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  • The Maverick

  • By: Luke Johnson
  • Narrated by: David Ryder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

For eight years between 1998 and 2006, Luke Johnson wrote a regular column as "The Maverick" in The Sunday Telegraph. His short, pithy essays tackled subjects ranging from rich lists to bankrupt companies, from high finance to investment techniques, from philanthropy to trophy wives, bringing a practitioner's eye to the commercial world and the people in it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • forgettable

  • By Neil on 24-03-11

forgettable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-11

Alot of the stories are dated and none are particularly insightful, but pleasant enough listening.

  • Business Stripped Bare

  • Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

From its creation as a mail-order record company to the literal launch of Virgin Galactic, today Virgin is one of the premier ‘way-of-life’ brands in the world, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people. In Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply brilliant

  • By Matthew on 01-09-10

ok, but nothing great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-10

An interesting listen, but I was expecting better advice and lessons in a similar vein as How to Get Rich and Think Big and Kick Ass.

This book is also a bit heavy on the brand promotion and banging on about climate change and the environment.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life

  • By: Donald J. Trump, Bill Zanker
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar, Donald J. Trump
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

He's got the biggest personality in buiness. His trademark line "You're fired" from The Apprentice is one of America's most recognizable catchphrases. He's survived the biggest real-estate bankruptcy in history and climbed his way back to the top. He's Donald J. Trump, and he's going to tell listeners the secrets to succeeding like he has in Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life. His co-author is Bill Zanker, CEO of the Learning Annex, which he started with $5,000 in Bar Mitzvah money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get some steel in your backbone the Trump way!

  • By Rob on 07-04-08

Awesome book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-09

Read this after 'How to Get Rich' by Dennis. This is another stormer! Great advice, great delivery. Love the narator. Refreshing to be told: "work harder and never give up". Highly recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How to Get Rich

  • By: Felix Dennis
  • Narrated by: David Ryder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

This is a book about getting rich. It's different from any other book on the subject because Felix Dennis made himself rich. Very rich indeed. As a matter of fact, he is one of the richest self-made men in Britain. How to Get Rich doesn't pull any punches, and shows that the highway to riches is littered with pitfalls, heartbreak, and obstacles. But for those with the drive and determination to try, this book provides a witty and authoritative road map.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There's no need to read any other business book.

  • By Caroline on 25-06-11

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-09

first review in 16 months of being an audible subscriber. Awesome book, well worth the listen. Don't be put off the obnoxious title, it could as well be "how to be successful".

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Meatball Sundae

  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

New Marketing, whose tools include things like MySpace, You Tube, Web sites, permission marketing, cable TV, and viral techniques, is reshaping our world. But many companies try to use the tools without first getting their organization and products in sync with them. The result: what Seth Godin calls a "meatball sundae". A big, ineffective mess.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • alright

  • By Neil on 12-05-09

alright

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-09

once you get over the author's faintly annoying tone and cadence the main premise of the book is interesting and worth a listen. However, as with most of these 'big idea' books (longtail, outliers, etc, etc) the gist of the book can be understood in 15 minutes and the rest is just re-emphasis.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful