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  • 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication

  • Go from Relationships to Referrals
  • By: Michael J Maher
  • Narrated by: Michael J Maher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

The Seven Levels of Communication tells the entertaining and educational story of Rick Masters, who is suffering from a down economy when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion. Skeptical, he agrees to accompany her to a conference to learn more about her mysterious methods. Rick soon learns that the rewards for implementing these strategies are far greater than he had ever imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice, difficult reader

  • By Jennifer Alynn-Perri on 04-12-17

Duffles all the cards

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Great book for word of mouth people. I would have preferred the hard copy but still it’s a good start

  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831

For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Think you understand politics, think again!

  • By Michael on 07-01-14

Eye opener

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

As simple as the words of this book, I never grasped the concept of dictatorship before. Great book for life and work

  • Power vs. Force

  • The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
  • By: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Dr. David R. Hawkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

The publication of Power vs. Force by Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., reveals to the general public secret information heretofore only shared by the author with certain Nobelists and world leaders. Analyzing the basic nature of human thought and consciousness itself, the author makes available to everyone the key to penetrating the last barrier to the advancement of civilization and science and resolving the most crucial of all human dilemmas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, good audiobook....

  • By Paul on 09-10-09

Map of Humanity

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This book is a must read.

I believe Dr. Hawkins when he claims that raising our score on the map of consciousness as humanity shall bring forth prosperity and happiness to all mankind.

We need to see beyond the material dimensions of our life, actions, thoughts and spread forgiveness and joy if we can.

If you’ve been buried under a bulk of workload and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, this is a book for you.

However, please be careful; it’s loaded with psychological jargon and Dr. Hawkins dull narration style won’t help. Also, you might need to listen to the book more than once. When I read it for the second time, it was almost as if I’m reading it for the first time.

  • The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

  • How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and Others Made Radical Choices That Changed the Course of Business.
  • By: Verne Harnish, Editors of Fortune, Jim Collins (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Decisions equal success - nothing happens until one is made. Businesses make millions of decisions every day. But once in a great while a leader makes a truly game-changing decision that shifts not only the strategy of a single company but how everyone does business. These big decisions are counterintuitive - they go against the conventional wisdom. In hindsight, taking a different direction may seem easy, but these bet-the-company moves involve drama, doubt, and high tension.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and left you wanting more

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-02-17

Well researched book

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I enjoyed this book. It’s a very easy listening with lots of nuggets and ideas to build on. Highly recommended

  • Working Together

  • Why Great Partnerships Succeed
  • By: Michael D. Eisner, Aaron R. Cohen
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson, Michael D. Eisner (introduction and epilogue)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Dig deep and you will find the most compelling argument for working together: Happiness. In business there are always unique individual achievers, but pull down the veil and you'll often find someone alongside them. Michael Eisner does just that in Working Together. Using his own collaboration with Frank Wells at Disney as a launching point for examining other famously successful partnerships, Eisner offers us an intimate and deeply personal look at some of the most rewarding business partnerships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting to see what all partners had in common

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-13

I was misguided!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

When I bought this book, I thought I will be getting insights on teamwork, however what I found was history narration with too many personalities and names and titles that confuses me so I lost track.

The book has many positive reviews so maybe my misunderstanding has to do with me personally! so if you are buying this book for the teamwork aspect, I don't recommend it.

  • American Icon

  • Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
  • By: Bryce G. Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best business book I ever read

  • By Michael on 10-07-12

Great Story. Great Book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Through my many years listening to Audible, this is one of the best books I've read so far. I enjoyed every bit of its 14 hours which flew by! The sequence of events is amazingly linked. The author made sure to mix emotions with facts to create a full experience to the listener.

It is a must for every manager. The emphasis on team work and its role to awaken the Ford giant couldn't have been done any other way.

  • Getting Naked

  • A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

Another extraordinary business fable from the New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. This new book in the popular Lencioni series shows what it takes to gain a real and lasting competitive edge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comfort Food that's Good for You

  • By ROBERT on 05-05-13

Tells You What Other Business Books Won't

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

When addressing business management and productivity, we are consumed by business jargon and lengthy charts to explain or build a productive work environment. This book, and Patrick's books and methodology in general, takes it back to its essence. ITS ALL ABOUT FACING YOUR FEARS!

This book might be aimed at consultants, but far from it, it is applicable in business life as it is in our social life.

Do What Is Right; Results Will Come.

  • Make Your Bed

  • Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World
  • By: William H. McRaven
  • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252

On May 21, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the YouTube video

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-31-18

A winner for kids!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I like this book for its simple ideas. It is so basic that we tend to miss a lot of them or just keep them in the back of our minds

I do like the dedication of the author. He took the army in a literal sense rather than political!

  • Change or Die

  • The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life
  • By: Alan Deutschman
  • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

What if you were given the ultimatum: make a radical shift in your life, or lose it all? This was the question Alan Deutschman posed in "Change or Die", his sensational cover story for the May 2005 issue of Fast Company. Surprisingly, Deutschman concluded that although we all have the innate capability and fundamental need to change our behavior, we rarely ever do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic info

  • By Bil Moore on 04-06-07

Enjoyed the story not the ideas!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I listened to the whole book because I enjoyed the stories but the idea of bringing change through the ideas in it evaded me and nothing came up that would help me identify a clear path for change

I understand we are different so do buy the book because you might enjoy this style anyway

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,923

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining - but not too Coherent

  • By David J. Hudson on 04-17-14

Don’t be fooled by the comedian

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

What grabbed me by this audio is the intensive simplicity yet powerful content. The style is closer to a memoir than life experience. The knowledge gained and life nuggets are unmatched.

It is an easy book to follow; something you’d recommend to your teenage sibling. I would recommend it without reservations.