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  • The Ultimate Sales Machine

  • By: Chet Holmes
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

The only lasting way to enhance your productivity and growth is to focus on a handful of basic concepts and repeat them week after week - and teach your staff to do the same. This audiobook explains how to tune up virtually every area of your business systematically, with just a little disciplined focus. Spend an hour per week on each "impact area" of your business, and you will be astonished at how much you can accomplish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely EXCELLENT!!!

  • By Matt Almassian on 09-10-15

must read and re read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-17

must read and re read for anyone building or growing a business or sales organization

  • Traction

  • Get a Grip on Your Business
  • By: Gino Wickman
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome system for running a business

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

dense read, on business leadership framework

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Covers a lot of the same material as rocket fuel with less focus on the integrator and more focus on the Entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS

  • The Customer Rules

  • The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service
  • By: Lee Cockerell
  • Narrated by: Lee Cockerell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

The former EVP of Walt Disney World shares indispensible rules for serving customers with consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence. Lee Cockerell knows that success in business - any business - depends upon winning and keeping customers. In 39 digestible, bite-sized chapters, Lee shares everything he has learned in his 40-plus-year career in the hospitality industry about creating an environment that keeps customers coming back for more. Here, Lee not only shows why the customer always rules, but also the rules for serving customers so well they'll never want to do business with anyone but you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Effective Rules

  • By Ryan Millar on 09-09-15

wish I had a hard copy of the rules

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

Reviewed: 06-14-17

great quick, hard hitting chapters. just wish I had a hard copy of the 39 rules to review

  • Rocket Fuel

  • The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business
  • By: Gino Wickman, Mark C. Winters
  • Narrated by: Mark C. Winters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas realities. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald's. It worked for Ford. It can work for you. From the author of the best-selling Traction, Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the visionary and integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Real world advice

  • By Chris Hayden on 09-05-16

a breath of fresh air

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

this is an awesome book about the two role needed to lead a great business.

poor on the rocket fuel!

(PS. there are some parts that are hard to get from audio book. the author should have created a downloadable worksheet with all the charts graphs etc that are in the book. on the other hand the book was good enough I'll probably just buy a hard copy)

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do one thing exceptionally

  • By Ben on 09-07-10

delivered happiness

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

Reviewed: 05-22-17

this is a great read, more about the life of Tony, than just Zappos, however this audio version of the book has times of bonus content that a book just couldn't contain

  • The Circle Maker

  • Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,703

It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker - a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This has changed my prayer life.

  • By Sheri on 09-18-13

re inspired to pray in circles

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

the cliff notes version is, make a "circle" around the promises of God and don't leave that circle until God answers. the rest of the book takes that concept and build faith and excitement around it. totally worth the read!

  • Cryptonomicon

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 42 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,245

Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fixed!

  • By Rob J. on 04-16-17

Long Story

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I found this story hard to concentrate on in the beginning, I do not know how much to attribute to the author skipping from one story line to another with dizzying speed it the fact that the narrator was trying to tell 4 story lines with multiple main character but only had three or four unique voices.

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  • The New One Minute Manager

  • By: Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649

For decades The One Minute Manager has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book's publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less - including resources, funding, and staff - have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very useful perspective.

  • By meeee on 07-12-15

simply the way management should be done

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

Reviewed: 02-26-17

an easy-to-follow story arranged in three parts so you can easily keep up with the story going. the summary of everything that you should have learned in the story

  • A Gift to My Children

  • A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing
  • By: Jim Rogers
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 110

What makes for a successful investor? More important, what makes for a happy and meaningful life? According to legendary investor Jim Rogers, the road to financial success and the road to a meaningful life are one and the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just What I Expected

  • By OregonCustomer on 12-19-11

short pointed and dense

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

great read, very sorry, but every chapter has one or more nuggets about how to live a successful life.

  • Permission Marketing

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Internet marketing pioneer Seth Godin says he wants to change the way almost everything is marketed today. Will you give him permission to show you the future? Listen to how you can turn strangers into friends and friends into customers with this groundbreaking new approach.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Out Dated

  • By Kristin on 11-27-16

Timeless, but widely known strategy

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

Reviewed: 02-13-17

the examples in here show the age of the book. while the principles of permission marketing are timeless the concepts are pretty widely known. maybe not a must read, but still a good read.