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Ed Shepherdson

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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to create your own defining moments

  • By A. Yoshida on 12-15-17

Being conscious to what resonates!

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Reviewed: 11-13-17

Another good book by Chip and Dan. Everyday great moments happen that make true differences in the world. Today, so much of what we call "Customer Service" or "Customer Success" is just a bunch of activities that some organization says delivers value. These activity based programs often miss the spot because they are not attached to real value or as Chip and Dan describe some "moment" . People in organizations that take the time in their day to day jobs to appreciate and recognize if they are providing real value or making an impact on others will far exceed the activity based programs. People also need to take a look at themselves and appreciate what moments impact them.

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  • Life 3.0

  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • By: Max Tegmark
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755

How will artificial intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society, and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology - and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating

  • By Thomas Cotter on 10-25-17

The Perpetual Ying and Yang of Advancement

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Reviewed: 11-13-17

Max Tegmark, does a fantastic job of bringing a clarity to what is possible in the age of AI. Technological advancements from the beginning in time have had the exact same dilemma facing them, rocks were chiseled in tools and arrowheads originally used for hunting and sustaining life, then used by some as tool to fight wars and battles, AI is no different. Good and bad (Ying/Yang) will always exist, those that want to do good with it will do amazing things, those that want to use it for harmful activities will do amazing things. The likely hood is that in the end there will be some balance of AI that will contribute to the growth of our existence and provide rich knowledge for our future pioneers.

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  • Culture Is Everything

  • The Story and System of a Start-Up That Became Australia's Best Place to Work
  • By: Tristan White
  • Narrated by: Tristan White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Tristan White's story started like many others. He had a dream to work in a job that inspired him. He didn't find that job, so he created it. In 2004, The Physio Co (TPC) was born with one team member: Tristan White. In the 13 years since, TPC has become a remarkable health care success story based upon fast growth and a thriving, systemised company culture. Tristan's obsession with creating an inspiring place to work for himself and others has resulted in more than a decade of learning, testing and refining.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A nice description of a Success Framework

  • By Ed Shepherdson on 11-06-17

A nice description of a Success Framework

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

Congratulations are in order to Tristan White. He is one of the fortune people that listen to and find what really motivates them. Culture is what makes organizations of any kind successful. But it doesn't come for free, you have to hire, you have to adapt and you have to practice the behaviors, habits that form sustainable culture. There are some great lessons to be learned on how to scale culture as your business grows.

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  • Zone to Win

  • Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption
  • By: Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Following up on the ferociously innovative Escape Velocity, which served as the basis for Moore's consulting work to such companies as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Intel, Zone to Win serves as the companion playbook for his landmark guide, offering a practical manual to address the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very hard book to read

  • By Chai on 10-25-17

Business has changed, Disrupt or be Disrupted

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Reviewed: 11-06-17

I am a Geoffrey Moore fan. He does a great job of taking his research into the challenges facing businesses today and helps prepare businesses for the future. Delivering products today in the SaaS world has many challenges that didn't exist in the past. When you sit back and look at all the great companies that have unsuccessfully re-invented themselves it is astonishing that even with smart people at the helm you have to adapt. Zone to Win put a perspective on innovation that has to get leaders to understand and commit to what business they want to pursue. I thought the book was well written and narration was good.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,477

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Every bit of motivational advice helps

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-19-17

The book was an interesting listen. It is definitely a solid concept. I thought the book was a bit longer than it needed to be. Overall good content.

  • The Art of Asking

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
  • By: Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Amanda Palmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,494

In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Daniel on 01-24-16

Humanity at its best!

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Reviewed: 10-08-17

First, what a great story of raw humanity. Second, Amanda, thank you for your courage to be who you are! We don't have to love you or agree with you but we do have to respect that you truly are who you are. I loved the rawness and authenticity in each and every part of your journey and story, it was easy to imaging being there with you and feeling the emotions. This is a story of a true artist. We should all take a lesson from this book, we are all the artists of our own being, we create who we are! Unfortunately too many of us let others produce our art and influence who we are! Thank you for sharing you.

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  • The Founder's Dilemmas

  • By: Noam Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Mark Mosely
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 380

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important FACT based book on entrepeneurship

  • By Rick on 04-29-14

Uncovering the Challenges of being a Founder!

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Reviewed: 10-03-17

Excellent book about the challenges and hardships of building a complete business. Innovators and entrepreneurs need to be recognized for the what ever level of success they achieve. The challenges and obstacles that face a new startup overwhelm most. I believe this is a must book to read for anyone thinking of starting their own business, not to learn how to do it, but to understand how you will be challenged on your journey. This book should not deter you from starting your own business but it will be a lot easier if you are prepared. Solid advice throughout the whole book.

  • The Power of Onlyness

  • Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World
  • By: Nilofer Merchant
  • Narrated by: Nilofer Merchant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

An innovation expert illuminates why your power to make a difference is no longer bound by your status. In The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer Merchant, one of the world's top-ranked business thinkers, reveals that we have now reached an unprecedented moment of opportunity for your ideas to "make a dent" on the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone has a purpose

  • By Ed Shepherdson on 09-07-17

Everyone has a purpose

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Reviewed: 09-07-17

Overall story and message the author was communicating is a very important message. Every voice is important and we should all learn to listen to these voices and create an environment to take action.

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  • Scale

  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
  • Scale
  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann

Thought provoking reality of scale around us

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Reviewed: 08-30-17

West, covered a large range of topics in his book. He was able to keep me engaged and interested throughout the long book. Helped me realize how much of our world operates on algorithms of scale.

  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,795
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,694

Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Brilliance

  • By Vanessa on 02-08-07

A book for everyone!

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Reviewed: 08-05-17

Relationships of all kinds can be very complicated based on how we think and how others think. Connecting the dots of communication, needs and desires goes a long way to producing a happy fulfilled life.