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  • Platform Revolution

  • How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You
  • By: Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Jason Close on 05-28-16

great audio book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-16

great book, filled with helpful information for anyone thinking about starting an app. Goes into detail about how giants like Google, Uber and airbnb got their start and established tremendous growth rates in their industries. So much information that I will listen to this book 3 to 4 times to absorb all this audio book has to offer for any app start up.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 3,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283

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

excellent book, very informative.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-15

great book, started listening and could not stop. listened to the book 5 times and learned something new every time. the author breaks down the book in step by step sequence which makes it an easy read

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Good Strategy/Bad Strategy

  • The Difference and Why It Matters
  • By: Richard P. Rumelt
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161

Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight - into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate response. He shows you how insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools for guiding your own thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strategy Defined, Finally

  • By Matthew on 05-15-12

excellent audio book, clear, concise and factual.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-15

factual audio book with excellent presentation. Covers numerous strategic insights into strategies and how to implement objectives to achieve success. it covers so many topics that I had to listen to it 4 to 5 times. excellent book