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O F Dale

Loveland, Co | Member Since 2012

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 50 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Paul Chaney
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Traditional marketing tactics aren't bringing in customers like they used to, and even today's most successful businesses are suffering shrinking returns on their advertising and marketing investment. The Digital Handshake explains this phenomenon and reveals seven effective, proven strategies for using new media and online tools to find new customers and keep them.

    Helpful Reviewer says: "So much promised, so little delivered"
    "Interesting conversation, but ALREADY out of date!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the message, but I was half way through before I realised how out of date this audio book is!

    Don't get me wrong - there's a lot of good stuff in this - and has served its purpose in helping me with my research into social media - the reasons to be interested in Social Media are still valid, and there are a number of "gems" in the form of quotes and references to multiple sources of info on social media...

    But when they start talking about statistics from 2007, 2008 and 2009, and referencing how many hits MySpace receives, you notice how UNHELPFUL this also is.

    Social Media is moving faster than any previous media, with Pinterest being the fastest-growing website of all time as an example of this (fastest to 10 million users -

    This book is in a HUGE need of a revision. If you're looking for an up-to-date handbook on social media, this is NOT it. Because I'm still researching SM, I can't say which book IS up-to-date, but this title leaves me with a taste of "how much of this is still valid?" in my mouth.

    Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Chaney again?

    Sure - only a recent release though!

    What aspect of Scott Peterson’s performance would you have changed?

    Scott's performance is ok, but not edited so well, with multiple points where an extra pause would have made a difference. Scott's slight lisp is annoying, but not a game-breaker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Moral of the Story

    • ABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk
    • Narrated By Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk

    Throughout history, traditional cultures have recognized the role of storytelling in teaching values to children. Yet most educators have not fully capitalized on the connection between storytelling, folktales, and character education.

    O F Dale says: "A collection of stories. That's it."
    "A collection of stories. That's it."
    What disappointed you about The Moral of the Story?

    I mistakenly read the publisher's review as this book being a resource on storytelling techniques. It is not. It is a collection of stories.

    What three words best describe Bobby Norfolk and Sherry Norfolk ’s performance?

    Energetic, child-friendly

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed that it was only a collection of stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
    "Powerful History of Steve Jobs and Computing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Steve Jobs to be better than the print version?

    I don't have time to read books, and Walter Isaacson's bio on Steve Jobs would do better as a door stop than a compact bed-time companion, so this audio book was ideal. I hadn't read a book in years, but the audiobook not only kept me sane while working, driving, rocking kids to sleep, etc., it also captivated me and thrilled me right to the end.

    I just wish Isaacson had updated it since Jobs' death - I was looking forward to hearing details of Jobs' last few days, but was sadly let down by a non-ending ending to an amazing story.

    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker and Walter Isaacson (introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dylan Baker is awesome to listen to!

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

    I was gripped from chapter one, educated on Steve Jobs and Silicone Valley throughout, and cried near the end as his inevitable demise came closer, and his influence on the world was cut short.

    Any additional comments?

    Steve Jobs was not an easy man to deal with, but he was a genius and had some qualities lacking in many people. He changed the world, and, love him or hate him, you should respect what he achieved and admire his impact.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter

    If your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management or just living more and working less then this audiobook is the blueprint.Forget your tired, old retirement concepts and throw out that deferred-life plan - there's no need to wait and every reason not to. You can have it all! This audiobook is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Start living now!

    Garry says: "An interesting look at holiday destinations"
    "Will Change Your Life If You Act On It!"
    What did you love best about The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Timothy Ferriss has a simple yet supremely powerful way of approaching life that leaves no doubt that working 40-100 hours a week for someone else will only ruin you.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 4-Hour Work Week?

    Each chapter has unique steps and thought-provoking questions to drag you kicking a screaming out of your cave and into the light, where you can examine yourself and realise where you can improve and / or take action.

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

    I haven't listened to Ray Porter before, but he speaks this book very well - it sounds as if Timothy Ferriss is actually talking to me!

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Joining the New Rich is easier than you think!

    Any additional comments?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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