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  • Reagan

  • The Life
  • By: H. W. Brands
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 31 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Ronald Reagan today is a conservative icon, celebrated for transforming the American domestic agenda and playing a crucial part in ending communism in the Soviet Union. In his masterful new biography, H. W. Brands argues that Reagan, along with FDR, was the most consequential president of the 20th century. Reagan took office at a time when the public sector, after a half century of New Deal liberalism, was widely perceived as bloated and inefficient, an impediment to personal liberty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive, fast-paced and well told

  • By Dave on 05-31-15

Thorough and thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

This long biography captured the life of Ronald Reagan with honesty, fairness, and warmth. It's not biased toward a political persuasion. It mixes personal moments and global issues beautifully.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Organized Mind

  • Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
  • By: Daniel J. Levitin
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 669

In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel - and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a book about productivity that delivers!

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 09-16-14

Ironically Disorganized Book

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

The opening chapter got me very excited. And then I steadily grew more and more frustrated. This is a well-written book, but instead of staying focused on the mind or organization or similar topics, it frequently sidetracks into rants on topics as diverse as alternative science, education methods, generational differences, and prostate cancer. Each piece was okay, but the scattered topics and occasional bias (for example, he's clearly not a digital native) left me very disappointed.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Thou Shall Prosper

  • Ten Commandments for Making Money
  • By: Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: A.C. Fellner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360

A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds. The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books I've Yet Read

  • By Doug on 07-09-13

What the Torah and Talmud say about business

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Fascinating exploration of how religious Jews see business. It's both very practical - humility means holding your tongue - and philosophical- God made work to be good, so don't ever retire (just adjust the way you work). It's longer than necessary, with side lessons in every chapter - so I give it four stars rather than five. But it's very well written.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

  • By: Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269

In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Common Sense, yet inspiring and eye-opening

  • By Benjamin W. on 01-27-14

Thoughtful and practical

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Christensen is a Harvard business professor--not the usual intro for a book on values and wisdom and even faith. But he managed to use business models (which he explains well and have some cool insights all by themselves) to discuss how to live a wiser, healthier life.

Well written, coming from his heart, this is a good read for all humans--not just business people.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Free Marketing

  • 101 Low and No-Cost Ways to Grow Your Business, Online and Off
  • By: Jim Cockrum
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 374

You used to need a big ad budget to get your message across. Not anymore! Thanks primarily to the Internet, a world of free and inexpensive tactics exists for spreading the word about your business. Free Marketing delivers more than one hundred marketing ideas to help small business owners and marketers generate new revenue—with little or no marketing budget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! This book is Packed!

  • By DanzTheManz on 03-15-12

Tons of practical ideas

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

Reviewed: 04-17-15

This book is written by a real practitioner, someone who actually did it. It offers lots and lots of ideas. If you're interested in learning how to do more marketing online this is a very helpful read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of the Start 2.0

  • The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
  • By: Guy Kawasaki
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur, or a not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on such topics as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding. In fact there are so many books, articles, and websites that many startups get bogged down to the point of paralysis, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they discover their mistakes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like a collection of about.com articles

  • By Lee on 06-15-15

Real deal from 1 of the fathers of Silicon Valley

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Guy tells it like it is to founders of any organization. With humor, blunt honesty, and example after example, he covers the practical business of starting. From font size in a pitch presentation to tips for a launch event to company culture to sales--he gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Great read.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Leadership Code

  • Five Rules to Lead
  • By: Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnesvetd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Crack the leadership code - and take your leadership to the next level. What makes a great leader? It's a question that has been tackled by thousands. In fact, there are literally tens of thousands of leadership studies, theories, frameworks, models, and recommended best practices. But where are the clear, simple answers we need for our daily work lives? Are there any?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great codes. this will influence my career growth.

  • By Anthony E. on 02-05-17

Grounded survey of leadership

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

Reviewed: 03-28-15

These guys are among the best researchers and consultants on leadership, so it's no surprise that their book is well grounded in real practice and a strong survey of all the facets of leadership. It's brief, mostly casting vision for what leadership should be and offering only a little on how to get there. Worth reading for any leader.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Million Dollar Outlines

  • By: David Farland
  • Narrated by: Gary Johnston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

In this audiobook, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good nuggets amidst the dross

  • By Heatherh on 04-13-15

Masterful advice

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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: 03-27-15

He is a true master of his craft, having created meaningful and lucrative stories in multiple industries. And he is a master teacher, having taught some of the most successful writers of our time. This book fulfilled all those credentials promised--a great book on writing stories.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Epic Content Marketing

  • How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less
  • By: Joe Pulizzi
  • Narrated by: Joe Pulizzi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

How do you cut through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is right now cluttering up your customers' digital space? Epic Content Marketing. One of the world's leading experts on content marketing, Joe Pulizzi explains how to draw prospects and customers in by creating information and content they actually want to engage with. No longer can we interrupt our customers with mediocre content (and sales messages) our customers don't care about. Epic Content Marketing takes you step by step through the process of developing stories that inform and entertain and compel customers to act - without actually telling them to.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Should Have Started With This One...

  • By Chris Derochie on 07-30-14

Why and how to grow your org by helping others

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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: 03-25-15

This book casts a compelling vision for the future of how to grow your business. Providing content that actually helps your target audience is both noble and profitable. This is the story of those who are already doing it (which includes both a fiberglass pool company and Coca-Cola International). And it's how to do it. Best book on the topic I've read.

So, so worth reading for any leader of any kind of organization.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Growth Hacker Marketing

  • A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

Best-selling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you're responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tells you what to do but not how to do it

  • By adabele zhong on 03-18-15

Great introduction

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

One of the best things about this book is that it's brief. And that's probably the worst thing about it, too. It does a great job introducing you to a radical upheaval in marketing--new and testable ways to grow any organization of any kind. And then it stops. Enough to get you hungry but not enough to fill your belly. Glad I read it. I get what it is and why. Now I'm going to read the other books he recommends at the end to find out how.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful