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  • One Click

  • Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
  • By: Richard L. Brandt
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: Buy now with one click. Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose business strategy and unique combination of character traits have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Being successful doesn't make you interesting.

  • By Troy on 08-17-13

love the history and thinking if Jeff.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I didn't find this so much a biography but a light history of Jeff and Amazon. I would like deeper detail

  • 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 43,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,737

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

love it.

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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: 09-18-18

appears to be somewhat unbiased on Elon. the good, the bad and the quirks. stimulating and thought provoking.

  • The Upside of Irrationality

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first

  • By Stephen on 06-20-10

I have become a big fan

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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: 10-16-17

some of the same stories that he has shared with new information that puts the stories in a new light.

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,157

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

loved it

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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: 09-21-17

the references made are starting to get a little dated, but the story continues to ring true.

  • 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 56,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,463

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

classic and timeless.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-17

this has been and will be on my list of books to read over and over

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295

Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Beth on 06-30-15

great information about the change in business

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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: 09-08-16

loved hearing the historical references of the industrial revolution, how it changed business and the military and how the same rules don't necessarily apply today

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Triggers

  • Creating Behavior That Lasts - Becoming the Person You Want to Be
  • By: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
  • Narrated by: Marshall Goldsmith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,535

In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans. And just how do we manage those situations that can provoke even the most rational among us into behaving in ways we would rather forget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He Doesn't Disappoint

  • By Catherine S. Read on 08-18-15

Some good information.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-16

It made me think of my triggers, however most of the information I would call common.