Maximize Your Potential

Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career
Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
Series: The 99U Book Series, Book 2
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (372 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We’ve entered an exhilarating new era of self-invention. With access to new resources, technologies, and connectivity, you no longer have to rely on traditional channels to craft an incredible career. But surviving and thriving in this new landscape requires a highly proactive approach.

Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest.

©2013 Behance (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Great commuting read

This audiobook feels like a combination of really good blog posts and articles on self-improvement tips and tactics.

Super for listening to on the way to work... provides decent tips and tricks to employ in your day to day.

In some ways these short form articles, by a wide variety of contributing authors, is better than traditional business books, which often take a basic idea and expand it from its core into unnecessarily lengthy repetition.

While there are smaller theses presented in each mini chapter, there are a wide variety of gems one can put to use.

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Puff pieces

Felt like I was listening to a career horoscope. Just a smattering or puff pieces really. The final few minutes were the best part.

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Rehash of all the platitudes you know and love

Lots of quotes from overpaid gurus and news articles you've already read. Ok maybe if you're new in this space.

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Can't wait to listen to it again!

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There is just so much great information in this book, and the ease of listening to it while traveling makes it so convenient! I will definitely have to listen to this again. Maybe even read it myself to scratch down some notes. Either way, this is a great book.

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Like a collection of business magazine articles

The book is a collection of essays grouped into four categories: opportunities, expertise, relationships, and risks. Since the essays are short, most lack examples and depth that would provide insights to the reader. For example, one essay states that in this age of flux, the most important skill is the ability to get new skills. Obviously, being a quick learner is a valuable trait to have. However, suggesting that you try more things, particularly outside of your usual experiences, is not very useful.

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a multiple listen kind of book

love it.... I've read it twice and going on my 3rd listen in now.

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A good read!

Definitely a great book with useful tips in maximizing your potential! Some key takeaways: consistency is key, more people have regrets on things they didn’t did than what they did do, and take many small risks/bets

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once again they deliver

I listen while at work in a loud and fast paced warehouse. listening keeps me focused and entertained as well as educated.

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helpful

The many peoples wisdom gathered into sections has reinvigorated my endeavor to be better at writing and such. I am glad I took the time to listen to this book

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Irresponsible interpretation of the original works

If you are interested in the subject matter presented here, please do yourself a favor and get the original works rather than sit thru a platitudinous and poorly interpreted version of the originals. I like to give a book a chance, and often find value in works that have less than stellar reviews, but I should have given more weight to other critical reviews of this book.

Original works are misinterpreted and misconstrued in a way that is indicative of the editor's lack of understanding regarding the subjects cited... For example, when citing the oft misinterpreted 10,000-hour rule, the reader is gifted this conclusion: "It is possible for nearly anyone to achieve excellence in nearly anything." This statement is directly attributed to Anders Ericsson and Malcom Gladwell. I do not believe either author would want such a parabolic claim attributed to their work.

This book and the entire series seems to be a heavy-handed pitch for the 99u / Behance offering. This volume may hold some value for that particular audience, but if you have no connection with that organization, you will be disappointed. sad.

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  • 12-15-19

one of my favourite books

This is the second time I have listened to this book and I always find it incredibly insightful and motivating.

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  • 06-11-17

Motivated by this book

Loved it. Helps you understand we are all capable and that living with regret is far worse than trying something and not hitting the mark. Just keep trying , it will come.