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Mark P. Wonderlin

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  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,755

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do one thing exceptionally

  • By Ben on 09-07-10

Amazing Growth and Corporate Culture Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-10

I really enjoyed hearing about Tony's growth as an individual and listening to the trials and tribulations when building Zappos. Opposed to the standard book rambling off stats or uncommon words to give the perception of intelligence; Tony along with some other Zappos employees informally talk to you just like you were at Starbucks telling a story. Opposed to be lectured to like the professor in the last chapter of the book, it feels like you're experiencing birth and rise of Zappos alongside Tony and his staff. If you a business owner looking for an excellent inspirational book that provides a blueprint on how you can start thinking about changing your company's culture then this is the book!

The only thing I couldn't handle was the listening to an interview with Warren Bennis and Tony at the end. This guy is the typical professor who is obsessed with himself, self promotes another one of his ignoramus books, and talks down to Tony, all while trying to appear that his vast intellect is fair superior than Tony's while having no clue who Tony even is. I seriously would have rather listened to an air horn next to my ear than listen to Warren Bennis for another second. What's even worse that that the guy that introduces Warren and Tony to the group is so infatuated with him (Warren) that I wasn't sure if the guy was going to start licking Warrens big toe or start talking about the fan club.

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  • Arguing with Idiots

  • How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
  • By: Glenn Beck
  • Narrated by: Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Steve "Stu" Burguiere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper-sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read this book - Especially if you want to understand what's really going on behind the politics and rhetoric

  • By M. Mohan on 04-20-17

WOW!!! What an eye opener

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-09

After the first chapter I was hooked, this is an incredible book and a must listen. It's amazing how we are constantly bombarded by the media with information and content that they skew dramatically to the left. Yet when fair questions arise in their opposition the person is viewed at a radical or personally attacked. I guess some of the media and most politicians do not believe some things like fact, statistics, and history which is the premise of book and which is why I would hugely recommend this and is one reason why I'm now a huge Glenn Beck fan!

2 of 9 people found this review helpful