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Brandon A. Gibbs

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  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,936

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, mature but not original or essential

  • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13

Growing The Innovatot Inside

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Reviewed: 08-24-18

My views on disruption have entirely changed. Great study and program, yes for corporations, but also those aimed at scaling and expanding a market.

  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,344

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but could have made his point in 20 pages

  • By Louis Macareo on 10-19-17

Why 1st

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Reviewed: 07-13-18

Great message and delivery of concept. I highly recommend for entrepreneurs invested in meaningful ventures.

  • Mere Christianity

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,873
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,841

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide. This audiobook brings together C. S. Lewis' legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear Christianity

  • By Andrew on 07-17-17

Laid Back Easy to Listen Christianity

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Reviewed: 05-26-18

I appreciate this book. It isnt complex, but goes over many topics. I recommend to all looking to know more on Christianity.

  • The Art of Critical Decision Making

  • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very rewarding, fulfilling its promise

  • By Philo on 09-15-13

Great Decisions proceed after Critical Planning

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Reviewed: 03-12-18

This is an excellent book with real case studies, indepth analysis and interactive processes. When I aim to learn something as important as decision making I want to be able to apply it. By the breakdown of success, failure and how to beat it all from individual to organization, the instructor really hits home. Very glad I listened and will re listen.

  • Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

  • By: David Zarefsky, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: David Zarefsky
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 598

What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? These questions have been asked for thousands of years, yet some of the best thinking on reasoning and argumentation is recent and represents a break from the past. These 24 engaging lectures teach you how to reason, how to persuade others that what you think is right, and how to judge and answer the arguments of others - and how they will judge yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you are on the fence, Get it!

  • By liam on 08-22-13

Argument is an Art.

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Reviewed: 02-05-18

Great examination and explanations to argue with skill and clarity. I recommend to all who wish to use or discern argument and discourse

  • Winning

  • By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
  • Narrated by: Jack Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack's Alltime-Best

  • By Anonymous User on 04-18-05

Awesome

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

You learn winning from someone not afraid to tell truth. It is so much better than lots out there.

I write 4 on story as it favors corporate leaders in situation and action and doesnt fully apply to all leaders/organizations, but I respect it nonetheless.

  • Pre-Suasion

  • Channeling Attention for Change
  • By: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,565

The author of the legendary best seller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini, shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself but in the key moment before that message is delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Useful

  • By David on 01-02-17

Gr8

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Reviewed: 05-04-17

Good case studies, methods and delivery! As entrepreneur and designer, I find Cialdini's marriage of communication design and business strategy a welcome part in persuasive development in all my ventures and projects.

  • Disrupt You!

  • Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
  • By: Jay Samit
  • Narrated by: Jay Samit
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

In today's ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible - or even desirable - to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today's entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You absolutely have to read or listen to this book

  • By Kenneth K. on 12-28-15

Brilliant. Time to Disrupt.

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Reviewed: 02-12-17

I enjoyed the book and feel it will help any entrepreneur aiming for disrupting opportunities.

  • Linchpin

  • Are You Indispensable?
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe you missed the point...

  • By John on 09-01-11

Wanting to do your best requires being a linchpin

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Reviewed: 12-24-16

Very thankful to find this book uniquely relating to me in this season. I recommend this to those in industries and entrepreneurs looking to impact change. #brilliant Seth!

  • Prayer

  • Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 934

In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers brilliant and inspirational biblical guidance, as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each listener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Gem on 02-12-15

Everybody Needs Prayer

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Reviewed: 11-11-16

This was great going into the history of prayer and how to be your best. was recommended by a roommate. I'm very glad to have enjoyed and grown with it as believer and a person.