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  • Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking

  • What You Really Need to Know to Build High-Performing Digital Product Teams
  • By: Jeff Gothelf
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 199

As companies evolve to adopt, integrate, and leverage software as the defining element of their success in the 21st century, a rash of processes and methodologies are vying for their product teams' attention. In the worst of cases, each discipline on these teams - product management, design, and software engineering - learn a different model.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this audiobook. Buy the eBook.

  • By Taz on 05-26-17

good overview but fails to distinguish

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I liked the quick overview and I think the author is knowledgeable in the concepts. I was hoping for a more deeper explanation on the topics. I have read many books on each topic too quickly so all the concepts have merged into one single perspective. I needed to understand how to distinguish one from another and this book was not the one for that. he does a good job of explaining how they work together though. his 10 step process is not a revelation but decent start point.

bottom line: if you want a real quick overview this is worth it.

  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,093

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be required reading

  • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-18

learnt how we got where we are as one species. many many insights into the past as well as the direction humanity is going in. loved it

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,782
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,069

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

story of human kind

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

this is an essential read as:
1. it shows the most logical explanation of current state of the humanity
2. it tries to explain how we got here
3. it offers a basis for real discussions to happen without too much confusion for to closed mindsets
4. it dispels most important biases that humanity faces without even realizing it.
5. it concludes with a path to understanding the world within by introspection.

a must read for every sapien

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,724

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I thought

  • By Christopher on 11-03-15

loved it. great insight into IT operations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

great insight into IT operations and provides good background on why devops is so essential in the SDLC now.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,894
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,026

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

helped me see what really was going on

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

I don't like books that preach and advise in general. but this is amazingly true.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,281

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

very helpful insights into decision making

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

very very insighful and highly recommended for anyone trying to understand why we are the way we Are when it comes to decision making.

  • Cryptoassets

  • The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
  • By: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
  • Narrated by: Dave Clark
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Key to the a Future

  • By Fred R. on 12-30-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-23-17

This is all you need to understand this history and the current crypto asset trends. highly recommend

2 of 3 people found this review helpful