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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.

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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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Excellent.

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

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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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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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Stay Gold

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.

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Stay Gold

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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Ari Gold is the man!

As a fan of both Entourage and succes this book "written" by my favorite TV character of all time was a lot of fun! I enjoyed hearing some of Ari's background, from childhood/adolescence days to his early career leading up to the premier of the show. While it's not the greatest "success" book of all time, each chapter does offer some type of gold nugget that you can apply. If anything I'd say this book teaches you the type of attitude and mindset (the "not give a f***" kind) you need to rise to the top. Again, it was a great, fun read/listen and Piven narrating it was perfect!

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fun all the way !!!

This book was fun and the narration was excellent.The content is valuable enough to be a quick motivator when feeling down...

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Hilarious book, be prepared for vulgarity

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

I finished this book the same day.

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I found the book to be very hilarious. While I understand that the book is satire, there are a few "gold" nuggets that one might apply to real life. There is a lot of swearing in this which is fine for me, but might catch some people off guard. I've only seen one or two episodes of Entourage and that was several years ago, but now I might revisit that. It was a refreshing escape from all the self-help books I've been listening too lately which can get monotonous after a while.