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Start with Why Audiobook

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)

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Publisher's Summary

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over?

People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things. In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way - and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

Any organization can explain what it does; some can explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate why. Why is not money or profit - those are always results. Why does your organization exist? Why does it do the things it does? Why do customers really buy from one company or another? Why are people loyal to some leaders but not others? Starting with why works in big business and small business, in the nonprofit world and in politics. Those who start with why never manipulate, they inspire. And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to. Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories, Sinek weaves together a clear vision of what it truly takes to lead and inspire. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them.

©2009 Simon Sinek (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"Start with Why is one of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years. Simple and elegant, it shows us how leaders should lead. Highly recommended!" (William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes, cofounder of The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School)

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    mihow 04/05/2016
    mihow 04/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Simon l, I expected more, a lot more"

    It seems as if Simon has taken his TED talk and put it in the book
    He clearly loves apple, and Martin Luther King
    Literally you can skip the first six hours as it is compilation of his love for Apple and ted talk. He even uses the same sentence
    Sorry Simon

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 14/11/2016
    Robert 14/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great content on bad quality audio"

    There are moments where the audio crackles or it has excessive echo but the overall message is so powerful that it doesn't even matter

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ilias P 06/11/2016
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    "worth the listening but not the best out there"

    I liked the book is getting abit repetitive sometimes but overall was ok. I feel that it could be half the lenght and still get all the main points

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. J. D. Hawkins 22/01/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A Stunning Simple Concept Lost in Todays World"
    If you could sum up Start with Why in three words, what would they be?

    Life Changing Simplicity


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start with Why?

    The moment i realised that this simple concept can be applied to almost everything you do and say. How did i get to 30 and not realise / be told this.


    What does Simon Sinek bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I always enjoy listening to books more than reading them


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

    If i could of done then yes


    Any additional comments?

    Take this concept and introduce it to your company / school / organisation, you will be classed a hero!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    stuart 11/08/2015
    stuart 11/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing"

    Awesome book. But what would you expect from simon. Love his. Ted talks. Powerful message.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    RODRIGO TORRES LADINO 10/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "has inspired some ideas for my start up!"

    Fantastic resource for Entrepreneurs and a must read if one wants to inspire their audience.

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    Amazon Customer 07/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this book"

    Must read. Sooooooo much info and emotion in here. Can be applied to everything in life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NKTHOMAS 02/01/2017
    NKTHOMAS 02/01/2017
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    "Fantastic"

    This book is fantastic it has opened my eyes and has enlightened me. Because of this book I now understand why I was successful and why I wasn't. This is a must buy for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Imre Szögi Szeged, Hungary 21/12/2016
    Imre Szögi Szeged, Hungary 21/12/2016 Member Since 2015

    Startup owner, creative thinker, data visualization expert, dad of a girl and a boy, Alfa Romeo fan, likes cooking, dreams to have a hotel

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    "Looking for a WHY..."
    What made the experience of listening to Start with Why the most enjoyable?

    As we are in the process of building a new brand, we must focus on finding our why to communicate. In the past we told what we do and how we are different, instead of telling why we do it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The idea, that people should believe in their vision and try to influence others to do the same.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    People buy not because of what you do, but because of why you do it!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not llaugh, nor cry but I feel more determind about my goals.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    raphci0 13/12/2016
    raphci0 13/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "company sucks? this book doesn't."

    if your company sucks, something doesn't feel right, then this book will give you reason why. leave your company or try to save it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Runar Sunde
    13/01/17
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    "So insightfull!"

    The whole book is really insightfull. There is a chapter in the end where he talks about what it has ment for him, very inspiring!

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  • Amazon Customer
    27/12/16
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    "learn to ask questions with yourself that's"

    important to achieve a great success.. all the best and a great year ahead 2017

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B.A. DEGREGORIO
    23/12/16
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    "Start with Why?"

    This book came at the perfect time for me. It validated why I do what I do, however some real things that I need to work on. This is one of the best books I have 'read'. In fact having Simon read it adds so much authenticity and you can feel the passion in his voice. Brilliant

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  • Amazon Customer
    17/12/16
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    "Great idea - too long"
    What did you like best about Start with Why? What did you like least?

    I liked the concept of start with why but the book seems to be too long and dabbling into various examples which were not so interested. Also, narration was very plain and at times not really bringing out the key messages author wanted to convey.

    I am fan of Simon for his insights but book was not up to my expectation


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Folk Design Lda
    Lisbon, Portugal
    14/12/16
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    "Inspirational and clear."

    This is one of those books that have the power to change the way you think and therefore, your atitude towards yourself and the world. Well read by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dwildt
    Porto Alegre / RS / Brasil
    29/11/16
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    "Awesome!"

    Simon Sinek should be the official narrator for every audible book. He inspire a 100%!

    A must listen book! Thanks again Simon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tricia
    27/11/16
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    "Now I remember WHY?"

    This book comes from a place of purity. Thank you Simon! I know my why?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alberto S. Rodrigues Jr.
    02/11/16
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    "Muito bom!"

    Bons argumentos, boa narrativa e muito bem narrado.
    Simon Sinek nos mostra o verdadeiro motivo pelo qual empresas seguem em frente e mantém seu público fiel e porque outras não.
    Porque seguimos e acreditamos em determinados líderes.
    O círculo dourado é uma boa teoria de como nosso cérebro funciona e faz todo sentido.
    Recomendo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T
    08/09/16
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    "Great info"

    Great book with great information. Just feel like it's just a bunch of examples of the same thing over and over ahem. Book could have been shorter. But still great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiago Moraes
    28/07/16
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    "wonderful book"

    I agree totally, and I wake up everyday with the why in my mind to drive me push even hard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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