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Do One Thing Well

By: Daniel Roberts,Fortune Contributors
Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
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Publisher's Summary

A chapter from Zoom by Daniel Roberts and Fortune contributors. With Zoom, Fortune magazine extends one of its most successful franchises, 40 Under 40, to bring you original insight on the best-kept secrets of top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and rising tech stars.

©2013 Time Home Entertainment Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Zoom showcases dozens of today's brightest young business stars.... An entertaining and accessible read." (Reid Hoffman, cofounder and chairman, LinkedIn; coauthor, The Start-Up of You)
"Make way, Boomers - here come the Zoomers.... A smart and lively book." (Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive)

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Slightly Misleading

Firstly, it was brief, interesting and somewhat inspiring. It could have been call "How tech. platforms keep it simple by focusing on one thing... and how that drives success," and the title would then have made more sense, but a few good stories don't make a 5 star listen.

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Just what I needed!

Definitely a missed opportunity for most other audiobooks. This book gets straight to the point where others just drag on and on. This is exactly what I needed to hear as I’ve taken countless courses and read so many different books and articles but am still stuck! Now this is that magic pill we all need!

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Title says it all

This short listen provides a few nice examples of people who were dive. To pursue their passion and were successful. The examples are great, but the only advice/take away from this ‘book’ that I got was to have a passion and pursue with focus. You can’t do everything, so pick something that drives you and do it well.

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Not impressed

There is some good information, but all in all it was very dry and lacked depth

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Tech Sector Boom Centric that doesn't translate

Tech Sector Boom Centric examples that don't translate to other sectors or other economic and market conditions.

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More technology related

The book is OK it is with a lot of information and it may we talked about tech companies Facebook google Instagram etc. but it didn’t really talk about doing one thing well it may have glanced over it a bit but this is mainly a tech related book is something in here you can learn it’s just not mainly about doing one day and if you don’t understand tech then it definitely won’t be for you.

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A waste of time

While the stories are interesting to hear, overall the book provides zero value. If you're looking for actionable takeaways... This book is not for you

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A lot of stories, but how much

Just long rambling stories about Twitter. Not much information on what the subject or title of the book.

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really cool and free

just wish there were more practical tips to implement but really appreciate how concise it is

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Do one story well

The book is outdated especially about the Twitter story. There were too many examples, some were good examples but mostly not practical. The author should have stuck to one example and dissected it and supporting it using other examples.