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  • A More Beautiful Question

  • The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
  • By: Warren Berger
  • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, underappreciated tool - one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning - deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully" - can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often reluctant to ask "Why?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • inspiring and enlightning

  • By elenne on 03-26-15

It can be shorter yet valuable book

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

The book is amazing and talk about very important topic. The book can cut into half.

  • Find the Good

  • Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer
  • By: Heather Lende
  • Narrated by: Heather Lende
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,187

As she was digging deep into the lives of community members, Heather Lende, the obituary writer for her tiny hometown newspaper in Haines, Alaska, began to notice something. Even the crustiest old Alaskan sourpuss who died in a one-room cabin always had Halloween candy for the neighborhood kids, and the eccentric owner of the seafood store who regularly warned her about government conspiracies knew how to be a true friend - his memorial service was packed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life, Death, Grace & Humor

  • By Gillian on 06-22-16

Not my type

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I don't like the book and I didn't continue reading it. It is not the books fault. It is just not my type of books.

  • Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide

  • A Simplified Beginners Guide to Agile Project Management
  • By: ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75

Agile project management is simply shifting the world of project management at its core, and there's a reason why. With an approach to projects that is quite different from the traditional waterfall methodology, agile project management focuses on adding value fast while staying on track to achieve a defined business goal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to follow introduction

  • By Alex on 10-06-15

Good Quick Guide about Agile

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

A very good and short quick start for Agile. What really let me buy this book and read it the drawback chapter about Agile. This was totally new to me.

  • How to Win at the Sport of Business

  • If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
  • By: Mark Cuban
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975

Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multibillion-dollar success story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definetly worth 2 hours of your life

  • By Jamison on 04-28-15

Short book about success

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

Blog articles in a form of a book. it is an average short book. What really amaze me how the author always focus on what is matter even when he lost his money. He didn't focus on revenge, he focus on being successful again.

  • The Dip

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090

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

Short book stating the obvious

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

Reviewed: 01-27-16

This good short book states the obvious. It is simply trying to differentiate between being down in job and you feel like it is not your day and feel like it is not your job and you have to quit.

  • Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

  • By: Heidi Grant Halvorson
  • Narrated by: Shannon Parks
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Decades of research on achievement suggests people at the top of their game tend to reach their goals because of what they do - not because of who they are. In this short, provocative, and useful HBR Single, motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson translates the psychological secrets of these winning human beings for your use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Expansion of HBR Blog Post

  • By Douglas C. Bates on 06-22-12

Good short book

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

The book is mainly talking about how to plan your goals and how to reach their goals.

The title is deceiving some how as I thought it will talk about real examples from a well known successful personal.

The book still worth listening to.

  • Lean Project Management Explained

  • By: Can Akdeniz
  • Narrated by: Andrea Erickson
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 15

The concepts that form the fundamental principles of Lean were initially developed by Taiichi Ohno in the creation of the venerated Toyota Production System (TPS). Ohno employed techniques such as jidoka (intelligent automation), Just-in-Time manufacturing, Kanban (visual ordering systems), kaizen (continuous improvement), and Heijunka (production balancing) to revolutionize production in Toyota's vehicle manufacturing plants.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lean/Agile introduction book

  • By Mahmoud on 01-20-16

Lean/Agile introduction book

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

It is a very short introduction about lean project management. If you already know the topic so don't waste your time. If you don't then it will be great if you listen to this introduction.

Such book, must be given away for free.

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  • Interview with Jack Welch

  • By: Jack Welch
  • Narrated by: Jane Friedman
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

In this interview, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, talks to Jane Friedman, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers, about his new book, Winning. Jack describes how he went about writing this book with his wife, Suzy Welch, why he chose to write it now, and how the business world has changed during his legendary career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 20 minutes of audio gold

  • By Jerry Macias on 11-05-18

Short interview

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I thought that this interview will talk more deep about the book topic and the main idea. Also I thought since it is a short interview then it will be more focused but this is not the case here.
Anyway it was a 19 minutes interview and free.

  • How to Become a Lean Leader

  • Lean Project Management, Book 2
  • By: Can Akdeniz
  • Narrated by: David Williams
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

In this book we'll be looking at the power of lean leadership and what it can do for you. You may want to move toward becoming a lean leader yourself, or you may have a desire to implement lean practices among your management team. Whatever the reason, this guide will help you get started. By the time you've finished, you'll have a solid understanding of lean leadership principles, the characteristics that make up an effective lean leader, and how to successfully apply lean leadership techniques to all areas of your business.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly repeats from Book 1

  • By Gvido on 02-08-16

Good introduction to complete part 1

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

I write the same review for part 1
If the topic new to you, I would highly recommend listen to this book. It is short and to the point introduction for lean project management. It is just a start don't expect too much.
If you already know the topic so don't waste your time it is the same basics you get used to listen.
If you already purchased it then refreshing your memory is never a bad idea.

This book should be a free book. It is just a long article.

  • Lean Project Management Volume 1

  • Managing Business the Lean Way
  • By: Can Akdeniz
  • Narrated by: David Williams
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Research states that almost half of all improvement initiatives fail due to lack of effective leadership. If this is the case, then as business owners the time has never been more prudent to consider how we are managing our businesses and what kind of leadership strategies we have in place. Given that so many industries are littered with failed start-ups and businesses these days, it is clear that more work and investment is needed to develop future leaders.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shortest possible Lean overview

  • By Gvido on 02-08-16

Good introduction

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

Reviewed: 01-20-16

If the topic new to you, I would highly recommend listen to this book. It is short and to the point introduction for lean project management. It is just a start don't expect too much.
If you already know the topic so don't waste your time it is the same basics you get used to listen.
If you already purchased it then refreshing your memory is never a bad idea.

This book should be a free book. It is just a long article.