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  • The 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a how to guide ..

  • By Ricardo on 03-19-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Would you listen to The 48 Laws of Power again? Why?

I would listen to The 48 Laws of Power again, I really enjoyed listening to this book. Although, I do not agree with every law in the book there are a great deal that will help individuals to manipulate their way to the top and be successful doing it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did not have a favorite character because it seems every character was manipulative and only using others to get what they need. Although their manipulation and scheming worked out for them in the end a lot of people was hurt and sacrificed for ones own benefit.

What did you learn from The 48 Laws of Power that you would use in your daily life?

I learned ways people can be manipulative towards others to gain control and get what they want. This book just gives a detailed overview and example of ways people thought out and planned revenge, deceit, profit, and respect.

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,538

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do one thing exceptionally

  • By Ben on 09-07-10

Good Book, Wonderful Leaders

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

What made the experience of listening to Delivering Happiness the most enjoyable?

Listening to this book was enjoyable because the leaders cared about their employees and showed how much they were appreciated, I loved listening to the various ways the leadership used its values to build the company, become successful, and help its employees.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Delivering Happiness?

The most memorable moment for me was when the leadership split the bonus among the employees so they were able to now fo things they hadn't done before.

What aspect of Tony Hsieh’s performance would you have changed?

I would not change any aspect, I believe Tony made decisions that were best for his employees and the company. I like that he gave back to his employees and listened to their concerns to make improvements within the company. Tony was a grat leader and his successful company proves it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Even though I think this is a great book, I think it was best to break the book down into separate reading times.

  • The Year Without Pants

  • WordPress.com and the Future of Work
  • By: Scott Berkun
  • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

50 million websites, or 20 percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? Find out....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and strategy

  • By Todd on 02-05-15

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Although I believe the narration was paced well with the content, I believe my listening experience would have been a 4 or 5 if the narration used varied tones or alternate voices for the characters to just provide variation with the listening experience. The tone was kind of dry.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the ways Berkun provides a funny and detailed insight look at life inside Automattic. Berkun focused on his interpersonal relationships with colleagues as well as work related duties that allowed him and his team to bond and make the company better and relations stronger.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, the narration matched the pace of the story. The details, actions, and style the story was written matches perfectly with the way the narration was given.

What character would you cut from The Year Without Pants?

I would not cut any character from this book, I believe each character is unique and play a vital role in the story. Every character had their own part in making the business successful and showed the connections and disconnections within working remotely.

Any additional comments?

This book will be a good read for anyone that may want to look to start a remote business as it gives a lot of insightful information on building a business from the group up. It gives detailed examples of business needs, wants, success and failures.