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  • People over Profit

  • Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful
  • By: Dale Partridge
  • Narrated by: Dale Partridge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chains, and how they can give back by donating portions of their profits to meaningful causes. Meanwhile millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Echos Popular Sentiment

  • By Christopher on 08-27-15

A must read for any entrepreneur

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

This is a fantastic book and anyone looking to run a business should read it. It will also benefit any employee of a business. Ultimately it is about working towards a better future, but it also makes a great case for good business practices in general, in the sense that when we don't consider people of profit it's bad for business.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340

As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edward Hermann's masterful performance.

  • By Shawn Levasseur on 07-17-08

Interesting and thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Any additional comments?

Overall I really enjoyed the book. The story is overwhelmingly pro capitalism with the idea objectivism should be the foundation that governs society. I tend to be more of a capitalist than not, and as a capitalist I did find myself buying into a lot of the ideas the author pushed, until I thought it through a bit. Objectivism suggests that human beings can only understand reality through our own sense of perception. The problem with that notion is that many studies have since been able to show us how easily we can be deceived by our own sense of perception. So the premise of objectivism (as the book suggests we should always check) is off, so anything that follows that premise, whether it sounds right or not, must be questioned.

The underlining feeling I got from the book is that it was written from the point of view of an elitist who doesn't want to be bothered with the struggles of society as long as it doesn't interfere with their own gain. It does a great job at portraying the many issues of socialism controlled by a corrupt bureaucratic system ruled by "looters" who are also out for their own personal gain, but swigging the pendulum to the opposite extreme presents its own problems that the book makes no effort to address. If every person lived by the values the characters in this book live by, then both capitalism and social have a shot at working. The problem is always with the greedy and corrupt on either side of the spectrum.

  • Your Brain at Work

  • Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
  • By: David Rock
  • Narrated by: Bob Walter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights into the Brain

  • By Tom Johnson on 11-28-12

Very insightful

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

I really enjoyed this book. It was very enlightening and I learned a few good techniques that can be put into practice today. Well worth the read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Legacy Journey

  • A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,427

Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is "enough"? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth - and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most successful neighbors, but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leave a legacy

  • By Lou34 on 03-17-15

Get this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

This book is life changing and you will not be disappointed. I've read other books by Dave Ramsey and this is my favorite by a long shot, so far.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Speed of Trust

  • The One Thing that Changes Everything
  • By: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship - from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction - and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time - killing, bureaucratic check - and - balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information, Hard to Listen to

  • By Marty on 12-23-10

Slow start but excellent finish!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

The first 1/3 of the book harped on the importance of trust. After a while I found myself saying... alright, I get it, trust is extremely important. But once I got through that section of the book I quickly became overwhelmingly impressed with the ideas, stories, and applications offered. It was well worth the time spent and I'm very happy I completed this book. I will likely go back to it from time to time when I need guidance with my trust issues.

  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.

  • By: Benjamin Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

The greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" - which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies - has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market Bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time tested principles of investing

  • By Allisonwallarb on 06-29-17

Well worth the time and money

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

Reviewed: 12-29-15

I'm semi new to the investing world and this what I needed. I admittedly fell for the "I can beat the market" trap a few times and even in my limited experience I know that there are jewels of wisdom in this book. One thing I wished Graham would have talked more about is the element of human emotion to drive up a stock price and the opportunity behind that ongoing reality. After all, much of the stock market thrives on that idiom. I still see opportunity around investing early in a bull market, assuming you can force yourself to sell at a modest gain. Money can still be made even in that scenario. But I guess that would be against the good will of this book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Programming Guide to Creating and Selling Apps

  • By: Doug and Chuck
  • Narrated by: Charlie Vegas
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

Doug and Chuck are a couple of normal guys who happen to run a successful software development company. The thing is, they don't live in Silicon Valley. They don't have MBAs. And neither of them knows anything about computer programming. Oh, and Doug and Chuck aren't their real names. This audiobook outlines an eight-step process that enables someone with absolutely no knowledge of computer programming to start and run a successful mobile software business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely done

  • By Rocket Girl on 03-23-15

Good read

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

I enjoyed this book and heard a few useful tips that I may use going forward. What the authors had to say about app reviews was also very enlightening. But what I liked most is the fact that the authors decided to not reveal themselves or their apps, meaning I can trust the content of this book as honest advice and not as a pitch to download their apps. But now I'm curious haha.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win at the Sport of Business

  • If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
  • By: Mark Cuban
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,117

Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multibillion-dollar success story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definetly worth 2 hours of your life

  • By Jamison on 04-28-15

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 11-20-15

Loved this book. I'm a big fan of Mark Cuban and his no BS approach to business and life, so I bought this book. But then it sat in my library for weeks before I finally got around to listening to it. All I have to say is that I wish I had listened to it sooner, because in just the few weeks I avoided it I could have put some of Mark's advice to work for me and saved myself a lot of time and trouble. Better late then never though, I suppose.

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    Length: 23 mins
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    Overall 4.0
  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Book Summary)

  • By: FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by: Dean Bokhari
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

You don't need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That's the message from Austin Kleon, a young author and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, and creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, exercises, and examples put listeners directly in touch with their artistic side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short - as Unexpected

  • By @K_Speckmann on 06-04-16

Save a few minutes and a few bucks

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

Reviewed: 11-18-15

This book could have been written as a blog post and I still would have felt like it was a waste of time to read. I don't know why it has so many good reviews. Maybe all friends of the author. Who knows? Save a few bucks and don't waste your time on this book.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal

  • By: Seth Freeman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Seth Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

The course is organized around a mnemonic device, developed by Professor Freeman, that can serve in any negotiation situation. Called "I FORESAW IT," this indispensable framework guides you in assembling the strongest possible case, showing you how to evaluate such factors as creative options, independent criteria, and your best alternative to a negotiated agreement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What One Should Have Learned as a Child but Didn't

  • By Mike T Walterman on 05-08-15

Excellent Read

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

I really enjoyed this book. It was well worth a first listen and deserves a second with the intent to take some very good notes. The book did leave me with some key points to commit to memory and to walk away satisfied, but it also left me wanting to go back for more key points. I highly recommend it.