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Mark Lindberg

Minneapolis, MN
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  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul McLain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

Is your company spending too much time on strategy development - with too little to show for it? you listen to nothing else on strategy, you should at least hear these 10 articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and helpful

  • By Marlene on 03-22-16

good content, but oddly repetitive at times

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Quality articles, although somewhat dated. My main complaint is that the articles were oddly repetitive at times. I couldn't tell if this was the way they were written or there were issues with the audiobook itself. This mildly detracted from the overall experience.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Let My People Go Surfing

  • The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
  • By: Yvon Chouinard, Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove, Yvon Chouinard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard - legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc. - shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From the Heart

  • By Colin on 10-03-16

Half and half not

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

Reviewed: 10-20-16

The first half of this book was insightful, however the second half was too specific to clothing manufacturing or restatements of previous points.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ego Is the Enemy

  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their images with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition." (From the prologue)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, tedious performance

  • By Jefferson Lam on 07-28-16

Some good takeaways

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Good message and historical examples, but more theoretical than real. Highly recommend Eckhart Tolle instead.