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  • Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too

  • How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics
  • By: Clay Travis
  • Narrated by: Clay Travis
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 189

Sports media superstar Clay Travis wants to save sports from the social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground. Having ruined journalism and Hollywood, far-left-wing activists have now turned to sports. Travis argues it’s time for right-thinking fans everywhere to put down their beers and reclaim their teams and their traditions. In Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too, he replays the arguments he’s won and lays out all the battles ahead. His goal is simple: to make sports great again.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love or hate him you should love this book

  • By Mike on 10-03-18

Do you want to just enjoy sports? again?

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

There was a time when sports was a great place where we would gather, cheer our team, boo our opponent, root root root for the home team ... and escape all that was bad in the world.

We would celebrate the amazing accomplishments - even if the person was on the other team.

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I read the reviews and the one that struck me is "this is what he has been saying for years" ... maybe, here is the thing, this is all of it in one place.

There are great insights into sports media & if you want sports to go back to being about sports and not sports+politics ... this is a good message to take in, think about, and spread to others.

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Remember his encouragement near the end of he book.

  • We Are All Weird

  • The Myth of Mass and the End of Compliance
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

We Are All Weird is a celebration of choice, of treating different people differently and of embracing the notion that everyone deserves the dignity and respect that comes from being heard. The book calls for end of "mass" and for the beginning of offering people more choices, more interests, and giving them more authority to operate in ways that reflect their own unique values.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new

  • By Steven on 03-07-12

you are uniquely you ....

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

this book does a great job sharing what has been happening in culture, society & all originations who desire to connect, trade & influence.

It's not just about marketing or the masses.
you are uniquely you and if you treat others like you want to be treated your brand awareness, network & Cashflow will increase as you desire.

  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point: really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Touches to quitting, when to quit - just touches

  • By Hakan on 02-22-09

something not working?

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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: 02-22-18

well then this might be the best short book for you right now.

everything going great, then it's better to take in the core idea before you are struggling

  • Our Plastic Legacy

  • How to Quit Plastic, Want Less & Live Green Daily
  • By: Geordie Wardman
  • Narrated by: Randal Schaffer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Did you know that every piece of plastic ever created from the time of invention in 1905 until now is still in existence today? Did you also know that by 2030 (just shy of two more decades) there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish? Follow along in this conversational and action-oriented book as author Geordie Wardman presents a simple solution to the reasons why you should be worried, nay terrified, about the plastic that is piling up, literally, on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • informative, Challenging, Inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-14-17

informative, Challenging, Inspiring

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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: 08-14-17

it's interesting how my eyes can be opened to something new, be challenged, and inspired to make changes that I can.

  • Rocket Fuel

  • The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business
  • By: Gino Wickman, Mark C. Winters
  • Narrated by: Mark C. Winters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas realities. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald's. It worked for Ford. It can work for you. From the author of the best-selling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the visionary and integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thanks what a great book

  • By carl on 11-04-16

struggling?

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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: 03-14-17

I've had success, yet there has been a struggle ... something just was not right in my Entrepreneural endeavors. This book really helps me see who I was missing and who I am both those are important things because I'm very capable yet I was being held back by trying to do too much myself.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Go for No!

  • Yes Is the Destination, No Is How You Get There
  • By: Richard Fenton, Andrea Waltz
  • Narrated by: Richard Fenton
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947

In a world inundated with sales books on getting to yes, this audiobook recommends just the opposite, focusing on how increasing your failure rate can greatly accelerate your movement toward ultimate success. Go for No! chronicles four days in the life of fictional character Eric Bratton, a call-reluctant copier salesman who wakes up one morning to find himself in a strange house with no idea of how he got there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Andrew Stotz on 05-21-15

I had heard the concept, yet this was great.

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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: 11-29-16

The title was not new. The idea was not new, yet the presentation as a story & some little concepts had been missing. This was an enjoyable read & I'm glad I picked it up.

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,964
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,908

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, over-the-top narration

  • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10

The core you need to be able to succeed

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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: 07-16-15

Out of all the books I have, this is the one I review the most often.

What is great about this book is that it goes for the first principles of success. Those can be applied on an individual level or to a group.


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  • Small Talk - How to Connect Effortlessly with Anyone

  • Strike Up Conversations with Confidence and Make Small Talk Without the Fear of Being Awkward
  • By: Betty Bohm
  • Narrated by: Andy Cross, Kerem Bayrak, Michele Lambert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 33

Want to talk to that attractive person on the train home from work, but have no idea what to say? Do you secretly dread going to parties? Afraid you won't fit in at your new job because you don't "do" small talk? Like it or not, we live in a world driven by social interaction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible

  • By DeadlyGoombah on 09-18-16

Do you smile at strangers?

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

Reviewed: 07-16-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Small Talk - How to Connect Effortlessly with Anyone to be better than the print version?

The audiobook does a great job using multiple voices for the examples that they first provide, then break down the example to really show elements.

What did you like best about this story?

Really was the use of multiple voice actors.

Any additional comments?

I can understand the negative comments. This book is on a subject that is very natural to many people, yet there is a very quiet majority that are not great at connecting with people, or simply have a very negative viewpoint of small talk. I prefer deep conversations, and can be annoyed with small talk. This book showed me a slightly different way to look at those conversations as a filter to figure out and get to deep conversations quicker & with the right people. Basically, if you are an extrovert - the reason this book might appeal to you is to understand how more introverted people struggle with small talk & help them out. For introverts - this books can show you steps you can take to connect with more people, at that deep level you desire by using small talk to figure out who to go deeper with. Remember to smile at strangers ;-)

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Slicing Pie

  • Funding Your Company without Funds
  • By: Mike Moyer
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

You and a partner go into business together and split the equity 50/50. You do all the work and your partner slacks off. He owns half your business - now what? Slicing Pie outlines a process for calculating exactly the right number of shares each founder or employee in an early stage company deserves.

You will learn: How to value the time and resources an individual brings to the company relative to the contributions of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally, how to answer the million dollar question…

  • By Jamie on 06-05-15

I use to hate the idea of having partners

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

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

Yes, especially for those who are open to starting a company with partners or joining one early on. This provides a framework for making sure everyone can do the best they can and end up happy with the results.

What other book might you compare Slicing Pie to and why?

I do not know of any other books that talk about dynamic equity splits.

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

not that I know of

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

A system for accounting for the unknown.

Any additional comments?

Many of my friends have divided the pie too early & too late. This idea of setting up a system to make sure the company equity is divided in a predictable way is wonderful. It also sets the incentives up so that people want to keep working & how to deal with when someone wants or needs to leave.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful