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  • Grit

  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,486
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,400

In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A 9 hour commencement address

  • By Grimjack on 05-13-18

Grit Determines Greatness

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Reviewed: 11-29-18

Excellent presentation of how support and high standards and expectations determine our outcomes. Must read for anyone wanting to live a more fulfilling life and impactful career.

  • Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million

  • Ultimate Startup Playbook in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Online Marketing, Leadership & PR
  • By: Cliff Lerner
  • Narrated by: Daniel Greenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling and inspiring narrative gives you a step-by-step play to achieve explosive growth and combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and case studies to help your startup grow. This audiobook is ideal for entrepreneurs, marketing experts, startups, and CEOs looking to grow their business to millions of users.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tool that can help you start a new Business

  • By cosmitron on 10-01-18

The Tips Are Gems

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Reviewed: 10-22-18

The tips confirmed several things I’m currently facing and provided insights I hadn’t considered. Everything an entrepreneur needs. Great book recommendations!

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,244

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive 21st-century economy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Blocking off time each day to work without distractions will make you more productive

  • By M.J. on 11-17-16

Shallow Workers & Thinkers Stay Away

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Reviewed: 02-22-18

This book was an affirmation that a practical strategy to get more done is necessary.

  • Extreme You

  • Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.
  • By: Sarah Robb O'Hagan
  • Narrated by: Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

From childhood, Sarah Robb O'Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sports, in school, and in music made it clear she was no natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she decided to go Extreme. From working with Richard Branson as a thriving Virgin Atlantic executive in her 20s to being fired and nearly deported a matter of months later, she learned through a series of surprising successes and epic fails that the extremes of her experiences were the engine of her success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Inspiring.

  • By Anna on 04-04-17

It's okay to be extreme!

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Reviewed: 01-10-18

This book explains why you don't need anyone's permission to be f**king bold. Go now!

  • Blue Ocean Strategy

  • How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
  • By: W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,856
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,848

In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the actual book

  • By Robert Donoghue on 08-29-06

Innovative

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Reviewed: 12-18-17

Great for anyone struggling to differentiate themselves in their market/niche. A blueprint for being unique.

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,324

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Great listen!

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Reviewed: 12-02-17

Malcolm does a phenomenal job at breaking down the keys to success. Narration was meh...

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,803

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Stop Giving A F**k

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Reviewed: 10-27-17

This book offered a very entertaining perspective to help you understand WHY and how to not take things so seriously!

  • Startup Communities

  • Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City
  • By: Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: David Kaplan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small-business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of one another's talent, creativity, and support.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, horrible narrator

  • By Jordan on 10-22-13

Fantastic explanation!

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Reviewed: 07-05-17

We've used several already, and plan to use more of these tips in our community!

  • The Like Switch

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over
  • By: Jack Schafer PhD, Ph.D. Marvin Karlins Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,994

The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI's National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Billy G. Gruff on 05-14-16

Above Average

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Reviewed: 05-14-17

Shared known & unknown techniques used by media & law enforcement to manipulate the masses