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  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,573

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts to Feel Like One Big Ad for Authors Product

  • By ManBearPig on 12-06-17

So good I had to get the hard copy as well

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

While much of what I heard wasn't new to me, the way it was presented was great. 7 clear steps and a free tool to utilize to create your storybrand. After listening to the book I felt this is a method I want to use and implement in our business, so today I also got a hard copy of it.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,092

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is worth your time....

  • By Drake on 04-24-16

A must read on drug policy

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

This book should be required reading for anyone who part takes in drug policy discussions and/or decisions.

  • Sales EQ

  • How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

The sales profession is in the midst of a perfect storm. Buyers have more power - more information, more at stake, and more control over the sales process - than any time in history. Technology is bringing disruptive change at an ever-increasing pace, creating fear and uncertainty that leaves buyers clinging to the status quo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Effective Approach to EQ Sales Mastery

  • By Joe on 07-20-17
  • Sales EQ
  • How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount

Surprised about how great it was

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

I've listened to a bunch of sales books. Most of the time they're worth a listen, but not great. So that's what I expected from sales eq. However, I was surprised. The book feels very complete for the sales process, and I like that it's referring to behavioral science. Not sure if it brings up a lot of new stuff, but it ties it all together in a great way. Most definitely worth your time!

  • The Demographic Cliff

  • How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019
  • By: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Narrated by: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on a not-so-secret weapon: demographics. Studying the predictable things people do as they age is the ultimate tool for understanding trends. Dent shows that if you take the time to understand demographic data, using it to your advantage isn’t all that difficult. By following his suggestions, listeners will be able to find the upside to the downturn and learn how to survive and prosper during the most challenging years ahead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting, but questionable

  • By Lance G. on 03-06-14

Gave up after about half the book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Sure, everything is clear with 20/20 hindsight. However, main thing I couldn't stand is that he tried to cover as many years as possible in his predictions "it will happen in 2014, or 2015, but no later than 2016" and boast how certain he is, but was still wrong. Dealing with predictions is dealing with uncertainty, hence, you'll not be 100% certain, so better not sound like you are.

To be fair, some interesting stuff about demographics. Unfortunately, I was too turned off to finish the book.

  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,586

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Idea-meritocracy/Principles Reference

  • By Patrick Eberle on 06-30-18

Excellent book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Interesting from many perspectives. Valuable insights from Dalio and how he applied and evolved it into principles to run Bridgewater's success.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank

  • History's Unknown Chapters
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Giles Milton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the "Red Frankenstein", who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; and much more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Trivia Source

  • By Jean on 11-14-16

Another great book by Giles Milton

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-16

If you liked "when Hitler took cocaine and Lenin lost his brain" you can just click the buy button. This book is as golden as that.

If you haven't listened to that book, give this a chance anyway. It's golden nuggets of history. Mostly in 1900s and each story is both interesting and the author makes it entertaining with his writing and narration.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

  • History's Unknown Chapters
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Giles Milton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past. There's the cook aboard the Titanic who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There's the man who survived the atomic bombs in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there are many, many more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite entertaining

  • By Michael on 08-05-16

Golden nuggets of history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-16

A book that is both entertaining and will give you a glimpse into modern history you never heard of. These stories will get you thinking and entertainin you. Just listen to it, you won't regret it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,848

The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Cred to the author for giving it away for free

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-16

Very interesting book about free stuff. As it's free, just download and listen. I wouldn't mind to spend a credit on it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Your Blog

  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Stop F#$%ing Blogging!
  • By: Buck Flogging
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

There are some big problems with the blogging approach to making a living for your writing. This audiobook will help you solve those problems, make more money doing less work, put out better content that is more valuable to readers, and make much more efficient use of your precious time. Blogging, for writers hoping to expose their information to an audience, make efficient use of their time, and make a full-time living with their words, is a distant second best to the strategies laid out in Kill Your Blog: 12 Reasons Why You Should Stop F#$%ing Blogging!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blogging is Dead, Long Live the Blog!

  • By Customer on 02-15-14

Like on buck books you shouldn't have to pay more

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-16

Than a buck for this book. That's about how much new value it gives you. There are some interesting ideas shared in between all the self-promotion and cross-promotion of his other books and the 100 other ppl have already said the same thing in their book.

It's a decent book, short, sweet and fun, but not worth more than a buck.

  • Brandwashed

  • Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy
  • By: Martin Lindstrom
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

From the bestselling author of Buyology comes a shocking insider’s look at how today’s global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of persuading us to buy. Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for over twenty years. Here, he turns the spotlight on his own industry, drawing on all he has witnessed behind closed doors, exposing for the first time the full extent of the psychological tricks and traps that companies devise to win our hard-earned dollars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Conspiracy Against Our Subconscious

  • By Doug on 10-22-11

This is the One!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-16

I've read/listened to numerous books on how psychology/neuroscience/triggers are used in marketing. I find the subject very interesting, but after so many books on the topic there was little new value for each additional book, and I started to get tired of books on the subject.

I bought Brandwashed and thought I would give it a shot and hoped to learn at least a little something. Man, was I wrong!

This book is a value bomb! By far the best I've come across on the subject. The author is in the game and very experienced. Throughout examples from research and his own real life experience he delivers knowledge and insights I haven't found elsewhere.

If you find this subject interesting, this is the Book with capital B.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful