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  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Clayton M. Christensen, Theordore Levitt, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bernard Setaro Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

New from the best-selling HBR's 10 Must Reads series. Stop pushing products - and start cultivating relationships with the right customers. If you listen to nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, hear these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it - and your customers - at the center of your business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content

  • By Adam on 09-15-16

Dated and rather basic

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Many sections feel like they were written over 10 years ago. A lot of content is basic truisms. Low value for the time it takes to go through it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Real Estate: How to Buy, Sell and Lease

  • By: Mike Lipsey, Jerry Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mike Lipsey, Jerry Anderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Let's face it. Just as with any other kind of investment, you can make a mint or lose your shirt in commercial real estate ventures. Usually, however, it is the gamblers and the novices who lose and the knowledgeable insiders and prudent investors who gain. Real Estate, a program endorsed by the National Association of Realtors, is not a "get rich quick" program. It has been developed for the serious commercial real estate investor... the person who looks before he leaps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book but written in the 80's, So #'s Outdated

  • By GrandReve on 07-22-15

To the point, balanced perspective.

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Good overview of all aspects of commercial real estate investment. A bit dated but still very relevant.

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Michael E. Porter, W. Chan Kim, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul McLain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 245

Is your company spending too much time on strategy development - with too little to show for it? you listen to nothing else on strategy, you should at least hear these 10 articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and helpful

  • By Marlene on 03-22-16

Repetitive and dated

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Some of the books covered, and their ideas are good. But most of content is simplistic, based on traditional large corporations. A lot of it is rooted in 80s and 90s business practices. Too much focus on execution instead of pure strategy design

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Venture Deals

  • Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
  • By: Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knowledge is Power..!

  • By Joy Casey on 12-30-12

Great content, well delivered!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Very insightful, with good level of detail. Balanced position between company and VC. Narrator is pleasant. Highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,235

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Good information, well delivered

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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: 09-15-15

The story has a lot of depth and is well researched. Not boring. Feels very balanced, does not glorify Amazon or Bezos. Inspirational and some practical insight. Narration is dynamic.

  • 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 14,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,372

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

Collectuon of interesting thoughts

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Overall good insights, it is thouggt provoking. But there is no cohesive story, so don't expect a blueprint to success here.

  • The Closer's Survival Guide - Third Edition

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,851
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,803

The most powerful arsenal of closes ever! This audiobook over 120 Closes includes: 31 Money Closes, 17 Time Related Closes, 3 Pressure Closes, 3 Agreement Closes, 8 Decision Closes, and another 64 of the most creative closes you will ever find in one book! Financial "Closing" is the final step in the pursuit of ANY goal. This thing called closing is not just something that sales people do but something that applies to every person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to be a closer, this book is for you.

  • By Quella on 03-19-17

Great content, strong delivery (but a slow start)

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

The first 25% of the book is painfully slow, repeating the same points in a pretty cheesy way. Once the author gets to the actual 100 closes, it's great content and swift delivery. The techniques are oriented at retail or transactional selling, not complex corporate deals. But still useful for anybody - even to understand your own behavior as a consumer.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

  • Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • By: Ben Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,566

Ben Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For large company managers, not startups

  • By Thomas on 03-18-14

Some useful perspektives, but not much

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

The author is definitely full of himself - first half of the book is a glorified story of his career - wasted time. Second half is quite good advice. Especially since it is about crisis management.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Abundance

  • The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • By: Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,135

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope with Confidence

  • By Dan on 07-25-12

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 05-23-15

A shot of much needed positivity. useful information too. A bit too focused on star power of genius, but that's no big deal.

  • Your Personal Paleo Code

  • The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life
  • By: Chris Kresser
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

An effective and practical program based on the Paleo lifestyle, customized to fit your needs! As the Paleo movement sweeps the nation, the health benefits of following the lifestyle of our hunter-gatherer forebears are undeniable. But what happens when we hit a wall and weight loss stalls, energy flags, or we're tired of restricted eating? We're not cavemen anymore, so why should we follow a strict caveman diet? In Your Personal Paleo Code, Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal three-step program - Reset, Rebuild, Revive - to fit your lifestyle, body type, genetic blueprint, and individual needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you only read one book on health, this is it!

  • By Nicole on 09-19-14

Great book - no hype, balanced info.

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Very balanced view. Comprehensive coverage of not just diet but other areas like exercise, stress, lifestyle, etc. Narrator is great too. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful