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John D. Rockefeller
    The Autobiography of an Oil Titan and Philanthropist
    
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        John D. Rockefeller
    
    


    
    
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        Kevin Theis
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    23 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • John D. Rockefeller

  • The Autobiography of an Oil Titan and Philanthropist
  • By: John D. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Probably in the life of every one there comes a time when he is inclined to go over again the events, great and small, which have made up the incidents of his work and pleasure, and I am tempted to become a garrulous old man, and tell some stories of men and things which have happened in an active life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly interesting in light of current event

  • By Susan Joslyn on 03-28-17

This is my favorite biography

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This was an excellent read. I loved everything about it. My favorite parts are the firsts half or so when it was much more focused on his business exploits versus his philanthropy.

  • Titan

  • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879

Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

  • By Rick on 11-04-13

This is my favorite book of all time

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

Reviewed: 06-17-15

Would you listen to Titan again? Why?

I have listened to this book about 6 times and read it once. This book is great, Rockefeller was a great man.

What did you like best about this story?

How in depth it was describing the building of the largest business dynasty to ever grace the face of the earth.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the book describes his ascent from book keeper to oil tycoon

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but you will need to listen to it over a week or so since it's so long.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in building something of consequence this is my favorite book for reference. Rockefeller was a master builder and was the greatest businessman to ever grace the face of this earth by everything I've read. Think of it, 1/39th of his company in the split is Exxon Mobile! Plus several other fortune 500s are split off from standard. What other business man can claim anything close to this? This is by far my favorite business been and will recommend it to everyone.

  • Data-Driven Marketing

  • The 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know
  • By: Mark Jeffery
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskemin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

We live in budget-cutting times, and marketing budgets are among the first to get cut. Why? When non-marketing executives take a hard look at the numbers, they often can't see a tangible link between marketing and overall revenue. So if you're a marketer today, you're probably facing the need to do more with less, justify all investments, show results, and still beat the competition. The secret to this balancing act is having - and correctly using - the numbers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Introduction/Review of Analytics

  • By Barbara on 06-28-12

Better book to by for visual reference

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

Reviewed: 06-18-14

Any additional comments?

I would buy it at amazon rather than listen. Good book just not the best to listen to

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • The Success Secrets of the Ancients
  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

With more than two million copies sold, this classic guide to accumulating wealth has profoundly affected the world. Author George S. Clason uses simple and inspiring parables to illustrate how easily people can change their fiscal habits to enjoy a comfortable level of financial independence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book is perfect to learn the value of money etc...

  • By Ralph on 10-25-11

Good Fundamentals to wealth building book.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-14

What did you love best about The Richest Man in Babylon?

It's unique story telling approach

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Richest Man in Babylon?

When they talk about the investing in a brick layer who's selling non-brick ideas versus the bronze maker needing bronze

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part concerning saving 10%

  • Sexy Little Numbers

  • How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have
  • By: Dimitri Maex, Paul B. Brown
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Imagine if you could identify your business's most profitable customers, craft a better marketing strategy to communicate with them, and inspire them to buy more? Well now you can. And the best part is that you can do it using the data you already have. Today, everything we do creates data, and the volumes are enormous. Virtually every time someone views something online, enters search on Google, or even surfs the web on a smart phone, another chunk gets added to the trove of data.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better buy hard cover

  • By Saleh on 02-26-19

Need to read not listen to

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-13

Any additional comments?

I think you should read rather than listen to this book. I comprehend much better visually than listening to what they were saying. Books good just not for an audiobook

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Midas Touch

  • Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich - and Why Most Don't
  • By: Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

In the tradition of their number-one blockbuster Why We Want You to Be Rich, the all-star team of best-selling authors Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki reunites to teach listeners what it takes to be successful and influential entrepreneurs in Midas Touch. What makes some business owners wildly successful? What separates the entrepreneurs who build businesses from ones who just seem to create more work for themselves? Here are answers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • better books out by both stars

  • By Randal on 09-25-15

Great book for business owners/wanna be entreprene

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

Reviewed: 03-20-13

If you could sum up Midas Touch in three words, what would they be?

Focus

What did you like best about this story?

Everything

Have you listened to any of John Dossett and Skipp Sudduth ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never have

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh in parts but no crying

Any additional comments?

Great read. It's very interesting how they look at money, partners, and investment

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,797

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15

Good Book for starting a side business/dividend co

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

Any additional comments?

Great book for someone interested in starting a side business. Gives great ideas on automation and expands your thinking on how to lead your companies.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful