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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
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    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but not well explained

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-18

maybe not what you think?

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-19

this was more of a philosophical treatise than anything else. I was hoping to glean some advice in regards to business and the idea of playing the infinite game vs finite game that is starting to be more common in business circles due to Simon Sinek and others. This is something completely different. this is like a modern day Nietzsche or other some such philosophical book. it perhaps will be viewed as important or timely and fall in line with a Proverbs type remembrqnce. or it might get lost in time. either way, unless you're prepped for his specific type of talk you won't pull much useful and applicable content, though you might find a point or two worth mulling over in your head.

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  • The Little Red Book of Selling

  • 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness
  • By: Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Sharing strategies and answers from a lifetime of selling, Jeffrey has packed The Little Red Book of Selling with the information you've been searching for. You'll learn a philosophy of success - long term, relationship-driven, and referral-oriented - that has nothing to do with manipulation or other old-world sales tactics, and has everything to do with understanding buying motives and taking ethical, relationship-building actions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Questionable Advice

  • By Fernando on 10-16-09

Ignore most of the reviews about this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

I almost didn't download this book due to so many people complaining in the reviews, and I'm glad that I didn't listen to them. I expected a hard selling blow hard and was disappointed in that regard. Considering how old the book is, he was ahead of his time in many ways. I've got pages of notes and will be implementing a couple things right away and will likely be revisiting it in the future for my next takeaways. He does do somewhat annoying voices at times, but that's about it. The people complaining about him "selling you" nonstop are people who are complaining about him plugging different aspects of his website for other additional free stuff to help you improve or learn more about whatever he's talking about at the time. If you're listening to a sales book to get better at sales and you can't handle someone giving you even more ways to improve then I can't imagine how uncomfortable that person is at actually closing deals. If you're going to be in sales for the long haul, this is a book mostly about career oriented and long term development oriented ideals and not promises of fancily worded closes that'll 10x your close ratio. it's practical advice that'll slowly but surely make you a Dynamo.

  • 21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers

  • America's Top Earners Reveal the Keys to Sales Success
  • By: Stephen J. Harvill
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

For over 30 years, Steve Harvill has helped successful sales teams do what they do better, smarter, more elegantly, and more imaginatively. As a consultant for some of the top companies in the world, including Apple, Pepsi, Samsung, and Wells Fargo, he aids in simplifying processes that have become unwieldy and making teams more effective. His work inspired him to ask the question: What exactly sets the top producers apart from their peers?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long term secrets

  • By Alexander on 01-08-19

long term secrets

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

lots of similar sales books focus on short term tactics or closing techniques. that's great and all but it doesn't get to the core of what differentiates true top tier sales professionals from the pretty good sales professionals. think of this book as your long term strategy and not your short term gains. if you plan on being in sales in your particular industry for the Long haul, implement these tips and watch your gains grow slowly but exponentially. definitely taking some of these tips.

  • #AskGaryVee

  • One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,133

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Chris B. on 04-03-18

Not really a book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

if you love Gary V like I do, it's probably still worth a listen. but this is really just a continuous Q&A session, roughly organized. it's still valuable, but you don't get a deep dive, and the other big names in this book are literally just reading questions written by readers. this really struck me as less of a book and more of a way to leverage the networks of these big names to spread content that wasn't original to the book.

  • The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

  • By: Julian Jaynes
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes' still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only 3,000 years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion - and indeed our future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Archaelogical Expedition of Our Minds

  • By Michael on 10-08-15

this isn't just a book, it's a masterpiece

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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: 10-03-18

I had never heard of Julian Jaynes or this book, but this is a super interesting (and thorough!) book on the origin of consciousness. This is now one of a small handful of books that has influenced by view of humanity in the grand scheme of things. Definitely worth a listen.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,700

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

potentially life changing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

The way Peterson weaves together a story and explanation of life and society is awe inspiring. I feel like I uncovered ancient objective truths that mixed near seamlessly with my own subjective lessons learned in life. Perhaps one of the most thought provoking books I've ever come across.

  • The Law of Success

  • From the Master Mind to the Golden Rule (in Sixteen Lessons)
  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953

Napoleon Hill, born into poverty in 1883, began writing as a reporter for small town newspapers while just a teenager. When industrialist Andrew Carnegie commissioned him in 1908 to interview over 500 successful men and women to help prove his theory that success could be distilled down to a clear-cut formula, Hill met with hundreds of the richest and most famous people of the time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific Guide to Success

  • By Michael on 11-13-10

Another Napoleon Hill must read

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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: 03-31-18

This and Think And Grow Rich should be mandatory reading in school. Download this, listen, and re-listen. I know that I will.

  • Official GMAT Vocabulary 3000

  • Become a True Master of GMAT Vocabulary...Quickly and Effectively!
  • By: Official Test Prep Content Team
  • Narrated by: Jared Pike, Daniela Dilorio
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Introducing GMAT Vocabulary 3000: The most comprehensive audio course for GMAT Vocabulary on the market. Learn how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions, synonyms/antonyms through the use of these unique audio exercises. There are three levels (Easy, Medium & Difficult) that each consist of 10 powerful exercises covering 100 words each. You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous GMAT exams, increasing your chance for better test results!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the most complete GMAT Vocab audiobook!

  • By Medicine Man on 01-23-17

some definitions and example sentences lacking

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

many of the example sentences were the equivalent of saying "my favorite word is _____." Some of the words that were considered advanced were pretty elementary as well. Overall, it did its job and I'll listen a couple times, but it left something to be desired.

  • Think and Grow Rich

  • By: Napoleon Hill
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,145

Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Book, 21st Century Version Better

  • By Razvan Rogoz on 12-29-12

probably the most important book I've ever heard

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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: 03-19-18

I've read this before and it gave me a major boost in life, and now with the audiobook I feel I have all the tools at my disposal necessary to succeed in unimaginable ways.

  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

  • The Secret to Freedom and Success
  • By: Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,586
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,572

In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most powerful information of your life

  • By Chelsea on 10-13-11

life changing

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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: 01-12-18

If you got any value from Think And Grow Rich or Law of Success, then this is the book for you. Especially if you haven't achieved what you've aimed for yet. Knowing what causes failure (temporary setbacks) and thoroughly analyzing it is just as important as knowing what can cause success. Must listen.