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Martyn

Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide

  • A Simplified Beginners Guide to Agile Project Management
  • By: ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78

Agile project management is simply shifting the world of project management at its core, and there's a reason why. With an approach to projects that is quite different from the traditional waterfall methodology, agile project management focuses on adding value fast while staying on track to achieve a defined business goal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to follow introduction

  • By Alex on 10-06-15

Great overview

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Does what it says on the can. Comprehensive yet simple to follow and easy to listen to on a plane flight at 1,5 speed.

  • Life Without Limits

  • Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life
  • By: Nick Vujicic
  • Narrated by: Nick Vujicic
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Life Without Limits is an inspiring book by an extraordinary man - Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs but overcame his disability to live not only independently, but to live a rich, fulfilling life that is a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his key message is letting people know the importance of finding your life's purpose - even through pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love It

  • By CK on 11-19-10

Outstanding for a guy with no legs

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-11

This guy is amazing. I love the way he enables his audience to feel comfortable with him though his clever use of humour and straight-up address of his physical limitations. The message stands on his lack of limbs, yet could equally have impact if delivered from a person with all four limbs. His enthusiasm and frankness are truly inspirational. Great work Nick! If you are having a day where you need some encouragement, start listening to this book right now. Better than chocolate and without the calories.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tell to Win

  • Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
  • By: Peter Guber
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Today everyone whether they know it or not - is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. And this book tells you how to do both.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't mind the listen but...

  • By Trailer User on 04-03-11

Pretty boring for a book with this title

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-11

I have not got past the first chapter. Very boring for a book that is meant to be about telling a story well. Perhaps it will get better, and I hope to persevere with it sometime. The power of this book seems very hidden to me....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Zones

  • Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • By: Dan Buettner
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet’s longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent audio book with great supporting website

  • By Martyn on 04-28-11

Excellent audio book with great supporting website

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-11

The message is one of hope and practical advice on how to maximise both length and quality of life. An excellent book, well read and easy to listen to, with great supporting website. At first I thought the findings might be summarised more quickly, and wanted to just go to the last chapter. Perhaps I would have if I had a paper copy. However, in hindsight, I have the concepts more firmly committed to memory by listening to the case studies. Like church sermons or university lectures, the stories serve me as hooks on which to pin the lessons.

I love the way the reader attempts to use appropriate accents for the different nationalities of the people he refers to. I am a Kiwi, and so had to laugh a bit at his New Zealand accent attempt, but then I am sure he would laugh at my take on an American accent. Good on ya mate for having a crack at it!

Is it easy to put this advice into practice? I would say yes. I bought a bag of Almond nuts and enjoying this new addition to my diet. My own recommendation is whole grain porridge with sultanas and apple mixed into it.

Read it today ... you will get this time investment back many times over I expect. Cheers.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful