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Publisher's Summary

This is a manifesto about ideas. Big ideas, small ideas, and outlandish ideas. Ideas that innovate, ideas that disrupt markets, and especially ideas that irritate. More than ideas, though, Mad Genius is about how ideas are born and the role they play in entrepreneurial thinking.

This is a manifesto for managers who want to become leaders and leaders who want to blow up mediocrity. Because whether you work in a traditional business, a nonprofit service organization, or the public sector, the best way to create fresh and innovative solutions is to think like an entrepreneur.

©2016 Randy Gage (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Randy Gage is truly a genius - and entrepreneurs would be mad not to follow his stellar advice. Make your first mastermind alliance with this remarkable book." (Harvey Mackay, author of the number-one New York Times best seller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive)
"A big and brave kick-start for anyone set to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true." (Robin Sharma, number-one best-selling author of The Leader Who Had No Title)
"This book is effin' great! Teaches not only a mindset, but gives you hope, inspiration, and challenges them at the same time. I love every part of it." (Larry Winget, author of Grow a Pair and five other international best sellers)

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Good content poorly delivered

I have no problem with strong language, however for me it detracted from the message.

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The Narrator Made this Unbearable

The Wisconsin accent of the narrator was just too much for me. I know, that sounds awful, but it quickly became grating and I couldn't get past the first five minutes. I may look into the digital book instead, as the info was interesting.

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Pumped! This book is a legal alternative to meth.

I could not put this book down the first time I played it!

Randy does a stellar job inspiring "thermal fucking nuclear" levels of creative genius in his read of this book.
He's filled it with just the right amount of guidance, examples, and quotables. Thanks Randy!

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awesome crazy thinking

I loved it, the book just arouses a feeling like no other. it is thought provoking.

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As Expected... Insightful, Interesting, Abstract.

Humm, the style of this book took some getting used to. There are parts where I had to keep reminding myself that I am listening to a "Manifesto of Entrepreneurs" because that is exactly how it's structured. However, if you can make it through some of the rants and over reading Randy Gage delivers some content that is, in fact, MAD GENIUS! That is why I'm giving the overall & story 4 stars.

A few of the points he makes on the mindset required for anyone innovating (entrepreneur, intrapreneur, business development) are awesome and key pieces of material that makes the book worth listening to. However, I would have probably preferred to read the hard copy.

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Lot of talk no knowledge

This book is as exactly as promised a long drawn out speech, with little to no examples on how to make a business better.

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Madnific!

Randy Gage crushing it again! Can't wait for his next book. And fantastic to hear it from himself.

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Pretty good

I thought is was a decent book. Not life changing but made some good points. I will probably also read "risky is the new safe"

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This is Randy's best book to date

I've read all of Randy's books so far and although I think Risky is the New Safe was tremendously good, I'm certain this one is even better. Although if you haven't, I suggest you read Risky... Before you pick this one up; it will make more sense that way I think.

And Randy's narration makes it even better.

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Thought provoking

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. If they aren't critical thinkers, they need to become.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mad Genius?

Randy chuckling at his own words and bringing humanity to the read.

What about Randy Gage’s performance did you like?

It's like having a conversation

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I didn't make it. But I would have listened in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

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