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  • The 25 Sales Skills

  • They Don't Teach at Business School
  • By: Stephan Schiffman
  • Narrated by: Stephan Schiffman
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Master the skills you can’t learn in a classroom. You can break into today’s cutting-edge sales force - and become a leader. All it takes is learning Stephan Schiffman’s essential skills. Honed to perfection over decades of experience, his techniques will make you a top sales performer. From the man who’s trained more than a half-million salespeople, these are the secrets you won’t learn in any classroom. Now they’re yours for the taking and will put you on the fast track to career advancement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sales book!!!

  • By NN on 02-27-17

Interesting subjects, poorly read

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Would you try another book from Stephan Schiffman and/or Stephan Schiffman?

Not unless he's not the reader

If you’ve listened to books by Stephan Schiffman before, how does this one compare?

This is my first Stephan's book

How could the performance have been better?

It could be better if he had someone else to read ir, a professional reader

What did you take away from The 25 Sales Skills that you can apply to your work?

Some advices about sales, the way to dress or to address clients

  • The Next 100 Years

  • A Forecast for the 21st Century
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take with a few grains of salt

  • By Ryan on 10-16-11

Great forecast

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

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I really enjoyed listening to this book and it gives me an idea of the next century it's an educated guess

  • To-Do List Makeover

  • A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done
  • By: S. J. Scott
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Are you creating to-do lists that never get to-done? It's easy to start each workday with a lengthy list of tasks. Then something unexpected comes up. Next thing you know, the day is almost over. You work hard at a frantic pace, but you end up feeling frustrated because there's not enough time to do everything. We all write lists with the hope that they will turn us into productivity machines. The wrong type of list can be de-motivating, causing you to slack off and procrastinate. Discover: How to create to-do lists that are both actionable and doable!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good summary of some other books

  • By Roberto on 08-31-14

Good summary of some other books

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

Reviewed: 08-31-14

What made the experience of listening to To-Do List Makeover the most enjoyable?

It's well read, you can easily understand what the narrator is saying

What other book might you compare To-Do List Makeover to and why?

Getting things done is similar, but it goes more into details.

Which scene was your favorite?

The MIT section

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Making to do lists is convenient and can help you organize your life in a more effective and productive way

Any additional comments?

It's a good summary of other books about personal organization. Overall I prefer David Allen's aproach on Getting Things Done, but I really liked that this summary was brief and simple.

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  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,580

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Taufiq on 02-17-12

Excellent if you're interested in Entrepreneurship

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

What made the experience of listening to The Lean Startup the most enjoyable?

The contents are really interesting and practical for people interested in starting a business

What did you like best about this story?

The practical tips and the ideas the author gave me for my business

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,884

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • After a slow start there's some good stuff

  • By Al on 05-29-13

Good for learning the basics

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

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I recommend it only for people without a bussines background. The book is pretty basic.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It's too basic. I bought it hoping not only for concepts but for bussines ideas and I good just a few of them.

What does Josh Kaufman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nothing, just concepts and some examples.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not at all.

  • Getting Things Done

  • The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,416
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,750

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Productive Right Away

  • By Lisa on 02-10-08

Great audiobook. Highly recomended

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

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Getting Things Done to be better than the print version?

I don't know the print version, but the audiobook is great. It would be nice to have it printed to make notes in the pages and underline ideas, but if you hear it with a pencil in your hand it can work.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is not a characters book. The author himself reads the book in first person.

Have you listened to any of David Allen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first aproach to this author, but I I would certainly buy another title written by him.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Making the best out of your time.

Any additional comments?

Very recomendable. It's not just a book, but a guide to use for the rest of your life in your professional and personal life. It really made a change in my life and I'm just starting to use the tips.

  • Beyond Religion

  • Ethics for a Whole World
  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Martin Sheen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

The Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, here elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way. Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, those that ground ethics in a belief in God and an afterlife, and those that understand good actions as leading to better states of existence in future lives. And yet, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, the Dalai Lama makes a claim for what he calls a third way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

  • By Mary on 12-20-11

Great book, clear ideas.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's not a book about religions, but about general human values that remain the same trough time.

What did you like best about this story?

The clarity of thinking in the ideas that the Dalai Lama reveals

Which scene was your favorite?

When he says

What did you learn from Beyond Religion that you would use in your daily life?

There is no significative difference between the most important religions, and it is mandatory that religious and not religious people start living their values.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful