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Start with Why Audiobook

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)

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Publisher's Summary

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over?

People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way - and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. Why is not money or profit - those are always results. Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders but not others? Starting with why works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with why never manipulate, they inspire. And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

©2009 Simon Sinek (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

“Start with Why is one of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years. Simple and elegant, it shows us how leaders should lead. Highly recommended!” (William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes, cofounder of The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School)

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    Morten F. Thomsen 05-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Simen Sinek resonates with ME like nothing else"

    This book and Simen Sinek himself is so inspiring, I feel like a born again Christian after listening to it. The things most of us ignores seems so obvious, but it is exceptionally hard to actually make the change.

    My only qualm is that while all the stories and examples are inspiring, they generally apply to huge, industry-changing companies, whilst I'm convinced it also applies to smaller companies - it is however rather difficult to clearly extrapolate how to move forward and change my own company - but I guess that is MY journey now, to be able to find the true why for myself and my companies.

    No matter what you do for a living, employee or business-owner this book is inspiring and I strongly recommend you read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mateusz Mackiewicz 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "it must be a key"

    It just hit me. Struggling with lack of motivation fire in entrepreneurship is lack of why. That you just lost it along the way. Knowing what and how istn't enough.

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    06-02-17
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    "MasterPiece!"

    Incredable message by an Incredable human being
    the mosy valubale lesson i think is in the last chapter

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    Samir 05-13-17
    Samir 05-13-17
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    "Why should any one read this/hear this book"

    Every chapter is worth hearing. Specially golden circle and Law of diffucison of innovation. Examples are real world and appropriate.

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    Enmanuel Toribio 04-16-17
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    "It is very repetitive, but quite good"

    It has a good message but the author repeats the same things over and over many many times. This audiobook could be between 2 and 3 hours shorter.

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    Nishant Kapoor Mumbai India 04-06-17
    Nishant Kapoor Mumbai India 04-06-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Inspiring"

    Thought provoking, life changing ideas - narrated with passion. Simon communicates why we should start with why - made me go back to the drawing board and a re-evaluate my life and purpose as an entrepreneur.

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    Amazon Customer 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The volume sometimes loses words l"

    Is an excellent way to do things in life, business and everything you want to start

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    jason C. 03-21-17
    jason C. 03-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read, awesome listen!"

    I'll be practicing my #CelleryTest from now on! In all aspects of life, start with why.

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    Guy 03-15-17
    Guy 03-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting, but too long"

    Illustrates great ideas and is very thought provoking . However, the book gets repetitive around two thirds in.

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    Vintila Bogdan 03-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Makes you think about your WHY!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book has made me a bog fan of Simon Sinek! Just wanted to state this from the start. I really like his style, the calm of his voice and the certainty with which he presents his facts.

    The book has very nice examples and follows a clear direction, has a clear flow. I will admit to the fact that the book tends to drag a bit along with some examples but I'm never the one to object repeating an example as I have stated in previous reviews. I always find this a very good way to make sure that you remember the core idea.

    All in all I really recommend you give this one a listen! It will definitely be worth the while, without shadow of a doubt!

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  • Ashley Peat
    9/22/16
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    "Devoid of useful content"

    Just waffles on about the principle of starting with why then repeats over and over without really providing any more value

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • mihow
    5/4/16
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    "Simon l, I expected more, a lot more"

    It seems as if Simon has taken his TED talk and put it in the book
    He clearly loves apple, and Martin Luther King
    Literally you can skip the first six hours as it is compilation of his love for Apple and ted talk. He even uses the same sentence
    Sorry Simon

    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    11/14/16
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    "Great content on bad quality audio"

    There are moments where the audio crackles or it has excessive echo but the overall message is so powerful that it doesn't even matter

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. D. Hawkins
    1/22/16
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    "A Stunning Simple Concept Lost in Todays World"
    If you could sum up Start with Why in three words, what would they be?

    Life Changing Simplicity


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start with Why?

    The moment i realised that this simple concept can be applied to almost everything you do and say. How did i get to 30 and not realise / be told this.


    What does Simon Sinek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I always enjoy listening to books more than reading them


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

    If i could of done then yes


    Any additional comments?

    Take this concept and introduce it to your company / school / organisation, you will be classed a hero!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ilias P
    11/6/16
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    "worth the listening but not the best out there"

    I liked the book is getting abit repetitive sometimes but overall was ok. I feel that it could be half the lenght and still get all the main points

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • stuart
    8/11/15
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    "Life changing"

    Awesome book. But what would you expect from simon. Love his. Ted talks. Powerful message.


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/30/17
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    "Too much about Apple"

    I don't see them as a rebel company. Otherwise a very good book. More models please.

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  • JedHoll
    5/28/17
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    "Repetitive and long winded"

    Whilst this book makes some important points I'm afraid I have to agree with other reviewers- it keeps returning to the example of Apple an astounding number of times and the points it makes are very repetitive. This book is long winded and would be more enjoyable in an abridged format

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  • demanda
    5/28/17
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    "Nothing new"

    Most of the examples are retelling other people's stories, which are widely published elsewhere. Disappointingly unoriginal.

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  • Ben
    5/27/17
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    "simple and effective"

    great book and easy to listen to , slightly repetitive but full of great stories . missed a trick by not talking about Richard branson of virgin .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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