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  • The Introvert's Edge

  • How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone
  • By: Matthew Pollard
  • Narrated by: Jamie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Sales is a skill anyone can learn and master - and introverts are especially good at it once they learn how to leverage their natural strengths. Introverts aren't comfortable with traditional tactics like aggressively pushing a product or talking over a customer's objections. That's the beauty of The Introvert's Edge: it doesn't focus on the sale itself but on a sales system that helps introverts feel sincere instead of sales-y.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distinctly average

  • By Dan on 08-10-18

Distinctly average

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Ended like a freight train hitting a brick wall. guess he ran out of content. I'm not sure there was enough content in this book to clasify as a book. all techniques have been covered in any other sales book. the introvert thing seems to be a niche sales angle as other than a short story on the authors life at the beginning there are little that directly relates to intreverts.

  • Secrets of Selling

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

How to gain the attention you need to succeed in any economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it. Cardone at his best

  • By Phil on 21-09-16

short ramble, nothing new

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

if you've heard GC talk before you've heard what he has to say in this clip from a conference.

  • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

  • By: Michael Brooks
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

Science starts to get interesting when things don'’t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don'’t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow'’s breakthroughs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really interesting listen!

  • By Lillian on 27-03-11

13 things I'm none the wiser about!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Despite my title to this review, it was a fascinating book, I don't think it really clears much up other than alearting you to things I nor anyone knows about. If your looking for a book to make you scratch your head and think ah huh, this is it.

I'm a bit of a geek so I did enjoy it.

  • Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance

  • By: David Allen
  • Narrated by: David Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

In David Allen's newest program, he walks you step-by-step in helping you create this unique system. And once you do, you'll immediately be more calm and relaxed, feel more focused and in control, and essentially be at the top of your game!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get this done!

  • By Ben on 16-10-14

Much better than I expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-15

I had thought this might be a cheesy this is what you have to do book, but to be fair the author let's you take away what works for you.Not all the ideas will work for everyone but I took away some actionable items that have streamlined my in tray. Definitely worth a listen.

  • Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, snappy, to the point.

  • By Paul Campbell on 21-07-16

Quick & Concise

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Nice summary from HBR. We all seem to have a lot to learn from Steve Jobs

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,426
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,139

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Salesmans "true" story

  • By alexander on 11-02-14

Should have been half the length.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Story was good and the first few chapters were throughly engaging however I'm pretty sure it covered every aspect of his film career and every film, with how much he made and erounus details. I got a little bored about halfway though. I was not much interested in his film and love life. The story of how he grew up and got to America was interesting and the best part of the book, the rest covers the film career we've all seen with some added spice on his love life.

  • People over Profit

  • Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful
  • By: Dale Partridge
  • Narrated by: Dale Partridge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Every day major headlines tell the story of a new and better American marketplace. Established corporations have begun reevaluating the quality of their products, the ethics of their supply chains, and how they can give back by donating portions of their profits to meaningful causes. Meanwhile millions of entrepreneurs who want a more responsible and compassionate marketplace have launched a new breed of socially focused business models.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Reads like a giant plug for the authors company

  • By Dan on 22-07-15

Reads like a giant plug for the authors company

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Now, if you are going to write about your own company, just come out and say it. Like all the Google books. They tell it how it is without using a fancy title to mislead readers. This book started off well and was a decent amount of content and ideas however after a while it was at MY COMPANY, we do this, we do that, you should do this, we're awesome. To be frank, I couldn't care, I'm looking for ideas and was we can implement rather than what you do or did.
Oh, and it's really short which he defends, there is probably something wrong with it if you have to defend it.
Some ideas were good, which you can probably get too as it's so short.

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  • Becoming Steve Jobs

  • How a reckless upstart became a visionary leader
  • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compared to Isaacson's biog? Maybe not. Read on...

  • By Tony on 27-03-15

Same story, inside view

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it was. I'm a Steve Jobs fan, and this book was certainly interesting and we'll worth the time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Steve Jobs?

There is so much you can take away from any Steve Jobs story, this one focuses on his humanity rather than his unusual anti social ways of mamanegement which other books & media tend to fixate on.

Any additional comments?

Although I did like this book, having been produced from an insiders perspective I felt it was one sided, in contrast to the Walter Isssicson book which goes though the good and the bad. This account tells you the good and reworks the bad into a good.
Having said that I enjoy any book on Steve Jobs and I'm grateful for the work by the authors on bringing Steves Jobs nice side to the table.

  • Mud, Sweat and Tears

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Tom Patrick Stephens
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a trooper

  • By Pixi on 06-05-12

Bear is a hero

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Where does Mud, Sweat and Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Bears new book is a great addition to his previous books, some of the content had been covered in his other books however I found it engaging and interesting. It's well worth a listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Bears determination to finish his training when most would give up was inspirational.

Any additional comments?

Bear was an idle of mine while I was growing up, he still is now. If you've watched him on TV I think you'll enjoy this book to get an overview of how he got there.

  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Smug, unsubstantiated waffle

  • By Raistrick on 07-06-17

He's a full on selling power house

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Grant is extremely passionate about the content, I've listened to sell or be sold in which he narrates the book in a simular way, you'd never believe he was actually reading the book to you, most of the time it feels like he's just talking to you or ranting, but that's what makes he's books so fun to listen to. I'd defiantly recommend to a friend as for a dull topic Grant makes it much more engaging.

Would you ever listen to anything by Grant Cardone again?

Hell YES! As Grant might say.

Have you listened to any of Grant Cardone’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Simular, good content and thoroughly engaging as always.

Do you think The TenX Rule needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not really, 10X really gives you all you need to know about getting out behind the rock and getting stuff done.

Any additional comments?

I think actually Sell or be Sold is a better book, take a look at that one also.