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  • 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 27,978
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,165
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,159

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

brilliant and honest reveal from Phil

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

born in 1979 nike was already a big brand by the time I cared about sports. to hear first hand about how Phil Knight "lucked" his way and overcame so many challenges, whilst making so many mistakes, is absolutely refreshing. loved every minute of this

  • Let Your Mind Run

  • A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
  • By: Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Deena Kastor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 708

Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method - run as hard as possible, for fear of losing - fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking - shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient - could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By steve finkelstein on 05-19-18

amazing to see what it takes to be truly elite.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-18

labelled a prodigy at an early age, Deena is someone who lived up to the potential, albeit with more struggles than is outwardly visible in the media. shame she never got her gold medal, but she put USA distance running back on the map.

  • Once a Runner

  • By: John L. Parker Jr.
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding!

  • By Rick J. Mitchell on 03-28-10

great fiction

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-25-18

just makes me wish I went to an American college.
understand why this book is a must read for up and coming track and field athletes

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,832
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,757

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Christine on 12-01-18

the most uncommon, of uncommon mofos

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

having heard goggins on rich rolls podcast, and watched his YouTube videos,I was thrilled to see his book pop up. What's amazing is how deep he goes, shreds back the onion to his core.
the extra 40% and the accountability mirror are brilliant. he went from a kid that was on the border of getting sent to special ed, to this adult that scientifically dissects after action reports of his every day life (if you count trying to break a world record as every day life lol).
special human being. you don't find peace without first going to war mofo

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,158

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

beast of a book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

amazingly generous sharing by ray Dalio.
most impactful parts:
- psychometric testing
- strengths based approach
-machine down approach
-idea meritocracy
-believability weighting decision making
-baseball cards
- and more

can't wait for the principles app to come out

  • The Brave Athlete

  • Calm the F--k Down and Rise to the Occasion
  • By: Simon Marshall PhD, Lesley Paterson
  • Narrated by: Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 230

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don't have one brain - you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? You can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F-ing good book

  • By Soren G. Brockdorf on 05-24-18

great book to help you get out of your head

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

loved the detailed way the authors explained our the brains and how the conflict of these brains create our emotions/thoughts/internal conflict.
it is one of many books that I've read recently talking more about croc/chimp brain, with others more towards business (principles, pitch anything etc). definitely could relate to a few nuggets in this book, such as the tapering off blues.
working towards races being a chance to deliver a flawless process, using the 1%ers to elevate your performance, really hit home and is something we should all remind ourselves of. this mindfulness approach works in the office, relationships and for athletic endeavors.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,307

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

challenging, strength building

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

Jordan is the personal trainer of the mind. his early rules are brilliantly simple, his latter rules controversial but I see his pov, especially having witnessed within my family an what over nurturing, cotton wooling can do.
raise a child that is independent and doesn't annoy adults.
not sure Ellen would have him on her show, but he should be heard, for many ya families could do with his wisdom

  • Pitch Anything

  • An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • By: Oren Klaff
  • Narrated by: Oren Klaff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,495

When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million - and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas. According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art - it’s a simple science.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just a Teaser - No Real Content

  • By Rick on 11-03-15

goodbye ABC sales style

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

the typical win win negotiator/rapport building style of pitching is thrown out. instead controlling the direction of a pitch using frames is introduced. it just makes sense, especially when I think about times that frames were used against me.

  • Primal Endurance

  • Escape Chronic Cardio and Carbohydrate Dependency, and Become a Fat-Burning Beast!
  • By: Mark Sisson, Brad Kearns
  • Narrated by: Brad Kearns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing "chronic cardio" approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-16

cutting edge thinking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-18

for those that want to have a long endurance career, that doesn't burn them out in the process.
struck a chord regarding building your aerobic base, bringing together the best minds in to one text.
worth a read

  • The Ultra Mindset

  • By: Travis Macy, John Hanc
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

Travis Macy has summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into limestone caves in China, and raced through parched deserts in Utah. In 2013 he famously won the Leadman Series, a combination of nearly 300 miles of high-altitude trail running and mountain biking over the course of five epic endurance races. Macy achieved all of these victories without elite professional training or even exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Advice

  • By thomas on 05-04-15

great values to live by

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

it's the seven habits of highly successful athletes. Well created, and entertaining outlook on mental fortitude and the importance of such things as self talk