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Brian P. Connors

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  • Disrupted

  • My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,683

For 25 years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession - until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't drink the Kool Aid

  • By Margaret on 07-03-16

The REAL story of Tech Companies

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Amazing story telling, i just wish the story wasn't true. Before u buy your next Tech stock, give a Tech company your email, or buy their product or service, you'd be wise to understand that most of these companies have only one formula...build a nice sounding story, to con the unknowing public out of a few dollars, which will then aggregate to make the VC's who funded them, even richer.

  • 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 29,602
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,600

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

So Sad That its Over

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Wow. Of all the business books I've read and heard, this may be #1. Compelling, moving, inspiring...oh what an amazing journey Mr. Knight has taken. You sir are the definition of entrepreneur, and you have no inspired a generation with this rich story of your life's work.

  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,806
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,806

What you are today is not important, for in this runaway best seller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to revisit and listen to

  • By Terry on 11-02-16

Wow, where has this book been??

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

One of the best business, sales, life, inspiration, motivation books I've ever listened to...and I've read/listened to hundreds. Wow.

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