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AJ the Tramp

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  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,328

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight but a little repetitive

  • By Andrew on 15-01-17

10/10

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

fantastic book. thoroughly enjoyed reader and the book itself. amazing story of an amazing man...

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,411
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,411

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

  • By AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

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Reviewed: 07-02-18

What an amazing book. I had no idea about Nike until I read this. What a book. Buck Knight's grit and determination. What a guy. Complete new view of Nike and great read for entrepreneurs who are stuck in the daily drudge of making it work. Genuinely gutted this book is over. Well written. Laughed, smiled and genuinely cried... Fantastic. 10/10.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and intelligible

  • By Anthony on 21-03-17

difficult to fully understand but worth a read

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-18

it's one of those books that people say you "must read" and I agree; just don't expect it to be an easy read. Some very difficult, hypothetical theories. Some are well explained in layman's terms, others are touched upon as though you should already know the basics. Overall definitely worth a read, and did enjoy it, though it took nearly a month to get through it as it wasn't exactly a page turner.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startups and product developers should take note

  • By Mark on 14-02-12

Must read for Entrepreneurs and Employees alike

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Reviewed: 17-10-17

really enjoyed this. many practical lessons, many new ways of thinking. some of the practices may not line up directly with your business, but the questions it gets you to ask can be useful for people in start ups to managers to employees of larger organisations. great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Social Animal

  • The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
  • By: David Brooks
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

This is the story of how success happens. It is told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica - how they grow, push forward, are pulled back, fail, and succeed. Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters, Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great book. very well written. very well read.

  • By AJ the Tramp on 25-09-17

great book. very well written. very well read.

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

really enjoyed this book. shame the references can't be offered. unsure how it would work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful