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  • The Startup Way

  • How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Entrepreneur and best-selling author of The Lean Startup Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses ranging from established companies to early stage startups to grow revenues, drive innovation, and emerge as truly modern organizations poised to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the 21st century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In need of a second edition

  • By Ehud Shavit on 12-28-17

Lean startup in context of corporates

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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: 01-16-18

I very much liked the fresh context of applying lean startup doing (established organizations). The storyline is sharp, to the point and easy to understand.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,921

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing book

  • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

Must read for every sapiens!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-17

Awesome - it helps you understand yourself and the world around you. Must read for every sapiens!

  • Let My People Go Surfing

  • The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
  • By: Yvon Chouinard, Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove, Yvon Chouinard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard - legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. - shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From the Heart

  • By Colin on 10-03-16

Wow, so actionable!

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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: 05-31-17

Great book, eye opening knowledge, very actionable suggestions! A must read for every human being!

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,317

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Makes sense!

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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: 02-26-17

Enjoyed it a lot, very relatable, full of stories, nice quotes.. I'm sure it'll make me more successful, positive and happier in general.

  • TED Talks

  • The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson, Tom Rielly, Kelly Stoetzel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915

Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience's worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the VERY Best!

  • By C. Freeman on 05-08-16

Concise, to the point

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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: 06-22-16

I've read quite a few books about presenting and public speaking and this is one of the best

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • The Storyteller's Secret

  • From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing New for Seasoned Business People

  • By j bulldog on 11-28-17

Too long, Talk Like TED captures it all

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-16

Too many stories, too many chapters.. It was difficult to pay attention especially because I've read his precious book, TalkLike TED

1 of 2 people found this review helpful