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J. Madden

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  • Factfulness

  • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • By: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling
  • Narrated by: Richard Harries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school - we systematically get the answers wrong. In Factfulness, professor of international health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two longtime collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read not for Listening

  • By carlos gomez on 06-01-18

excellent read

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Reviewed: 07-21-18

excellent read for those wanting a better understanding of the world. you won't be disappointed in this book.

  • Measure What Matters

  • By: John Doerr, Larry Page - foreword
  • Narrated by: John Doerr, full cast
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

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

a great listen for anyone looking to gain insight

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Reviewed: 06-06-18

This book has so many lessons. The information is easy to understand, and will make measuring your goals that much easier.

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything in this book is valuable

  • By Jim Capps on 09-02-17

This is a fantastic book.

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Reviewed: 04-16-18

Apply the principals in this book, and you'll realize you're doing life wrong...or maybe you already have it figured out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

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

2 sided

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Reviewed: 06-04-17

Excellent book on 2 sides markets and network effects. it clearly explains how platforms function and how they will continue to dominate future economics.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Network Imperative

  • How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models
  • By: Megan Beck, Jerry Wind, Barry Libert
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is informative and fun.

  • By J. Madden on 05-18-17

This book is informative and fun.

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Reviewed: 05-18-17

You'd be remiss not to check this book out. The information contained here is like a survival manual for the digital age.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483

After 20 years in Britain, Bryson returned to the U.S. and decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. This is his humorous, inspiring account.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book, but hardly abridged

  • By Jeff on 09-18-09

Well Written

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Reviewed: 03-06-16

What made the experience of listening to A Walk in the Woods the most enjoyable?

I've section hiked Parts of the AT in several states. I go on epic adventures that require years of planning and this book resonates with me as I've experienced some of the same things as the author.