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The Gold Standard Audiobook

The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By

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Publisher's Summary

Ari Gold, after years of dominating the Hollywood agency scene, finally offers invaluable tips and advice on how to be as successful in work and in life as Gold himself.

Ari Gold is known for his ruthless approach to deal-making and client relationships that made him one of, if not the, most powerful and sought-after agents in Hollywood until he retired in 2011. In his new book The Gold Standard, Gold will illuminate, for the first time, his unique, effective, and some would say, outrageous philosophies on running a successful business, client management, employee motivation, keeping a happy home life, and other keys to his many successes. Brash, emphatic, instructive, and always wise, Gold's audiobook will rival business and leadership best sellers the world over. In his own words and with his trademark enthusiasm, Gold's tome will be the only book anyone wanting to make something of himself or herself will ever need.

Ari Gold says: "In my humble opinion, if you want to run a successful business this is the only book you'll ever have to read. And my humble opinion is never wrong."

©2015 Ari Gold (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    "Best book ever."

    Doesn't even matter that it's fictional. You will learn more about the biz in this than a semester at UCLA.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    SL Carrtel 05-15-15
    SL Carrtel 05-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    Great concept. Wasn't totally sure what to expect, but this was first class. JEREMY PIVEN on the mic, lays out some true gems. Ari Gold sideline stories, carry you right to the end zone. Great Audible read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Harold 05-25-15
    Harold 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply amazing"

    I will write HBO a million letters if they don't give this character a spin off!

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    Aaron 05-13-15
    Aaron 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent. "

    Perfect in every word, inflection, breath, and forming of each syllable. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

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    mcmriggs 06-01-15
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    "Solid Gold!"

    Jeremy Piven narrates this awesome book in character! If you haven't seen the show, you'd still find this book clever, humorous, and entertaining. If you know the show and the characters, you will love this audio book.

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    Vivian Bove Miami, Florida United States 05-17-15
    Vivian Bove Miami, Florida United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Ari Gold is THE BEST!!"

    Loved it can't wait for the entourage movie premiere on June 3rd! Jeremy Piven did a great job! Kudos kid

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    Chris Tunno 05-15-15
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    Amazing, outstanding, abusive, I'm starting to look for gold! Ari is the MF man! can't go wrong with this book.

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    Anthony 07-05-17
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    What did you love best about The Gold Standard?

    The story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ari Gold of course


    Which character – as performed by Ari Gold – was your favorite?

    Ari Gold plays himself


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dream Large. Live Larger.


    Any additional comments?

    Only thing I didn't like about it was Jeremy Piven's side improv. It was usually delayed and you could tell that it wasn't Ari talking, it was just...Jeremy. For example, Jeremy tries to act like Ari by yelling at a bartender, hesitating while trying to think of a drink he wanted and settles with "....uh..macchiato."<br/><br/>Ari Gold, coming off the top of my head, would've yelled at Lloyd to stop flirting with the bartender and calls the bartender to bring his pasty albino ass over. Then Ari would order a Corpse Reviver #2. When he's told that the bar doesn't have any absinthe in stock, Ari would hurl his usual outlandish insults before calming himself, saying, "you know what, nevermind. instead, make me a double sidecar, French. Emphasis on the 'double' and hold the fruit. Now go!"<br/><br/>That's the Ari Gold I know and love. Otherwise, the story is fantastic.

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    Shaun P Martin Tallahassee, FL United States 06-18-17
    Shaun P Martin Tallahassee, FL United States 06-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Laughing and taking notes is hard"

    I'll be restarting it now. Writing shorthand notes while chuckling is the only way to take notes. Saying it's "Thoroughly entertaining" is like calling Amazon "pretty successful"

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    "seriously good!"

    Ari himself as the narrator. this book is hilarious and hugely motivating at the same time!

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