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    • Geoff Colvin on Why Talent Is Overrated

    • By: Geoff Colvin
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Why are some people - Tiger Woods, Warren Buffett, Yo-Yo Ma - so incredibly accomplished at what they do, while millions of others in those same fields never become very good? Why are some people so extraordinarily creative and innovative? Why can some continue to perform great at ages when conventional wisdom would deem it impossible? Those are the questions Geoff Colvin set out to answer in Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else.

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    • Kim Scott on Radical Candor

    • By: Kim Scott
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 29 mins
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    As a manager, there's a fine line to walk between being friendly and being helpful. That line gets even more blurry for women in the workforce. Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, joins us with how to walk that line, how to provide even negative feedback while still remembering your colleagues' humanity.

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    • Dan Ariely on Understanding the Logic Behind Illogical Decisions

    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why cautious people make poor decisions about sex when aroused, why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ariely is a Kick

    • By Cynthia on 04-26-15

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    • Lindsay Hutter on Employing and Empowering Millenials

    • By: Lindsay Hutter
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 15 mins
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    In this episode of Edgewise, Lindsay Hutter discusses the dynamics of working with Millenials, the generation born between 1980 and 2001. Although they possess an invaluable affinity for technology, Lindsay explains why it is also important for Gen Y to disconnect from social media and engage in mutually beneficial communication with their older co-workers. Listen and learn how to tap into the nuances of Gen Y and facilitate cross-generational collaboration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Teach an old dog new tricks

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

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    • Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal on Optimizing Your Consciousness

    • By: Stephen Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Extasis is an ancient Greek word that refers to non-ordinary states of consciousness. While not all methods of achieving extasis are work friendly, having access to higher thought processes to solve problems creatively is a skill any employer would be happy to encourage. Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal, authors of the new book Stealing Fire, are here to talk about how to tap into these resources and also why so many CEOs keep going to Burning Man.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • podcast interview

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-18

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    • Peter Senge on the Necessary Revolution in Business

    • By: Peter Senge
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to power another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and development of societies all over the world. Now, stop imagining - that world is already emerging.

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    • Dan King on Measuring What Matters

    • By: Dan King
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Dan King, author of Scorecard Solution: Measure What Matters and Drive Sustainable Growth, has created a tool for leaders to execute plans and results. In his book, published by AMACOM, Dan provides the capabilities required to grow a business at an accelerated rate. Listen to learn the what, when, and who of organizational performance.

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    • Bob Kulhan on Honing Your Improv Skills

    • By: Bob Kulhan
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    We often think about improvisation in the context of comedy and it has nothing to do with the average workplace. But you've actually used improv tools more than you probably think. Bob Kulhan, improv pro in and out of the office, is here to talk about how to add these crucial skills to your toolkit.

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    • Michael Nick on Selling to the C-Suite

    • By: Michael Nick
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 11 mins
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    In today's fickle economy, senior executives are no longer relying solely on ROI in their purchase planning. In his book Key to the C-suite, Michael Nick outlines the additional financial metrics being used to make buying decisions and empowers sales professionals with the tools to communicate within this new landscape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short snippet on C Suite strategies

    • By Rob Feldman on 10-18-18

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    • Laurence Miller on Handling Difficult to Disturbed Employees

    • By: Laurence Miller
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 15 mins
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    From Difficult to Disturbed (AMACOM), the new book by Dr. Laurence Miller, gives managers the insight, understanding, and tools they need to get the best from those who present the toughest problems.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sales pitch

    • By Ronald E. Sweatland on 03-24-16

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    • Dan Pink on the Modus Operandi of Motivation

    • By: Dan Pink
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn't just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

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    • Seth Godin on the Death of Books and Rebirth of Ideas

    • By: Seth Godin
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 10 mins
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    In this episode of Edgewise, Seth expounds on why the exchange of content via new media is more than a means to make a living, and how to leverage it to ultimately make an impact.

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    • Jim Collins and Mort Hansen on Flourishing in Uncertainty

    • By: Jim Collins, Mort Hansen
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 20 mins
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    Jim Collins and Mort Hansen, co-authors of the book Great By Choice, discuss their research on fundamental business concepts and why some companies excel in chaos, turbulence, and uncertainty while others do not. Jim describes it as the most fascinating analysis that he's ever been associated with in nearly 25 years of research. Some of those fascinating insights include the role of luck and innovation, their "triad of behaviors", as well as firing your "bullets" and then firing your "cannonballs".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short leadership outline

    • By Mike_A on 07-26-18

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    • Leonard Mlodinow on Training Our Brains to Be More Elastic

    • By: Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 17 mins
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    At the two ends of the neurological spectrum are logical thinking and elastic thinking. Generally the purview of artists and great thinkers, elastic thinking is called upon more and more in our everyday lives. Luckily, we are not born one way or another. Leonard Mlodinow, author of the book Elastic, joins us to talk about ways we can train our thinking to be less logical and make up our own rules. 

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    • Steven Pressfield on Doing the Work

    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 12 mins
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    How many brilliant projects have you begun in your mind? In this episode of Edgewise, author Steven Pressfield discusses his latest book, Do the Work, which is geared to be a mental boot camp that kick starts artists and entrepreneurs out of their heads and into action. Steven takes on public enemy number one, resistance, which comes in the form of fear of failure for some, or research paralysis for others.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of a line in my library

    • By Ernie on 07-01-15

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    • Cass Sunstein on Getting Past Groupthink

    • By: Cass Sunstein
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Cass Sunstein defines groupthink as "when you have a group of people who don't disclose what they actually know" and instead make a decision based on what they think is popular to the group as a whole. This conformity can be disastrous. Luckily, Sunstein is here to talk about his new book, Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter, and how to make informed decisions.

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    • David Ulrich on How HR Transforms the Future

    • By: David Ulrich
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 16 mins
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    David Ulrich is ranked number one as a management educator guru by Business Week, and Ulrich was selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovate and creative leaders. He has also been named HR Magazine’s most influential person in the HR field four out of the last five years, and was most recently listed number 31 on the Thinker’s 50 global ranking of business gurus.

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    • Developing a Million Dollar Message

    • By: Brendon Burchard
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 13 mins
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    You may not realize that you can channel your life experience into valuable advice people will pay to receive. In this episode of Edgewise, Brendon Burchard, author of The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, explains the 10 steps necessary to break into the lucrative Experts Industry. Listen as Brendon conveys how to leverage inexpensive tools to increase awareness and develop compelling products around your personal expertise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • short and sweet

    • By Benjamin Langley on 10-02-17

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    • Alexandra Levit on the Future of Work

    • By: Alexandra Levit
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Depending on your job, this episode is going to be a relief or a cause for concern. The good news is that automation is not going to get rid of the need for human work. In fact, technology is creating new categories of jobs that are abundant in the workforce. However, some jobs that were once seen as the holy grail of job security, coding in particular, are the easiest to be automated away. Alexandra Levit, author of Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future, joins us to explain the types of jobs that will be left to the machines.

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    • Chip Conley on Embracing Your Place as an Elder

    • By: Chip Conley
    • Narrated by: Dave Summers
    • Length: 19 mins
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    After decades of working, Chip Conley started all over again. Hired as an advisor at Airbnb, he eventually became something of an intern to the young CEO. He's written a new book called Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder which reframes how to approach work for older workers, both as a keeper of wisdom and as a digital immigrant. 

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