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Mike Henry Sr.

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  • Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career
  • By: David Burkus
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

What if the best way to grow your network isn't by introducing yourself to strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that's already around you? We know that it's essential to reach out and build your network. But did you know that it's actually your weaker or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By Timothy P. Coleman on 06-27-18

Thoughtful, well researched and challenging

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Reviewed: 08-13-18

David pulls together some excellent research and makes great conclusions. The ideas in the book challenge us to think more deeply about the way our friends affect us and the effect we have on our friends. We are more dependent on each other than we'd like to believe. And the research cited in this book back it up. We don't have a network, we're part of one. And we can use that network for good or we can allow ourselves to be influenced by forces we don't understand. The choice is up to up. The author challenges us to be purposeful with our relationships and to improve our contribution so we improve our community. I'll listen to this one again.

  • Business for the Glory of God

  • The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
  • By: Wayne Grudem
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Can business activity in itself be morally good and pleasing to God? Sometimes business can seem so shady-manipulating the "bottom line", deceiving the consumer, or gaining promotions because of whom you know. But Wayne Grudem introduces a novel concept: business itself glorifies God when it is conducted in a way that imitates God's character and creation. He shows that all aspects of business,including ownership, profit, money, competition, and borrowing and lending, glorify God because they are reflective of God's nature.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • accurate, systematic, somewhat insightful.

  • By E. Consulting on 08-13-18

Well thought out and concisely presented

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Reviewed: 04-02-18

The author presents a clear and concise reasoning for the premise of the book. Business, every aspect of it, when done well, brings glory to God. He addresses 9 topics including money, profit, competition, employment and others and makes the point that without corruption, they all point us to God. I'm grateful for the founders of the US and for the free market and I am also grateful to the author for helping me see how wonderful our economic structure really is.

  • The Last Arrow

  • Save Nothing for the Next Life
  • By: Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Narrated by: Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 604
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    5 out of 5 stars 541
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    5 out of 5 stars 538

The Last Arrow is your road map to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. Discover the attributes of those who break the gravitational pull of mediocrity as cultural pioneer and thought leader Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Just A Faith Book

  • By Eric Jonathan Jones on 09-22-17

Energizing, Challenging

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Reviewed: 12-20-17

I have missed the passion and focus of a good Erwin McManus book. This is just what I needed to hear. I’ll be listening again and making notes, but not about the book as much as about how God is moving me. If you can read this and not be moved to action, check your pulse!

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

Well written manifesto

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Reviewed: 09-03-17

The premise of the book is that the "find your passion" movement is fallacy. It's well written and researched. The examples are relevant and the author has clearly thought through his argument. I enjoyed the book. Great ideas about deliberate practice and career capital that I need to think about more. Highly recommended.

  • 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
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,761
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388

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

Favorite

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Reviewed: 06-24-17

Triggers is chock full of thoughtful yet simple ideas and actions you can take to change your behavior. You can tell the author has been helping people change behavior for years. He focuses on the things you can do to change. I especially liked how he warns us that our environment impacts us more than we thing, his discussion about ego depletion and the daily questions. I'll be listening again and again.

  • The Ideal Team Player

  • How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle's company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lot of talk about a simple concept

  • By Andrea on 09-05-16

Time well spent!

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Reviewed: 06-24-17

If you could sum up The Ideal Team Player in three words, what would they be?

It had been a while since I listened to a book by Patrick Lencioni. The fable was engaging and it made some good points, and the 3 characteristics of an ideal team player were very well presented. You can tell this is the result of his organizations' practice for many years. Great advice for your career or for companies trying to improve their hiring process!

  • Tactics

  • A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
  • By: Gregory Koukl
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 685
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
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    5 out of 5 stars 588

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christian Convictions Shouldn't be Christless

  • By Bror Erickson on 01-26-16

Packed with ideas

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Reviewed: 06-24-17

Would you listen to Tactics again? Why?

Tactics is an easy listen packed with ideas for ways to talk with others about our faith. It may seem a little confrontational, but I believe his edge helps us consider our beliefs in a way we can talk about them with others.

  • Rising Strong

  • How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 10,810
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    5 out of 5 stars 9,483
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,402

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learn to live your life with compassion, integrity and authenticity.

  • By Nishna-botna on 08-27-15

Transparent and vulnerable

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Reviewed: 06-02-17

Any additional comments?

Rising Strong is a practical guide for dealing with shame and interpersonal issues. I appreciate the vulnerability of the author to share personal stories as well as research. That makes the story easy to digest and interesting.

  • Not a Fan

  • Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
  • By: Kyle Idleman
  • Narrated by: Kyle Idleman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,502

Pastor Kyle Idleman doesn't just want to be a fan of Jesus, he wants to full heartedly commit to him and be a follower of Jesus. But how can you make the leap from fan to follower? In Not a Fan Idleman uses biblical examples to show how the people who met Jesus also had to decide if they were fans or followers, and what it meant for them to then become followers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am a follower and not a FAN

  • By Author Matthew Robert Payne on 01-12-12

Challenging and motivating

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Reviewed: 01-05-17

This book challenged me to live my faith right where I am. I came away motivated to examine my life, one decision and choice at a time trusting Jesus to transform me. I will listen to other works from this author.

  • Kingdom Calling

  • Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good
  • By: Amy L. Sherman
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Amy Sherman unpacks Proverbs 11:10 - "When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices" - to develop a theology and program of vocational stewardship. Here is practical help for churches, ministries, and other faith communities to navigate the complex process of following Jesus in those places where we happen to prosper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Resource

  • By Mike Henry Sr. on 09-20-16

Great Resource

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Reviewed: 09-20-16

Well researched and detailed. While it is often directed at pastors and the people who run churches or businesses, there are sections directed at the rest of us. We don't have to run a church or a company to join Jesus and make a difference. We are all called. Encouraging book.