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  • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

  • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not be better.

  • By mr on 03-07-14

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 10-09-18

The question you should ask yourself is "what could it cost me if I don't get this book?"

.. And if you can't answer that question, you should really get the book, you'll be well equipped to do so once done!

This is one I'll be coming back to ask there's so much in here.

  • Ekklesia

  • Rediscovering God's Instrument for Global Transformation
  • By: Dr. Ed Silvoso
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this vital, eye-opening book, best-selling author Ed Silvoso digs into Scripture, unearthing Jesus' true design for his church - his Ekklesia. He shows how the early church was a radical, countercultural force of people who transformed the hostile, pagan places in which they lived. Here Dr. Silvoso shows how we, in the midst of the social, economic, political, and moral chaos in our world today, can once again become the revolutionary, transformational, life-giving Ekklesia Jesus called us to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging and Revolutionary!

  • By Ducarta on 22-04-18

Challenging and Revolutionary!

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Reviewed: 22-04-18

This book is brave enough to ask the questions that should have been raised a long time ago and it goes on to offer insights and solutions!

It's a but of a marathon so I don't advise you Tey to finish this in a day however exciting it may seem. A notepad and pen is advised.

Finally I must point out that the views in this book will be to radical for some to hear even though the heart behind it is Biblical and Godly.
A humble heart and willingness to see the world afresh is advised and you will get the most out of this book.

  • They Ask You Answer

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Inbound Sales, Content Marketing, and Today's Digital Consumer
  • By: Marcus Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

They Ask You Answer is a straightforward guide to fixing your current marketing strategy. Regardless of your budget, you are almost certainly overspending on television, radio, and print ads, yet neglecting the number-one resource you have at your disposal: the Internet. Content marketing is no longer about key word-stuffing and link-building; in fact, using those tactics today gets your webpage shuffled to the bottom of the heap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing book for every sized business

  • By S M GOULD on 15-08-18

A Potential Game-changer

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Reviewed: 13-03-18

This book is thorough and complete. Okay, maybe that's giving it too much credit. It won't tell you exactly how to write great copy but if you are looking for a mindset and strategy to grow your business through content marketing, if you are looking for long-term results, this is the book for you.

If you are impatient, cynical , lazy, or a procrastinator this is definitely not the book for you. If you are a skeptic, and provided you are willing to try, you may well be pleasantly surprised.

For the rest of you, I highly recommend. What are waiting for? Get it now!

  • Content Machine

  • Use Content Marketing to Build a 7-Figure Business with Zero Advertising
  • By: Dan Norris
  • Narrated by: Dan Norris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
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    4 out of 5 stars 48
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    4 out of 5 stars 46

Author Dan Norris shares his story about how he grew his WordPress support business from scratch to over an $1 million AUD annual run rate in two years, spending only $181.23 on advertising. Content Machine provides a framework that will help listeners with every aspect of content marketing, from idea generation, to writing guidelines, to hiring and scaling a content team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it twice

  • By SAB on 30-05-18

No Fluff, just Stuff!

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Reviewed: 12-03-18

This is a book I will be coming back to again and again. It's fast it's full of actionable advice and very useful if you have never touched the content marketing area.

Be sure to listen with a notebook as Dan will drop numerous nuggets per chapter.
He also provides helpful resources to get you on your way to success.

I enjoyed listening to Dan, he's down to earth and easy to understand. I'd recommend this for beginner to intermediate content marketers. If you really know your stuff but just need a solid approach to rollout your content, this is good for you too!

  • Generation iY

  • Secrets to Connecting with Today's Teens & Young Adults in the Digital Age
  • By: Tim Elmore
  • Narrated by: Eddie Maxwell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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The 5th Anniversary Edition of Generation iY is one book every parent, educator, coach, and youth worker should read. Over 100,000 adults have benefitted from Tim Elmore's insights in the first edition of this landmark book, which has now been updated and expanded to include new research, stories, practical solutions, and two bonus chapters to help adults connect with today's teens and young adults. It is no longer accurate to refer to Generation Y as one collective demographic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for anyone connected with the next gen.

  • By Ducarta on 02-03-18

Essential for anyone connected with the next gen.

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

I just finished and really need to read again going over my book marks.

This book is jam packed and is probably worth x10 the money if you know what to do with the info. Why? The potential impact of correctly applying the advice in this book is beyond measure, and that's not hype, read it for yourself and see!

  • Leviticus

  • By: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Narrated by: Dr. Bill Creasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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Some think Leviticus is a “boring” book, yet it springs to life with the masterful storytelling skills of Dr. Bill Creasy. Listen as he weaves the texture, tone, and color of daily Israelite life during this amazing period of biblical history. With its emphasis on personal holiness, atonement, and sacrifice for sins, Leviticus separates the Israelites from their surrounding culture, calling them to be holy, as God is holy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening!

  • By Ducarta on 06-02-18

Eye Opening!

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

This book showed me not only how little I know about Leviticus but also how much can be learned once the proper context is in place.

I've just finished and I'm rereading the original book with fresh eyes. A must listen!

  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Dave Ramsey

  • By Sifisosami on 27-01-11

Very practical and helpful book!

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Reviewed: 30-01-18

I've only just finished the book so I'd like to update this review as I implement the principles inside.

For those on the fence, you may already know some of the principles but what you are really paying for is Dave and his ability to whip you into shape and get you fired up around these principles and boy and I excited to get debt free!

It won't be a easy ride but nothing worth the effort ever is. Buy this book.

  • Business Secrets from the Bible

  • Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
  • By: Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83
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    5 out of 5 stars 73
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It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Content

  • By Jeff Anderson on 20-04-16

Simply inspirational!

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Reviewed: 19-01-18

I was an instant fan of this book. It's easy to read , the chapters are not too long and the narration is engaging.

The real draw for me was the insight into 'ancient Jewish wisdom' as the author puts it.
I've haven't had so many 'aha' moments in single book.

The lessons will challenge you with varying degrees depending on your initial mindset but I encourage you to come with an open mind, it's a powerful collection of wisdom that goes far beyond business.

I look forward to the second read as there is much to put into action!

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  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    5 out of 5 stars 108
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Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A very long sales letter to an expensive course

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-02-18

So good you may want to keep it to yourself!

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Reviewed: 29-12-17

I loved listening to Donald.
I have struggled with online marketing and Don made sure that I can identify my faults and my strengths using his SB 7 system. Now I can finally make progress without feeling like I'm gambling money away.

The book is easy get through, the chapters are somewhat sequential but a seasoned marketer could get away with dipping into random chapters if they wish.

The chapter lengths are under 20 mins and if you wanted to really let it sink in you could easily stick to a chapter a day and be a master in a month.

The key message is clarity and once you go through the book you will not only have the tools to communicate a clear business message, but also the knowledge to apply that to create sales.

I highly recommend.

  • Entreleadership

  • 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! This book presents Dave’s playbook for creating work that matters; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race with steady momentum that will roll over any obstacle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This has totally changes my perspective

  • By Ducarta on 19-11-17

This has totally changes my perspective

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Reviewed: 19-11-17

I have just finished and will need to update this review as I take the time to think about and implement what has been shared but this is certainly a must buy. I had to stop and share this book several times throughout.

Dave has earned my respect as someone who not only knows his stuff but is also a man of action! He still uses this stuff today and he wins. 20 years of business wisdom in less than 6 hours - priceless!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful