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  • Dogfight

  • How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution
  • By: Fred Vogelstein
  • Narrated by: J. P. Demont
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google - and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technology. The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, But Narrator Needs Technical Help

  • By Bradley Chambers on 11-24-13

Simply Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

After listening to this book, it gives you a new found respect for Google & Apple.

Not going to lie it makes you want Pro Apple which I am but it also makes you want to support Google because this is so much bigger then who has the best phone.

I tip my hat to the author he did an excellent job and the reader was perfect for this book.

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18

Awesome Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I would recommend this to anyone who’s into the geeky studies that will give you a competitive edge.

I’m actually an Entrepreneur which has more to do with mental toughness then it does physical stuff.

Trust me you will enjoy this book, check it out.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,946
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,895

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

Makes You Think

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

This is a book about real talk and making you get up and go to work.

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  • The Automatic Customer

  • Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry
  • By: John Warrillow
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

The lifeblood of your business is repeat customers. But customers can be fickle, markets shift, and competitors are ruthless. So how do you ensure a steady flow of repeat business? The secret--no matter what industry you're in--is finding and keeping automatic customers. These days virtually anything you need can be purchased through a subscription, with more convenience than ever before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad reader

  • By J. Rodriguez on 02-25-16

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Not a bad read at all plus it has some great examples of people and companies who are getting it right.

  • Disrupted

  • My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,579

For 25 years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession - until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't drink the Kool Aid

  • By Margaret on 07-03-16

This Is A Must Listen To Book! Period.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This is one of the best books I have heard in a long time, Dan is a great writer and he killed it in this book.

I have to say I don't like the things I heard about Hubspot in this book and it really put things in prospective.

I honestly don't think it's cool to be outcast do to getting older (hell I hope I live to see 54 and beyond), being a woman or because of the color of your skin.

This has always been fun to me, because of none of us have any control of over these things...

Needless to say I would never do business with Hubspot, after the FBI thing, that's just nuts.

  • My Life in Advertising

  • By: Claude Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

My Life in Advertising is an autobiography detailing the life of advertising genius Claude C. Hopkins (author of the business classic Scientific Advertising). This book is not written as a personal history, but as a business story. The chief object behind every chapter is to offer helpful suggestions to those who will follow his advice. As practical as it is interesting, My Life in Advertising is a must-listen book for anyone wanting to understand the secrets of how to sell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Useful as history. Not sure it holds up today.

  • By Justin H. on 06-04-18

Simply a must have for entrepreneurs...

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

This is one of those books that you really need to listen to once a year. Now, if your not into writing copy that sales then this book will be meaningless to you. I'm not a copy writer but I create ads and his book angle is awesome. I would be this book again...

  • Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain

  • How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur
  • By: Ryan Blair, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Ryan Blair knows about building a business from the ground up. Like many entrepreneurs he had no formal business education. But he had great survival instincts, tenacity, and, above all, a "nothing to lose" mindset.Blair's middle-class childhood came to an abrupt end when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family. Blair and his mother moved to a bad neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive. Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW Awesome Book

  • By Michelle P. Simms on 02-12-18

It's Was Okay

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

Honestly this book was cool but it was like a Blend of life and business, based on the preview I though it was going to talk about how he made a come back with Vi.

It really didn't have anything to do with that it's about the business lessons he learned and how though of nothing to lose from being in a gang help him to be successful in business.

Like I said it's a okay book, it's not something I would listen to again, honestly it might be a little to much truth for me, with his life and background.

At some points I wasn't sure how the story related to business, but I get it- he wanted to remove all excuse from people not being able to build a business and letting their past get in the way.

That's why I gave it a four star and would still recommend this book.

  • The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition

  • How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Game Changer!

  • By Awesomefest on 03-28-15

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-16

This book works on you, because at the end of the day before you can have success you first have to see your success having success. This mean you have to be able to control the head trash that people tell them selves. Great Book.

  • The Seven Years to Seven Figures System

  • Six Steps to Automatic Wealth
  • By: Michael Masterson
  • Narrated by: Michael Masterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Why wait 20, 30, or 40 years to be rich when all it really takes is seven? The Seven Years to Seven Figures System: 6 Steps to Automatic Wealth is a densely-packed, high-energy audio seminar, recorded both live and in studio, that will spell out for you - in full detail - a practical and time-and-again-proven way to get rich fast, grow richer each year, and stay rich for the rest of your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By Jerry on 09-09-16

Amazing Book

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

Reviewed: 05-29-16

I have to say this book was worth every penny, I find myself going going back to it listening to specific chapters. I guess you can say was a really big eye opener for me.

  • Scientific Advertising

  • By: Claude Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Ty Carthage
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

This short listen is recommended by David Ogilvy, Jay Abraham, and many other masters of marketing. It contains many principles that are common in Internet marketing today, such as the idea of testing and measuring ad effectiveness, writing to one person, understanding and using psychology, etc.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Narrater is horrible

  • By Eric Keith on 05-21-18

This is a must own book...

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

In short this copywriting book, reminds you of the basic things that you need know if your copy is going have a chance at turning someone into a customer.

While this isn't a book for copywriting as much as it is a book for better understanding how door to door sales people write copy today.

This is a 4 times a year kinda of book. Every 3 months you need to go back and listen to this book again.

This is where a lot of the greats started.