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  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society

  • The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
  • By: Jeremy Rifkin
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 374
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    4 out of 5 stars 326

In this provocative new book, Rifkin argues that the coming together of the Communication Internet with the fledgling Energy Internet and Logistics Internet in a seamless twenty-first-century intelligent infrastructure—the Internet of Things—is boosting productivity to the point where the marginal cost of producing many goods and services is nearly zero, making them essentially free.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • pleasant and inspiring..

  • By "ge-ko" on 02-25-15

Once the Sensors are placed, data comes free

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is an amazing and hopeful book. If everyone read this book USA would probably have a trillion dollar govt fund which could facilitate technological progress to reduce the cost of goods to virtually nill (after the first installment, the marginal or additional product can be created at virtually no cost with 3d printing, i.t. technology & big data).

Ray Kurzweil & Peter Diamandis & Hans Rosling are excellent gurus as well.

  • The Business Blockchain

  • Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
  • By: William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
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    4 out of 5 stars 461

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-17

Complete

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Reviewed: 09-07-18

Focused on the Big Picture. Blockchain technology is the broker/bookie/recorder and could offer a new platform to organize society.

  • Pre-Suasion

  • Channeling Attention for Change
  • By: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
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The author of the legendary best seller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini, shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself but in the key moment before that message is delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Useful

  • By David on 01-02-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Directing the consumers mind to the moment Before the Sale. "Getting people to be sympathetic to the message before they hear it." -RC

  • The McKinsey Edge

  • Success Principles from the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm
  • By: Shu Hattori
  • Narrated by: John Haag
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

The McKinsey Edge culls the personal best practices of an exclusive group of managers connected to McKinsey & Company, a firm that services 80 percent of the world's largest corporations. Through a wealth of 47 rigorously selected, battle-tested, immediately implementable, and practical tips, listeners discover the secrets to building the self, growing with others, enhancing process management, and going the extra mile to reach the next leadership horizon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Succinct and immediately applicable

  • By Alok on 12-25-16

Pretty Pretty Good

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

An inside peek at systems and processes and branding of renown consultant firm. Very MadMen esc.

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul McLain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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    4 out of 5 stars 245

Is your company spending too much time on strategy development - with too little to show for it? you listen to nothing else on strategy, you should at least hear these 10 articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and helpful

  • By Marlene on 03-22-16

Enough Data to be interesting

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Accompanied by a reference guide.

Pretty academic but awesome kernels scattered throughout. Activity system maps are fire!

  • The Conversion Code

  • Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales
  • By: Chris Smith
  • Narrated by: Chris Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

The Conversion Code provides a step-by-step blueprint for increasing sales in the modern, Internet-driven era. Today's consumers are savvy, and they have more options than ever before. Capturing their attention and turning it into revenue requires a whole new approach to marketing and sales. This book provides clear guidance toward conquering the new paradigm shift towards online lead generation and inside sales.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long form sales, get to the point

  • By Strat Parrot on 01-24-18

Concise enough and very practical

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Imminently practical and more relevant for 70% of businesses out there than 98% of other business books. Chris has some great data based on modern results.

100x rule = 5 minutes contact after inbound lead there is 100x's more chance in connecting with prospect then just 30 minutes later.

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,716
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,279

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

Hyper relevant for Silicon Valley tech teams

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Reviewed: 09-04-18

Such a great book on structuring a competent organization. Very relevant for business teams and project management. Organizational structure, hierarchies and communication practicality is also a topic for Organizational Physics author Lex Sisney discusses in his books, for an excellent review of General McChrystals Team of Team approach including the pros & cons of top down, bottom up and networked organizational hierarchy see his article "How to design a self managed organization".

  • The Ultimate Sales Machine

  • By: Chet Holmes
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
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The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week - and teach your staff to do the same. This audiobook explains how to tune up virtually every area of your business systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each "impact area" of your business, and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely EXCELLENT!!!

  • By Matt Almassian on 09-10-15

Brilliant simplicity of being tenacious

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

The compound effect, the edge, the miracle morning, also great books.

Practical Time blocking for your business objectives and putting that in the calendar and doing it Tenaciously!

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  • The War of Art

  • Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,710
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,244
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Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have for anyone creative (or not)

  • By kimberly on 02-01-12

One enemy to focus against

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

Brilliant. The outline is when you create, don't focus on quality, focus on time invested. Over time, out of that minimum threshold of quantity, Quality will arise.

  • Measure What Matters

  • How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
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In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that the Objectives and Key Results system has spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Educational, inspirational, entertaining, ~dry..

  • By James S. on 05-08-18

OKR's & CFR

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

Brilliant, non-dogmatic. Adding to Objectives & Key Results Mr. Doerr advocates a culture of CFR (Conversation, Feedback & Recognition) in place of more rigid Scrum protocols.