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  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jim Collins
    • Narrated By Jim Collins
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    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"
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Matthew B. Crawford
    • Narrated By Max Bloomquist
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. For those who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.

    Nathaniel Muzzy says: "A profound look at work, and what we've done to it"
  • Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide.

    C. V. Waldorf says: "A Relevant Portrayal of Behavioral Economics"
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

    Charles E. Grant says: "Infotainment, poorly written"
  • World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Meerman Scott
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    What do Blendtec, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Barack Obama have in common? They all created huge amounts of buzz and generated millions of dollars in sales and campaign contributions by using the principles found in this enlightening audio book. A World Wide Rave is when people around the world are talking about you, your company, and your products Whether you're located in San Francisco, Dubai, or Reykjavik, it's when global communities eagerly link to your stuff on the Web.

    Andras says: "Excellent insights"
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