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  • How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
  • By: Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kotler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709

Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By SiuMoi on 02-20-15

very inspiring and informative

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Lots of great information. This book will get you excited about the possibilities based on the technology we now have at our disposal.

  • Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

  • By: Pat Flynn
  • Narrated by: Pat Flynn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, "Speed is only useful if you're running in the right direction." Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best guide for becoming entrepreneur

  • By Dmytro on 03-27-16

Fantastic information presented very well

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-16

Excellent information and motivation for anyone looking to start up a business on a new idea. Pat is very easy to listen to.

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker - Book Summary
    
    
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    Length: 26 mins
    91 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker - Book Summary

  • By: FlashNotes Book Summary
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

What makes an effective executive? The measure of the executive, Peter F. 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. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was very distracting

  • By JK on 12-05-18

Get to the meat of the book

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Sometimes you just want to get to the point. These guys really boil down to the essential details of the book well.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Negotiating Skills

  • How to Negotiate Anything to Your Advantage
  • By: Jim Berry
  • Narrated by: Charles Orlik
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Not everyone approves of the practice of negotiation. There are those who hate it because they think it is too confrontational, or they simply don't want to be bothered. This audiobook will demonstrate that negotiations in everyday transactions do not necessarily have to be confrontational, instead, they can be fun. The guidelines in this audiobook will teach you new ways to deal with people, regardless of how difficult or insensitive they are. You will become a better negotiator during both simple, day-to-day negotations and complex negotiation situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Invaluable Audiobook

  • By Teresa on 05-24-15

Get a new narrator and maybe it will be okay

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Would you try another book from Jim Berry and/or Charles Orlik?

Maybe from this author but I couldn't get past the poor narration.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Power Negotiating

How could the performance have been better?

I have listened to many books. The narration of this book was brutal. I felt like the narrator was reading. The pace and tone did not give me the feeling that he cared anything about the subject matter or me. It felt as though little care was given to connecting to the listener. The narrator merely red the text and nothing more. Very cold and disconnected. I listened to 5 minutes and moved on.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I will be returning it.

Any additional comments?

The subject matter may have been okay but I couldn't even concentrate on it because the narration was so poor.

  • Speaking As a Leader

  • How to Lead Every Time You Speak...from Board Rooms to Meeting Rooms, from Town Halls to Phone Calls
  • By: Judith Humphrey
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Whether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of 1000, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well - in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It benefits me in strengthening my speech.

  • By Walter0226 on 03-25-15

Filled with great information organized well

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

I really wish I would have been taking notes while listening. Many points I already do but there were still lots of thought provoking ideas here. I would recommend this book for anyone who deals with people regardless of where you are in an organization.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful