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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,594
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,590

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Fantastic Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-16

I can't recall the last time I listened to a book that I was extremely glued to. The narrator does an awesome job and it feels like your actually in the room while Phil details building his shoe kingdom. He details the hard work that he put into building his brand and brought along the people that got him where he was at today. This is definitely a different kind of business book and is refreshing to listen to.

  • The Strangest Secret

  • By: Earl Nightingale
  • Narrated by: Earl Nightingale
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 786

I'd like to tell you about the strangest secret in the world. Not long ago, Albert Schweitzer, the great Dr. and Nobel Prize winner was being interviewed in London and a reporter asked him, "Doctor, what's wrong with men today?" The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, "Men simply don't think!" And it's about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that man has looked forward, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. But we take it for granted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Life Can Never Be the Same Again.

  • By Bogdan Ponomarov on 08-01-13

The Secret Revealed

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Though this book is only 37 minutes....the information presented is timeless and still holds true today! Anybody that wants to be successful needs to start with this book.

  • 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 4,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,940

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

Definetly worth 2 hours of your life

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

What did you love best about How to Win at the Sport of Business?

I love the fact that Mark was just a normal guy who turned it around to become a billionaire.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he got fired for not being at his place of employment while he was closing on a deal. It's what started his Maverick career.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes...this book is a one sitting multiple listen to book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Tanning of America

  • How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy
  • By: Steve Stoute, Mim Eichler Rivas
  • Narrated by: Kerry Washington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

The business marketing genius at the forefront of today's entertainment marketing revolution helps corporate America get hip to today's new consumer - the tan generation. When Fortune 500 companies need to reenergize or reinvent a lagging brand, they call Steve Stoute. In addition to marrying cultural icons with blue-chip marketers, Stoute has helped identify and activate a new generation of consumers. He traces how the "tanning" phenomenon raised a generation of black, Hispanic, white, and Asian consumers who have the same "mental complexion".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marketers Must Read!

  • By Marcus Raman on 12-09-16

Every marketing expert shoud listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-15

Would you listen to The Tanning of America again? Why?

Yes.....First off...I thought this was going to be a book about how america is turning black or tanning up. It's totally the opposite. Steve Stoute definetly gives an in depth behind the scenes look on how marketing took off dealing with particular brands. Stoute gives a detailed timeline from the 70's to 2010 of marketing perspectives.

What other book might you compare The Tanning of America to and why?

I don't think there is a book comparable to The Tanning Of America. This book details historic moments of brands and marketing from Steve's perspective and his closest colleagues.

Which scene was your favorite?

One of my favorite scenes was when Run DMC was on stage and they held the adidas shoe over their heads and the whole audience of thousands did the same with their show. It seemed like I caught the visual in my mind and could actually feel the moment.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Honestly the whole book was moving to me. I plan on listening to it again. Another moving moment was when Death Row was shopping the album to Interscope and Jimmy Iovine got it the whole album.

Any additional comments?

Give it a try. I stayed away from the book because of the title but decicded to get it and give it a try. I've heard Steve Stoute's named mentioned in several songs but never knew he was such a big figure in marketing.

I am a Kerry Washington fan but Im not to estatic about her narrating the book. I felt it took something away from the book. Like it was almost too proper.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,377

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Be the judge yourself

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

If you could sum up Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

Totally Awesome!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the whole story from beginning to end. Steve was definitely a trailblazer for his time and visioned great products.

Which character – as performed by Dylan Baker – was your favorite?

Steve Jobs

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and opened my mind more than anything to the word of APPLE

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth a listen. You won't be disappointed.