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  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround
  • By: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moderate Start, Picks up FAST!

  • By Arthur Held on 02-08-05

a Must have!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

The book has great insights into IBM past and now days culture, it makes you realize that even big enterprises such as IBM can get to a low point if you don`t take care of tha basic things, as well it let`s you know what it takes to grow at an amazing rate. Great story and info. Narrating is neat and great

  • 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

Inspiring!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

A must listen...Nick takes you to the journey his life^s been and makes you wonder: "if a guy with no arms and no legs can do so much why wouldn`t you?". It`s an inspiring advice to go out there an take action in your life. The narrating is good!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Leading at a Higher Level

  • By: Ken Blanchard
  • Narrated by: Stow Lovejoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

In Leading at a Higher Level, Blanchard and his colleagues have brought together everything they've learned about world-class leadership. You'll discover how to create targets and visions based on the "triple bottom line", and how to make sure people know who you are, where you're going, and what will guide your journey. Blanchard then turns to your customer, extending his breakthrough work on delivering legendary service, creating "raving fans", and developing a true "customer mania".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, good audio, a new perspective

  • By THoward on 11-15-07

Intresting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

the book is straight to what a good leader needs...at the end it gets kinda boring but truly is a great book for anyone who`s trying to excel at this position

  • The Noticer

  • Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective.
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,254

>. Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Noticer

  • By eleing on 06-21-09

Good thoughts but Repetitive

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-10

The main character appears as a know it all kind of guy which annoyed me all the way. The book has some helpful flashes that could have been summarized into 30 minutes. Dont waste a credit on it, better pay for it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Open

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Andre Agassi
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,046

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship. Never before has the inner game of tennis and the outer game of fame been so precisely limned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just an Incredible Story!

  • By Patrick on 12-13-09

Nothing but OPEN !!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-10

Great book, a total inside of Agassi`s true feelings for the game as well as the honest story of a man whose failures and sucess made him one of the game`s greatest legends...... Great narration.... takes you in there and keeps you interested through 18 hours.

  • Pour Your Heart into It

  • How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
  • By: Howard Schultz, Dori Jones Yang
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

The success of Starbucks is one of the most remarkable business stories in decades. Since 1987, the coffee merchant has grown from a single retail store on Seattle's waterfront to a company with more than 1,000 stores nationwide and a new one opening somewhere every business day. According to Fortune magazine, Starbucks "has changed everything...from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wish it wasn't

  • By Melissa on 12-27-08

Money s Worth!!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

makes you want to get out and do something about your life!!! Probably the best book i ve downloaded so far, Howard Schultz shows tha whole process behind the making of Starbucks as well as his passion and drive that motivated him to make Starbucks an American lifestyle.

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An eyeopener

  • By Sarp on 02-12-16

Eye opener!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

it certainly makes you understand and appreciate the surroundings of things, the narrating is good and it keeps you interested.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Purple Cow

  • Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don't? How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and true brands to gasp their last? Face it, the checklist of tired P's marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few - aren't working anymore.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • !!!! Good !!!!! Should be a chapter, not book!!

  • By Phillip on 06-25-12

Kinda like the Blue Ocean

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

i liked the examples shown in the books which explains how the tips have been applied to reality, also clarifies that safe is risky in a way that sticks. It overfills with information at certain times but overall is good.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How to Build a Fortune

  • Your Plan for Success From the World's Most Famous Businessman
  • By: Donald Trump, Trump University
  • Narrated by: Donald Trump
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Learn from a true master of wealth how to create your own personal fortune! Self-made multi-billionaire Donald Trump offers you a complete eight-week course on how to get rich. This is your plan for success from the world's most famous businessman - a total step-by-step program for transforming your financial future, Trump-style.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was half good

  • By Richard Gray on 04-27-16

The way it has to be!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

Donald shows an insight of how to get things done, no whining at all, the interview shows in a few words the true essence of a winner.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Confidence Book

  • By: Gordon Lamont
  • Narrated by: Peta Masters
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Few people lack confidence all the time, and many people are more confident with friends, or when practising a skill they know, such as working on a computer or cooking a meal. Yet, too often, these skills of confidence in everyday contexts may be dismissed as "that's nothing" or "that doesn't count" precisely because they are so familiar.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Right advice, but tedious narrator !!!!

  • By jfhn on 11-25-09

Right advice, but tedious narrator !!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-09

The content of the book shows a few examples on how to behave with confidence, but the narrator in this british accent makes it tedious and plain to follow