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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 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

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

a Worthy follow-on

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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: 08-16-18

this book does a good job of taking the core lessons from the first book and extrapolating them into a continuous program of innovation either within an established firm or a startup seeking to scale up.

  • Measure What Matters

  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559

In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

A linchpin in the search for implementation Zen.

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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: 08-02-18

this book lays out a formula and the required action plan for the implementation of high performance Management. what's more is that you get the imperical evidence straight from the Doers, pun intended. an important milestone for anyone seeking a how to guide for building a team that can win in today's competitive, fast paced markets.

  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

  • By: Daniel H. Pink
  • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908

Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

  • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18

hung on a cliff

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

there is no cliffhanger, you end up feeling like you have been undersold. there are some insights here but nothing is shattered. there is no epiphany.

  • Beyond the Phoenix Project

  • The Origins and Evolution of DevOps
  • By: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Narrated by: Gene Kim, John Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Gene Kim and John Willis present this nine-part series that includes an oral history of the DevOps movement, as well as discussion around pivotal figures and philosophies that DevOps draws upon, from Goldratt to Deming; from Lean to Safety Culture to Learning Organizations.The audiobook is a great way for listeners to take an even deeper dive into topics relevant to DevOps and leading technology organizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Darwin to DevOps

  • By Ethan Klitzke on 03-09-18

starting an IT Revolution

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-18

this work serves well to crystalize the resources and thoughts that came together into what is now termed DEVOPS. At least in what the thought leaders intend DEVOPS to be. important work for those in search of deeper understanding.

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  • 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 3,067
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,620

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

eye opening

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-18

the author manages to unearth new conclusions about observed behaviours and provides a framework for leveraging the New learnings.

  • The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition

  • How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
  • By: Michael P. Nichols PhD
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984

One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 people break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling, powerful and practical - a must!

  • By R.A. on 04-28-17

Worth the effort

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

difficult voice to listen to, really though. however the Revelations are massive and life changing providing the promise of Grand changes to your relationships. Pretty awesome when it comes together.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,240

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

instructive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-17

This serves first as an expose into the dark realms of bad habits and the mythical power they hold over or lives. Then we are presented with hard evidence, a pathology, then a framework for correction

  • Monetizing Innovation

  • How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
  • By: Georg Tacke, Madhavan Ramanujam
  • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

A direct challenge to the status quo "spray and pray" style of innovation, Monetizing Innovation presents a practical approach that can be adopted by any organization, in any industry. Most monetizing innovation failure point home. Now more than ever, companies must rethink the practices that have lost countless billions of dollars. Monetizing Innovation presents a new way forward, and a clear promise: Go from hope to certainty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The downloadable PDF missing important figures

  • By Tengfei Wei on 08-12-17

completely rethinking the pricing process.

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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: 08-31-17

this book introduces a 9 rule process for establishing the cross functional team required to drive a pricing model that pivots around WTP.

  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

  • The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
  • By: Kevin Kruse
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kruse
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultraproductive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs - including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes - Kruse answers the question: What are the secrets to extreme productivity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Brobot on 06-02-17

get to E 3 C

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-17

well done, gives very specific focus on the range changes that will provide massive results. And gives real world examples of the nuances that highly successful people employed so that these tricks fit into their lifestyle.

  • Rework

  • By: Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who's ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs who want to get out, and artists who don't want to starve anymore will all find valuable inspiration and guidance in these pages. It's time to rework work.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Quick, Timely, Contrarian Advice

  • By Paul on 06-18-10

Juicy

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-17

A reality check, a cure for procrastination, focus your mind, tasks, effort and timelines. Get it done by reworking your assumptions.