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  • The Innovator's Advantage

  • Revealing the Hidden Connection Between People and Process
  • By: Evans Baiya PhD, Ron Price
  • Narrated by: Ron Price, Evans Baiya
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

In today's constantly changing business environment, the only way to prosper or even survive - whether you are part of a business, healthcare organization, government entity, educational institution, or nonprofit - is to innovate.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful reading

  • By Allard on 31-08-17

Dreadful reading

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Read most of Christensen his work and thought this might add to it but one of first audio books in many years I did not even finish. May be OK to read but not to listen to.

What could Evans Baiya PhD and Ron Price have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Read out less lists and get professional narator.

What didn’t you like about Ron Price and Evans Baiya ’s performance?

Typical case when authors do not necessarily make good narrators for not good to listen to.

  • The Innovator's Solution

  • Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
  • Narrated by: Joel Leffert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003's Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars aren't enough

  • By Allard on 25-07-17

5 stars aren't enough

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

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

Brilliant insight into how to create a sustainable and competitive positioning and how to ensure long lasting succes. Vital for any MBA student and serious professional. I have read many articles from Christensen as MBA student but value of book tying it all together is definitely worth it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Innovator's Solution?

Multiple insights throughout the book

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

Not sure if I listened to any other voice overs from Joel but this one was excellent.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended!

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials

  • By: Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, Daniel Goleman, and others
  • Narrated by: Brad Sanders, Susan Larkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That's what makes this book "must hear." These are the 10 seminal articles by management's most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration - and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies' success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back to basics

  • By David on 04-11-16

HBR must reads are the business for business

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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: 25-08-16

What did you like most about HBR's 10 Must Reads: The Essentials?

I listened to a couple of HBR selected texts as part of my MBA and they offer brilliant and accessible insight into key articles from the leading source.

  • The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

  • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business Review
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works and how it applies to your industry and your company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched and in depth

  • By Craig Smith on 17-04-17

Great insight into the thru theory of disruption

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

Reviewed: 25-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Clayton M. Christensen Reader to be better than the print version?

If you want to find out what disruption theories really mean then this selection does just that. Far more comprehensive then loose selections this overview shows you what disruption IS and, just as important, what it IS NOT and how you can act on it.

  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation

  • By: Harvard Business Review, Peter Ferdinand Drucker, Clayton M. Christensen, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Bryan Brendle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

If you listen to nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, listen to these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insights & food for thought

  • By Mimof on 16-03-19

Great selection

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

Reviewed: 25-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation to be better than the print version?

Excellent choice of stimulating articles regarding innovation.

Any additional comments?

I loved the selection of relevant articles and can recommend it to anybody wanting to find out more on the topic.

  • Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ

  • Get Smarter with Your Money
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

In 1997, Robert’s book Rich Dad, Poor Dad stunned listeners, stating, "Your house is not an asset." As howls of protest went up around the world, the book went on to become an international best seller. Today, we are all aware that a home can be a liability. Today, we all know a home can go up or down in value. Today, we all know a person can lose money investing in the stock market. Today, we all know our money can go down in value and even savers can be losers. This is why your financial intelligence is more important today than ever before. In a world of financial turbulence, your best asset is your financial IQ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buy it now

  • By james braithwaite on 22-06-15

Great for rich investors; not so good for others

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

Reviewed: 29-02-16

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

After listening to rich dad, poor dad I had high expectations of this book.It did not really work out for he is primarily singing the praises of full time investing into real estate (buying apartments and renting them out; not shares in a portfolio). Great if you have time and money to do that but I am more looking for ways to invest modest monthly sums in addition to my day job and this does not help me much

Would you recommend Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ to your friends? Why or why not?

No, but still recommend rich dad, ppoor dad

Did Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ inspire you to do anything?

no

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,178

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

What's all the fuss about?

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

What disappointed you about The Chimp Paradox?

I mainly got this book based on the number of positive reviews but can't see what the attraction is. The idea seems to be that you can take credit for everything you do right and blame something else 'the chimp' for everything you do wrong.

Although appealing that kind of philosophy seems a bit easy for me and couldn't finish the book as result but I guess I'll just blame someone else for that...

  • The Elements of Eloquence

  • By: Mark Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the best-selling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you, too, can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to to be a better listener.

  • By Swing Swang on 28-08-14

Outstanding insight into English language

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

Reviewed: 14-08-15

What did you like most about The Elements of Eloquence?

It opened my eyes to the linguistic foundations that make or break language. I thoroughly enjoyed it and book provided me with a new understanding of language and what the difference is between various way of expression.

Any additional comments?

Great educational story and excellent narration by Simon Shepherd who made a topic that could easily become boring very interesting until the end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Four Pillars of Investing

  • Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio
  • By: William Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Chris Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

William Bernstein's The Four Pillars of Investing gives investors the tools they need to construct top-returning portfolios without the help of a financial adviser. In a relaxed, nonthreatening style, Dr. Bernstein provides a distinctive blend of market history, investing theory, and behavioral finance, one designed to help every investor become more self-sufficient and make better-informed investment decisions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great motivational book

  • By desislava on 16-02-18

Great overview on how to start investing

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

Reviewed: 29-07-15

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

It gave a very clear overview on pros and cons of investing and how to assemble a portfolio. Gave me the confidence to skip the marketing from the fund options and go straight to index funds.

Any additional comments?

Only thing I missed a bit was on how to select a suitable investment platform and how to invest in items outside of shares / indexes (eg gold). Other then that great starting guide!

  • Conservation: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Paul Jepson, Richard Ladle
  • Narrated by: Miranda Nation
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

At a time of unparalleled environmental change, there has never been a greater need for new ways of defending nature. In this forward-thinking work, Paul Jepson and Richard Ladle cover all aspects of modern conservation to provide a fascinating look into how we’re fighting for the earth’s species and habitats, as well as details on where conservation is heading, and how we can all contribute. Because it will be far more than just a pity when we lose the polar bears, pandas, and parrots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great primer-highly recommended.

  • By Michael on 27-07-15

Great intro into conservation

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

Reviewed: 10-08-14

Would you listen to Conservation: Bolinda Beginner Guides again? Why?

Very comprehensive overview of the conservation movement and how it all started, works and is likely to develop onwards. Can really recommend if you want to find out more about this topic.