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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 174,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162,530

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

fun book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

sort of predictable, characters fairly one dimensional. still, I liked it, and it's a cool story with an interesting idea.

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously probably the most impactful book I have ever read!

  • By Peter on 02-20-16

cool idea, poor performance

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

cool idea, poor performance. boring and sounded like an infomercial. too "self helpy" to be compelling.

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bryan Brendle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

If you listen to nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent for corporate America, ok for startups

  • By Shannon K. Holt on 03-07-16

loaded with great ideas

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-16

in general, there are tons of brilliant ideas in this work. the concept that IRR and DCF bias organizations away from innovation is powerful. Clayton M. Christensen and Peter Drucker are both great in here. -1 point on story just because there is a lot of frivolous MBA speak--obtuse jargon for simple concepts--which smacks of pseudoscience and detracts from the credibility of some of the authors. but I still recommend it!

  • The Innovator's Dilemma

  • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 939
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

Great companies can fail: not because they do anything wrong, but because they do everything right. Meeting customers' current needs leads firms to reject breakthrough innovations, "disruptive technologies", that create the products and opportunities of the future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • See "The Innovator's Solution" Instead

  • By 3.14 on 09-10-10

succinct. powerful, and excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-16

the book breaks down a single idea, and presents it clearly. very nicely done. thanks