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  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 927

Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and practical book

  • By rod on 01-25-17

Highly valuable lesson clearly and well explained

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Reviewed: 11-27-18

Leaves you with tangible understanding and tools to produce the better work in a shorter period of time. Rambles a bit sometimes, and over emphasises some of the points, but all in all a very valuable book for anyone who wants to be more and do more than average

  • 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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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    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

Incredibly informative, clearly very researched

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

As well as a good and enjoyable listen. I'm sure this simplifies building a billion dollar app too much, but useful advise for developing any tech or app based start up

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight

  • By innovate risk on 10-26-17

extremely fascinating and inspiring story

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Reviewed: 02-24-18

The world really does need more Elon Musks! And this account of his life gives a clear understanding of how he achieved what he achieved and the type of person he had to be to achieve what he has. very inspiring story, some great nuggets of wisdom for those who may also be aspiring to make a real and meaningful difference in the world. The narration was also very enjoyable to follow.