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  • Book Yourself Solid, 2nd Edition

  • The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling
  • By: Michael Port
  • Narrated by: Michael Port
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of service businesses will fail within the first five years. They fail not because they don't offer great services and products, but because the owners are extremely uncomfortable with traditional marketing and sales. The result is a frustrated, isolated, and overwhelmed business owner who does not know there is an entirely different, highly successful approach to marketing and sales available—and it's laid out in Book Yourself Solid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Entirely What I was Expecting

  • By will on 12-01-13

Decent, a bit dated

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

starts out with some nice concepts but halfway through devolves into tactics that everyone already knows but without new information (like create a linked in profile and use Twitter) was probably great about 5 years ago. first half is good though

  • Thinking in Systems

  • A Primer
  • By: Donella H. Meadows
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international best seller, Limits to Growth - the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet - Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • systems allow us to better understand the world

  • By Dan Gottesman on 12-14-18

excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

mind blown. content of this book gives so much to think about. I'll be listening to it a few times. narration is enjoyable and super pro. I wish all books were read by this person

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

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

great book. weird narrnarration<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

great book. good story and quick listen. narrator had the oddest intonation but all in all worthwhile

  • Be Obsessed or Be Average

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,669
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,597

We're in the middle of an epidemic of average. So-called "normal" people get up every day, go to work, do what's asked of them, leave promptly at five, and return home to sit on the couch and watch TV. Society tells us that this is what it means to lead a balanced life. Don't stress too much or work too hard. Your career isn't everything. But Grant Cardone thinks this preoccupation with balance has really just given an excuse to be mediocre.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of intense emotion without much helpful advice.

  • By Stephanie Danielle Hanson on 12-05-16

love this guy

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

you'll either love it or hate it. but that's ok. personally love this guy's screaming in my ear telling me get things done and be obsessed.

  • Smartcuts

  • How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
  • By: Shane Snow
  • Narrated by: Shane Snow, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: rethinking convention and breaking "rules" that aren't rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smartcuts Delivers The Goods!

  • By TRENDS on 09-22-14

decent. a few good stories but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-16

the premise was a bit weak. narration was good. I don't feel it was a waste of time but mind not blown

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To Sell Is Human

  • The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,205

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than 15 million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight. Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, perhaps better in print

  • By Cari Rich on 07-26-15

decent...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-16

pretty good but not going to be recommending this. not super memorable... I can't even remember what I liked about it. maybe just the topic...

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,352

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

concise and to the point

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

i recommend listening to it several times to really build the habits Peter talks about. Then incrementally put them into action

  • Not a Match

  • My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters
  • By: Brian Donovan
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1,307

Forty million people in the US have tried Internet dating, which means 40 million people have probably gone on some pretty crappy dates. Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is about one guy who experienced more than his fair share. Brian Donovan, a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NPR, and Chapelle's Show, has been on over 100 Internet dates in a genuine search for love and happiness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dating in New York is a Horrible Crapshoot.

  • By Erin - Audible on 08-13-13

so so...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-15

narrators performance doesn't fit the writing style and hurts the book which already feels outdated as it is. ..