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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Today's bold new industries require both time-tested advice and fresh ways of thinking.
So Good They Can't Ignore You
    Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
    
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        Cal Newport
    
    


    
    
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        Dave Mallow
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    3,479 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13
The Magic of Thinking Big
    
    
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        Jason Culp
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    4,024 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369

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
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded
    Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
    
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        Michael Watkins
    
    


    
    
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        Grover Gardner
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    1,490 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

  • Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
  • By: Michael Watkins
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition. Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical book

  • By Leo on 02-16-16
The Myth of the Nice Girl
    Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
    
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        Fran Hauser,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jodi Lipper
    
    


    
    
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        Fran Hauser
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    289 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The Myth of the Nice Girl

  • Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate
  • By: Fran Hauser, Jodi Lipper
  • Narrated by: Fran Hauser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

In The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don't have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight!

  • By Amy L Hubbard on 06-08-18
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COLLABORATION

Encourage collaborative efforts through inspiring examples and clear frameworks.
Ubuntu!
    An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
    
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        Bob Nelson,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Stephen Lundin
    
    


    
    
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        Dominic Hoffman
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    49 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Ubuntu!

  • An Inspiring Story About an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration
  • By: Bob Nelson, Stephen Lundin
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Here is a powerful story about the African philosophy of teamwork and collaboration that has the power to reshape our workplaces, our relationships with our coworkers, and our personal lives, written by the best-selling coauthor of Fish! and the best-selling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By edwin on 06-26-12
Collaborating with the Enemy
    How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust
    
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        Adam Kahane
    
    


    
    
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        Jeff Hoyt
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    35 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Collaborating with the Enemy

  • How to Work with People You Don't Agree with or Like or Trust
  • By: Adam Kahane
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hoyt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

We're trying to get something done that really matters to us. To do this we need to work with others. But these others include people we don't agree with or like or trust, so working with them seems impossible - like collaborating with the enemy. What can we do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, yet critical shift in perspective

  • By mlff on 07-04-18
Bandersnatch
    C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings
    
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        Diana Pavlac Glyer
    
    


    
    
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        Michael Ward
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    58 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Bandersnatch

  • C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings
  • By: Diana Pavlac Glyer
  • Narrated by: Michael Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford, and a seat at their table at the Eagle and Child pub.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Inklings and the Creative Process Opened Up

  • By JCurtis on 06-15-17
Smart Collaboration
    How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos
    
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        Heidi K. Gardner
    
    


    
    
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        Tanya Eby
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    9 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • Smart Collaboration

  • How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos
  • By: Heidi K. Gardner
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems - everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle. Yet most firms have carved up their highly specialized, professional experts into narrowly defined practice areas, and collaborating across these silos is often messy, risky, and expensive.

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MINDSET

Improve mood and sharpen focus with advice on clearing distractions and embracing positivity.
Girl, Wash Your Face
    Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
    
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        Rachel Hollis
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    41,454 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,434

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18
The 5 Second Rule
    Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
    
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        Mel Robbins
    
    


    
    
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        Mel Robbins
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    30,915 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,151

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17
The Power of Vulnerability
    Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
    
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        Brené Brown PhD
    
    


    
    
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        Brené Brown
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    25,577 ratings
    Overall 4.9
  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,577
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,765
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,503

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13
Daring Greatly
    How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    
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        Brené Brown
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    3,471 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • Daring Greatly

  • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,471
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,034

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will return to this book!

  • By KL on 09-08-18
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PERSONAL FINANCE

Tap expert advice for financial planning that will pave your future and relieve stress. 
The Total Money Makeover
    A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
    
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        Dave Ramsey
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    23,077 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,482

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy makes sense

  • By Alexandra on 02-11-14
Rich Dad Poor Dad
    What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
    
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        Robert T. Kiyosaki
    
    


    
    
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        Tim Wheeler
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    37,947 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,164

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will re shape your finance mind

  • By Kevin P. on 08-29-17
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
    
    
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        Timothy Ferriss
    
    


    
    
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        Ray Porter
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    14,459 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,802

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15
MONEY Master the Game
    7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
    
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        Tony Robbins,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jeremy Bobb
    
    


    
    Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    10,380 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,988

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 95% not spoken by Robbins

  • By Chong Beng Lim on 11-19-14
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PRODUCTIVITY

Prioritize your tasks and manage your time.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
    
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        Stephen R. Covey
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    23,876 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,267

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17
Peak Performance
    Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
    
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        Christopher Lane
    
    


    
    Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    5,948 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,119

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18
Deep Work
    Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    
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        Jeff Bottoms
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    7,880 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,769

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1.5x pace

  • By Derek on 05-17-16
The ONE Thing
    The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
    
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        Gary Keller,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Timothy Miller,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    11,670 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • The ONE Thing

  • The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  • By: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
  • Narrated by: Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,930

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Helpful Book!

  • By Marisela Gutierrez on 04-01-17
+Prioritize your tasks and manage your time.