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  • Grinding It Out

  • The Making of McDonald's
  • By: Ray Kroc, Robert Anderson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was 52 years old when he opened his first franchise.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book annoying narration

  • By Brandon on 12-20-18

Elbow grease

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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: 11-19-18

Blue collar life story of rags to riches. many current business can learn from Ray Croc on how to serve their customers better.

  • Parcells: A Football Life

  • By: Bill Parcells, Nunyo Demasio
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't say he missed anything

  • By Barry on 02-04-15

the Socrates of football

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-16

Parcells DNA is made up of the greatest football coaches of all time and Minds in the game. from Vince Lombardi , Al Davis, Mike holla back, and other greats all have a piece in Bill Parcells. Parcells was the modern-day Socrates in the NFL , his student Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin, and Sean Payton are the Plato's and Aristotle's of today's football

  • Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Bill Zanker
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

He's got the biggest personality in business. His trademark line "You're fired" from The Apprentice is one of America's most recognizable catchphrases. He's survived the biggest real-estate bankruptcy in history and climbed his way back to the top. He's Donald J. Trump, and he's going to tell listeners the secrets to succeeding like he has in Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life. His co-author is Bill Zanker, CEO of the Learning Annex, which he started with $5,000 in Bar Mitzvah money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A peek at Trump's worldview, but left empty

  • By Brian's Other Account on 06-13-12

Great mentoring 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: 05-27-16

outstanding! Donald does as always delivers another great book on thinking big, and believing in yourself that nothing is impossible.

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,209

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

alternative way to run a business & be successfull

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-16

Richard shows you how to live your dreams and have fun doing it. His style and outside the box thinking on how to run a business is amazing!

  • Trump Style Negotiation

  • Powerful Strategies and Tactics for Mastering Every Deal
  • By: George H. Ross
  • Narrated by: Milton Bagby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Ever since he wrote The Art of the Deal, Trump has been the world's most famous negotiator, even though he didn't reveal his actual deal-making secrets. Now, George Ross explains the tactics that too Trump to the top and how you can use those same tactics and strategies in your daily negotiations. A practical, real-world negotiation playbook, this is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to negotiate like a proven winner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, but I really liked it.

  • By Greg Meech on 08-31-11

Learn from the best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-16

George Ross does an excellent job accounting trunk style negotiating. many of the techniques used are from a combination of sources such as Getting to Yes in negotiating and negotiating by Herb Cohen

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  • Eleven Rings

  • The Soul of Success
  • By: Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty
  • Narrated by: Matt Walton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. This is the story of a preacher's kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship - six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. This book is full of revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listener Beware

  • By Robert S. Wegener on 07-12-13

Zen Master career

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Phil Jackson does an excellent job RIA counting his career from his college days with the Bulls and Lakers. great insight to motivating quotes as well as books and authors buried within his book. when trying to learn about dealing with complex personalities strong egos still does a great job teaching an individual how to command the top of the top talent.

  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,132

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14

Modern-day builder of companies

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

Reviewed: 12-20-15

Peter does a great job by describing what companies in today and moving beyond look like with the Internet as the prime source to launch platforms

  • Call Me Ted

  • By: Ted Turner, Bill Burke
  • Narrated by: Ted Turner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Under-hyped

  • By loix on 12-21-08

be creative and love what you do

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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: 12-07-15

Ted Turner shows how hard work, dedication and focus can do the impossible. From his days as a young man to now, Ted dreamed and went after it in life!

  • The First Billion is the Hardest

  • Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future
  • By: T. Boone Pickens
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

From a businessman who is extraordinarily humble yet is considered one of the world's most visionary, The First Billion Is the Hardest is both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global energy and natural-resource wars - of vital interest to anyone who has a stake in America's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Guide for a U.S. National Energy Policy.

  • By HuskerFan on 10-20-08

It ain't over till it's over!

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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: 12-06-15

T. Boone Pickens doesn't excellent job recounting his life story how he became a billionaire period and continues to be successful with strategies he's learned experience. He also demonstrates that just because you get older get smarter and wiser continue to be successful!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Idea Man

  • A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
  • By: Paul Allen
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor - combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives - have literally changed the world. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen here tells the story of a life of ideas made real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best autobiography

  • By Lynn on 05-25-16

Creative

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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: 11-25-15

Idea man by Paul Allen gives an opportunity for the listener to get an understanding of how Microsoft came about. In addition, shows the creativeness of Paul Allen kind of sits behind the shadow of Bill Gates. After reading idea man one would have a better appreciation of Microsoft and Paul Allen's contributions to the company.