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  • I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It?

  • The New Science of Self-Discipline
  • By: Nick Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Hall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and Not What I Was Hoping For

  • By Lorraine Kerr on 14-11-16

A phenomenal piece of art

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-16

The best book I listened this year. A life changing book. I would like to thank the author for the effort and time devoted to create this amazing book. I am going to listen this book again and again.
And use it as much as possible.

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  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tools For Life

  • By clivemac28 on 15-01-10

A phenomenal book!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-16

What made the experience of listening to The Four Agreements the most enjoyable?

The fantastic insights in the book.

What did you like best about this story?

The simplicity and straight forward explanation of four very simple agreements.

Which character – as performed by Peter Coyote – was your favourite?

All of them as examples of every agreement.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Yes, of course.

Any additional comments?

It is a life changing book. Love it and highly recommend to everyone.

  • Beyond the Obvious

  • Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation
  • By: Phil McKinney
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Generating and executing great ideas is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world. It seems so basic. Why is it so hard to actually get right? According to innovation expert Phil McKinney, the real problem is that we're teaching people to ask the wrong questions about their businesses - or none at all. There has to be a better way. In Beyond the Obvious, McKinney will help you use his proven FIRE (Focus, Ideation, Rank, Execution) Method to dig deeper and get back to asking the right questions - the ones all companies must ask to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book.

  • By mp on 09-09-16

A great book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-16

An unbelievable source of information .
This book should not be missing on anybody's shelf. Thank you to the author for an amazing work. These questions are phenomenal and so simple. A life changing piece of art.

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  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the best career advice i got!

  • By Suhair on 26-12-12
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You
  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow

A phenomenal piece of art.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-16

This book has change my view and perception about a passion and it's role in our lives. Thanks this excellent book I learnt to think and act differently. A huge thank you to the author. A life changing material.

  • Turn the Ship Around!

  • A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
  • By: L. David Marquet
  • Narrated by: L. David Marquet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

David Marquet, an experienced Navy officer, was used to giving orders. Marquet acted like any other captain until, one day, he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. Marquet realized he was leading in a culture of followers, and they were all in danger unless they fundamentally changed the way they did things. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story of leadership at all levels

  • By Steven on 03-06-18

An excellent book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-16

An amazing book with a fantastically presented a true leadership experience. Thank you to the author for the time and effort to write this great book.

  • Art & Science of Value Investing

  • Invest Like Billionaire Warren Buffett
  • By: Scott Thompson
  • Narrated by: Michael Ashcraft
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Empower yourself with value investing methods used by the world's most successful value investors! These include Ben Graham, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Phil Fisher, and more. Each valuation model is explained in a simple, easy-to-understand, step-by-step process. Now you can learn to value businesses, stocks, and bonds and estimate intrinsic value like billionaire Warren Buffett! Transform your financial life. Discover how to use both qualitative and quantitative factors to identify high-quality undervalued businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a great book

  • By Patrik on 02-08-17

A phenomenal book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

An absolutely fantastic and very well explained the way how to do a value investing. An excellent job from Mr Scott. Thank you.

  • Investment Banking for Dummies

  • By: Matthew Krantz, Robert R. Johnson PhD CFA CAIA
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • informative

  • By bonde on 28-04-16

A phenomenal book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-16

I have really enjoyed it. The area of the investment banking wasn't my strong side After listening this book I know what I need to know about that matter. I am sure thus book is for professional bankers and investors to remind them why they are here and what they should fo to accomplish the fundamental goal of the investment banking. Thank you very much to the authors. A great job.

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  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

  • Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround
  • By: Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it.

  • By Jacob on 22-03-13

A marvelous book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

If you could sum up Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? in three words, what would they be?

Action, implementation and courage.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mr. Gerstner. I admire him so much. He has changed my view about IBM and showed me how this huge first class company works.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

Top one.

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

Absolutely. All the process of this phenomenal turnaround kept me on my toes.

Any additional comments?

A phenomenal performance we cannot see every day.

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull and over simple

  • By Craig Beck on 26-01-12

A great book !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

If you could sum up Delivering Happiness in three words, what would they be?

Honesty, Integrity and trust. I found this book very interesting in many ways. But main reason is the way how author describes his story and himself in various situations of his life.

What other book might you compare Delivering Happiness to, and why?

There are many out there. I would rather not to do it. Every book is unique..

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Developing the right culture in a company.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It is possible to be happy and deliver results.

Any additional comments?

Nice job.

  • The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Second Edition)

  • By: Bud Labitan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey A. Hering
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger examines each of the steps they perform in framing and making investment decisions. The author believes that Buffett and Munger expanded the field of "behavioral finance" by using this thoughtful and effective process. The genius of Buffett and Munger's four-filters process was to capture all the important stakeholders in their decision making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning performance.

  • By mp on 06-02-16

A stunning performance.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend to anyone who is interested seriously about investing the way I prefer and think is the best one.

What other book might you compare The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Second Edition) to, and why?

I do not rather compare. But it is very good book with a lot of insights and examples that help anyone interested into focused investing.

What about Jeffrey A. Hering’s performance did you like?

Yes, I did.

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

I am pretty impressed by the way how the author wrote the book. Very easy to understand and learn from it.

Any additional comments?

A great job Bud.

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