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    • Superbosses

    • How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent
    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After meeting chef Alice Waters at her legendary restaurant, Chez Panisse, Sydney Finkelstein got to thinking about the dozens of chefs who had come from her establishment to open their own restaurants and gain notoriety as some of the country's most creative culinary figures. Waters, he found, had spawned a family tree of geniuses. Could this pattern exist in other industries?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but not helpful

    • By Ben on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Jon Stewart, Superboss

    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This past February, when Jon Stewart announced his impending retirement from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show after sixteen years, the collective mourning began almost immediately.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Why Smart Executives Fail

    • And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes
    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    In Why Smart Executives Fail, Sydney Finkelstein uncovers - with startling clarity and unassailable documentation - the causes regularly responsible for major business breakdowns. Why Smart Executives Fail relates the stories of great business disasters and demonstrates that there are specific, identifiable ways in which many businesses regularly make themselves vulnerable to failure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Right in time

    • By MD on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Superbosses Aren't Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions

    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The answer to excessive micromanaging, we’re often told, is to learn to trust our reports, empowering them to make decisions for themselves. Yet that sounds far easier than it actually is. In practice, many bosses fail to delegate because they haven’t cultivated a set of underlying mindsets and practices.

    "Superbosses Aren't Afraid to Delegate Their Biggest Decisions" is from hbr.org, published on August 24, 2016.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Think Again

    • Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It from Happening to You
    • By: Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, Andrew Campbell
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead, and Andrew Campbell show how the usually beneficial processes of the human mind can become traps when we face big decisions. The authors show how the shortcuts our brains have learned to take over millennia of evolution can derail our decision making. Think Again offers a powerful model for making better decisions, describing the key red flags to watch for and detailing the decision-making safeguards we need.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sydney Finkelstein on Super Bosses

    • By: Sydney Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Original Recording
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    How does Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses, define a leader? To him, a leader is someone who creates other leaders. When everyone around you is growing their leadership skills, you can't help but get better yourself. Listen for more tips on leadership and more examples of successful superbosses.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Only a sample!

    • By AVC on 02-25-17

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