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  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,046
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,033

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Theory and Practice merged

  • By Peter on 11-23-15

apparently i took part in this story in a parralel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-17

apparently i took part in this story as bill in a parralel universe. oh well

  • The Inevitable

  • Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
  • By: Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265

Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Predicting is hard, especially about the future

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Interesting way of viewing some aspects

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Any additional comments?

It was an enjoyable read. Although I read quite a lot and know the much of what was covered, his way of viewing some aspects was enlightening and refreshing.

  • The War of Art

  • Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,721

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have for anyone creative (or not)

  • By kimberly on 02-01-12

Must read for frustration perspective

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

Reviewed: 12-23-16

Where does The War of Art rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well, the core idea is its hard and the later chapters are not that strong. But the idea is put forward in such a compelling way that as an artist it really helps to put things in perspective.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201,320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187,593

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

blast from the past

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-15

highly enjoyable. Transported me back to my adventures in those times. highly recommended for all us geeks.

  • The Future

  • Six Drivers of Global Change
  • By: Al Gore
  • Narrated by: Al Gore
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends. In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read to understand this crazy world

  • By Celso Relvas on 02-25-17

Who said a book should be easy? Demanding but Amaz

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

Reviewed: 07-05-13

If you could sum up The Future in three words, what would they be?

Taxing, Comprehensive, Must.

What other book might you compare The Future to and why?

Singularity (Ray), Abundance (Dimantis)

Any additional comments?

At times overwhelming, at times taxing. The reading of Al Gore is somewhat tiring at times but the message is always detailed, sharp and crucially important.

The reader is required to be smart and work through it but the payoff is amazing.

I was reading this after Singularity (Ray), Abundance (Dimantis) thinking it would be more or less a reiteration but I was amazed at the breath and depth of Al Gore knowledge.

The amounts of new information I was not aware of spanned and interwined between politics, genomics, global warming, world issues, robotics and a plethora of issues all backed up with ample of research details.

A must. As said taxing but book for the wise.

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  • Unfair Advantage

  • The Power of Financial Education
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

Why do the rich get richer even in a financial crisis? In his new book, the best-selling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad confirms his message and challenges listeners to change their context and act in a new way. Robert Kiyosaki here takes a new and hard-hitting look at the factors that impact people from all walks of life as they struggle to cope with change and challenges that impact their financial world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetition

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-15

Another recap but a needed one

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

Reviewed: 01-01-13

Any additional comments?

Robert recap of a lot of his books but a good one since it adds a lot of depth and breadth. However it is good also as an introduction to his view that can be expanded later with the other books. There is a lot of repetition even inside the book itself however, I don't mind it since I believe that it hones the ideas in.

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  • The Success Principles

  • How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Narrated by: Jack Canfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. This audio spells out the timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions, even if you're currently unemployed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lynn on 03-23-07

The Success Principles

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-09

Being a long time self improvemnet reader it is hard for me to find a book that will maintain my level of interest. However this one does pack up and orderes a lot of all the principales that are spread accross the genere and does that in a refreshing unassuming interesting and fluent style. Thus it is a recomended reading for novice and experienced alike.