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  • Selling Luxury

  • By: Robin Lent, Genevieve Tour
  • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

What does it take to sell high-end luxury creations to the richest clients in the world? In Selling Luxury, Robin Lent and Genevieve Tour, with 30 years of combined experience, share their savoir-faire. You'll also pick up tips from multi-million dollar luxury sales professionals who will help you understand the complexities of the universe of luxury. Selling Luxury will show you how a salesperson can acquire Sales Ambassador status by offering the impeccable service.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent theory for beginners...not much else.

  • By MouthpieceMedia on 11-17-15

Decent theory for beginners...not much else.

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

Reviewed: 11-17-15

This plays out like an etiquette book from the 50s. There's not much beyond obvious good sense and service. I'm halfway through another book on the same topic, and it delves much deeper into affluent mindsets, expectations, where to find such people and how to appeal to their high expectations/push past their distrust of salespeople.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Kitchen Confidential

  • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,010

Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kitchen Confidential

  • By Holly on 02-20-03

Illuminating, Educational, and Highly Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-30-15

Really fantastic. This book started AB's literary and TV career, and it didn't disappoint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: David J. Schwartz Ph.D.
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and - most important of all - find greater happiness and peace of mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple Learning

  • By Mario on 12-29-04

Good ideas, a little dated

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

Pretty good themes and "believe in yourself" themes. But, if you are no stranger to the self-help world, you've heard all of this before. That said, the first 30 minutes are a great reminder to dream big and not underestimate yourself.

  • Exponential Organizations

  • New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)
  • By: Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Michael S. Malone, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company - the Exponential Organization - that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a revelation

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-24-16

Good info, but long and drawn out, awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-11-15

There's a lot of good info, but narrator sounds like a GPS robot after having a stroke. He actually had a pleasant voice, but his he's constantly pausing in awkward, unnecessary places. Distracting to the point that I stopped listening.

As far as content, there are some great examples and salient points, but Bold by Peter Diamandis is a better xo primer.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Smartcuts

  • How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
  • By: Shane Snow
  • Narrated by: Shane Snow, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: rethinking convention and breaking "rules" that aren't rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smartcuts Delivers The Goods!

  • By TRENDS on 09-22-14

Well Crafted. A little slow.

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

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Stick with this through the tangents. He did an exceptional job of building concepts on top of each other. Similar content to Bold by Peter Diamandis, which I got a little more out of.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edward Hermann's masterful performance.

  • By Shawn Levasseur on 07-17-08

Amazing and Complex

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Gripping, eye opening story with a top tier narrator. Stick through the first dry hour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Go-Giver

  • A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
  • By: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It will win you over!

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-26-08

Draws You In

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

Really terrific. Not so much a granular how to book, but good guideposts for life.

  • Bold

  • How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World
  • By: Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kotler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665

Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By SiuMoi on 02-20-15

Bold Content, Soft Read.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

Awesome, progressive stuff that could change the world. Needs stronger narrator to do it justice.

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,425

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

Long and lumbering, but some excellent wisdom.

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

I found this to be a great primer and almost an encyclopedia, both in scope and delivery, of the modern business person. There is an incredible wealth of practical and theoretical info. I don't know that this could be substituted or anything close for an MBA, as the concepts are more aligned with modern solopreneurs who are building medium sized businesses online and in person, as opposed to large corporate and Enterprise entities. That said, there is some good information about how any size business works, from supply chain to understanding how to improve and optimize. I definitely recommend the book, just be prepared for a long and, at times, dull read / listen.