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  • The Prince

  • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,210

From his perspective in Renaissance Italy, Machiavelli's aim in this classic work was to resolve conflict with the ruling prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli based his insights on the way people really are rather than an ideal of how they should be. This is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince, a king, or a president.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You have to know what you get with The Prince

  • By Cody Brown on 02-10-15

Insightful

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Reviewed: 01-25-19

This book speaks about relationships and how to look at relationship building in a strategic way.

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,126

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How do you prioritize when everything is top priority? I have an answer now.

  • By MaeC on 01-31-18

Made for the Computer Saavy

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-17-19

This book was made more for those in the computer sciences makes good points and has good information. It will take a few reads to fully understand it.

  • The Charisma Myth

  • How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
  • By: Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,611

What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. What you'll find here is practical magic: unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. You'll get both the insights and the techniques you need to apply this knowledge. The world will become your lab, and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent treatment of a fascinating topic.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 12-05-12

Worth its weight in Gold

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Reviewed: 01-08-19

Amazing book has a lot of insight on the subject of charisma. It has step by step actions. The narrator for this title was fantastic! Would recommend to all professionals and anyone looking to interact with people

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,273

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blocking off time each day to work without distractions will make you more productive

  • By M.J. on 11-17-16

Deep Work is Vital

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Reviewed: 01-04-19

The book is a little slow to get to the meat and potatoes. But once it gets to the content it’s really good stuff.

  • 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 43,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,703

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

Good Unbiased Analysis of Musk

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Reviewed: 12-26-18

This book does a great job of taking an inside look at Elon Musk adventures into the many different fields he has succeeded in. One of the very clear lessons I learned is Musk I a force to be reckoned with. He has a none stop work ethic. And this sets him apart from his competition. Would recommend this book to anyone.

  • The Fortune Cookie Principle

  • The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One
  • By: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

It's not how good you are. It's how well you tell your story. Big corporations might have huge marketing and advertising budgets, but you've got a story. Your brand story isn't just what you tell people. It's what they believe about you, based on the signals your brand sends. The Fortune Cookie Principle is a brand-building framework and communication strategy consisting of 20 keys that enable you to begin telling your brand's story from the inside out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great nibbles

  • By L. Pelto on 09-21-16

Bite sized audiobook with Tons of insights

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-24-18

This book distills the information down to easy to understand ideas. Has a lot of examples that can help you guide your enterprise in figuring out where you make improvements.

  • How to Build a Billion Dollar App

  • Discover the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time
  • By: George Berkowski
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated. Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding the App Business

  • By Edward K. on 04-21-18

Jam Packed with Great Comparisons and Metrics to Follow

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Reviewed: 12-23-18

This is a great book with a lot of applicable tips tricks, and metrics. You receive insight into the stories of some of the wildly successful apps and the way they got up there.

  • The Power of Little Ideas

  • By: David Robertson, Kent Lineback
  • Narrated by: Graham Winton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Conventional wisdom today says that to survive, companies must move beyond incremental, sustaining innovation and invest in some form of radical innovation. "Disrupt yourself or be disrupted!" is the relentless message company leaders hear. The Power of Little Ideas argues there's a third way that is neither sustaining nor disruptive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great In-depth Analysis of Innovation

  • By Victor on 12-20-18

Great In-depth Analysis of Innovation

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Reviewed: 12-20-18

This book has a lot of great comparisons from large, and very successful companies. Strategies on how to stay nimble and creative. Highly recommended

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  • How to Be a 3% Man

  • By: Corey Wayne
  • Narrated by: Corey Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450

My book covers both the dating world and long-term relationships. You will learn how to meet and date the type of women you've always dreamed of. The best part is you can do this while remaining who you truly are inside. The book teaches you how to create sexual attraction in women and get women to chase and pursue you! It takes you step by step with easy-to-follow instructions. You will be able to meet women anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. This will give you choice with women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Works

  • By Anonymous User on 04-17-18

Good Book for Beginners

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-17-18

Repetition is the mother of skill. This book is great for the beginner looking to get better in the microcosm that is the dating world. Filled with useful tips to get you going.

  • Doing The Impossible

  • The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible
  • By: Patrick Bet-David
  • Narrated by: Patrick Bet-David
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 257

Doing the Impossible is a roadmap for those who want to do something big with their lives. The book goes over 25 steps that the reader should take to re-create themselves, identify their cause, and make history. Patrick Bet-David shares his own impossible crusade and gives key principles for anyone looking to do the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Author/Reader Needs to slow down

  • By Ryan Anderson on 04-13-17

Quick to the Point no fluff

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Reviewed: 12-14-18

Patrick has a great way of peeling back all the layers and just shooting straight. This book break down stories and morals fast. Perfect for the busy person or the person with a short attention span.