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  • The Art of Critical Decision Making

  • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very rewarding, fulfilling its promise

  • By Philo on 09-15-13

Great Decisions proceed after Critical Planning

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Reviewed: 03-12-18

This is an excellent book with real case studies, indepth analysis and interactive processes. When I aim to learn something as important as decision making I want to be able to apply it. By the breakdown of success, failure and how to beat it all from individual to organization, the instructor really hits home. Very glad I listened and will re listen.

  • Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

  • By: David Zarefsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Zarefsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 526

What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? These questions have been asked for thousands of years, yet some of the best thinking on reasoning and argumentation is recent and represents a break from the past. These 24 engaging lectures teach you how to reason, how to persuade others that what you think is right, and how to judge and answer the arguments of others - and how they will judge yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are on the fence, Get it!

  • By liam on 08-22-13

Argument is an Art.

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Reviewed: 02-05-18

Great examination and explanations to argue with skill and clarity. I recommend to all who wish to use or discern argument and discourse

  • Winning

  • By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
  • Narrated by: Jack Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
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Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack's Alltime-Best

  • By Anonymous User on 04-18-05

Awesome

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

You learn winning from someone not afraid to tell truth. It is so much better than lots out there.

I write 4 on story as it favors corporate leaders in situation and action and doesnt fully apply to all leaders/organizations, but I respect it nonetheless.

  • Pre-Suasion

  • Channeling Attention for Change
  • By: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,092
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069

The author of the legendary best seller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini, shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself but in the key moment before that message is delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He's done it again!

  • By Andrew Silberman on 09-29-16

Gr8

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Reviewed: 05-04-17

Good case studies, methods and delivery! As entrepreneur and designer, I find Cialdini's marriage of communication design and business strategy a welcome part in persuasive development in all my ventures and projects.

  • Disrupt You!

  • Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
  • By: Jay Samit
  • Narrated by: Jay Samit
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 846

In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible - or even desirable - to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today's entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By WILLIAM S STOMP JR on 07-27-15

Brilliant. Time to Disrupt.

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Reviewed: 02-12-17

I enjoyed the book and feel it will help any entrepreneur aiming for disrupting opportunities.

  • Linchpin

  • Are You Indispensable?
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,095
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe you missed the point...

  • By John on 09-01-11

Wanting to do your best requires being a linchpin

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Reviewed: 12-24-16

Very thankful to find this book uniquely relating to me in this season. I recommend this to those in industries and entrepreneurs looking to impact change. #brilliant Seth!

  • Prayer

  • Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers brilliant and inspirational biblical guidance, as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Gem on 02-12-15

Everybody Needs Prayer

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Reviewed: 11-11-16

This was great going into the history of prayer and how to be your best. was recommended by a roommate. I'm very glad to have enjoyed and grown with it as believer and a person.

  • Conversations with Frank Gehry

  • By: Barbara Isenberg
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Marsha Mason, Barbara Isenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    5 out of 5 stars 18

An unprecedented, intimate portrait of Frank Gehry, one of the world's most influential architects. Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Gehry over the last 20 years, Barbara Isenberg provides new and fascinating insights into the man and his work. Gehry's subjects range from his childhood - when he first built cities with wooden blocks on the floor of his grandmother's kitchen - to his relationships with clients and his definition of a "great" client.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired By The Real Side of Gehry

  • By Brandon A. Gibbs on 08-04-16

Inspired By The Real Side of Gehry

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Reviewed: 08-04-16

In Architecture schools and communities, there are so many myths and rumours about the great work of Frank Gehry, that they overlook his human side and true craftsman nature. This book shows a real human attentive and enthusiastic about the profession, his clients and legacy in students and followers. I'm glad to have read and hope all readers find same or more value in their reading.

  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,246
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,227

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved my Life

  • By Christine on 09-17-08

The Goto Book for Developing Entrepreneurs

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Reviewed: 04-15-16

As a "so called" entrepreneur, I struggled through the early life of my business really wondering how to 'get' successful. I felt I had all the technical skill and know how of the 'business', but pretty soon I realized what I lacked was know how of business itself or what a business really was.

This book exposes the truth of nature for those starting businesses that mistakenly claim themselves 'entrepreneurs', without any thought, organization, strategy or system first on themselves to become what they aspire to be.

This business/personal development book is what I needed years ago, and part of my arsenal in growing success on my business as well as in my business, and I believe it will be for those reading and putting to practice the powerful ideas, concepts and systems herein.

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Tony Robbins walks listeners of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan. This audiobook delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, Tony. I love you but this is beneath you.

  • By Antonio Ferranti on 02-21-15

Great Financial Insight

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Reviewed: 03-27-16

Most people have unbalanced financial behaviors and ideas that probably won't stand the test of time and are probably holding them back from financial progress.
This book reverses misleading logic, and encourages readers to pursue stable paths to financial freedom. It's a pillar in my library, and I recommend it for anyone aimed at obtaining and keeping wealth.

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