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  • Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World | Donald Katz

    Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Donald Katz
    • Narrated By Donald Katz, Brian Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The protagonist of Just Do It is Phil Knight, a reclusive billionaire who started a two-man operation importing Japanese running shoes and built it into a $4 billion company. Irreverent, unpredictable, and leery of the sports establishment, Knight created the most muscular jock culture in business, a place where employees routinely took two hours at lunch to work out and then strategized late into the night in their holy war against competitors Reebok and Adidas.

    Konstantin says: "Disclaimer: Book Was Written in 1994"
  • The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears | Donald R. Katz

    The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Donald R. Katz
    • Narrated By John Rayburn
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    In 1972, Sears, Roebuck, and Co. was America's greatest store, accounting for over 1 percent of the gross national product. Suddenly, profits plummeted and the stock price collapsed. Sears was at civil war and in need of a new leader. In 1978, Edward R. Telling became the Sears chairman, and by 1984 Sears was back on top, bigger than ever. Telling turned things around so dramatically it seemed like a miracle. But the resurrection of Sears as a great American merchant was no miracle, but the result of the power, vision, and will of strong leadership. Award-winning journalist Donald Katz, who received unprecedented and unrestricted access to Sears's records, meetings, and executives, delivers a spellbinding account that gives you a front-row seat to a corporate revolution. Katz is the Founder of the leading player in the Internet audio sphere.

    Nate says: "If you're a Sears employee..."
  • Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America | Donald Katz,Jonathan Alter (introduction),Ricky Ian Gordon (afterword)

    Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Donald Katz, Jonathan Alter (introduction), Ricky Ian Gordon (afterword)
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett, Jonathan Alter, Ricky Ian Gordon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Home Fires is the powerful saga of the Gordon family - real people, names unchanged. Spanning nearly five decades, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, their story has the scope, depth, wealth of incident, and emotional intensity of a great novel, and an abundance of humor, scandal, warmth, and trauma - the recognizable components of family life. This is also a masterful chronicle of the turbulent postwar era, illuminating the interplay between private life and profound cultural changes.

    Rick says: "The Way We Were"
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