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Marcus I. Lashley

Manchester, UK
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  • Big Data

  • Does Size Matter?
  • By: Timandra Harkness
  • Narrated by: Timandra Harkness
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you'll buy, where you'll be the victim of crime and when you'll have a heart attack. Big data knows you better than you know yourself, or so it claims. But how well do you know big data? You've probably seen the phrase in newspaper headlines, at work in a marketing meeting, or on a fitness-tracking gadget. But can you understand it without being a Silicon Valley nerd who writes computer programs for fun? Yes. Yes, you can.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The best narration I've heard so far!

  • By shlubby on 19-10-17

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-01-18

Really clear description of something that can be very complex with some fascinating insights into to what big data is and how it effects us all.

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startups and product developers should take note

  • By Mark on 14-02-12

Not for me

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Reviewed: 01-11-17

Quite an interesting concept. However found the repartition of concepts, boring and tedious. The concept of iteration testing and batching is used in multiple titles especially in black box thinking which is a far easier and interesting read. The book is probably useful for technology start ups, but as an IT professional in the retail market, I struggled to relate. The only interesting concept I took away was the 5 why’s.

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  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,479

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

very interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-09-17

Really interesting way of looking at the mind and how we work. I'm sure you need to listen a few times to really get the most out of it.

  • Black Box Thinking

  • The Surprising Truth About Success
  • By: Matthew Syed
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about learning from mistakes

  • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

Absolutely fascinating

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Reviewed: 27-07-17

What an amazing piece of research. Throughly enthralling and causes you to look at life in a completely different way.