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  • Living Forward

  • A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
  • By: Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy
  • Narrated by: Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Each of us has but one life to live on this earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? Or are we directing it, maximizing the joy and potential of every day, living with a purpose or mission in mind? Too many of us are doing the former - and our lives are slipping away one day at a time. But what if we treated life like the gift that it is? What if we lived each day as though it was part of a bigger picture, a plan?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buy the physical book

  • By R. Marshik on 04-15-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I am a fan of Michael Hyatt but was disappointed by this book that I felt short of substance.

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  • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is full of insights, strategies and substance!

  • By Sally on 07-13-17

Not dissatisfied but won't be recommending

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

A couple of interesting thoughts/suggestions but not enough of them to be truly compelling so won't be recommending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Growth Hacker Marketing

  • A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386

Best-selling author Ryan Holiday, the acclaimed marketing guru for American Apparel and many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, explains the new rules and provides valuable examples and case studies for aspiring growth hackers. Whether you work for a tiny start-up or a Fortune 500 giant, if you're responsible for building awareness and buzz for a product or service, this is your road map.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tells you what to do but not how to do it

  • By adabele zhong on 03-18-15

Average

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Disappointing by his very high standards. Not as much to take away from this as I had hoped.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Built to Sell

  • Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  • By: John Warrillow
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

A business parable about how to create a start-up that won't trap you when you want to sell it. According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good content, Very bad narration

  • By M. Muin on 05-23-12

Worst narrator of any book I have listened to.

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

Reviewed: 10-22-15

I could not listen beyond 10 minutes. What a joke. And what a waste of money. I have read the book previously and wanted an easy audible refresher. Real shame.