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  • The Culture Code

  • The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179

In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations - including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and the US Navy's SEAL Team Six - and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anyone in a leadership position should read this

  • By Kimberly on 03-04-18

Successful teams

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Successful teams are made up of individuals acting towards the common good, not the individuals goals.

Great collection of stories from a broad spectrum showing a common approach to success.

  • Measure What Matters

  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

Refreshing response to reviews

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Changing how we separate the corporate ebbs and whims from personal contribution. Employee management for the modern age.

  • Canada

  • By: Mike Myers
  • Narrated by: Mike Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But, as he says, "No description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian". He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book by my favorite comedian

  • By Spencer cox on 09-21-17

Another good book ruined by the authors last chapter

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A great book about current Canadian culture and how recent politics (last 75 years) have defined the cultural changes. Great book and like many others I’ve read over the past 4-8 years are ruined by the authors political diatribe at the end. It was really good, up until that point.

  • The Wrong Unit

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

I don't know what the humans are so cranky about. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over 1,000 calories per day, and they're allowed to mate. Plus, they have me: an Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Futuristic journey without a single misstep

  • By Julie W. Capell on 10-03-16

Great fun story

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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: 05-17-18

A short story about a robot and his boy. Fun straight forward tale in a post modern setting.

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  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,983

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Excellence is not enough.

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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: 02-24-18

The US Navy Seals are indisputably an organization built on excellence. This discussion by its members introduces the concept that more than excellence in execution and training is not enough. Understanding, commitment, and ownership all build a team which performs better than one built on just training, discipline, and efficiency.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,650
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26,598

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Epic tale

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

Brandon Sanderson is producing yet another Epic as part of his cosimere universe. This portion of the stormlight series starts to pull the world of Rochar into the group of worlds his universe is based in. This is not the end of the story.

  • Beyond Good and Evil

  • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, first published in 1886, presents a scathing critique of traditional morality and attacks previous philosophers for their blind acceptance of Christian ideals of virtue. As an alternative to what he viewed as the illogical and irrelevant philosophy of the nineteenth century, Nietzsche argues for the importance of imagination, self-assertion, danger, and originality for genuine philosophy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steven Crossley Nails It!

  • By Philip on 12-04-13

Hmm interesting listen from legacy thinkers

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

There are times when listening to the "great thinkers" of bye gone times is difficult. Not sentence structure but the thought of what came after.

  • Originals

  • How Non-Conformists Move the World
  • By: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg - foreword
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Susan Denaker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,704

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation's most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals, he again addresses the challenge of improving the world but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long winded

  • By Humberto on 03-11-16

How to influence change.

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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: 09-29-17

A very good read for business, social, or personal development. A group of vignettes wrapped in helpful guidance tying together great leaders.

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  • The Outward Mindset

  • Seeing Beyond Ourselves
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

The Outward Mindset teaches listeners how to shift more fully to an outward mindset and how to help others, even whole organizations, to make that shift - a shift that sparks innovation, increases accountability, and transforms collaboration, engagement, and fulfillment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Fred on 06-30-16

Respect as a business strategy.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I attended a seminar by one of the principals of this group, and now read three of their books. The supposition that respect is a significant strategic direction allows multiple companies and people to succeed.

  • Where the Hell is Tesla?

  • A Novel
  • By: Rob Dircks
  • Narrated by: Rob Dircks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,537

I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had A Blast Listening To This One!

  • By Cheri on 08-11-16

Great fun tale

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Ever seen galaxy quest? No this is not the same storyline but is just as fun. This is hopefully not the only story by the author like it. Fun cereal Syfy fun. Thank you for sharing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful