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    • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 131

    What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BEWARE, this is not the actual book, Good to Great

    • By Big Red Dog on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck: An Action Steps Summary and Analysis

    • By: SpeedReader Summaries
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    In modern times, Dr. Carol Dweck is one of the most influential scientific minds when it comes to human thought. Her work over many decades has led to what she calls "mindset theory" - that all people have either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, explores what it means to have either a fixed or a growth mindset; how your mindset affects your work, relationships, and success in general; and whether organizations can also be said to have mindsets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good summary, but not all content covered.

    • By Ashish on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86

    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit TOO clipped for me

    • By Philo on 11-01-15

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Circles in Hell, Books 1-4

    • The Boxed Set Edition
    • By: Mark Cain
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Travel with Steve, doomed for eternity to serve as hell’s Mr. Fixit, on a wild ride through the circles of hell in this best-selling, humorous fantasy series. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The trials and tribulations of Hell's Super

    • By K. Ray on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting summary

    • By SVP Dr Ann McCoy on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • get the normal book

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman: An Action Steps Summary and Analysis

    • By: SpeedReader Summaries
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Daniel Kahneman's purpose in his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, is to bring within the grasp of everyday understanding the power of psychology, perception, illogical thinking, irrationality, and behavioral economics. Arguably Kahneman's most famous publication, the book summarizes research that he has conducted over decades and decades. Inside, Kahneman explains how we, as humans, often think and behave irrationally due to faulty intuition, biases, and erroneous mental shortcuts and how these patterns of thought can hold us back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By far the best of the summaries

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz: Summary & Analysis

    • A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 26

    The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel is the fourth novel in the Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz. This book follows Lisbeth Salander, a Swedish hacker who, while looking into her father and sister's criminal empire, uncovers information about ties between a criminal organization, the National Security Agency (NSA), and a massive technology corporation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • David Lagercrantz was disappointing

    • By Renee Donovan on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox describes a process by which an unprofitable manufacturing operation can be made profitable. It conveys proven factory turnaround principles through a fictional story....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT BUY!!!

    • By Radioteacher on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • I'm No Angel

    • Circles in Hell, Book 5
    • By: Mark Cain
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Following the lead of Florence Nightingale, Steve’s partner in Eternity, he has returned to Hell to ease the suffering of the Damned. Yet Steve is faced with a dilemma. What can he do that will offer more than a brief respite from everlasting torment? And how can he make it funny at the same time? In Steve’s search for meaningful employment in the Afterlife, he has one comic misadventure after another. Along the way, he meets a few new angels and a couple of saints. He even learns what may be one of the great secrets of the universe...or maybe not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book in the series! Hilarious!

    • By ReadingRover on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during the war. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. During his time in the camps, Frankl witnessed the extreme cruelty of camp guards and the prisoners who were given special status by them, also known as Capos. He also witnessed the cruelty of the prisoners to each other as they underwent the three stages of reaction to their imprisonment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Summary is a good overview

    • By C Dylan Milks on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow | Summary & Highlights

    • By: Summary Reads
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    This story of Alexander Hamilton details a true story of an American Revolutionary war hero who was a true founding father. Hamilton was born in disarray in the British West Indies. He escaped a life of meaninglessness and moved to New York as a teenager where he set his feet in political and military prowess.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid at all costs

    • By Blaise J. Jackson on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So simple, yet so powerful

    • By Anonymous User on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview

    • By Eric on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Bessel van der Kolk, MD, explores the ways in which trauma rewires the brain and changes the way people experience the world. Trauma affects the mind and body immensely and prevents those affected from living in the present. Van der Kolk, who has researched trauma since the 1970s, first became interested in trauma after meeting with Vietnam veterans who had a very hard time living their lives after returning from the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very useful review - book is much better

    • By Benjamin Davidson on 08-04-16
    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Flipping Houses for Profit

    • A Comprehensive Guide on How to Flip Houses for Maximum ROI
    • By: Brent Driscoll
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    In Flipping Houses for Profit you are going to be equipped with all the information you need to buy and flip your first house. Too often you read "pie in the sky" books on how to do something, but it barely scratches the surface. Here you will get information all the way from building a successful house flipping network, to financing, to selling your flip. We will go over a lot of house flipping details that will help make you a successful flipper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome book

    • By Peter V. Miraflor on 07-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Summary of The 48 Laws of Power: by Robert Greene | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Power depends on the relationships between a person and those he or she seeks to control. Powerful people must cultivate their appearances to earn respect and eliminate doubt. They must practice selective honesty, misdirection, and an excess of secrecy to gain a tactical advantage. Timing is central to maintaining power, as is the ability to adapt. The array of strategies available when seeking power include mirroring the opponent’s actions and controlling the opponent's options for action.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Save your $3.95....read the original.

    • By Marvin on 03-23-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni is a practical guide to organizational health. Organizational health is a characteristic of many successful businesses and organizations. Leaders can adopt organizational health strategies to transform their own operations and company culture in order to see the same successes that many other healthy organizations do.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the actual book

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Written by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes; How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life examines how conservative evangelical Christians should set and maintain proper boundaries - that is saying yes and no at the appropriate times, by examining how boundaries are presented in the Bible. Those who cannot say no live lives filled with unhappiness because people take advantage of them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Feeling Cheated - A Summary Not Expected

    • By Denise on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal

    • Key Takeaways & Analysis: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal is an examination of the process he began of restructuring the Joint Special Operations Command management style, from a rigid command structure to a cooperative team comprised of smaller specialized teams. While fighting Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), General McChrystal noted how the United States and coalition militaries were efficient war-fighting machines, but they were not adaptable or effective against the seemingly disordered AQI.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of awful audio version of a fascinating book

    • By Athena L. on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $3.95

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