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  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,439

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Useful and visionary

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

It's so nice to be able to get a glimpse into what makes Musk and his companies succeed while we are witnessing it unfold. We could all use a bit more of what he represents.

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  • Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

  • The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers
  • By: Stan Slap
  • Narrated by: Stan Slap
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B harnesses the awe-inspiring insights of Slap's life-changing management workshops. The book is a powerful tool for creating emotional commitment in managers. That means unchecked, unvarnished devotion to the company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be human first, a manager second

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-23-17

Fabulous. Refreshingly different. Impactful.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-11

This is easily the most impactful business book I "read" last year (and I read quite a few). It helped me gain understanding and insight into my own motives, belief systems and values. These insights have already had a dramatic (and positive) impact on my personal and professional life. I'm having my entire team read it.
And I love the fact that Stan Slap narrates this himself. You can sense his passion and conviction in every word. Includes well-selected, real-world examples that help reinforce the principles. Also, the deeply personal and relevant stories shed light on the author's background and perspectives (which I appreciated). Time very well spend indeed. High five for Slap!