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  • Accounting for the Numberphobic

  • A Survival Guide for Small Business
  • By: Dawn Fotopulos
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

By the time you've finished Accounting for the Numberphobic, you'll be reading your financial dashboard like a pro. This audiobook takes the terror out of accounting, as it demystifies - in plain English - documents like the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book for the entrepreneur!

  • By Palm-san on 01-30-15

SUPER Helpful

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Reviewed: 09-28-18

This for me was a: “I’m a wuss and don’t wanna ask” lesson. Thanks a lot for delivering this to me in simple language, I’m now asking a mentor for info that will be the next steps of implementation in my life :)

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,224

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

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 09-10-18

Feels like I know Steve personally now. About a third of the way through the book I started to dislike him and understood why he was ousted from Apple in the first place. This book is real and in your face, very well read too!

  • Zero to One

  • Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,335

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Seems Insightful Until You Think A Little Deeper

  • By Mark Brandon on 10-31-14

Quick hit of knowledge

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Reviewed: 08-19-18

This helped me connect other ideas and was very valuable. Great book. Well read also.

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,630

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

Unreal dude

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Reviewed: 08-12-18

I’m pretty fired up hearing all about how Elon works. Fascinating and well read by the narrator.

  • Mastery

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,398

What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Focus on passion=Less stress and more success

  • By Mark on 05-04-15

Yaas

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Reviewed: 08-02-18

If you read this and still say people are born with their “talents” you’re a total weenie. Great book.

  • The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business (2nd edition)

  • The “Who, What, When, Where, Why & How” of the Steps That Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music
  • By: Loren Weisman
  • Narrated by: Loren Weisman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply to pursue successful and sustainable careers in music today. Full of practical advice, this music-industry audiobook provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today's music business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a necessity for anyone in any part of music biz

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-28-16

Great info, gets a lil dry

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Reviewed: 07-03-18

Really appreciate the knowledge here, just feels like it was wearing me out to listen to. Had to stop many times.

  • Models

  • Attract Women Through Honesty
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Austin Rising
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994

Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them. It's the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration has been updated - it’s great!

  • By Carrie Beals on 08-03-18

Exactly what I needed

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Reviewed: 06-18-18

I just read the Rational Male and this was a welcome message after that mind bender. I suggest any dude listens to this. Well read too!

  • 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 56,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,252

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

The Classic

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Reviewed: 06-18-18

Quintessential reading material for anyone looking for smoother interactions with others... Which is what our world consists of!

  • Pictures at a Revolution

  • Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
  • By: Mark Harris
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Here is the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde - and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood and America forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen - A valuable book

  • By Sharon on 02-17-09

Very Interesting

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

Awesome view of the industry at the time and the old industry trying to grip to what it knew.

The narrator had this weird upward inflection thing when making a supporting comment that I feel he was told to stop doing 3 quarters through the book. That was the only thing I noticed to critique haha

  • The Millionaire Next Door

  • The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich
  • By: Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D., William D. Danko Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,673

Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
The Millionaire Mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Its OK to drive a Taurus!!

  • By Stephen Dix on 03-30-05

Great Knowledge: BE FRUGAL!

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Reviewed: 05-17-18

Frugality is stressed in this book and it’s honestly a message I needed to hear right now. Always under pressure to pay up and do some thoughtless spending. Great book, took some awesome notes.