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Andrew Crook

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  • Turn the Ship Around!

  • A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
  • By: L. David Marquet
  • Narrated by: L. David Marquet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,691

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait to put this to work-track needs editing

  • By Bret on 07-26-13

great story and easy lessons

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

i really enjoyed this simple yet effective story. i find the most impactful books are the easiest to read.

  • The Sociopath Next Door

  • By: Martha Stout
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,946

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout reveals that a shocking 4 percent of ordinary people, one in 25, has an often undetected mental disorder, the chief symptom of which is that that person possesses no conscience. He or she has no ability whatsoever to feel shame, guilt, or remorse. One in 25 everyday Americans, therefore, is secretly a sociopath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Robert on 08-28-11

an uplifting tale

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Reviewed: 11-20-18

good story and deep dive into the darkness of the human psyche. I found it helpful to understand the sickeness.

  • Sales Management. Simplified

  • The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your Sales Team
  • By: Mike Weinberg
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer - and it's one that may surprise you. Typically the issue lies not with the sales team - but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Results over Activity? Results win

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-16

great read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

i enjoyed the rerurn to basics. as a sales manager itbwas a wakeup call. thx

  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone in a leadership position should read this

  • By Kimberly on 03-04-18

Excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

If you are building a team, this is a must read book! I was very impressed and learned a lot.

I'll be listening to this one again.

  • Financial Statements

  • Learning from Them and Making Them Work for You
  • By: Deaver Brown
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Make your financial statements work for you. This audiobook includes 11 sections, covering such topics as balance sheets, cash flow, and income statements.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • To short and focused on authors own needs

  • By Jan on 03-03-08

Quick and efficient overview of financials

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

From the perspective of an investor. This is a great overview that any CEO would want to have when considering how they want their reports to be received.

  • Board of Directors

  • Responsibilities, Opportunities, and 23 Questions to Ask the CEO
  • By: Deaver Brown
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

What makes for a successful board of directors, and how is it accomplished? In only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction, learn the answer to this question from the author of The Entrepreneur's Guide, who helped bring American Power Conversion public in 1988, a company that recently sold for $6.1 billion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ssokay

  • By Mark on 11-28-09

good review of boards

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

easy Listing, clear and concise instructions. great primer for someone with basic knowledge of the subject.

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,128

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Robert Greene

  • By Geoff on 04-14-13

The culmination of Robert's work

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

This book the the lessons learned in 48 laws and 33 strategies and applies them to the very real journey and struggles of a human being.

I believe that these series of books is far better for self development then the new age guru's that peddle theiir wears.

this book like the others tells a tale through historical story's of great people. through the journey you discover the true meaning of mastery and what it means to aspire to greatness.

like fire, this power can be used for good or evil. be warned, like adam eating the apple. What has been seen cannot be unseen. This book can be a guiding light or it can be the path to ruin. you ultimately have the power and responsibility.

good luck and happy reading!

  • Startup Boards

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors
  • By: Mahendra Ramsinghani, Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Let's face it, as founders and entrepreneurs, you have a lot on your plate - getting to your minimum viable product, developing customer interaction, hiring team members, and managing the accounts/books. Sooner or later, you have a board of directors, three to five (or even seven) Type A personalities who seek your attention and at times will tell you what to do. While you might be hesitant to form a board, establishing an objective outside group is essential for startups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great startup book

  • By LJC on 03-29-18

awesome starter guide for first time boards

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-17

not enough good books focus on this. to small a market I guess, but this is critical if you want to understand the agent/principle relationship.

  • Lincoln on Leadership for Today

  • Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues
  • By: Donald T. Phillips
  • Narrated by: Donald T. Phillips
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

The author of the classic best seller Lincoln on Leadership answers the question: How would President Lincoln handle the pressing crises of our modern world? Abraham Lincoln is recognized as one of history's finest leaders, a great president when the United States was under tremendous strain. But suppose he were alive today. How would Lincoln deal with today's high-pressure issues, from politics to business?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Leveraging Lincoln to drive a personal agenda

  • By J on 07-18-17

educational and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-17

As a Canadian, I did not learn much of Abe through formal education. though I've known him to be one of the great leaders of the past. As a leader in my own organization, I constantly seek out wisdom on the subject. This book was randomly discovered. as the reviews looked good and the subject matter was something I was curious about I bought it.

To my surprise the story was enthralling and the lessons poignant. I found myself idolizing the fallen leader and I can see why so many others do as well.

I was surprised how liberal the past leader of the Republican party was. I think there is lessons in this book for any leader looking to build a families first organization.

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  • The 33 Strategies of War

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social games of everyday life, informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene's trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu's The Art of War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Materials

  • By Chris on 09-07-13

great treaties on war

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Reviewed: 09-17-17

hard to put down, worth reading a few times. make sure you understand what you are getting into before opening Pandora's box.