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  • Joy, Inc.

  • How We Built a Workplace People Love
  • By: Richard Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and sustainable, profitable results. Sheridan also shows how to run smarter meetings and build cultural training into your hiring process. Joy, Inc. offers an inspirational blueprint for listeners in any field who want a committed, energizing atmosphere at work - leading to sustainable business results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Menlo.

  • By Stacey Colón on 03-25-16

Not everyone who visits gets it.

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

Reviewed: 01-27-17

I have witnessed a rather joyless recreation of these practices. This place is more of an oddity than the rule.

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,262

In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sociology for the masses.

  • By Dean on 10-28-10

Just not well researched

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-16

I found the evidence in this book to be selective. For instance, the fall of the crime rate in New York is actually linked to the legalized abortion (Freaknomics has a better description.) The author merges causation and correlation in numerous cases to facilitate evidence. Overall disappointing and somewhat shallow.

  • Why Diets Make Us Fat

  • The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
  • By: Sandra Aamodt
  • Narrated by: Sandra Aamodt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read on health ever

  • By Alison on 11-17-16

Good, but a little unfocused

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I think this is an important book, however it's trying to do too much. A lot of great information, not well organised. Also it's depressing as hell.

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  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,287

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

Case Study

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

Reviewed: 05-20-16

It meanders a bit in places. There are better team building books, but as a case study it's interesting.

  • Refresher on .NET and Software Design Fundamentals for C# Developers

  • By: Aleksey Sinyagin
  • Narrated by: Todd Gaddy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

New technologies, patterns, and frameworks are being developed every year so it's hard to stay up-to-date. This audiobook is intended to help to bridge that gap. The book does not provide secret recipes or uncover new patterns. The goal was to create a guide that provides a conventional overview of key .NET software development topics and helps formalize definitions of concepts such as the .NET Framework, Object-Oriented Programming, and design patterns.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview of Software Design Principles

  • By Faiyaz on 09-13-14

Not very useful.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-15

The information provided in this audiobook is not going to provide any "refreshing" on C#. It is rather a generic reading of a first year comp sci notes on topics such as link lists. It's just not useful and you can get better info off the web. Also the recording quality is poor. It sounds like someone read it through a mic on a computer. Lots of static and drop offs.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful