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  • The Trusted Advisor

  • By: David Maister, Charles Green, Robert Galford
  • Narrated by: Kent Cassella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

In today's fast-paced networked economy, professionals must work harder than ever to maintain and improve their business skills and knowledge. But technical mastery of your discipline is not enough, assert world-renowned professional advisors David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, and Robert M. Galford. The key to professional success, they argue, is the ability to earn the trust and confidence of clients.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Content is great, better on paper

  • By Adam Silver on 11-14-11

The book to read if you like working hundred hour weeks

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

This book basically says you should work 24 by 7 and do anything to serve clients. It even suggests providing a lot of services for free. It's a recipe for burnout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Humans Need Not Apply

  • A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Jerry Kaplan
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 284

After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but a little slanted

  • By Allan Harris on 06-16-16

Great in the early chapters

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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: 10-28-18

There's a lot of good stuff early. The last couple chapters devolve into why socialism is the only system that can work in the future. The author believes in asset redistribution.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Agile

  • How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done
  • By: Stephen Denning
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

An unstoppable business revolution is under way - and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything...all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 2 Part Book - The part on Agile is truly Awesome!

  • By CBM on 03-05-18

This book devolved into a political treatise

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

The first half of the book is about agile management and is pretty good. The last half of the book devolves into a LONG diatribe against maximizing shareholder value. This is literally half of the book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Get Rid of the Performance Review!

  • How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing - and Focus on What Really Matters
  • By: Samuel A. Culbert, Lawrence Rout (contributor)
  • Narrated by: Samuel A. Culbert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

With passion, humor, and a rare insight into what motivates all of us to do our best, Culbert offers all of us a chance to be better managers, better employees and, indeed, better people. Culbert has long said his goal is to make the world of work fit for human consumption. Get Rid of the Performance Review!shows us how to do just that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen but I have doubts

  • By Frank from Virginia on 10-17-17

Enjoyable listen but I have doubts

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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: 10-17-17

This is a worthwhile listen. The author makes a great case for ridding the world of annual performance reviews. However, the author assumes implicitly that you are working with above average, reasonable employees. I don't think his prescription works with the garden variety slackers, who always have an excuse for being late or not getting work done.

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,470

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

Thought provoking

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Great thought provoking discussion of automation. However, it could have been shortened by a third. His ideas in the last chapter are really out there in terms of feasibility and logic. Well worth the listen though.

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