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  • How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success
  • By: Shane Snow
  • Narrated by: Shane Snow, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm? One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: rethinking convention and breaking "rules" that aren't rules.

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  • By TRENDS on 09-22-14

Great content, specially in audio format

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Reviewed: 09-04-17

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

I was able to listen to this while doing other menial tasks, which made this a lot faster than sitting down to read. In terms of the content it's a great book to learn how others have learned to work smarter to get to their goals faster. Shane Snow's explanation of theories with every day examples of people who have succeeded with these techniques is super engaging and refreshing.

What did you like best about this story?

The examples brought it home for me. Specially when he concludes with Dwayne Edwards story.

Have you listened to any of Shane Snow and Erik Bergmann ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


3 of 3 people found this review helpful