same thing and tends to loose the reader with its ambiguity. After every couple of chapters you kind of get that, aha useful moment and then it tend to go back to the wordy description of events. I'm giving it 3 stars since it has some good insights, but the presentation needs significant improvement

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (457)

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
    "Must read to truly grasp the meaning of "Snowball""
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    Where does The Snowball rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great in the category of biography


    What did you like best about this story?

    Personal insights


    Any additional comments?

    Although, I'm sure after listening to this book everyone's experience will be different, I thought the author was able to truly capture and deliver the personal essence of Warren Buffet. To avoid repetition, I think, the summary of this book greatly summarizes the content and gives an accurate preview of what's expected in the book. Bottom line, if a person admires Warren Buffet or just curious about how he accomplished the status of one of the most influential people in the world, especially within the investment world, one SHOULD NOT SKIP this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Mackey, Raj Sisodia, Bill George
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can - and do - work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

    Konstantin says: "Amongst top leadership and management books!"
    "Amongst top leadership and management books!"
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    If you could sum up Conscious Capitalism in three words, what would they be?

    Great conceptual approach to balanced management.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although my initial motivation to listen to this book was to learn more about Whole Foods and about John Mackey from investment standpoint in the company's stock, this book could be closely compared to "Good to Great", in fact John Mackey references it at some point, particularly the time aspect and how long it takes to build a conscious company. Similar to many other books including "Good to Great", it is hard to ignore the fact that the theories presented are not bulletproof and still subject to many other economic, regulatory and industry headwinds, the book, nevertheless portrays a very well structured approach to balanced management. Although based on Whole Foods example, it doesn't overly fixate on Whole Foods rather uses Whole Foods as an example to support the conceptual theories that should be considered as a part of balanced management approach by leaders in general. The book addresses important key elements of culture, employee relations, transparency, strategic initiatives and more. Certainly one of the best Leadership and Management books I've come across as well as an easy read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spin Selling

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Neil Rackham
    • Narrated By Bob Kalomeer
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    With wit and authority, Neil Rackham explains why traditional sales models don't work for large sales. He shows how conventional selling methods are doomed to fail in major sales. And he unfolds the enormously successful Spin strategy, using real-world examples and informative cases. The methods are controversial, and they often go against the grain of conventional sales training. But the powerful evidence Rackham presents will convince and convert you.

    Konstantin says: "Not exactly practical"
    "Not exactly practical"
    Overall

    Book is for advanced sellers, who's familiar with other selling techniques, who most likely know it already. A lot of theory, not many practical examples. It is always better to learn from examples used in context, not in this book though.

    24 of 30 people found this review helpful

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