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PASADENA, CA, United States
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Mating in Captivity audiobook cover art

Slices of life

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This book is a litany of filler story after filler story of couples not having sex, with no solution offered whatsoever. Her reading is really bad, and her accent is distracting from the content.

Being You, Changing the World audiobook cover art

Annoying Gibberish Cultish Stuff

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

Reviewed: 02-21-14

Would you try another book from Dain Heer and/or Dain Heer?

No

Has Being You, Changing the World turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, this book requires blind belief that you can change the universe just like The Secret.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dain Heer’s performances?

The narrator keeps repeating some very annoying incantation every few pages that makes the whole thing almost impossible to listen to. I'm not sure if this is designed to program the reader or brainwash us, but I know it distracted me so much that very little of the information would sink in.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Being You, Changing the World?

I'd cut all the new age stuff out.

5 of 12 people found this review helpful

The E-Myth Revisited audiobook cover art

Some good ideas

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

Reviewed: 06-14-12

The helpful material in this book could be contained in just a few pages. The rest is annoying new age inspired filler material. Particularly a very fictional story about an bakery owner. Simplistic solutions such as finding to right color logo or business suit for your demographic abound, very business 1.0. such as believing in sales scripts and appointment setting. Today's consumer is much more savvy and can smell canned sales pitches a mile away and will run on the opposite direction.

The Mackay MBA of Selling in The Real World audiobook cover art

Empty rah-rah

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

Reviewed: 12-12-11

Nothing really new in this book except for endless motivational quotes and sport analogies. Quite boring when you've heard the quotes before and don't like sports. A good chuck of the material is about Lou Holtz for some reason. It's also confusing to follow, in fact it's not clear if this is supposed to be narrated in the first person or if this is a book about that Mackay guy by someone else.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Entreleadership audiobook cover art
  • Entreleadership
  • 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey

Seriously?

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

Reviewed: 11-17-11

Love Dave Ramsey, but this is way too basic information. I already know about setting goals, the use of the assumptive clause when selling etc... This book is mostly a re-hash of the abundant leadership/sales literature. The chapter on hiring is probably the best one of the lot.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

The Referral Engine audiobook cover art

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-17-11

Better than Einstein's bio. I really was into this book and it's very well written.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Making It All Work audiobook cover art
  • Making It All Work
  • Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen

Boring

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

Reviewed: 11-17-11

I love GTD, but this one really was very boring to me I just didn't get into it at all. I don't even think I finished it and I can't even remember one thing that stuck with me after reading it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Speak from the Heart audiobook cover art

Didn't learn anyhting new

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-11

This book has not much substance. The very first paragraph cites president George W Bush as a prime example of an excellent orator. Fool me once, shame on ??? shame on you. Fool me ??? you can't get fooled again: The "speak form the heart" part is probably 15 minutes of the book. The rest of the book is just cliche filler material about public speaking and running meetings which I already knew.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

How to Stay Motivated audiobook cover art

Same old

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-09

This is the same old Zig Ziglar, preaching about morality and God etc... Good if you are a Southern Baptist I suppose.

5 of 14 people found this review helpful

The Power of Positive Confrontation audiobook cover art

More than just confrontation advice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-09

I thought this book was excellent. It's narrated by the author and poorly edited, but that makes her seem more human and friendly. The confrontation advice is simple, yet that is a really good thing to be reminded of. Confronting people is a more simple process than we think. The book also has a ton of good advice on business etiquette and general business communication.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful