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  • Blue Ocean Shift

  • Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth
  • By: Renee Mauborgne, W. Chan Kim
  • Narrated by: Christian Steiner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Blue Ocean Shift is the essential follow-up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic 3.6 million copy global best seller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step by step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reference PDF is in your Library

  • By bshiratori on 06-15-18

$20 word pontification

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I really enjoyed the original Blue Ocean Strategy. This new one though, I keep trying to maintain attention however the authors seem to want to impress the audience with their complex word choice and academic style. What could be a useful book for small business owners, will probably be best enjoyed by graduate students that have never been there or done that and cannot grasp real business concepts in the real world.

The general idea is very good, I will need to look for a book summary written by someone that understands effective communication though. I am having to stop a few chapters in and will delete this book, very disappointed.

  • The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview

  • By Eric on 09-13-17

Too short

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

I read summarized books because I do not have much time, however this one was much too abbreviated to be of use. I think that this book and topic would more properly fill 90 minutes then 27 minutes.

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,110

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

incredible! Must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I had heard exerps, repeated them and appreciated the message.  Intaking the whole thing was amazing. 


It has joined The Most Dangerous Superstition, For a New Liberty and Underground History of American Education at the top of my list of suggested reading material.

  • The Effective Executive

  • The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
  • By: Peter F. Drucker
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins, Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" ( Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management - the executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done". This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator hard to listen to

  • By Phillip on 07-17-17

must read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

This book was incredible, especially the first half! I will certainly be encouraging all of my senior-level staff to read it!

  • Summary: Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

  • By: Noah Stewart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

In this summary of Crushing It! we learn that, for entrepreneurs, the Internet is your oyster. Since the publication of the author's first book in 2009, younger consumers are spending more time than ever consuming content online. Brands have tripled the amount they spend on social media to reach this audience. Thanks to advertising, the top YouTubers earn a combined $70 million. This is the “influencer” market, and just about anybody with skill, diligence, and patience can jump in. Show off what you love online and make money doing it. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I much preferred the full version book

  • By Shepard O. Humphries on 09-18-18

I much preferred the full version book

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

the original full version book has enough good content that was not able to be included in this version that it is really worth taking the time to listen to the full book at 1.5 speed.

  • Summary: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

  • By: Epicread, Tim Ferris
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

This is an audio summary of the best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. The author believes that pursuing dreams and goals now is more important than deferring them until after retirement, and his book promotes a variety of lifestyle design options that give listeners exciting alternatives to the ordinary nine-to-five routine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I recommend this book to all my friends.

  • By Efrain Raschke on 02-14-19

excellent & time saving

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

it is a wonderful recap of the book, I will probably listen to this every month for a year to make sure it all sinks in, perfect length.

Summary of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
    
    
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    Length: 27 mins
    246 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • Summary of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F--k: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
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    4 out of 5 stars 196
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    4 out of 5 stars 196

This is a book summary of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F - k by Mark Manson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb summary audiobook

  • By Seneca on 04-25-17

awesome narrator, same content as other self help

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

ok but nothing special. great narrator. will not buy the book. not worth the time.

  • Email Marketing

  • A Step-by-Step System to Build Passive Income Using Email Marketing
  • By: Tim Shek
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Emails provide direct access to a vast market. Almost every person uses an email account. Hence, you can use this platform for cheap, fast, and effective marketing. It allows you to connect businesses, products, and services to relevant consumers. And earn in the process, too. Email is known among marketers as a highly flexible tool. You can create simple or flashy messages and send it to an extensive network with a single click.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful

  • By Jessica Paris on 10-30-18

Too much fluff, but also some decent content.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

the first half-hour I was planning not to continue, however I stuck with it and wound up finding some valuable content. Not great, but as background education I guess it is okay.

  • Thou Shall Prosper

  • Ten Commandments for Making Money
  • By: Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: A.C. Fellner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363

A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds. The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books I've Yet Read

  • By Doug on 07-09-13

Information is Soooo overtaught ...

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I gave up toward the end of the 4th chapter. There is some good information that could easily be conveyed in 3 minutes by a skilled teacher, however 45 minutes is spent on the same topic and it is boring and overkill. I very much want to get the information, however until I retire, I don't see myself investing my limited time in finishing such a long and drawn-out style book.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53,205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,789

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but....

  • By Kimmi on 03-03-12

pretty good, interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

interesting material that was explained in a pretty relevant way. That human mind is certainly an interesting thing and it is fun to learn how to have better control over it.