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It's Not About You Audiobook

It's Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business

From the best-selling authors of The Go-Giver, a new parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion. In this inspirational parable, we meet Ben, a young manager charged with persuading five hundred employees of a struggling chair manufacturer to agree to a merger as a way out of their financial woes. Facing what seems like an impossible uphill climb, Ben seeks the advice of Claire, an old friend, who introduces him to an eccentric elderly lady known simply as Aunt Elle. Over the course of the week leading up to the crucial vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence....
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From the acclaimed, best-selling authors of The Go-Giver, a new parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion.

In this inspirational parable, we meet Ben, a young manager charged with persuading five hundred employees of a struggling chair manufacturer to agree to a merger as a way out of their financial woes. Facing what seems like an impossible uphill climb, Ben seeks the advice of Claire, an old friend, who introduces him to an eccentric elderly lady known simply as Aunt Elle.

Over the course of the week leading up to the crucial vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence and positive persuasion. Ben also meets with each of the manufacturer's four top executives in an effort to sway them to his side, and instead comes away from each meeting with a different leadership lesson. But it's not until Ben reflects on his own experiences that he learns the critical principle so many people in positions of power fail to grasp: it's not about me, it's about you. Written with the same light touch that made The Go-Giver a hit, this book is sure to resonate with anyone who wants to understand genuine leadership and subtle influence.

©2011 John David Mann, Bob Burg (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    David Hervey Bay, Australia 11-23-11
    David Hervey Bay, Australia 11-23-11

    Be the master of your fate; the captain of your soul.

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    "Great blend of story and message."

    I found embedding some very important philosophies in this practical story easy to relate to in a real-life way. There is a message here for everyone regardless on perceived status or occupation.

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    Scott Tacoma, WA, United States 02-11-13
    Scott Tacoma, WA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about It's Not About You?

    The book does an amazing job at demonstrating via a story the powerful lessons that Bob Burg, and John David Mann have been sharing with us in previous books.

    I have listened to the book three times now and each time I have taken away more nuggets of value. I listen to this one in the car on my way to appointments. It helps me stay in the mindset that it is all about them and not me. Since I have been exposed to the books by Burg and Mann my personal and professional life has improved greatly.

    Take the time to listen to this one. You will find it to be powerful and it just might help change your life.


    What other book might you compare It's Not About You to and why?

    The Go Giver
    Go Givers Sell More
    (7)L The Seven Levels of Communication.


    What about Bob Burg and John David Mann ’s performance did you like?

    The authors are the performers and both do a good job at delivering the book in an enjoyable manner.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking to improve your results with clients or perhaps with the people who are important to you in your life listen to this book.

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    Max 12-16-15
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    "MUST READ!!!!!"

    I can't remember who recommended this book to me but I am sure glad they did! If you're going into a business that deals with people… And that is every business… This is a must read

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    R. Cruz 09-30-15
    R. Cruz 09-30-15

    "so what else is there?"

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    "Great story"

    This audio was packed with great wisdom and leadership gold. I would recommend it. I liked it so much I'm purchasing the book.

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    Robin 09-25-15
    Robin 09-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Amazing Book by Bob and John"

    Another amazing learning experience. Wait till the end and it knocks you over with amazing truths!

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    John 08-24-15
    John 08-24-15
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    "A Powerful, Heartwarming, Uplifting Book"

    As a businessman, writer, coach, and caring human being, I read and listen to a lot of media, searching for the best of the best to stimulate personal, interpersonal, and business growth, as well as practical and inspirational ideas to help clients and other people in my circle of influence.

    This book has has all of that and more, presented smoothly, in a heartwarming and human way, and has instantly become one of my favorites that I will listen to over and over.

    A must-read instant classic!!!

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    susan 05-30-15
    susan 05-30-15
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    "Good lessons"

    The lessons in this book can applied to all things. The story weaved these lessons in nicely. The audio skipped a few times but nothing that caused you to miss a critical moment.

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    Brenda Liberty Township, OH, United States 05-13-15
    Brenda Liberty Township, OH, United States 05-13-15

    I am a mother of two adult children and married to a wonderful man. I am a full time Realtor who enjoys historical fiction.

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    "Inspiring! I Did't Want It To End!"

    As a teacher I cannot wait to put the lessons I have learned from this book into practice. Bravo! Well done!

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    "Not bad, but..."

    But not nearly as many eye opening moments as their previous book (The Go-Giver).

    Not a bad book, but very diluted. Still, the message is a good one and it can't hurt to give it a listen.

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    Dusty Field 05-05-15
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    I'm going to let the kids listen to this

    Life lessons that will benefit all of us
    In just 2 hours

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    Good book stating to put focus on others and you will be happy as well as make others happy

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    Lots of skips within audio. Wasn't sure if just a space or pause or actually lost half a conversation.

    Listened on iPhone 5s but never happened on any other audio

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