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  • The Founder's Dilemmas

  • By: Noam Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Mark Mosely
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
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    4 out of 5 stars 406

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important FACT based book on entrepeneurship

  • By Rick on 04-29-14

foundational

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Reviewed: 11-16-18

this is a foundational work for all would be entrepreneurs. excellent data and good conclusions, and sound advice

  • Rise and Grind

  • Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Sway Calloway, Daymond John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

The New York Times best-selling author of The Power of Broke and "Shark" on ABC's hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires listeners to Rise and Grind their way the top.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent info, AWFUL performance

  • By Matt B on 05-26-18

another must have

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Reviewed: 05-30-18

I review a lot if these kinds of books, but this is a top 10 for me. I think anyone and everyone who feels disadvantaged should read or listen to this book and realize they are in control of their lives!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 14,680
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,398
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,364

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

Bigger than Lean

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Reviewed: 05-25-18

Thiel is a giant in this world, and has participated in great technologies for decades. his wisdom here is critical for entrepreneurs that want to create world changing businesses

  • Crushing It!

  • How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Rich Roll, Amy Schmittauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,379

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 85% fluff and 15% value.

  • By Michael Bowie on 04-09-18

Entrepreneur handbook

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Reviewed: 04-20-18

this is a must have for any entrepreneur. Gary has an amazing way of communicating great concepts and motivating entrepreneurs to be better

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,417

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Book summed up in two words: do more

  • By Moohigh on 11-06-18

Insane Motivation

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

Truly inspiring and one of the most motivating books I've ever listened to. I'll listen to it every year, maybe 2 or 3 times

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,547

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but Requires Revision

  • By Bryden on 01-18-15

simply the best.

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Reviewed: 03-25-18

for anyone building or growing a company, there is no better book than this one.

  • The Art of the Start 2.0

  • The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
  • By: Guy Kawasaki
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an intrapreneur, or a not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on such topics as writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital, and branding. In fact there are so many books, articles, and websites that many startups get bogged down to the point of paralysis, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they discover their mistakes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Like a collection of about.com articles

  • By Lee on 06-15-15

Best startup guide

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Reviewed: 03-08-18

this is a perfect how to for startups. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to start a business

  • 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 7,303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,277

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

Just Wow

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Reviewed: 03-03-18

This book was fantastic. I plan to listen to this book many more times in the future.

  • The House of Morgan

  • An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 34 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chernow's first book as good as his later ones

  • By S. Yates on 06-01-17

pleasantly detailed!

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Reviewed: 02-12-18

I love learning about history and this was a delight to learn such a rich and deep history like that of the Morgan's

  • 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 2,593
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855

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
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  • By Robert Donoghue on 08-29-06

a marketing must

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Reviewed: 01-12-18

for anyone in marketing or for entrepreneurs looking to maximize business growth, this is a must read. excellent work!