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  • The Road Less Stupid

  • By: Keith J. Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Keith J. Cunningham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Years ago, after suffering a humiliatingly large dumb tax, it dawned on me that I have a seemingly unlimited ability to hit unforced errors and sabotage my business and financial success. I suspect you do, too. It turns out that the key to getting rich (and staying that way) is to avoid doing stupid things. I don't need to do more smart things. I just need to make fewer dumb mistakes. The vast majority of our dumb tax is a direct result of emotional, overly optimistic, and poorly thought out decisions. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By Paul on 08-04-18

Increadibly powerful business book

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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: 01-14-19

After listening to many books on business, this is one if the best. Keith is pushing the idea of thinking, its clear the more thinking needs to be done. His idea of ‘thinking time’ is extremely valuable to avoid the dreaded ‘dumb tax.’ You will learn a lot from this book!

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights on improving decision making

  • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18

A method of thinging clearer

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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: 01-08-19

Probably one of the best books on decision making. She explored ways on getting bias out on decisions and being less critical of the outcome. There is uncertainty in all decisions, so why not keep that in mind even after you know the result. Great listen!

  • How to Lead When You're Not in Charge

  • Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority
  • By: Clay Scroggins
  • Narrated by: Clay Scroggins, Gabe Wicks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,030
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,816
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,797

Every leader, young or old, resonates with the dead-end feeling of not being in charge. Too often the lack of authority paralyzes leaders, leaving them believing they must wait to be in charge until they can lead. One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead. Great leaders don't buy it. Great leaders lead with or without the authority to lead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't what I expected, but pleasantly surprised.

  • By Wade on 11-04-18

Could not get through this...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

The pain of listening to this sermon was just too much. I think there is some value here, but I could not tolerate constant grind of Bible quotes.

  • The Blue Zones Solution

  • Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones" - those places with the world's longest-lived and thus healthiest people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Info, Well Presented

  • By Soozzone on 06-29-15

Nice and actionable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Unlike following a diet, thep plans specified in this book ate gradual and actionable. Just adding beans to yous diet can do wonders for longevity! Awesome listen! #DietSolution #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Writing Creative Nonfiction

  • By: Tilar J J. Mazzeo, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Tilar J J. Mazzeo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 419

Bringing together the imaginative strategies of fiction storytelling and new ways of narrating true, real-life events, creative nonfiction is the fastest-growing part of the creative writing world. It's a cutting-edge genre that's reshaping how we write (and read) everything from biographies and memoirs to blogs and public speaking scripts to personal essays and magazine articles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction! Nonfiction! You Name It!

  • By Gillian on 05-05-15

Great! even for beginning fiction writers!

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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: 03-24-18

I've purchased many books about writing from Audible, This has to be the best I've encountered. The format of the course is comprehensive. Her exercises are powerful learning tools. Her advice takes most people years to find out. She is the first person to clearly explain the process of compelling writing. She uses both fiction and nonfiction examples. Very well done lectures. Don't be afraid to repeat the lectures, because the content is very dense and valuable!

  • Learning to Avoid Unintended Consequences

  • By: Leonard Renier
  • Narrated by: Stanton Davis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

If something you thought to be true wasn't true, when would you want to know about it? In your financial world, that defining moment occurs by understanding the efficiency of money. Learning to avoid the unintended consequences of transferring your wealth to others unknowingly and unnecessarily, should be everyone's goal. This audiobook will show you how to recognize and overcome these transfers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MONEY MANAGEMENT WISDOM 1.0

  • By DS on 12-22-12

A really bad idea!

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

This guy pushes the idea of carrying debt forever, in order to save money! This is an incredibly bad idea, especially in an environment where job retention is questionable! His logic is based on the tax deduction for mortgage interest. He doesn't mention that you are paying $10 for every $3 you get back in taxes. He is right that you are paying taxes on less money, but at what cost? Interest! Also, How many people actually save the difference between a 15-year and a 30-year mortgage payment? People usually get 30-year mortgages because the 15-year loan is too expensive! One saving thing in the book is about using whole-life insurance as a family asset protection tool, its far better than any term-life policies, otherwise the book is really a bad idea to follow.

Mindset
    The New Psychology of Success
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    11,339 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,369

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Best of genre

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This is a class act - I was able to see deficiencies in myself and many others after listening to this. There shout be a Mindset course for this. Get you learning mindset on! #Inspiring #SelfDevelopment #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Unscripted

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,338

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though.

  • By Mary C. Dunford on 07-31-17

One of the best books on entrepreneurship!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-17

After experiencing his prior book, "Millionaire Fastlane" I couldn't wait for the UnScripted audiobook to be released. I enjoyed his book immensely. Its more of a "take action" book in the sense that you need to be responsible for everything you do, whether its right or wrong. Get out of the scripted mindset and go start something that helps others, you will benefit! #EscapeTheOffoce #SelfDevelopment #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Escape from Cubicle Nation

  • From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
  • By: Pamela Slim
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Millions of people hate their jobs, or have recently lost one, and would love to start a small business. Yet very few actually try, because the process feels as scary as jumping off a cliff. No matter how boring or stressful a job might be, it's hard to give up a salary and benefits. But for some, it can be the smartest, happiest decision of a lifetime.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Well below expectation!

  • By nicholas on 10-09-13

Awesome! better than many internet courses

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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: 12-09-17

After wasting lots of money on internet courses to help in entrepreneurship, This book crushes many of them. Pam does not water it down, she gets into the nuts and bolts. Fears, testing, planning, figuring out target markets, financial considerations, etc. I totally recommended for anyone who want to see if entrepreneurship is good for them. She references lots of valuable resources to get more detail on getting started. #EscapeTheOffice #Inspiring #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,818

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Probably the best business book to date

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

The concept of the "Idea Meritocracy" would improve everything bad about today's companies. If only 10% of his rules are implemented, it may fix mant of the problems today's companies face. Highly recommended listen!!! #GoodBuisinessBook #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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