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STRATEGY & COMPETITION

Fine-tune your thinking on obstacles and opportunities.
Good to Great
    Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
    
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        Jim Collins
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    10,833 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,903

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Requires Revision

  • By Bryden on 01-18-15
The Art of War
    
    
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        Sun Tzu
    
    


    
    
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        Aidan Gillen
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    8,847 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,552

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

  • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15
David and Goliath
    Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
    
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        Malcolm Gladwell
    
    


    
    
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        Malcolm Gladwell
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs
    15,161 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,302

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13
Antifragile
    Things That Gain from Disorder
    
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        Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    
    


    
    
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        Joe Ochman
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    4,500 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,829

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13
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BUSINESS FABLES

Learn invaluable business lessons from these entertaining allegories.
The Goal
    A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
    
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        Eliyahu M. Goldratt,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jeff Cox
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    3,472 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goal - still relevant today

  • By Wooden Nichols on 05-03-15
Fooled by Randomness
    The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
    
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        Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    
    


    
    
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        Sean Pratt
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    3,523 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Fooled by Randomness

  • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607

This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent and Worthwhile Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-13
How to Fight a Hydra
    
    
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        Josh Kaufman
    
    


    
    
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        Josh Kaufman
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    266 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • How to Fight a Hydra

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

In this illuminating fable, productivity expert Josh Kaufman explores the uncertainty and fear inherent in facing down any ambitious challenge, from starting a new business to completing a work of art. The risks involved can never be eliminated, but they can be understood, anticipated, and mitigated. Armed with an adventurer's insights into tackling unknown and fearsome challenges, you can tame a project of epic proportions. How to Fight a Hydra is an essential handbook for artists, creative professionals, and entrepreneurs tired of ignoring the call to adventure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A memorable listen

  • By Tom-Åge Midtbø on 10-25-18
Built to Sell
    Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
    
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        John Warrillow
    
    


    
    
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        Erik Synnestvedt
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    1,248 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Built to Sell

  • Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  • By: John Warrillow
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, Very bad narration

  • By M. Muin on 05-23-12
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CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Lead, shape, and embrace change within your organization.
Who Moved My Cheese?
    An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
    
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        Spencer Johnson,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Kenneth Blanchard
    
    


    
    
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        Tony Roberts,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Karen Ziemba
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    661 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Who Moved My Cheese?

  • An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
  • By: Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard
  • Narrated by: Tony Roberts, Karen Ziemba
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 549

Most people are fearful of change because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson uses a simple story to show that when it comes to living in a changing world, what matters most is your attitude. Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Dee on 09-18-18
Switch
    How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
    
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        Dan Heath,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Chip Heath
    
    


    
    
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        Charles Kahlenberg
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    4,320 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Switch

  • How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  • By: Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better Than Made to Stick

  • By Jeremy on 02-24-10
Leading Change
    
    
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        Oliver Wyman
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    759 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Leading Change

  • By: John P. Kotter
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

John Kotter, the world's foremost expert on business leadership, distills 25 years of experience into Leading Change. A must-have for any organization, this visionary and very personal audiobook is at once inspiring, clear-headed, and filled with important implications for the future. Kotter identifies an eight-step process that every company must go through to achieve its goal, and shows where and how people—good people—often derail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Key Resource for Any Change Leader

  • By Marty on 10-24-12
Our Iceberg Is Melting
    Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
    
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        John Kotter,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Holger Rathgeber
    
    


    
    
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        Oliver Wyman
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    268 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Our Iceberg Is Melting

  • Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
  • By: John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple fable about doing well in an ever-changing world. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard's John Kotter, it is a story that has been used to help thousands of people and organizations. The fable is about a penguin colony in Antarctica. A group of beautiful emperor penguins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended by my boss

  • By B. Hickman on 11-10-17
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CORPORATE FINANCE

Gain a deeper understanding of cash flow, profit margins, cost reduction, and more.
Profit First
    Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
    
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        Mike Michalowicz
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    2,225 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Profit First

  • Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
  • By: Mike Michalowicz
  • Narrated by: Mike Michalowicz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,225
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990

The author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed the way I do business accounting

  • By Digital Auto Gauges on 05-29-17
Zero to One
    Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
    
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        Peter Thiel,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Blake Masters
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    15,071 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,696

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14
Financial Intelligence
    A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
    
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        Karen Berman,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Tom Zingarelli
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    276 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Financial Intelligence

  • A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean
  • By: Karen Berman, Joe Knight
  • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers, helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You need to listen with the pdf documents

  • By Jean on 03-22-18
Lean Thinking
    Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
    
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        James P. Womack,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        James P. Womack
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    534 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Lean Thinking

  • Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
  • By: James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones
  • Narrated by: James P. Womack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Womack and Jones, the authors of The Machine That Changed the World and creators of the "lean enterprise" theory, take leanness to the next step with a focus on what the customer really wants, not what it is possible to get him to accept. This is the management book for the next business generation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Aaaargh, get the book instead

  • By Zoe Brookes on 10-21-04
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ETHICS

Define your company's guiding principles and be the leader you were meant to be.
Servant Leadership in Action
    How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
    
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        Natalie Hoyt,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jeff Hoyt
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    108 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Servant Leadership in Action

  • How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Renee Broadwell
  • Narrated by: Natalie Hoyt, Jeff Hoyt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

We've seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society. Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. In this collection, edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, leading businesspeople, best-selling authors, and spiritual leaders offer tools for implementing this proven - but for some, still radical - leadership model. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Anonymous User on 08-14-18
The Leader Who Had No Title
    A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
    
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        Holter Graham
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    894 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Leader Who Had No Title

  • A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
  • By: Robin Sharma
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities.This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life and the world around youin the process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Alison on 03-24-16
Dying for a Paycheck
    How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    60 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Dying for a Paycheck

  • How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It
  • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Narrated by: Pat Grimes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

You don't have to do a dangerous job to endure a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace. Just ask the manager in a senior finance role whose immense workload required frequent all-nighters, leading to alcohol and drug addiction. Or the dedicated news media producer whose commitment to getting the story resulted in a 60-pound weight gain thanks to having no down time to eat properly or exercise. These individuals are not exceptions. Every industry is filled with them, and the costs, to both employees and their companies, is enormous.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Academic yet compelling

  • By Alexia I. Hudson on 01-17-19
Conscious Business
    
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    324 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Conscious Business

  • By: Fred Kofman
  • Narrated by: Fred Kofman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Consciousness, teaches Fred Kofman, is the capacity to observe, choose, and act in accord with your values. And "conscious business" means using that ability at every level of your work: in being aware of the needs of others and expressing your own needs; in seeing the hidden emotional obstacles that may be holding your team back; in making good decisions under pressure; and even in delving into such spiritual questions as "Who am I?" and "What is my real purpose here?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personal Skills & Business Contribution

  • By Hagen Finley on 06-21-03
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HIRING

Make wise hiring decisions to strengthen your team.
Who
    The A Method for Hiring
    
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        Geoff Smart,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    822 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Who

  • The A Method for Hiring
  • By: Geoff Smart, Randy Street
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer a simple, four-step method for hiring with confidence, designed for everyone from the CEO on down. Who shows you how to avoid the most common pitfalls of hiring, how to identify "A Players" - people who can perform their job better than 90 percent of the candidates in their field - and how to make sure the best candidate will be excited to join your organization.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but need PDF of Scorecard material

  • By Nancy Walsh on 10-17-12
Wisdom at Work
    
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    45 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Wisdom at Work

  • By: Chip Conley
  • Narrated by: Chip Conley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Part manifesto and part playbook, Wisdom @ Work ignites an urgent conversation about ageism in the workplace, calling on us to treat age as we would other type of diversity. In the process, Conley liberates the term elder from the stigma of elderly and inspires us to embrace wisdom as a path to growing whole, not old. Whether you've been forced to make a mid-career change, are choosing to work past retirement age, or are struggling to keep up with the millennials rising up the ranks, Wisdom @ Work will help you write your next chapter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiring and empowering call to action for the next stage of life

  • By Marti Konstant on 02-09-19
Topgrading, 3rd Edition
    The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance
    
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        Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    137 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Topgrading, 3rd Edition

  • The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance
  • By: Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117

Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent: The more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically - sometimes even to 90%.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very self serving

  • By Timothy on 06-18-15
Hiring for Attitude
    A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude, 1e
    
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        Mark Murphy
    
    


    
    
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        Todd Belcher
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    52 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Hiring for Attitude

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting and Selecting People with Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude, 1e
  • By: Mark Murphy
  • Narrated by: Todd Belcher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Common hiring practices are destined for failure. Here's how to hire the right people and build a company culture designed for long-term success. In a recent groundbreaking study, the training firm Leadership IQ found that 46 percent of all new hires fail within their first 18 months. But here's the real shocker: 89 percent fail for attitudinal reasons - not skills.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad 2nd or 3rd book to read on the topic

  • By Gabriel Afana on 12-22-17
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Develop agile methods for streamlining and stimulating workflow.
Traction
    Get a Grip on Your Business
    
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        Kevin Pierce
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    2,689 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Traction

  • Get a Grip on Your Business
  • By: Gino Wickman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome system for running a business

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17
The Lean Startup
    How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    
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        Eric Ries
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    10,311 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,634

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, mature but not original or essential

  • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13
Scrum
    The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
    
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        Jeff Sutherland,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        J.J. Sutherland
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    8,078 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Scrum

  • The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • By: Jeff Sutherland, J.J. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: J.J. Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,834

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book but...

  • By punkmasta on 08-31-15
The Ideal Team Player
    How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable
    
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        Stephen Hoye
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    3,247 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Ideal Team Player

  • How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle's company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lot of talk about a simple concept

  • By Andrea on 09-05-16
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