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T. Herman

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  • The Startup Way

  • How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

Entrepreneur and best-selling author of The Lean Startup Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses ranging from established companies to early stage startups to grow revenues, drive innovation, and emerge as truly modern organizations poised to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the 21st century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • In need of a second edition

  • By Ehud Shavit on 12-28-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

For a lot of people The Lean Startup was revolutionary. If you're hoping for something like that here you'll be disapointed. I can't really say that I took much away from reading this. Mostly concepts and ideas I already knew.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,572

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Narrow Perspective on Modern Workplace

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Some of the ideas here are interesting but this really feels like the thoughts of someone who has been "the boss" their entire career, and never experienced other work cultures. Ray is clearly not shy about conflict and I doubt any introverts have ever worked at Bridgewater. If you were starting a hedge fund with a bunch of alpha males this would be the goto strategy for success but I don't think a lot of this advice carries over to other fields and a lot I would consider harmful for creating a truly creative environment.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • A Feast for Crows

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,843

Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy that began with A Game of Thrones. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jarring change in Dotrice's performance

  • By Pi on 06-21-12

Couldn't Deal With The Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

It would be really hard to narrate a book with so many characters having dialogue but I don't understand why Cersei sounds like a 1920s villain and Aria sounds like a leprechaun. Cersei is so one dimensional, I had a hard time getting through her chapters. I can't think of a lot of instances where the movie/show is better than the book but this is definitely one of them. Why the author chose to switch away from the central characters in the earlier books completely is this one is unexcusable.

  • Unholy Night

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

They're an iconic part of history's most celebrated birth. But what do we really know about the Three Kings of the Nativity, besides the fact that they followed a star to Bethlehem bearing strange gifts? The Bible has little to say about this enigmatic trio. But leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly wonderful story

  • By Dianne on 07-02-12

Not his best work but entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

SGS is a great storyteller. If I told you the plot of this or some of the situations you'd probably not want to listen but it's told in a way that keeps you engaged. You can forgive some of the clichés and predictability. This would be a terrible movie but worth a listen because it's SGS.

  • Do Over

  • Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff has drawn millions of online fans who love his refreshing mix of humor, honesty, and wisdom about the world of work. Now he offers his most important audiobook yet, a guide to making big career changes - by choice or necessity - and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Holly Richardson on 05-23-15

meh

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

Semi inspirational, with a few good nuggets here and there. Author tried way to hard to be funny and just wasn't. Don't know if everyone needs to read the book but managing your career is pretty important and so many people neglect it completely.

  • Agile Product Management: Product Owner

  • 26 Tips to Manage Your Product and Work with Scrum Teams
  • By: Paul VII
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

In this audiobook you will be given a multitude of proven tips to effectively create a product and work with scrum teams. I am confident that this audiobook will enable you to learn a multitude of skills, since it starts by giving you a full introduction to the concept of scrum and agile product development, scrum and agile principles, and a host of other valuable information that will give you a full understanding of the topic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth even $4

  • By Slipstreamer on 04-19-19

Short

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

Reviewed: 11-17-16

Even at $4 it was pretty light on content. More of a basic overview than tips

  • E-Myth Real Estate Investor

  • By: Michael E. Gerber, Than Merrill, Paul Esajian
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Leading a real estate investment business can seem like a daunting task, with too few hours in the day, too many petty management issues, and constant fires that have to be put out. The E-Myth Real Estate Investor offers you a road map to create a real estate investment business that's self-sufficient, growing, and highly profitable. Take your business to levels you didn't think possible with this unique guide!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A long winded overview

  • By happidaz on 10-02-16

Meh

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

If you've read the E-Myth you won't get anything new from this. Same stories from Gerber. I thought I wasn't going to like Than because he sounds like a used car salesman but he wasn't bad.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful