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  • It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

  • By: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times best-seller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good to listen. Hard to implement.

  • By aayushvarora on 10-07-18

I love the idea BUT

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

I am reading this book in parallel with Kai Fu Lee's AI superpowers. If you work in software and in silicon valley, this book will soothe you and reaffirm that what you and your kombucha drinking coworkers are doing is right. Pick up AI super powers and you will not sleep. The entrepreneurs from asia are all about hustle and speed. Build your moats and make sure you are ready. The attitude and approach to work in this current title are not scalable and not achievable in large enterprises. It may be possible if you buy basecamp!! Good luck to everyone who loved this book. I wish you very well in your short and soon to be defunct careers.

  • Side Hustle

  • From Idea to Income in 27 Days
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737

For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it's terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves. But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just $100 Startup" distilled - At Double speed.

  • By Daniel L on 09-25-17

Nothing new

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

Average read. The content is not very engaging. The framework is very intuitive. I will not recommend this.

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  • The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
  • By: Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, Bill Gates - foreword
  • Narrated by: Shridhar Solanki, Satya Nadella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

Microsoft's CEO tells the inside story of the company's continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies and a distinct call to action for leaders everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read for those into tech

  • By zanwar on 10-14-17

Inspiring leader

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

Sathya’s journey to the top post at Microsoft is told very well. His love for cricket and technology resonated well. Great storytelling. A leader with such empathy is refreshing. I am a believer Sathya !

  • Automate This

  • How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World
  • By: Christopher Steiner
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211

It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wide-ranging, non-technical

  • By Philo on 09-20-12

WARNING: Algorithms will put you out of your job.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

Where does Automate This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10. Great book and great stories especially about the history of algorithms on wall street.

What other book might you compare Automate This to and why?

Flash boys deals with similar content in regard to explaining HFT strategies but explained in a different context

What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dramatization

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

Algorithms are changing the world believe it or not. They are all around us and this book highlights the need for all of us to wake up and take notice of these bots that are changing our world for the better.

  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,149

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

Would you listen to David and Goliath again? Why?

Maybe not

What was one of the most memorable moments of David and Goliath?

The stories of people with learning disabilities and how they overcame those difficulties to rise to the top of their chosen careers.

Which scene was your favorite?

The bombing of London was very interesting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Jay Freirich's story was very moving.

Any additional comments?

I sometimes wonder if the author thought about the concept first and then found a story to validate his line of thinking. Shouldn't it be the other way around ? i.e., Looking at stories and finding patterns. The stories are great but I cant help wondering.

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,836

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T Spencer on 07-14-15

A tale of a whistleblower turned change agent

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Flash Boys to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flash Boys?

The background stories of the IEX group members is very well written. It effectively captured their backgrounds and life stories that influenced their decision to be the change agents.

Which character – as performed by Dylan Baker – was your favorite?

Brad Katsuyama ofcourse.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes.

Any additional comments?

A great eye opener about wall street and how the big banks collude to rob the little guy. I never understood the atrocities perpetuated by wall street because I never understood how or what they were doing. Michael Lewis explains the atrocities in simple terms and helps the reader understand the motives behind these actions.

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  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better The Second Time

  • By Jeremy on 09-05-09

Effective tips and tools for communication

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

Reviewed: 08-26-14

What made the experience of listening to Made to Stick the most enjoyable?

The narration was good.

What other book might you compare Made to Stick to and why?

Nothing comes to mind. The content was unique. Other books on telling effective stories could be competition for this audio book.

What does Charles Kahlenberg bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the dramatization of the stories.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I needed to digest the content. I kept referring to my print copy to understand and internalize some of the frameworks of interest.

Any additional comments?

Good book on effective communication.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,518

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Great book

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

Reviewed: 01-08-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I would. A good book from John Grisham after many years

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Rex.

Have you listened to any of Michael Beck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Michael Beck is good

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

Sycamore row was a bad title choice

Any additional comments?

Predictable storyline was what held me back from 5 stars. The climax was good but I am sure I am not the only one who guessed the ending. It was very predictable.