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  • Small Move, Big Change

  • Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently
  • By: Caroline L. Arnold
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement. Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we' re always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren't strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them, according to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real World Usefulness

  • By W. White on 05-15-15

Core concepts come early. but worthwhile

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

The second half of the book provides examples of microresolutions (most topics readily applicable to me - organization, punctuality, weight loss, etc.) as well as a new concept of nanoresolutions.

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,759

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do one thing exceptionally

  • By Ben on 09-07-10

Self-absorbed entrepreneur shares success story

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

Reviewed: 01-26-13

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tony Hsieh?

Anyone - he's as poor a narrator as he is a writer.

What did you take away from Delivering Happiness that you can apply to your work?

Very little - I think this story is pretty unique and hard to apply generically.

Any additional comments?

If you can muddle through (or skip) the first 2-3 chapters of self-congratulatory excess, the story of Zappos' inception, growth, and the development of its company culture is an interesting read.