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  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,230

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Leadership foundation

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Great book on living with courage, transitioning conflict, and setting a true foundation to lead.

  • Willpower

  • Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
  • By: Roy Baumeister, John Tierney
  • Narrated by: Denis O'Hare
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

For years, our concept of the self and well-being has been dominated by the notion of self-esteem, while the old fashioned value of willpower has been disparaged by psychologists who argued that we’re largely driven by unconscious forces beyond our control. In Willpower Baumeister and Tierney turn this misinformation on its head to reveal self-control as arguably the single most powerful indicator of success. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually has a physical basis to it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Self-help without the hooey

  • By Arken on 09-12-11

Good tips supported by research

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-17

There was some good information given on things you can do to support change. Some of the research goes against common thoughts but makes sense.

  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018

In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Goal - still relevant today

  • By Wooden Nichols on 05-03-15

Great education on metrics to make decisions

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

This is a great book on how to look at things from a different direction and pay attention to value drivers you may not be watching. I wished I read it twenty years ago.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068

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
  • My Review after 2 years of applying the principles

  • By Mort on 09-11-12

Culture and principles combine to make brand

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-17

I really liked it. It outlines how principles define the culture of an organizqtion, and how this is reflected in the brand. Great principles for consultants.

  • Presence

  • Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
  • By: Amy Cuddy
  • Narrated by: Amy Cuddy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,242

Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every listener will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watch the TED Talk

  • By A. Yoshida on 07-10-16

I really loved this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-17

This is one of the best books, filled with new useful ideas and tools to improve peoples lives and self talk. I will be giving this book to people I care about.

  • Boomerang

  • Travels in the New Third World
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An easy intro to the global financial crisis

  • By Diana - Audible on 04-17-12

Great info about the banking & political crisises

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-16

I really liked learning about who and why the subdebt crisis occurred. An educational and entertaining read.

  • The Remedy

  • Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization
  • By: Pascal Dennis
  • Narrated by: Kent Cassella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

A powerful business fable that shows you how to spread Lean business practices to every function of your business. Pascal Dennis is a Lean-business learner and practitioner who has written four books on the subject of Lean business practices. In The Remedy, he shows how Lean business practices can be expanded from manufacturing to all the other areas of your business - including design, engineering, sales, and marketing and all processes in between - and how doing so builds a more efficient organization at every level.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance, not a great story

  • By Henrik on 03-04-13

great TPS Lean book

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-16

Great Lean Management book with tons of info for all areas of a company and supply chain.

  • Lean Thinking

  • Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
  • By: James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones
  • Narrated by: James P. Womack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Womack and Jones, the authors of The Machine That Changed the World and creators of the "lean enterprise" theory, take leanness to the next step with a focus on what the customer really wants, not what it is possible to get him to accept. This is the management book for the next business generation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Aaaargh, get the book instead

  • By Zoe Brookes on 10-21-04

A good 2nd book you read for lean, tons of info.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-16

This book is very rich in TPS concepts. A total beginner in Lean Management may start with The Remedy by Dennis Pascal or 2 second Lean and then this book. Great book, it's contents can make and save business owners money, as well as make customers happy.