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  • Brewing Up a Business

  • Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Revised and Updated
  • By: Sam Calagione
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest-growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about starting a brewery

  • By William Schooley on 01-07-13

Captivating Informative

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

The title of the review may be a bit of an off-centered approach to describing a business book but Sam Calagione would approve. The book is well written, insightful and extremely informative. I'll be listening to it again.

The narrator, Kris Koscheski, is one of the best narrators I've listed to yet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Clayton M. Christensen, Theordore Levitt, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

New from the best-selling HBR's 10 Must Reads series. Stop pushing products - and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you listen to nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it - and your customers - at the center of your business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content

  • By Adam on 09-15-16

Great Content

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

Reviewed: 09-15-16

As an entrepreneur this series of books provides great insight into strategic marketing best practices in just the right amount of information. Using the audible bookmark function I was able to flag specific parts of the series that I found particularly valuable and would like to revisit in more depth in the future.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Agile Selling

  • Get Up to Speed Quickly in Today's Ever-Changing Sales World
  • By: Jill Konrath
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Powerful strategies for sales proficiency in ever-changing situations. When sales people are promoted, change jobs, or face new business environments, they inevitably need to learn new skills quickly. Their livelihoods depend on getting up to speed quickly; their bosses have no patience for delayed results

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical and insightful

  • By Locke on 08-27-15

Okay Content Hard to Listen to Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Please, please, please hire someone new to narrate the book. I am sure there are good tidbits of information but I couldn't listen to this narrator.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jill Konrath? Why or why not?

If it is not the same narrator.

What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

AWFUL. Made listening to the book boring and I listen to books and podcast ALL day. I couldn't keep my thoughts on what was being said.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful