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Daniel Martines

Cambridge, MA
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  • Scrum

  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,470
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,321

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 7 hour sales pitch "made for why, not how"

  • By Austin on 10-24-15

A must for any team or organization

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Reviewed: 08-07-18

Scrum has been applied to so many types of problems and it just works. This book has many examples and stories that should give the reader motivation and practical insights on what works and what doesn’t. The audible version was easy to listen to

  • Power

  • Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't
  • By: Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Advice

  • By Douglas C. Bates on 05-03-14

Essential for business professionals

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Reviewed: 10-28-16

It is interesting that many people found this book unethical. Well, business is messy. This book talks about topics that people may not have the stomach for. However, these topics are core to having a political antenna. I did an MBA at a top school where we talk about politics and business, and this book goes to a much greater length and provide examples on how to be more politically savvy in a corporate environment. As people move up in their careers they absolutely need the tools provided in this book. I highly recommend it

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,794

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

To read many times

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Reviewed: 03-14-16

As an experienced management consultant and MBA from top school I can't stress enough how powerful this book is. The authors condensed several pragmatic lessons and guidance in the topic of leadership. Simplify, prioritize and execute, and be decisive amid chaos are my new mantra of leadership. Worth reading/listening to many times over!