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DaBrun

Pennington, NJ
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  • The Second Machine Age

  • Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
  • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,373

In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for the periphery

  • By Chris Lunt on 03-02-14

Should be required reading for congress members.

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Reviewed: 01-23-19

Very well written and thoughtful. Highly recommended to anyone with a bit of the technology bug. And to those not tech savvy, let this stand as a warning, technology is headed for dramatic growth and your coming along for the ride whether you like it or not.

  • 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 44,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,585

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

Amazing and Inspirational

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Reviewed: 12-04-17

Wonderfully written and engaging narration. I am a fan of Elon and I enjoyed this inside look greatly. To me it really brings things into perspective and humanizes the man, the myth.

  • 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 59,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,487

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

Still very relevant today.

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

I very much enjoyed the book. While it is somewhat dated, everything still holds true today and if anything, some of the things that may have been current at the time of the writing are now historically valuable. I definitely recommend this for everyone. Society would be much better and more productive if we all applied what is in this book.

  • The New One Minute Manager

  • By: Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648

For decades The One Minute Manager has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book's publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less - including resources, funding, and staff - have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very useful perspective.

  • By meeee on 07-12-15

Management naive

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Reviewed: 07-06-17

I found the work itself quite interesting and entertaining, while the methods given were enlightening. I will try my best to apply them and see how they work out. Overall the information presented makes sense and with the success of the book and the other reviews one would think we would be seeing a much better corporate culture than what we currently have. Maybe it's just that it takes time to cause such a shift or it comes down to the individual, and either your capable of thinking a particular way or not. Or maybe it's just like the other schools of thought, it works in some applications and not in others with varying levels of success and not a cure all. I don't know but if people were to critique me I would want to be the one minute guy! Highly recommend!