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  • Scale

  • Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back
  • By: Jeff Hoffman, David Finkel
  • Narrated by: David Finkel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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Business owners want growth but fear it will take over their lives. Surprisingly, the only way to truly grow your company is to reduce its reliance on you - to scale. Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel offer a blueprint to rapidly grow your business while also gaining more freedom. Based on their own experiences starting, scaling, and effectively exiting from multiple successful companies, they provide seven clear principles that will help you determine the best strategy for growth in your company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+

  • By William E. Threats on 09-23-18

An EMBA for Dollars not Thousands

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Reviewed: 04-05-17

Would you listen to Scale again? Why?

This is a great book with actionable, simple tools from two people who have learned the lessons the hard way and then put them into action to great success. It is well done and succinct. I'm going to suggest this to accelerators and incubators.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Scale?

The tool box.

Which character – as performed by David Finkel – was your favorite?

Jeff of course, but I relate more with him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

An Entrepreneur's Roadmap

  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society

  • The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
  • By: Jeremy Rifkin
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 364
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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    4 out of 5 stars 317

In this provocative new book, Rifkin argues that the coming together of the Communication Internet with the fledgling Energy Internet and Logistics Internet in a seamless twenty-first-century intelligent infrastructure—the Internet of Things—is boosting productivity to the point where the marginal cost of producing many goods and services is nearly zero, making them essentially free.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a convincing argument-just stories & ideology

  • By Pierre Parent on 07-26-17

interesting perspective

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Reviewed: 02-07-17

the material is mind expanding while there is much with which the reader can find fault.

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,778

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd kill for another book this good

  • By Eric Nicolas Morgan on 11-11-11

A Marathon

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Reviewed: 01-13-16

I learned a lot and found this well done. I would recommend this to others interested in man's evolution as an empathetic, humane being. It is very, very long. I could have read an abridge version and left this to PhD students.

  • The Field - Updated Edition

  • The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
  • By: Lynne McTaggart
  • Narrated by: Lynne McTaggart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

In this groundbreaking classic, investigative journalist Lynne McTaggart reveals a radical new paradigm - that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but a packet of pulsating power constantly interacting with this vast energy sea, and that consciousness may be central in shaping our world. The Field is a highly listenable scientific detective story presenting a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes yes yes!

  • By Helena on 03-04-15

Great book; more data than the layman needs.

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Reviewed: 04-12-15

Great book, but more data than this reader needed. I understand the importance of this for the credibility of the book, but maybe appendices would improve the readability.

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  • Built on Values

  • Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition
  • By: Ann Rhoades
  • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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Most leaders know that a winning, engaged culture is the key to attracting top talent and customers. Yet, it remains elusive how exactly to create this ideal workplace one where everyone from the front lines to the board room knows the company's values and feels comfortable and empowered to act on them. Based on Ann Rhoades years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest, and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures, Built on Values reveals exactly how leaders can create winning environments that allow their employees and their companies to thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent work

  • By Hughes Mileng on 11-23-16

Great Theory and Practice Advice

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Reviewed: 03-06-15

What did you like best about this story?

This is a book written by a practitioner. She knows theory and communicates it well, but most importantly, she gives tools and advice to help the reader think about implementation and change.