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Timothy

Pleasant Hill, CA, United States
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  • Topgrading, 3rd Edition

  • The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance
  • By: Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 115

Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent: The more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically - sometimes even to 90%.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very self serving

  • By Timothy on 06-18-15

Very self serving

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

top grading is an excellent idea and practice. the 20% 9f this book that focuses on the what and how of top grading was excellent and worth the read.

the 80% of the book that was extremely self serving, self complimentary, and ego stroking of the author made the book almost unbearable at times. I had to keep telling myself to focus on the positive educational parts and to keep going despite the hours and hours of the author's endless self promotion. Greatly disappointing.

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  • Crossing the Chasm

  • Marketing and Selling Technology Projects to Mainstream Customers
  • By: Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

Here is the best-selling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries. Crossing the Chasm has become the bible for bringing cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets. This edition provides new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing, with special emphasis on the Internet. It's essential reading for anyone with a stake in the world's most exciting marketplace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible insight

  • By Holly Fischer on 02-27-16

simply a must read book for tech start ups.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-22-15

if you're starting a technology company, read this book. ..then read it again.
I read it at least once a year and am always getting new insights.
it's simply a classic book for startup companies.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful