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  • Startup Opportunities

  • Know When to Quit Your Day Job
  • By: Sean Wise, Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: Sean Wise
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

This year, more than five million entrepreneurs will launch new ventures. Many of them believe they have the Next Big Thing. But very few startups live to see five years, and even fewer make it to 10. Even fewer still go on to become global success stories. This audiobook is a practical guide to evaluating your business idea and a must-listen for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Info - Monotone Performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-23-16

Loved it.

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Reviewed: 10-14-16

This book is inspiring and full of knowledge on starting a business. It also covers in great detail all it takes to do it. I especially likes when it gives the prospective quotes from founders and investors.

  • 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 3,950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,423

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

Good Read.. .

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Reviewed: 10-05-16

I discovered a lot of existing technology I can use from this book along with some exciting new things to explore.

  • How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products

  • A Step-by-Step Guide for Validating Your Ideas and Bringing Them to Life!
  • By: Poornima Vijayashanker
  • Narrated by: Poornima Vijayashanker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Poornima Vijayashanker has founded three startups and personally guided 100+ people who have launched products that make six and seven figures per year. Everyone started with varying levels of technical and business know-how - or none at all - but everyone was passionate about an idea. Now, Poornima travels around the country teaching people how to bring their ideas to life. With the right road map in front of you, you can launch a winning software product, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, can't listen to it "on the go" though

  • By Peter Miller on 07-31-17

Great book for preparing a product

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Reviewed: 09-06-16

The book is a great book when preparing a software product . It lays the road map out very well.

  • The Membership Economy

  • Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue
  • By: Robbie Kellman Baxter
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

If you've ever used ZipCar, Amazon Prime, Spotify, NetFlix, Groupon, Weight Watchers, SurveyMonkey, United Mileage Plus, Pinterest, or Twitter, you are part of The Membership Economy, an increasingly popular model that author Robbie Kellman Baxter sees as the inevitable result of technological advancements, social trends, and a generation in transition. The Membership Economy argues that we are now moving away from ownership, but we still want the benefits that come with access.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relevant, but without an "a-ha" moment

  • By Nagy Barnabás on 05-13-16

Good Insight to the Membership Economy

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Reviewed: 08-26-16

This audio book is great place to start if you are planning to start or amend your business with the Membership model in mind. The book does get a little slow towards the end but finishes strong with a nice "how to" section.

  • The Automatic Customer

  • Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry
  • By: John Warrillow
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

The lifeblood of your business is repeat customers. But customers can be fickle, markets shift, and competitors are ruthless. So how do you ensure a steady flow of repeat business? The secret--no matter what industry you're in--is finding and keeping automatic customers. These days virtually anything you need can be purchased through a subscription, with more convenience than ever before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad reader

  • By J. Rodriguez on 02-25-16

Great insight to the subscription business.

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Reviewed: 08-25-16

I got lots of great ideas and learned a great deal on how to manage different subscription businesses.

  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,667

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14

Very well done keeping the reader engaged.

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Reviewed: 03-08-16

For lecture notes this book was a great read. I knew it would be informative being based on a Stanford University lecture, but what I liked wad it kept me engaged. I didn't find myself day dreaming like I do with some audio books.