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  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

Great Advice in the Most Unexpected Places

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

What did you love best about When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing?

I picked up Daniel Pink's When because a friend recommended it. However, I wasn't sure it would be pertinent to my stage in life and business. I read to improve some aspect of my life for business and expected this might be a dud despite Pink's recommendation.

Boy, was I wrong.

Pink tells his tale and spews statistics like a poet. I was held in the grasp of his voice and listened to every word. Many times I had to stop or take mentally take notes so I didn't forget a great insight or idea before I got to my destination - always the challenge when listening to books while driving.

This is a good one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing?

I had some great insights about the timing of the start of things. The year I graduated from college in the midst of a recession had a measurable impact on my career trajectory that I shared with my cohorts.

What about Daniel H. Pink’s performance did you like?

He sounds very authentic and expresses his message quite naturally.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing?

Moving more quickly on an idea with follow-up actions and not letting "that moment" to wither away.

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  • Positioning

  • The Battle for Your Mind
  • By: Al Ries, Jack Trout
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a "position" in a prospective customer's mind, one that reflects a company's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff ... if it was 1975

  • By Joseph on 07-08-08

dated but has nuggets to remember

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

Reviewed: 03-26-15

This was a little difficult to listen to because of the archaic examples and references. it was almost funny. But it does provide great fundamental concepts.