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Noemi G

Thornton, CO, USA
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  • 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 56,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,259

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

Dad Was Right

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-05

Like most children I ignored my father's advice, given years ago, that I should read this book. At age 45 I picked it up and can see Dad was (once again) right and I was wrong. Some of these ideas will sound familiar to you because you may already practice them. Old ideas like personal integrity, connecting with people on a thoughtful and personal level, being able to admit your mistakes, being forthright, candid and authentic in your dealings and being actually interested in people and what they want (instead of just what you want!) are powerful and timeless. Read this book with an open mind, noting that it is an old book and the references are from a man's world of old - but the principles apply to all genders. I apply these concepts to my law practice every day and find they have increased my income and grown my referral network. Put this one on your shelf, it is worth the subscription price.

25 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • How to Become CEO

  • The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization
  • By: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

How does one become a CEO? Many people know they want to climb the corporate ladder, but don't have a clue about how to ascend that ladder without losing their grip. In this insightful, controversial program, Jeffrey J. Fox offers solid, practical advice and recommendations on how to fulfill your ambition to better yourself, to be a contributor, to make a difference, to grow professionally, and to be more successful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Noemi G on 04-30-05

Good Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-05

This is a book I discovered a few years ago. When I can, I urge recent college grads to put it on their reading list. I just bought it for my nephew who graduated last year and started a management trainee position at a large rail company. There are several useful principles laid out in this book, but what appeals to me the most is the author's underlying theme (not explicitly articulated) that there must be a personal touch to what you do. This is refreshing, truthful, and a departure from the Machiavellian culture promoted by some books. This book shows you that you must connect with people if you want to move up and be successful. And it shows you positive and easy ways to do this. I would caveat that this book, like a lot of business titles, is oriented toward those in sales, so if you are not in sales (like me) you must either toss or modify some of these principles. I have all the principles in this book in a note in my blackberry so I can review them when I have a moment to reflect.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

  • Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life
  • By: John G. Miller
  • Narrated by: John G. Miller
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

The lack of personal accountability is a problem that has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. No organization or individual can achieve goals, compete in the marketplace, fulfill a vision, or develop people and teams without personal accountability.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The power of a better question? Yes!

  • By Raphael on 04-08-15

OK Read

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-05

I work at a telcom company that has been going through a financial scandal for the last 3 years. Our general counsel gave everyone in the legal department a copy of this book. I had my doubts about books like this after a former general counsel at a different company had all his lawyers read Who Moved My Cheese (a very silly, insulting not-useful book). Most of the attorneys I know (an all-knowing, all skeptical bunch) took something away from this book. We found it helpful. The gist of it seems to be something that my father, an artillery officer, always said. That is, to get problems solved, get to the "what" rather than the "who".

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Winning

  • By: Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
  • Narrated by: Jack Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack's Alltime-Best

  • By Anonymous User on 04-18-05

The Iaccoca of the New Millenium

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-05

I read this business title in hard copy on a recent business trip and found it a useful skim. Much like all the Lee Iaccoca books and lectures that we suffered through in the 80s and 90s, this man is a (very successful) gas-bag. Pick it up for a quick skim at best, there are some good career lessons and caveats in the book.

7 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • James Madison

  • By: Garry Wills
  • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The eternal conundrum about James Madison - a key framer of the U.S. Constitution, a formidable political figure, and a man of penetrating analytical intellect and tremendous foresight - is why, when he became chief executive, did he steer the ship of state with such an unsteady hand? In this examination of Madison's life and career, Garry Wills outlines the union of unfortunate circumstance, misplaced temperament, and outright poor judgment that bogged down Madison's presidency.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Biography Is OK

  • By Noemi G on 04-30-05

Biography Is OK

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-30-05

I am an avid reader of revolutionary history and love to read founding father biographies where I can find them. I must say that this biography, though interesting, was not a captivating read. I hang with books that are tough or boring, and this book exhausted me. The author spends a lot of time covering everyone BUT Madison. This book is still very interesting as a backgrounder for this period of time, and for early development of U.S. Constitutional doctrine. As the author concedes, Madison left little personal written record behind. Maybe this is the best we will ever see on this interesting and deeply flawed man. If you have time for this book, put it behind Hamilton, Washington, Adams, Lincoln, Robt. E Lee, Grant, and even John Paul Jones. Still worthwhile if you have the time! The music in between chapters made me want to pull my hair out - it sounded like some dreadful NPR air-filler.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful