Learn or Die

Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals, and organizations must take their ability to learn - the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation - to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization.

Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the audiobook discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

©2014 Edward D. Hess (P)2015 Random House Audio

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Very inspiring

Loving the simplicity and the systematic way the author is presenting the materials. The cases presented are good examples of practitioners of learning organizations. Good example.

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A Top Business Book of All Time

Just like Ray Dalio says, education is the number one driver of productivity over the long term (credit is stronger in the short term). The most important leaps in my career all came out of acquiring new, rare and valuable skills that others don't have.

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The most boring book I've read

this was seriously the hardest book to finish. It was beyond dull. there's nothing wrong with the content and I'm sure there is value in it but I would rather pluck my own eyes out then read it again

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Read it!

Worth every second...unless you want to remain a self centered dolt the rest of your life

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Great examples!

This book provides great examples and tactics for applying the principles espoused within it. A great read no matter where your organization is in the journey.

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the Narrator completely ruins this book

Struggled to finish, the Narrator has the most non-engaging voice. Truly the worst I have ever heard. I sent obscenities to my manager for assigning us this book. No feedback for E. Ness, as I was unable to finish the book.