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  • 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 477
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

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

Inspirational and unconventional

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Reviewed: 11-01-19

I heard about this book from another author (Kristen Hadeed). This is one of the most inspirational reads ever. Spread happiness in your own company and your employees will deliver that to your customers, who will in turn make you happy by causing your business to expand. The second part of this loop is commonly talked about - "offer great customer service", but the first part is often missed out - that's what Hsieh has brought to light. Zappos allows its employees to talk to the customers in their own words - no written scripts. Company's values were created through crowd sourcing within the company..... and it goes no.
A must read.

  • Permission to Screw Up

  • How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
  • By: Kristen Hadeed, Simon Sinek - foreword
  • Narrated by: Kristen Hadeed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead - and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new go to resource on humane & effective leadership

  • By Familyhrguru on 06-11-17

Realistic and Authentic

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Reviewed: 21-11-18

"Trust people with enormous responsibilities, allow them to mess up and then give them a chance to fix their mistakes and learn." This superb piece shows how a humble business can grow into a big success if the team of employees is dealt with humanity and empathy. True leadership can inspire the team to put their heart and soul into the company.

Amazing performance and I was glued to listening till the very end - Kristen you rock!

  • Talk Like TED

  • The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo, Fred Berman, Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Self indulgent tosh

  • By C. Pattison on 31-12-18

Inspirational presentation skills unleashed

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Reviewed: 07-11-18

Amazing read - now I can relate better to most of my dull presentations. This will surely change - thanks Carmine.

  • Spark

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • By: John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • slow start but well worth the wait

  • By ianatyler on 10-09-14

Exercise is medicine

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Reviewed: 26-09-18

Absolutely loved it, one of the most valuable books that I have ever read. Though I have inclination for sports and exercise, but I will never quit this for the rest of my life after reading. It's a must read and can bring a revolution in one's life, especially if one isn't very active.

  • Emotional Intelligence: The Essential Guide to Improving Your Social Skills, Relationships and Boosting Your EQ

  • Emotional Intelligence EQ, Book 1
  • By: David Clark
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

According to research, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) or quotient is far more important than ones intelligence quotient or technical abilities when it comes to determining a person’s overall success in life. Emotional intelligence directly impacts the way we formulate personal decisions, the way we mange behavior, and our ability to maneuver through social complexities. It is something that everybody is able to develop with time. This guide will provide all the essential knowledge needed to improve your EQ.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good piece

  • By Farrukh on 28-05-18

Good piece

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Reviewed: 28-05-18

My first read on this topic. It was pretty good but adding some cases or examples would have been helpful too.

  • Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution

  • The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars
  • By: Richard K. Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Matt Kugler
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Now in its fourth edition, the audiobook presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines. Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution is the one audiobook every diabetic must own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greatest gift for diabetics

  • By Farrukh on 11-05-18

Greatest gift for diabetics

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Reviewed: 11-05-18

Been a diabetic for more than a decade and have been trying to follow the conventional medical advice which was always inadequate. This book filled in the missing bits that I have been craving for. "Diabetics are entitled to the same BG levels as healthy people" , " The law of small numbers " is indeed the truth. Stay blessed Bernstein- you rock.

  • The Science of Getting Rich

  • By: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

This audiobook is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By jessie on 07-12-15

High level philosophy only

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Reviewed: 30-07-17

It only offers high level philosophy on getting rich but lacks any practical tips. It's similar to saying that the golden rule of success is hard work but then offer no detailed techniques on the topic.

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  • How to Live with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Your Step-by-Step Guide to Living with Type 1 Diabetes
  • By: Corey Reese
  • Narrated by: Scott Cummings
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

If you want to learn tips on how to cope with type 1 diabetes, then get How to Live with Type 1 Diabetes by someone who has type 1 diabetes in real life. Type 1 diabetes is not something to be taken lightly. Spending your entire life studying your illness, instead of actually living, isn't really what most diabetics have in mind either. Knowing the basics and living out the rest is the balance many are looking for, and the How to Live with Type 1 Diabetes guide is just the resource for the job.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Below expectation

  • By Farrukh on 18-07-17

Below expectation

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Reviewed: 18-07-17

The book deals with well known common stuff. Lacks insights on insulin regime management. Hypoglycemia has been almost ignored. How to quantify EXERCISE, food and practical tips on balancing between medication, food and EXERCISE are missing.

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
  • By: Kerry Patterson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Grenny
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Perhaps once a decade, a book comes along that transforms people's lives in a very real, measurable way. This is one of them. Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene 10 years ago and revolutionized the way people communicate when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Since then, millions of people have learned how to hold effective crucial conversations and have dramatically improved their lives and careers thanks to the methods outlined in this book. Now, the authors have revised their best-selling classic to provide even more ways to help you take the lead in any tough conversation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewing long after listen because it has worked!

  • By CAROLINE on 27-02-14

Key to the social success

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Reviewed: 27-12-16

This is a must read for all. One of the best reads ever. Teaches golden rules on effective conversations and elaborates on how to resolve conflicts by being rational and respectful.

  • 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 3,691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,274

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

Science of failure

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Reviewed: 30-11-16

One of the best books ever - Matthew has unraveled the truth about failure. Drawing from the scientific approach of aviation industry towards the failures, the author emphasises on openly analysing failures especially in medical industry.