LISTENER

Rodrigo Bonilla

Mexico City
  • 4
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 25
  • ratings
  • Scrum

  • By: Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by: JJ Sutherland
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,468

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A 7 hour sales pitch "made for why, not how"

  • By Austin on 10-24-15

Excellent in every aspect

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Scrum to be better than the print version?

Wouldn't know, I really enjoyed this audio program and I'm not a fan of printed stuff anymore.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Scrum?

The final chapters where the author discusse the benefits that scrum has managed in other fields and how it empowers us to change our reality.

What about JJ Sutherland’s performance did you like?

He gets a bit squeaky at times but he seems to know the material very well and that certainly helps a lot.

Any additional comments?

This book convinced me to seek Scrum Master certification.

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • By: Daniel Goleman Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,535

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities - emotional intelligence - that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good material but bad presentation

  • By Steve James on 06-04-06

Excellent content, robotic narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Emotional Intelligence to be better than the print version?

No, the content is excellent but my only complain is related to the robotic quality of Mr. Whitener's performance as the narrator. Fortunately, the material was very interesting and I managed to get past this after the first couple of chapters. The final two chapters are the appendix, which I could've skipped if I had a chance to view them in print. I listened since I was hoping they would enhance my experience but I had to wait until the very end to be able to hear Dr. Goleman's closing comments (which are a bit redundant, but good nonetheless).

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emotional Intelligence?

Getting to understand the brain circuitry behind human emotions and alternatives to manage them.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barrett Whitener?

I believe the preface is narrated by the author itself, and he delivers a far more passionate insight on the materials covered by his book. I'd also choose Morgan Freeman, everything sounds better with Morgan Freeman's voice.

  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,202

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good but repetitive content, awful narration

  • By Steve on 04-03-10

Powerful and inspiring. A game changer

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

I really liked this book a lot. It really made me rethink my whole life and my reaction towards failure. Definitely powerful insight, would really recommended this to anyone looking to improve about any aspect of your life. Dr. Dweck's work needs to be spread around.

  • Getting to Yes

  • Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • By: Roger Fisher, William Ury
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729

Getting to Yes is a straightorward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting taken - and without getting angry. It offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict - whether it involves parents and children, neighbors, bosses and employees, customers or corporations, tenants or diplomats.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I Could Go to Four and One-Half Stars

  • By John on 01-14-12

Useful information, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Contains really solid advice on how to become a better negotiator, that is, to treat others fairly and look for mutual gain. This book changed a lot of misconceptions I had, since I thought that successful negotiations consisted of maximizing one's gains at the expense of the other person. Liked the narrator, too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful