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J. Cho

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  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround
  • By: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moderate Start, Picks up FAST!

  • By Arthur Held on 02-08-05

simply inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-05

i don't know if everything mr. gerstner wrote is 100% true. it hardly matters, as many lessons on how to view your company and how to make the best out of it were taken from the book. the book taught me practical ways to look at a dismal situation and turn it around for the better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,757

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

cool~

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-05

now i know why there is a saying, "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen."

after reading it, i realize running a restaurant really is no different than running any other business. i.e., people will try to get away with as much as they can, behind their silly smiles and courteous greetings. another thing: i don't think i'll eat too many scallops unless i know the guy running the place.

  • Flawless Consulting

  • A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
  • By: Peter Block
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

For over 15 years, consultants, both internal and external, have relied on Peter Block's landmark best seller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Janet on 09-20-08

so so...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-05

what the book did was to give me another view of consulting from a reputable source. while i thought the book was well organized, it did not have anything special to take home after reading it. perhaps my expectation was too high....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You're in Charge, Now What?

  • The 8 Point Plan
  • By: Thomas Neff, James Citrin
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Getting a new job or a big promotion is like building a house: You need to get the foundation right for both. With a job, the quick-drying cement is how well you do in your first hundred days, since they establish the foundation for long-term momentum and great performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, action-oriented advice

  • By Patrick on 06-06-05

this is no panacea for your first day

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-05

however, the book does give insightful knowledge regarding how to prepare yourself in your new position. i wish i had read this book (was aware of it but did not get around to it) when i got promoted. still, any plan is only as good as the execution, and the book doesn't help you there. it's still up to you to act.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful