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  • The Checklist Manifesto

  • How to Get Things Right
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336

We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Tad Davis on 01-11-10

tremendous power of checklists

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

great book very thorough overview of the value of checklist. I hope I can maintain usage of these things it can improve your life in so many ways.

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,739
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,730

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

well done

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Reviewed: 06-20-18

nice book with insight into the ups and downs of building a sports Juggernaut. Phil Knight introduces himself to much of the world.

  • Drug Dealer, MD

  • How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop
  • By: Anna Lembke MD
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose. But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it's built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long overdue

  • By Hungurr on 05-06-18

long overdue

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Reviewed: 05-06-18

excellent book. one highlight is that patient satisfaction score system is a joke . physicians are slowly waking up to the fact that their main function in recent decades is to keep the chains moving and not to care for patients. sad state of affairs. the truth of the matter is patients don't want good quality care because that involves the patients doing a lot of work on themselves and changing lifestyle habits. a 30 min or even one hour talk with a doctor every few months is not going to do that. so the pills and procedures keep coming that's what the public wants really no matter how much they protest. the easy way.

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  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,877

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

very thorough

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Reviewed: 04-30-18

excellent run-through of the Amazon and Bezos Story the author even bridge the gap between Bezos and his biological father quite a story there

  • Traction

  • How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
  • By: Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Weinberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Most startups don't fail because they can't build a product. Most startups fail because they can't get traction. Startup advice tends to be a lot of platitudes repackaged with new buzzwords, but Traction is something else entirely. As Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares learned from their own experiences, building a successful company is hard. For every startup that grows to the point where it can go public or be profitably acquired, hundreds of others sputter and die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review from a marketing pro

  • By SV on 06-18-16

great review

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Reviewed: 10-08-17

very practical insightful review of things you can do to get exposure for your business.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,328
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,259

Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

  • By Kevin on 03-04-05

RC strikes again

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Reviewed: 09-11-17

if it's Ron chernow it's a must read. brings to life arguably the most influential of the founding fathers who ironically wasn't born on American soil and overcame a tragic childhood through his intellectual gifts and workaholic nature.

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  • Salt Sugar Fat

  • How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • By: Michael Moss
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,170

Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is all too real, and YOU are the victim.

  • By Michael on 03-03-13

very insightful

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Reviewed: 09-11-17

thoroughly researched, awesome and frightening insights on the processed food industry and our complicit government. really drives home the point that you have to look out for yourself.

  • Buffett Beyond Value

  • Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing
  • By: Prem C. Jain
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In this engaging new audiobook, author Prem Jain extracts Warren Buffett's wisdom from his writings, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to shareholders and partners in his partnership firms. Jain uncovers the key elements of Buffett's approach that every investor should be aware of. With Buffett Beyond Value, you'll learn that, contrary to popular belief, Warren Buffett is not a pure value investor, but a unique thinker who combines the principles of both value and growth investing strategies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perhaps best book on Buffett style Value Investing

  • By Master Yoda on 06-16-13

good book

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Reviewed: 08-16-17

the author gives some points and uses a thought process not found in other books

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  • Washington

  • A Life
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,893

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

Juggernaut bio

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

Ron chernow has become my favorite author. you almost feel as if you met Washington after listening, and the book is not hero worship as the general's flaws are laid bare.

  • The Psychopath Whisperer

  • The Science of Those Without Conscience
  • By: Kent A. Kiehl
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies - from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment - how they were raised - or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An autobiography with splatter of neuropsychology.

  • By DORIS H. on 08-16-14

eye opening research

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Reviewed: 07-24-17

the dedication of the author is admirable. he is a credit to our society. research should not be pushed to the side.