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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,055

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Wow, this book rocked my world!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I listen to a LOT of audible. I love a good personal help book, but this one stands above most. Jordan’s views are deep, thoughtful and well articulated. There were so many moments where I said out loud, wow!

It’s not the easiest read, but I think he makes his points understandable. I consider myself successful, but he has made me question parts of my psyche and given me a desire to be better.

I believe this book will weather the test of time. This is a psychology classic.

Thank you Jordan.

  • The Born to Win Seminar

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

In just 48 hours, your untapped greatness becomes visible. Your surest path to success is revealed. We're confident in this. Because that's precisely what tens of thousands of people have done who had the fortune to attend Zig Ziglar's 25-year-running and perpetually sold-out Born to Win seminar. Today, Zig Ziglar's legendary Born to Win seminar comes alive once again to inspire a whole new generation of achievers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GET THIS!!!

  • By Mason Torres on 09-17-16

Wow, Zig is Everything I Heard He Was

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

As a speaker, I know I should have spent some time listening to this earlier, but wow! What a treasurer trove of knowledge and great insight. I can not recommend this highly enough. Thank you Zig for recording your awesomeness so I could hear it all these years later. Absolutely awesome.

  • The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients

  • By: Steve Chandler, Rich Litvin
  • Narrated by: Steve Chandler, Rich Litvin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

Show your clients what they cannot see. Say to your clients what no one else would dare to say. And you will have all the clients you ever desire. Whether you are a new coach or you already have a six-figure coaching practice, The Prosperous Coach will show you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am glad this was my first Audio book

  • By Bosh on 03-12-16

Fast, effective, true, and worked immediately for me!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

I read quite a few business books. I consider myself well-versed in this genre. This book is not very long and seems to be simplistic it’s approach. However, listening to it over the course of 24 hours has changed my life. I was inspired by the authors and put into practice what they challenge each leader to do. I can honestly say that while reading this book, I gained new client and I’m thrilled to have this knowledge as I move forward in my company.

To the authors, thank you for the book. To anyone that wishes to read this book, do it. As you read it, apply the principles. They work for me and I know they could work for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The McKinsey Edge

  • Success Principles from the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm
  • By: Shu Hattori
  • Narrated by: John Haag
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

The McKinsey Edge culls the personal best practices of an exclusive group of managers connected to McKinsey & Company, a firm that services 80 percent of the world's largest corporations. Through a wealth of 47 rigorously selected, battle-tested, immediately implementable, and practical tips, listeners discover the secrets to building the self, growing with others, enhancing process management, and going the extra mile to reach the next leadership horizon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Succinct and immediately applicable

  • By Alok on 12-25-16

Good, not great.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

This book was interesting, but got long in the tooth towards the end. It did not captivate me like other books.

  • Caesar and Christ

  • The Story of Civilization, Volume 3
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 36 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb.

  • By Mike From Mesa on 04-29-14

My introduction to Will Durant

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

What an incredible gem of knowledge just sitting here. I started this on a whim and found myself lost in Rome for 30 some odd hours. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • The Success Principles

  • How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Narrated by: Jack Canfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. This audio spells out the timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions, even if you're currently unemployed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lynn on 03-23-07

Fantastic and immediately useful

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

I love this shortened version of this wonderful book. It does not get better than Jack Canfield.

  • Getting to Yes

  • Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • By: Roger Fisher, William Ury
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031

Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars

  • By John on 01-14-12

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

This book was good, but not great. Much of what is in it is relevant information. However the book did not continuously capture my attention and I am not sure how much of it I will use in my future negotiations.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

  • Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
  • By: Michael Watkins
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition. Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very practical book

  • By Leo on 02-16-16

Loved it and so did everyone on my team!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

I love it when I bring a book into my workplace and others think that I am smart because of the book. One of my peers just loved all the great data in the book.

This book has theory and practical use. I would highly recommend for anyone transitioning in a job.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,428

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

Fantastic First Book for Mentoring

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

Reviewed: 10-16-15

I regularly help mentor people and this is one of my favorite books to start with. And the fact that it was written almost 100 years ago and is still true today resonates with how powerful the message is.

If you were looking for a book that can help you in business and in life, this is it.

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

  • A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,901
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,880

In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good concepts and great medium to convey them...

  • By Niket Parikh on 10-27-05

I Can't Wait To Implement This at Work

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

I always hate books that are set in stories, however, this one seemed to work. I think that the principles laid out are poignant and and useful.

I am driving to work right now trying to devise a way to implement this today. I know conflict can get dicey, but the author makes a good point about candor and honesty in creating a cohesive team.

This book is a quick read, but I believe the team leader needs a foundation of psychology in order to implement the tools properly. If used improperly, the information in this book could do harm. I would recommend this book to all managers and leaders of teams though.