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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

  • Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • By: Ben Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,188

Ben Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For large company managers, not startups

  • By Thomas on 03-18-14

Must Read for ANY business associate to CEO

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Loved this book. What a great story and what an immediate impact to my day to day life. Plus, research where 100% of the proceeds go...

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,236

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Welcome! Finally! Self help for today!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Loved this book! Now one of my favorites and highly recommended for those that already have it figured out! Really great stuff!

  • Stories I Tell Myself

  • Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson
  • By: Juan F. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Juan F. Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly"; boy of the South; born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky; son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom; public school-educated; jailed at 17 on a bogus petty robbery charge; member of the US Air Force (airman second class); copy boy for Time; writer for The National Observer; et cetera.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hunter Remembered

  • By Karen Loucks Rinedollar on 03-31-16

Not good...

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Celebrating the life of a terrible father because he was famous. Hunter S. Thompson was a brilliant writer, no doubt about it. In this, his son writes about him and his life as an alcoholic, drug addict, self centered rebel. Juan does not have his father's talent for writing and frankly, I'm not sure why he wrote this book. Oh, wait...I guess he made money off of my purchase! Save yourself the time and just google Hunter S. Thompson and read his books. You will thank me.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,329

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

very entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

incredible story, inspirational and the true modern day American dream! Would have liked to hear more about his personal life and close relationships.