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  • Traction

  • A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
  • By: Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
  • Narrated by: Drew Cuthbertson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
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    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 304

Traction is a guide to getting customers, written for startup founders, marketers, and those interested in how today's startups grow and get traction. This book shows you how the founders of several of the biggest companies and organizations in the world like Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Paul English (Kayak.com) and Alex Pachikov (Evernote) have built and grown their startups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent book ruined by bad narrator

  • By Zach on 12-05-14

The Audible reading skips content from the book

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Reviewed: 09-15-18

It seems that the reader changes and skips large sections of the actual book. The book is poorly translated to audible which is a shame. It appears lazy on the publishers part and is a major disadvantage for the buyer of the book.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,034
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,896

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Life changing book

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Reviewed: 09-07-18

Teaches you techniques that will influence your daily life. If you want to be a better person and up your game, this is your book.

  • The Seventh Sense

  • Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
  • By: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Narrated by: Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 569

The digital age we live in is as transformative as the Industrial Revolution, and Joshua Cooper Ramo explains how to survive. If you find yourself longing for a disconnected world where information is not always at your fingertips, you may eventually be as useful as the carriage maker post-Henry Ford. It's practically impossible to know where the marriage of imagination and technology will take us (sorry, Betamax and Kodak), and the only certainty is that in the networked world we will only become more intertwined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculously Relevant

  • By Abhinav on 05-21-16

Life changing.

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Reviewed: 06-24-17

An amazing book! Will change my life. I already know it. But I also know how to build networks... I am part of the new caste the author mentions. And what a gift to have so many opportunities open to us. All of us. Execute.